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That Old Black Magic

Aspiring actress and wedding-cake decorator Piper Donovan has barely arrived in New Orleans to perfect her pastry skills at the renowned French Quarter bakery, Boulangerie Bertrand, when a ghastly murder rocks the magical city. Intrigued by the case, Piper can't help but look for the "Hoodoo Killer" among the faces around her. Could it be the handsome guide eager to give her special private tours? Or the inscrutable jazz musician who plays on historic Royal Street? What about the ratings-starved radio talk-show host? Or even the amiable owner of the local Gris-Gris Bar?

Though Piper has a full plate decorating cakes for upcoming wedding celebrations, she's also landed an exciting but unnerving role in a movie being shot in the Big Easy. When the murderer strikes again, leaving macabre clues, she thinks she can unmask the killer. But Piper will have to conjure up some old black magic of her own if she hopes to live long enough to reveal the truth.


Reviews & Blurbs

"Perfectly paced and plotted. That Old Black Magic is the most accomplished Piper Donovan mystery so far."
Associated Press

Yet again a great read from Clark whose plot lines take the reader by the tail and never let go!
Suspense Magazine

…..the roller-coaster action builds to a most startling conclusion…
Publishers Weekly

Murder, mayhem, and voodoo, is the perfect combination for this incredible new mystery…
Suspense Magazine

Clark once again offers a menu of amazingly memorable characters…
Suspense Magazine




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Book Information

Publisher: William Morrow
January 21, 2014
ISBN-13: 9780062135476
Available in Hardcover, eBook, Audiobook, Large print