The White Magic Five and Dime

The White Magic Five and Dime

A Tarot Mystery

Book - 2014
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Much to Alanis McLachlan's surprise, her con-woman mother, Barbra, has left her an inheritance--The White Magic Five & Dime, a new-age shop in tiny Berdache, Arizona. Reluctantly traveling to Berdache to claim her new property, Alanis decides to stay and pick up her estranged mother's tarot reading business in an attempt to find out who killed her. With help from a hunky cop and her mother's live-in teenage apprentice, Alanis begins faking her way through bogus tarot readings in order to win the confidence of her mother's clients. But much to her surprise, the more she uses the tarot deck, the more Alanis begins to find real meaning in the cards... and the secrets surrounding her mother's demise.
Publisher: [Woodbury, MN] : Midnight Ink, 2014
Description: 326 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
ISBN: 9780738740225
Branch Call Number: Hock
Additional Contributors: Falco, Lisa, 1970-


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ArapahoeAnnaL Mar 26, 2017

The tone is upbeat and funny despite a few dark scenes in this well-written gentle read/cozy mystery. The twists at the end are surprising and satisfying.

Jun 07, 2016

Loved the book! Usually I can't stand it when a male author writes from a woman's perspective, but not only did he nail it, he offered insight that went beyond the hilarious sarcastic comments that kept me laughing and pondering through the whole book. Especially great ending!

Aug 06, 2015

I absolutely LOVE the commentary in this book! Witty, sarcastic, with just enough cynicism, I loved Alanis from page one! While the book went along pretty quickly, it did do very well at keeping me guessing! Excited for the second!

May 10, 2015

I wasn't sure about this book as I first starting reading it, but it didn't take long to hook me. It has some unexpected twists, which was great. I'm hoping that the authors release another edition soon!

Barbara at North Fork

A laugh out loud quick read.

The "voice" of the book has a
delightfully sarcastic outlook on life paired with a warm and witty heart.

I hated to see the book end!

Nov 10, 2014

loved this book!


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ArapahoeAnnaL Mar 26, 2017

"I cleared my throat - talking to people who want to kill me always gets me a little verklempt - and picked up the phone." (paperback edition, pg. 96)

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