Hoodoo Man (A Starletta Duval mystery)

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9780345420657: Hoodoo Man (A Starletta Duval mystery)

They said he was immortal.
But his killer knew better. . . .

Desmond St. John, the legendary, supposedly immortal, Haitian voodoo priest known as the Hoodoo Man, is found bound to his bed. Six bullet holes forming a perfect cross have been drilled into his naked, buffed body.

Homicide detective Lieutenant Starletta Duvall has her hands full tracking St. John's killer--and trying to keep her cool with NYPD Sergeant Lisel Werner. The icy blonde has her eyes on Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Mitchell Grant, just as his relationship with Star is heating up. She also seems more than familiar with their prime suspect, a convicted murderer. As the body count rises, Star finds herself caught in a web of voodoo, magic, and terror, artfully spun by a spellbinding killer. . . .

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If you had to put a finger on what it is about Judith Smith-Levin that makes her ficitional character, police lieutenant Starletta Duvall, so engaging and believable, you would have to point to real-life experience.
Judith once told me the story of how she became the first-ever female police officer in the second largest city in New England. While working as a newspaper reporter in Worcester, Massachusettes, she noticed the disparity of women on the local street police force. She wrote about what she saw so many times that the police chief called her in and told her that if she was so upset about the lack of females, why didn't she join the department? When Judith hesitated, he sat back and told her that if she wasn't going to put her money where her mouth is, she could just quit her griping. Well, that was enough to get Judith's blood boiling! She not only took the Patrolmen's test, but was the fourth highest scorer in the Commonwealth . She thought that it would be a one-year commitment, but Judith was hooked, and that year stretched into five.
There are few writers out there with as much spunk as Judith Smith-Levin, and Starletta Duvall is a perfect reflection of what a fascinating woman her creator is.

R. Su
Ballantine Publicity

About the Author:

Judith Smith-Levin was born in Chicago and has been, at various times, a model, disc jockey, secretary, playwright, newspaper reporter, television line-producer, and bookstore owner. She has also made history as the first uniformed female patrol officer ever in the city of Worcester, Massachusetts. She and her cat, Jake, reside in Bainbridge Island, Washington.

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