The Hummingbird Wizard (The Annie Szabo Mystery Series) (Volume 1)

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"...A thoroughly original first novel with characters you'll never forget."--Tony Hillerman "A terrific read!"--Clive Cussler "Stellar" --Publishers Weekly

GYPSIES ARE FOREVER. AND SO HELPFUL IN A FAMILY MURDER!

Once you marry into a gypsy clan, just try to get out! Annie Szabo loved her husband, but after his death, she was only too happy to leave his outrageous clan behind, especially her pushy mother-in-law, Madame Mina. But Mina wasn't just any pushy relative. As the heart of the close-knit Szabo family, she was also powerful, stubborn, and definitely to be avoided.

Well, too bad for Annie!

When her oldest friend, Jerry, turns up dead, she’s plunged back into the family she tried to leave behind. She knows Jerry was murdered, but how is she supposed to prove it?

Easy, if you’ve got a gypsy family. Or anyway, easier. So before you know it, Annie’s knee-deep once again in ancient curses, petty theft, and, everyone’s favorite--love magic. All thanks to Madame Mina’s psychic skills and a certain wildly sexy gypsy and his shady P.I. father.

As Annie turns amateur detective, THE HUMMINGBIRD WIZARD turns sexy. Truth to tell, it’s probably one of the sexiest mysteries you're ever going to read, but not because it's explicit--there’s just something about that...wizard.

Lawyers, criminals, kink, magic, and more murder mysteries, coupled with Blevins’ trademark humor, make for a delicious—and very funny-- supernatural cozy, with a healthy dose of romance.

Prepare yourself for something really different! Blevins is a very unusual writer. And we're not the only ones who think so. Some of the most revered authors in the mystery world agreed:

"Meredith Blevins covers new literary ground...pulling it off with flair and grace and humor." ---Jonathan Kellerman

"An exciting debut. Meredith Blevins has written a thoroughly original first novel with characters you'll never forget." --Tony Hillerman

"A terrific read of a truly intriguing, finely crafted mystery."--Clive Cussler,

And Publishers Weekly raved in a STARRED REVIEW:"Fascinating gypsy lore, unforgettable characters and a wicked sense of humor distinguish Blevins's highly unusual mystery debut... This stellar first, with its assured prose, will delight any mystery fan.

LIBRARY JOURNAL named it one of their TOP FIVE books of the year. (P.S. The next year they afforded its sequel the same honor.) Here's what they said in a starred review: "Blevins flavors her lively prose with frequent humor and unexpected twists; readers will also be drawn in by the riveting characters, great plot, and insights into Gypsy culture." "---Library Journal (starred review)

Who will like it: Fans of psychic mysteries and detectives, cozy mysteries that veer off into SEXY, and lovers of all humorous mysteries—funny cozies, funny paranormals, funny romantic mysteries, and clever, quirky writing.

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"An exciting debut. Meredith Blevins has written a thoroughly original first novel with characters you'll never forget."
--Tony Hillerman, bestselling author of Hunting Badger

"A terrific read of a truly intriguing, finely crafted mystery."
--Clive Cussler

Driving full steam ahead with her life after the unexpected death of her husband, Annie Szabo was not planning on veering off course again. But her late husband's family, an outrageous and proud clan of Gypsies, has other plans. When Annie's oldest friend, Jerry, turns up dead, she is plunged back into the family she tried to leave behind.

Suspecting murder, Annie is forced to form an alliance with Madame Mina, her stubborn and powerful mother-in-law, the heart of the Szabo family. Determined to catch Jerry's killer, the two women must unlock the pattern of a tapestry wild with lawyers, criminals, kink, magic, and even more death. One thing is certain--to catch a killer with a hidden agenda, Annie and Mina must use all of their resources: ancient curses, a talent for petty theft, bizarre love magic, a Gypsy PI, and a strong sense of humor.

Rising from the center of this mayhem is a strange Romany man, the Hummingbird Wizard. Appearing in Annie's life, and in Annie's bed, he could prove to be the only one to help her bring the scattered pieces of her life and community together. Or he could tear it apart forever in the wake of passion and horrible revenge.

In this sexy, witty, suspenseful, and wildly original novel, Meredith Blevins paints a portrait of a vibrant family, led by two bold women who refuse to let a little homicide ruin their enjoyment of life.

"Trouble in a fine-looking package; that fatal dynamic duo..."

"In The Hummingbird Wizard, Meredith Blevins covers new literary ground, introducing us to a fascinating, dark world, and pulling it off with flair and grace and humor."
-Jonathan Kellerman

"Damn fine book. A terrific read of a truly intriguing, finely crafted mystery. With The Hummingbird Wizard, Meredith Blevins explores new territory in a new dimension other authors have feared to go." -Clive Cussler

"Meredith Blevins has a sorcerer's command of language, an ear for electric dialogue.... A new master in the making." -Loren D. Estleman, multiple Spur and Edgar Award-winning author

"I had a splendid time with the unforgettable Szabos --particularly the unsinkable Madame Mina and the wizard himself, one of the sexiest heroes I've come across in a long while." -Julie Smith, Edgar Award-winning author of the Skip Langdon and Talba Wallis series

"The Hummingbird Wizard is a lively high-energy romp. I predict when you finish her book you will find yourself in a good mood." -Tim Sandlin, bestselling author of Sorrow Floats and Skipped Parts

About the Author:

Meredith lives with her husband, author Win Blevins, and their family in the Canyonlands. She has been a creative arts therapist, an award-winning travel writer, and has published five books, including "The Hummingbird Wizard, Long and Winding Road "and "Red Hot Empress. "

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