After her last involvement in a homicide case, Claire
Hunt wants to avoid trouble at all costs. When she and her
husband Gil visit "Auntie" Laveau in New Orleans about
selling masques on her segment of a home shopping channel,
Claire realizes "Auntie" is an imposter.
Before returning to their home in St. Louis, the
police question the Hunts. Someone killed Aunt Laveau and
Claire's name was found in her apartment. Gil returns to
New Orleans to identify a person in the hospital who the
police believe posed as Auntie Laveau for the Hunts.
Someone kidnaps Gil, leaving it up to his spouse, who
refuses to wait for the police to act, to find him.
Robert Randisi & Christine Matthews have written a
fascinating mystery that provides readers with an insider's
view of voodoo practitioners and their impact on
believers. In THE MASKS OF AUNTIE LAVEAU, the voodoo
subculture permeates the entire Big Easy, making the plot
feel gothic-like. The two protagonists are endearing
individuals whose love for one another has no bounds even
conquering fear as proven by Claire's willingness to dive
head first into trouble for her beloved.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted December 2, 2001