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"Meanwhile back in Mudflat...."

In our last visit with Tarvik and Claire, the amulet had been delivered to Sergei Brown, the 150 yr old mage of Mudflat to be stripped of its power along with the Deathwalker, currently residing in a pink plastic coffin in Sergei's basement (a fact the walls of his house were not at all happy about!) Well, the fact is that if you are 150 years and counting you tend to forget a few inportant things - like depowering something that could cause havoc. Yep. He did.

When Claire meets Nicky's newest guy she immediately is put off and feels he is more than he seems to be - or less like the rest of Nicky's "guys". Turns out she is right. When he buys a gold coin from a pawn shop and won't return it she knows something's going on and involves the whole crew plus the Decko brothers who, for once, seem to be on the right side of things.

Working her temp job at the bank, tutoring at the Center, searching for Lavon's pasta sauce ingredients (the best anywhere), trying to find the amulet, keeping the Deckos in line and Nicotania from hexing any and all with boils and hangnails, Claire tries her darndest to keep Tar out of the middle of things but, when they hear moaning from Vern Price's basement - it all goes south in a hurry.

Every year I wait to hear from our dear Dee that Phoebe has written another Mudflat book. This one is as good if not better than the last three. Dare I say I think we should contract screenplays beginning with book one: Tarbaby Trouble. This set of stories doesn't just entertain, they involve you!

Reviewed by Nancy Eriksen
Posted March 15, 2010

SUMMARY

Somebody is trying to get rid of Claire. Her scudzy cuz counts off her enemies, but he doesn't think any of them are killers. Okay, there is always a first time.

Whether it's poisoned pizza or a rotting corpse, adding extra magic is a bad idea. Toss in an angry witch, a jealous ex-boyfriend, a bitter employer, a weird exorcist, a heartsick chum, plus a haunted house, and trouble escalates.

With a friendly troll in her basement and a hunky warrior upstairs, the pacifist shouldn't be the one swinging a sword. Except...Claire lives in Mudflat. Here thieves and con men hide out among the honest magics, and a killer can blend right in until it's time to murder.

And that's only the beginning of what the killer wants.

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Mudflat Spice and Sorcery
(Mudflat: Book 4)
by Phoebe Matthews

BookStrand
February 1, 2010
Available: February 17, 2010
ISBN #1606015893
EAN #9781606015896
272 pages
Paperback
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Other Books by
Phoebe Matthews

Mudflat Toy Boy
Welcome to Mudflat, Baby
Tarbaby Trouble


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