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Death at a Seance
by Carolyn Wilkins
Carrie McFarland's psychic gifts
land her in trouble wherever she goes.
The year is 1920. Corruption, bootleggers and the Klan are part of everyday life in Aronsville,
Indiana. As an African American teenager, Carrie McFarland knows she must watch her step
carefully. She's already in hot water for putting a Love Hex under the pillow of the wealthy
white man who seduced and abandoned her.
There's a vicious killer loose in Aronsville.
Carrie hopes she's put the past behind her when she lands a job cleaning house for an eccentric
Spiritualist. But when she foresees the death of a guest at her boss's weekly séance, Carrie finds
herself accused of murder. Intent on keeping her community from being torched by the KKK in
retaliation for the slaying, Carrie enlists the help of two friends-a handsome young reverend
and a notorious bootlegger. To uncover the truth, she will have to search for answers in the
dark and dangerous world of spiritual frauds, gangsters and con men.
Will Carrie's psychic powers save her
from becoming the next victim?
Praise for Carolyn Wilkins
"In a genre replete with formula approaches and one-dimensional figures, Melody for Murder
successfully stands out with its winding developments, vividly realistic moments, and the
talents of a college professor turned sleuth who finds her good intentions repeatedly land
her in the path of danger. It's highly recommended for any genre fan who wants fresh, lively
writing and a protagonist who is neither beautiful nor a sleuthing genius—just a likeable,
believable human being who finds herself involved in something outside her career and expectations."
~ D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review
"All action and a fast-paced tempo had me engrossed in all that was happening on the pages and
I couldn't put this book down until it was all said and done. Bertie is all over the place and
finds herself involved in a murder investigation that is delightfully devious with all kinds of
shenanigans plotting the field. This tightly woven drama cast allegations in a mystery that kept
me engaged and entertained throughout the telling of this tale. Superstitions, physics, and murder
all intertwined to deliver an exciting foray into the world that Bertie must live in and survive.
This was an enjoyable story and I had a good time on the South Side of Chicago."
~ Dru Ann, www.drusbookmusing.com
Carolyn Marie Wilkins is a practicing Reiki Master, a Psychic Medium and an initiated
Priestess of Yemaya, the African goddess of compassion, motherhood and the ocean.
Her other novels, Mojo For Murder and Melody For Murder feature the crime-fighting exploits of
Bertie Bigelow, a forty-something choir director and amateur sleuth living on the South Side
of Chicago. Carolyn's nonfiction work includes Damn Near White: An African American Family's
Rise from Slavery to Bittersweet Success, They Raised Me Up: A Black Single Mother and the
Women Who Inspired Her, and Tips For Singers: Performing, Auditioning, Rehearsing.
An accomplished jazz pianist and vocalist, Carolyn is a professor at Berklee College of Music.
She has performed in concert throughout the United States, Africa, Asia, and South America,
where she toured as a Jazz Ambassador for the US State Department.
When she is not writing, teaching or performing, Carolyn maintains a private practice in healing
and mediumship. Her New Age Talk Show, Carolyn's Psychic Playroom, can be seen monthly on
Cambridge Community Television. Carolyn's online class, Magical Communication: How To Talk To
Your Ancestors, is available on Udemy.com.
To find out more, visit www.carolynwilkins.com.
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