Hex on the Ex
(A Mind for Murder Mystery)
3rd in Series
A Berkley Prime Crime Mystery (May 7, 2013)
The Berkley Publishing Group
Published by The Penguin Group
Cover Illustration by Blake Morrow
Cover Design by Diana Kolsky
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
E-Book File Size: 686 KB
When her ex-husband encounters a mysterious death omen, psychologist Liz Cooper turns to occult professor Nick Garfield for help in solving an all-too-real murder…
Liz’s father is a huge baseball fan, just not a Dodger baseball fan. His family finds the perfect way to celebrate his birthday when the Chicago Cubs (his favorite team) comes to town. It is not bad enough that Liz’s ex in on the mound for the Dodger’s but she looks over and sees her former best friend Laycee in the stands. The ex- friend she caught in bed with her then husband Jarrett.
Jarrett has problems all his own when the appearance of a white pigeon—an omen of death— causes Jarrett to trip over the chalk down the 3rd base line. This changes the whole game both on and off the diamond. Laycee is found dead the next morning in Jarrett’ds bed and Liz is up as the police’s number 1 suspect. She going to have to hit a grand slam to get herself out of this mess.
I love Liz because while she may have a boyfriend that believes in things supernatural she stays down to earth and finds the answers her way. Although she had no problem asking for his help when needed. The investigation he did into the symbol found on the body was very interesting.
I also like the new characters she introduces us to in each installment along with the recurring ones. My favorite continues to be Liz’s mom who never fails to crack me up because whenever she talks to Liz about her brother she always says,”your brother, Dave”. She also still loves Liz’s ex even though she starts to get a clearer picture of him in this story. Her dad shines this time out as well.
This a mystery with romance, friendship, and bit of betrayal. There is also a spark of the occult and a perfect amount of humor. All these things together keep the pages turning fast and furious.
Staab has given us another fun and entertaining cozy. I couldn’t put it down. I can’t wait to see what she comes up with next.
About This Author
Rochelle Staab, a former award-winning Top 40 radio programmer and Warner Bros. Records advertising and marketing executive, blended her fascination with the supernatural and her love for mystery in her Mind for Murder Mystery series for Berkley Prime Crime.
To find out more about Rochelle visit her web page here.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. Receiving a complimentary copy in no way reflected my review of this book. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”