The Hummingbird Wizard
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 once 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 tree. Determined to catch Jerry's killer, the two women must unlock the pattern of a tapestry wild with lawyers, criminals, 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 Pl, and a strong sense of humour. Rising from the centre of this mayhem is a strange Romani 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.
- Paperback | 400 pages
- 104.14 x 170.18 x 40.64mm | 222.26g
- 16 Oct 2004
- St Martin's Press
- New York, United States
"Meredith Blevins covers new literary ground...pulling it off with flair and grace and humor."--Jonathan Kellerman
About Meredith Blevins
Meredith Blevins is a fifth-generation Californian. She grew up in Los Angeles, and spent her adult life in Northern California. Her fantasy was to write for The National Enquirer and run away with the Gypsies. Instead, she attended college in California, worked as a music therapist, wrote textbook articles, and, following a circuitous path, became a financial columnist. She was an active member of the American Assn. of Business Journalists. With a push from her family and husband, writer Win Blevins, she made the switch from non-fiction to fiction. Her first novel, The Hummingbird Wizard, garnered praise from the likes of Tony Hillerman, Jonathan Kellerman, Clive Cussler, Loren Estelmen, and Tim Sandlin.