The Quarter Storm
A practitioner of Vodou must test the boundaries of her powers to solve a ritual murder in New Orleans and protect everything she holds sacred.
Haitian-American Vodou priestess Mambo Reina Dumond runs a healing practice from her New Orleans home. Gifted with water magic since she was a child, Reina is devoted to the benevolent traditions of her ancestors.
After a ritual slaying in the French Quarter, police arrest a fellow vodouisant. Detective Roman Frost, Reina's ex-boyfriend--a fierce nonbeliever--is eager to tie the crime, and half a dozen others, to the Vodou practitioners of New Orleans. Reina resolves to find the real killer and defend the Vodou practice and customs, but the motives behind the murder are deeper and darker than she imagines.
As Reina delves into the city's shadows, she untangles more than just the truth behind a devious crime. It's a conspiracy. As a killer wields dangerous magic to thwart Reina's investigation, she must tap into the strength of her own power and faith to solve a mystery that threatens to destroy her entire way of life.
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About the Author
Veronica G. Henry is the author of Bacchanal and, in the Mambo Reina series, The Quarter Storm and The Foreign Exchange. Her work has debuted at #1 on multiple Amazon bestseller charts and was chosen as an editors' pick for Best African American Fantasy. She is a Viable Paradise alum and a member of SFWA and the MWA. Her stories have appeared, or are forthcoming, in the Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction and FIYAH literary magazine. For more information, visit www.veronicahenry.net.
"Narrator Robin Miles transports listeners to the hidden corners of New Orleans in this tale of murder and magic.... Miles voices Reina with a distinct blend of Creole and Haitian accents, emphasizing both her strength and her wistfulness about the people missing from her life. The variously accented characters who populate this detailed portrayal of New Orleans create a feeling of lived-in authenticity, especially Sophie, whose sublime Yat accent deserves a special nod." --AudioFile Magazine
"...this hits the sweet spot of eschewing overdone tropes while retaining the familiar elements that draw fans to the genre. Readers will hope to see more of Mambo Reina." --Publishers Weekly
"The Quarter Storm conjures up an intriguing mystery that draws readers away from New Orleans's famous tourist spots for a story filled with twists, turns, and unexpected discoveries that will leave them eager for more. Because there's no better sleuth to handle a murder in New Orleans than a Vodou priestess." --Nicole Glover, author of The Conductors
"Henry gives us a captivating mystery full of fantasy and African traditional religion, as well as a bewitching investigator, rooted in her faith, dedicated to her community, and dogged in her pursuit of the truth." --Eden Royce, author of Root Magic