Ruby Wilcox is looking forward to an entertaining and profitable weekend as a vendor at the annual Mystic Creek Harvest Festival, held at a Hill Country ranch. Her booth is full of all kinds of magical, mystical wares: crystals and cards, rune stones, pendulums, dream catchers, wind chimes, and wands. The festivalfamous for its artists, crafters, and fabulous folk musiciansattracts all sorts of Texans from all across the state. Still, Ruby is surprised when Detective Ethan Connors shows up. What prompts him to come? A love of folk art and music? Attraction to Ruby? Or a cop’s skeptical curiosity about her psychic gift? But the festival’s fun comes to a bloody end when a Wiccan ritual knife is stolen from the Crystal Cave’s booth and used to end a man’s life. Ruby is an immediate suspect, of course, as the local sheriffan old friend of Ethan Connorsattempts to discover who did it and why. What was the motive? When Ruby begins to suspect that she knows more than she’s meant to know about the murder, she has to decide how to use this dangerous knowledgeand what to do when she realizes that she is dead wrongagain. Now, she must learn to listen to music that only she can hear.
About the Author
Date of Birth:1940
Place of Birth:Danville, Illinois
Education:Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley