From Library Journal
New Age philosophies and murder mix when the first Mexican mayor of Chicago dies of poisoning at a New Year's Eve party and a supernatural crystal skull goes missing. Police accuse occult phenomena reporter Alexandria Vilkas who was dancing with the mayor at the time of both murder and theft. Her editor, however, tells her to find the murderer and write up her investigation. Chief suspects include uppity aldermen, a treacherous billionaire, and several cuckolded husbands. A highly appealing, up-front heroine and a novel look at Chicago politics make this an attractive first mystery.
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From the Author
Crystal skulls really do exist. The myths surrounding them say there's a powerful energy connected with them. The most famous ancient crystal skull is called the Mitchell-Hedges Crystal Skull, disocvered in Belize in 1924. I based my crystal skull "character" in Skullduggery on the Mitchell-Hedges crystal skull. It's considered the king of crystal skulls, and some believe it's a 12,000 year-old survivor of Atlantis holding knowledge yet untapped about the origins of humankind and the world. Their appearance in our age is a tangible sign that a Golden Age is approaching our world. Their message is, "Persevere. It is possible, and it is possible in this Time space."