Most days, Ruby Sparks feels like the sign that says "Tarot Card Reader Extraordinaire" should say "Tarot Card Reader Fairly Competent." But as challenging as it is to take care of her half-sister's New Age shop—and her growing menagerie of enchanted pets—Ruby never worries that she's bitten off more than she can chew...until a customer wants her to divine the truth about a murder.
When her own life is threatened with a double dose of danger, Ruby begins to wonder if she's being played for a fool. Luckily, she has Ophelia and Brandon—sibling black cats with a talent for tarot—and a feisty pit bull friend who all lend a paw in collaring the culprit before Ruby finds herself taking her final cat nap.
"[Stuckart] writes throughout with charm and warmth. Anyone with a pet will enjoy."—Kirkus Reviews
"Lighthearted and quirky, this will enchant cozy readers and animal lovers."—Publishers Weekly
"Diane A.S. Stuckart strikes the perfect balance of quirky and charming with murder and sleuthing hijinks. Ruby handles the human matters with plenty of sass and a quirkiness that pairs well with murder-solving pets. While Ophelia, Brandon, and Zuki handle their own investigation in a realistically animal way, they show their innocent nature and their heartfelt determination."—Seattle Book Review
"Fool's Moon is an enjoyable cozy mystery; it's the cat's meow for animal lovers and a purr-fect debut for her new series."—Lansing State Journal
Nick Stone’s first novel, Mr. Clarinet, took the crime fiction world by storm—winning enthusiastic raves (“Exquisite” —South Florida Sun-Sentinel; “A spellbinding thriller of the highest order” —Chicago Tribune) as well as a Macavity and a CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award. In The King of Swords, Stone brings back Detective Max Mingus in a chilling and mesmerizing “prequel” that combines murder, police corruption, and voodoo black magic. The King of Swords blazes with Miami heat—and it earns Nick Stone a permanent spot in the winner’s circle alongside the masters James Ellroy, Dennis Lehane, James Lee Burke, Walter Mosley…and Stephen King.