Blurb: When a wealthy Asian mother and her daughter are found murdered in their home, a police expert in satanic rituals is brought in. After discovering the woman are both well-known spell casters within their Asian community, the case officers must hunt down those who paid for the women’s mystic services, and decipher the bizarre clues left on the bodies. This story deals with how one woman’s twisted love for revenge, destroyed others.
Excerpt: It would have been a nice day in California except for two things; the vicious and bizarre murders of two Asian women and the whereabouts of the killer.
According to veteran Detective Marcus Brown, when he and partner Jonas Nutter, entered the mansion like home, they discovered what looked to be a robbery gone wrong.
Det. Nutter described each room inside the home as ransacked as if the killer or killers were searching for something. However, nothing at the time seemed to be missing.
The home is supplied with expensive furnishings and electronics, with money and jewelry lying out. The detectives believed that if a robbery had occurred, the missing merchandise was much more value than material objects.
According to Det. Nutter, in one rear bedroom, officers discovered several cages with snakes of different species and sizes. One family having a large number of reptiles was baffling to officers, but in police business, no two cases are alike.
The entire neighborhood became suspects and were horrified when learned that two of their most respected citizens, 42 year old Sally Vu, and her 21 year old daughter Veronica Vu, lay dead for nine days before relatives found the discolored and bloated bodies of the once vibrant and voluptuous women and called police.
Sally’s older sister May Ling told police, that when Sally was absent from Bridge she knew something very wrong, saying, “She never miss a game.”
Immediately the detectives alerted animal control and removed the reptiles to allow officers to inspect the home for evidence. On a shelf in the snake room, was dozens of glass jars with various fluids inside them. Some of the liquid resembled blood, but until the lab checked it out, according to Det. Nutter; the liquid could be Kool-Aid.
Once the forensic team arrived, the property was taped off. The officers knew that the more time that elapsed, the harder it was to solve such a crime. They also knew they were on a time restriction, since the victims were deceased for an extensive amount to time.
The victims’ hands were bagged as evidence since they defended themselves. The evidence lay in their artificial nails broken off; strands of their long black hair found in different parts of the living room and kitchen. Splattered blood stained the carpet in various places proving the victims tried fleeing from their attacker or attackers, explained Nutter.
Author Bio: JoAnne is a cross genre author. She also canvas paints and writes song lyrics. She has 7 other books coming soon. JoAnne believes in family values and following your dreams. Her website is www.booksandpaintingsbyjoanne.com