THE CONJURE by Ardath Mayhar
A Novel of Supernatural Revenge

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HORROR'S UNLEASHED WHEN A WITCH-WOMAN'S KIN ARE KILLED! In this brand new chiller from Balrog Award winner Ardath Mayhar, when a drug cartel starts using the swamp country of East Texas as a key transfer point for their illicit cargo, its only a matter of time before one of the locals stumbles on the scene and has to be silenced. What they don't count on is what happens when Lena McCarver, the local witch-woman learns about the murder. Slowly she begins to conjure a spell that will bring the kingpin of the cartel back to the swamp -- where his worst nightmares are about to be brought to very vivid life! As for the rest of his gang, she intends they also get exactly what they deserve. Ardath Mayhar writes "a riveting tale. Gritty realism, excellent characterization, and a strong sense of place..." raves Book News. Ardath Mayhar's books contain "almost tangible atmosphere -- summer heat, wildlife, details of farm life -- emanating from every page. [They are] "full of vitality and spirit, vivid in setting, and have the ring of truth," says Kirkus Reviews.
 

About Ardath Mayhar

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Ardath Mayhar was born in Timpson, Texas on February 20, 1930. She began her writing career as a poet when she was 19 and began publishing science fiction in 1979. During her lifetime, she wrote more than 60 books in almost every fiction genre. She also wrote under the pseudonyms Frank Cannon, Frances Hurst and John Killdeer. She won the Balrog Award for a horror narrative poem in Masques I and was honored by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America as an Author Emeritus in 2008. She died on February 1, 2012 at the age of 81.
 
Published June 19, 2005 by PageTurner. 223 pages
Genres: Horror, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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