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When death arrives in Paso Robles, so do clues to an infamous art heist in Boston. . .
Master of Illusion: A Celine Skye Psychic Mystery by Nupur Tustin
Master of Illusion: A Celine Skye Psychic Mystery
Cozy Mystery/Psychic Mystery
1st in Series
Publisher: Foiled Plots Press (July 28, 2020)
Paperback: 292 pages
For seven years, psychic Celine Skye has led a life free of visions in quiet Paso Robles. But now the visions are back. Along with a dubious customer from Boston.
Celine has always been able to sense death. But not even she can foresee her employer Dirck’s murder. Finding his corpse in the wine bar he owns is bad enough.
Grappling with the suspicion that Dirck’s death could be connected with the Gardner Museum heist is even worse.
As Celine struggles to make sense of the psychic clues she receives, there’s just one question in her mind: What exactly did Dirck know about the Gardner Museum heist to get himself killed?
Master of Illusion Book Excerpt
For seven blissful years, reluctant psychic Celine Skye has been free of visions. Now they’re back:
The chair, diagonally across from where she stood vigorously polishing the horseshoe-shaped counter, had been empty the last time Celine Skye glanced up.
Now, barely seconds later, her green eyes found themselves staring at the Lady.
Celine had always thought of her that way—compelled, she had no idea why, to be deferential. The Lady herself would have stood for nothing less.
Not that Celine could’ve explained just how she knew that.
It was a few hours to closing time at the Delft Coffee & Wine Bar. Most of the bar’s patrons had left. Only a handful of customers lingered within its vast, softly lit interior, buried in the sumptuous leather armchairs scattered about the wood floor, drinks—wine at this hour, not coffee—in hand.
And among them, perched upright upon the uncompromisingly hard seat of a plain spindle-backed wooden chair sat the Lady.
Dressed as always in a low-necked black gown, tailor-made to encase her figure. Her smile muted, her pose graceful. Exuding an aura of wealth and confidence so unmistakable, a child could’ve picked up on it.
Although even as a child, Celine had never mistaken her for a flesh-and-blood person.
Unable to withdraw her gaze, Celine stared, fingers clutched around the bottle of lemon-scented furniture polish her employer, Dirck Thins, insisted she use. Her heart muscles contracted painfully. A sure sign.
Someone was going to die. Yet again.
Who? Celine asked.
The coils of tension in her chest constricted painfully.
She closed her eyes, lips clenching against the slowly intensifying pain. It had been seven years since she’d last seen the Lady. Seven blissfully ordinary years, free from visions of murder Celine could do nothing to prevent.
It’s time, Celine.
She heard Sister Mary Catherine’s voice in her head.
It’s time, her guardian angel said again. Are you ready, Celine?
About Nupur Tustin
A former journalist, Nupur Tustin misuses a Ph.D. in Communication and an M.A. in English to paint intrigue. She also orchestrates mayhem in composer Joseph Haydn’s Europe. Visit her at ntustin.com
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