The Witch who Picked a Poppy
Felix and Penzi's Ninth Paranormal Mystery
Delicate white petals flutter in a summer's breeze.
All the while, cruel hearts beat to the rhythm of an evil drum.
White witch Penzi and her assistant Felix, the shapeshifting leopard from the Middle Congo, are no strangers to wickedness, but they don't expect their carefree trip into the French countryside for a family picnic to be the prelude to yet another batch of murders.
Say France and poppies and most people conjure up a vision of the scarlet wildflowers of the battlefields of World War One and our remembrance of all who died there. However, a century later, it's the violet-tinged white poppy that takes center stage. It's an important contributor to the country's economy.
But all is not well in the local poppy fields. Once again Penzi heeds the call to restore the balance of good and evil in the surroundings of her new home town of Beaucoup-sur-Mer. Felix tries but cannot hold her back. Penzi stays true to her vocation. Will Felix give in and be there to help and protect her?