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Book details
  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Crime
  • Language:English
  • Series title:Mick Chandra Mysteries
  • Series Number:4
  • Pages:229
  • eBook ISBN:9781467580106

The Oracle of Baal

A Mick Chandra Mystery

by Rebecca Yount

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Overview
"The most puzzling aspect of Rosalinda Evelyn's suicide was that she shot herself in the head with a Magnum 8mm automatic just five hours after having won the Critics' Choice award for best actress. In his most bizarre case, Anglo Indian Scotland Yard Chief Inspector Mick Chandra and his Hong Kong-born partner, Inspector Elizabeth Chang, face the challenge of exposing a sex and suicide cult. From Evelyn's daughter they learn that the acclaimed actress was a member of a cult, the Oracle of Baal, which persuades its clients that death is the way to ultimate transformation and eternal truith. But before these vulnerable believers kill themselves, they are coerced into signing over their financial assets to the Oracle's leaders.
Description
"The most puzzling aspect of Rosalinda Evelyn's suicide was that she shot herself with a in the head with a Magnum 8mm automatic just five hours after having won the Critics' Choice award for beat actress." In his most bizarre case, Anglo Indian Scotland Yard Chief Inspector Mick Chandra and his partner, Hong Kong-born Elizabeth Change, face the challenge of exposing a sex and suicide cult, the Oracle of Baal, which persuades its clients that death is the way to ultimate is the way to ultimate transformation and eternal truth. But before these vulnerable believers kill themselves, they are coerced into signing over their financial assets to the Oracle's leaders. The story is carried by a diverse cast of characters: Dr. Solomon Deal, a professor at the University of London who is an expert on cults and cult mentality; Madame Angeline Love, the cult leader, who insists that Baal is only a self- help group; Spender Arlen, Love's assistant and much-younger love interest; Susan Evelyn, Rosalinda's daughter, who provides valuable information to Mick about her mother. Finally, Prunella Hamley, who was brutalized by Baal when she attempted to leave the cult. It is Pru who fingers Love and Arlen, bringing them to justice.
About the author
Rebecca Yount is author of the Mick Chandra mystery series, including A Death in C Minor, The Erlking, The Ravenhoe Cauldron. The Oracle of Baal is the fourth in the series.
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