When she heads to Woodstock to ghost-write a memoir for Bliss Falco, a name-dropping psychic who claims to have slept with everyone from Casanova to Hubert Humphrey in her past lives, failed romance writer Laura Converse never expects to be mistaken for a long-vanished singer. But she quickly finds herself trying to convince everyone in this New Age Mecca that she has not been sent by supernatural forces in order to solve a twenty-five-year-old murder. Making matters worse, the story immediately proves irresistible to her ex-husband, Rimes, a tabloid reporter - especially if Laura will grant him an exclusive. But tabloid fantasy turns quickly to Woodstock reality when a sleepwalking record producer discovers the singer's remains and turns to Bliss to help him recover his memories about the long ago night the singer vanished. When murder - perhaps by supernatural means - results, Laura is forced to join forces with her ex-husband to investigate - a task considerably complicated by a distractingly attractive gardener, who just might be a warlock... or a murderer... or the love of Laura's life.
"Erica Obey's book Back to the Garden is a hilarious, tongue-in-cheek and modern mystery with almost everything in the mix. Erica Obey is a writer to keep an eye on but don't let her make you any coffee."
- Pat Conroy
"Erica Obey's charming debut novel Back to the Garden features an appealing heroine thrown into an adventure in the town of Woodstock (yes, that Woodstock), where she gets more than she bargained for in the person of aging sex symbol Bliss Falco, around whom trouble swirls like low fat whipped cream. There is also the sexy gardener (or is he?), lots of local loonies, hippies, and militant vegans. Who could ask for more? This witty and delightful first outing introduces Obey as a talented writer with a promising career ahead of her."
- C.E. Lawrence, author of the Lee Campbell thriller series, the latest of which are Silent Slaughter and Silent Stalker.
© - Erica Obey
Photos © - George Baird