Review of HABEAS CAMPUS by Wendi Lee (see her website)
AN ANGELA MATELLI MYSTERY
St. Martin's Minotaur, March 2002
When a professor finds voodoo warnings in his office, he calls in private detective Angela Matelli to pose as a student and find the truth. Are the warnings really a gag, or are there real zombies within the ivy walls of his Vermont college? Once at Hartmore College, Angela finds that almost everyone she comes in contact with has been in Haiti and had some contact with the voodoo religion. And tensions are high among them. Somehow, Angela has to cut through the clutter and find the truth--and manage to avoid becoming a zombie herself.
Author Wendi Lee (see other BooksForABuck.com reviews of novels by this author) writes with an engagingly light style. Angela, with her overprotective mother and marine background makes for an attractive protagonist. The story itself, however, may be a little too light for real mystery fans. Although everyone has been to Haiti, sorting through the suspects shouldn't be so easy.
HABEAS CAMPUS is enjoyable light reading but is unlikely to stick with you for long.
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