They’d be Queen Latifah and Danny DeVito if this were a movie. In Louisiana Lament, they’re P.I.s Talba Wallis and Eddie Valentino. Talba’s young, African-American, computer-brilliant, bright-eyed, bushy-tailed, and a noted poet by night; Eddie’s pushing seventy, white, hopelessly tech-challenged, and pretty much burned out. Somehow, they make it work—with Talba’s tech-and-street smarts, and Eddie’s old-school hard-earned savvy, they even complement each other.
The Witch’s Lost Love
5,000 YEARS AGO THEY WERE CALLED THE WICCE, or wise ones, and they are the real witches. The Wiccans lived hundreds of years ago loving nature, their secret healing powers derived from the spirits of the earth, for which they were persecuted and burned. STEPHANIE GRAY JOINS a modern-day group of Wiccans and becomes more whole and alive. But her newly-found harmony goes haywire when a circle member disappears into thin air.