Magic or Murder?
When miserly landlord Henry Deutch is found dead of an apparent heart attack, no one is happier than Anna Young. It was Henry who evicted Anna's mother from his Catskill tenement, which eventually led to her death. Anna swore a blood oath of vengence, but her alleged attacks were purely metaphysical. Yet, some claim them mortally effective; those who frequent her tiny shop for love charms and protective amulets attest that Anna Young is a master of black magic.
Now a politically ambitious prosecuter has filed first-degree murder charges against Anna, contending that her spell casting litteraly frightened old Henry to death. And though the public remains divided among those who believe in Anna's powers and those who think she's a murderous fraud, one Del Pearson, her court appointed lawyer, is about to discover the truth: whether Anna Young is a harmless charlatan, a cold blooded killer... or quite something else indeed.
Andrew Neiderman (born 1940) is an American novelist. He became the ghost writer for V. C. Andrews following her death in 1986. He formerly taught English at Fallsburg Jr./Sr. High School, in upstate New York. Neiderman is married to the former model Diane Wilson. They have two children, Melissa, a teacher in Rancho Mirage, and Erik, a jet pilot. They have three grandchildren: Dustin, a musician who attends College in Los Angeles, Hannah Rose, and Emily Grace, the latter both models in LA.
Neiderman is arguably best known as the author of The Devil's Advocate, later adapted into a film of the same name, and the screenwriter who adapted Rain, based on a series of novels released under Andrews' name.
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