Buttoned Up

Artist Forbis Parmenter has invited Josie to the opening of his latest exhibit of voodoo-inspired works. He plans to make a show of completing the centerpiece—a button- encrusted box with a very scary statue inside—when Josie arrives with the final button. But just as the big moment comes, Forbis bolts out of the gallery in panic. Is it another of his publicity stunts, or is something more sinister afoot? Josie gets her answer when the eccentric artist is found dead in the arms of the frightening statue—his eyes and mouth glued shut with buttons. A voodoo curse, a long-lost love and an intriguing ally add to the mystery that Josie's got to solve before a crafty killer slips through her fingers.