My novel Voodoo Hideaway was published by Atmosphere Press in June 2021. It’s a classic crime noir novel with a sci-fi twist that follows the exploits of Elrod, a homeless man who is sleeping in an alley one night when he’s stirred awake by the sudden appearance of a neon-lit nightclub that wasn’t there a few minutes ago. He knows better than to open the door, but curiosity gets the better of him. The next thing Elrod knows, he’s caught up in deadly money scheme involving a brilliant scientist, a mysterious nightclub manager, a pair of jazz musicians, and a mobster on the lam. Elrod wants out, but everyone else has other ideas.
Voodoo Hideaway has an average rating of 5 stars on Amazon and 4.5 stars on Goodreads. Here are some of the other accolades it has received since it was published:
Reader’s Favorite Review, 5 out of 5 stars: “Voodoo Hideaway by Vance Cariaga is a fascinating crime novel with an incredible twist…The author creates and develops some very colorful characters, each of whom gave readers the whole cinematic treatment.”
OnlineBookClub.org, 4 out of 4 stars: “This was a well-told story in a well-written book that got me wishing there was a sequel. Vance Cariaga’s Voodoo Hideaway was a thrill to my imagination, and it was filled with suspense. The author did an excellent job connecting dots to one central piece that climaxed to an explosive end...Science fiction, mystery, and adventure lovers would relish this book.”
Manhattan Book Review, 5 out of 5 stars: “Voodoo Hideaway shines as an absorbing mystery/sci-fi tale from the outset….Vance Cariaga has written a clever story in which the action is as ceaseless as the plotting, with danger lurking around every corner.“
The Book Commentary, 5 out of 5 stars: “Voodoo Hideaway is an intelligently imagined tale with a setting that feels eerie and transporting…The humor is exacting and even when Vance Cariaga writes about scenes with smoking guns, there is that element of humor that keeps the reader alert and engaged. Overall, Voodoo Hideaway is a captivating tale full of drama and sparkling dialogue, a fun ride that pulsates with action.“
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