Fields' Guide to Voodoo

Fields' Guide to Voodoo

by Julie Mulhern


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Laissez les bon temps rouler!

The pleasure of your company is requested at the most over-the-top wedding New Orleans has ever seen...

When Poppy Fields, Hollywood IT girl and super-secret agent, agreed to be a bridesmaid, she anticipated gallons of Sazerac, memorable parties and handsome groomsmen. Instead, she's dodging bullets.

Juggling wedding showers, exploding buildings, picnics, black magic, lunches in the Vieux Carré, and murder can be tough on a girl. Good thing Thor is there to escort her—until he disappears.

Poppy must outwit smugglers primed to flood the U.S. with a dangerous new drug (one Poppy knows all too well), save Thor, and get to the church on time. If she fails, she may end up dead. Or—worse—late to the wedding.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781987041590
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Press
Publication date: 02/28/2019
Series: The Poppy Fields Adventures , #3
Pages: 260
Sales rank: 214,253
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.59(d)

About the Author

Julie Mulhern is the USA TODAY bestselling author of The Country Club Murders and the Poppy Fields Adventures. She spends her spare time whipping up gourmet meals for her family, working out at the gym and finding new ways to keep her house spotlessly clean-and she's got an active imagination. Truth is-she's an expert at calling for take-out, she grumbles about walking the dog and the dust bunnies under the bed have grown into dust lions.

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Fields' Guide to Voodoo 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this series, great plots, funny, stories that keep you from sleeping because you want to see what happens next.
LGHudson More than 1 year ago
POPPY TAKES ON NOLA! Everyone’s favorite spy is back and she’s better than ever! Poppy’s on her way to Spy Boot Camp but first must stop in New Orleans to be in her college roommate’s (Adele) wedding. No big deal, right? Wrong! It’s the blending of two old line Louisiana families so let the partying begin! For two entire weeks! Of jam-packed activities! How can Poppy get in any trouble? It’s just a wedding! (Said someone who has NEVER been involved in a huge over-the-top wedding in the party capital of the world - New Orleans!) At their first meeting, Poppy and Adele find themselves dead center of some sort of bizarre attack. As they duck and cover, Poppy immediately starts working the case in her mind - the very thing she was instructed NOT to do. She really can’t help it. She’s as drawn to that as the Mississippi River is drawn to the Gulf of Mexico. It’s an irresistible pull that will always have her in its grip no matter the consequences. This quick attack triggers an avalanche of other criminal activities that have Poppy so busy Mark (THOR!!) is quickly sent out as her Plus One for all wedding festivities. Poppy is at her best in nonchalantly being at a wedding function, doing a little interrogating, sneaking off and investigating and going on with her life as normal. Only there seems to be a new problem. There seems to be two different groups of evil doers. One is a set of smugglers and they seem to be attempting to smuggle a drug with a very familiar name ... and that might be the scariest news of all. Even though New Orleans brings its own unique set of challenges - voodoo, explosions, car chases, haunted homes, Mardi Gras World and smugglers, Poppy brings her ever ready unique tool set to restore order - 1) her incredibly accurate shooting skills, 2) all the years of Krav Maga lessons 3) using her celebrity status to take advantage of a crowd and then 4) knowing who to trust. I was provided an ARC of this book by the Author. The opinions expressed here are completely my own and without influence.
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Anonymous 11 months ago
Poppy's exploits continue in New Orleans. Laugh out loud.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the third book in this series and it continues to be a hoot to read. This time Poppy is in New Orleans to be a bridesmaid for her college roommate Adele’s wedding. Leave it to Poppy to be at The Columns Hotel veranda at the wrong time. Mayhem ensues and bullets start flying. In fact, drugs and a drug cartel are involved, which Poppy is very familiar with. Luckily her boss sends her ‘job’ partner, Mark Stone(Thor) to be her date and to watch out for her. Jake shows up too and she ends up rescuing them, instead of the other way around, catching the bad guys, and attending the wedding. Julie Mulhern does a great job of describing NOLA and making you feel like you're there. It was a perfect read that I thoroughly enjoyed and got some chuckles out of. Looking forward to more adventures. Sounds like helping her mother Chariss might be next on the agenda.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This third installment of Poppy Fields adventures doesn’t disappoint. Loved it.
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K_Huskic More than 1 year ago
Love a Poppy book! She is in New Orleans for a Adele's wedding, but gets caught up in a shooting, which turns out to be much more than just a random occurrence. The cop investigating is suspicious of Poppy, as there are more shootings and she is always close by. Mark and Jake turn up to help her, but then end up getting in trouble themselves. This was great fun to read! Look forward to seeing how Poppy handles the next situation she finds herself in.
Rosemary-Standeven More than 1 year ago
This is the third of the Poppy Field’s books. Poppy is in New Orleans for a friend’s over-the-top extravaganza wedding. Poppy’s itinerary was supposed to be filled with luncheons, dinner parties, clothes fittings etc., but (as we have come to expect), little goes to plan, and soon there are dead bodies and gangsters all over the place, and a rather nice police detective – Rene Langlois – who is not prepared for the carnage that follows Poppy everywhere: “I knew exactly what Detective Langlois saw standing in front of him—a spoiled young woman draped in expensive clothing with a ten-thousand-dollar handbag swinging from the crook of one arm and a more-spoiled-than-she-was dog tucked into the crook of the other. He saw a woman more concerned with her dinner reservation than the end of a man’s life.” While juggling dinner dates, Poppy starts investigating gangster activity down at the New Orleans port, which may – or may not – be linked to the family into which her friend is marrying. Luckily Mr Brown has sent Mark Stone (a.k.a. Thor) to protect Poppy. Thor knows that Poppy is able to look after herself – but unfortunately some of the other men, seem determined to control her. I quickly developed an intense dislike of Knox Arnaut, who – without first checking if it was OK – ordered both the drinks and food for Poppy, obviously deciding that a woman was incapable knowing what she wanted (or needed) to eat. He had preceded this massive faux pas with: ““Now, don’t get riled. You’re just too pretty to look tough.”” A compliment or an insult? Maybe both?”. You would think by book three, ex-boyfriend Jake (also on self-appointed Poppy protection duty) would have learned by now – but no chance: ““Your version of loving me makes me less than I am.” Jake didn’t have a response for that. There wasn’t one”. Poppy is a very capable young woman, operating proficiently in a dangerous man’s world. She does not need sexist male bigots making her job more difficult. Consuela makes her presence – and dislike of moustaches – known loud and clear: “Consuela suffered from situational deafness. Right now, she was definitely deaf. Or maybe she couldn’t hear me above her own growls”. This dog has a character so much bigger than her diminutive size would suggest. I am surprised she doesn’t have her own Facebook page, with thousands of adoring fans. As always with Julie Mulhern books, the writing is excellent and very witty (“There were two of everything. And, if I tilted my head, there were four. … He ran for the door. Both of him”). The plot may be slightly far-fetched – with so many dead, surely a state of emergency would be called – but that is all part of the fun of a Poppy Fields story. A bit of romance, some New Orleans voodoo, danger and excitement – what more could you want? Highly recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Alot of fun and action. I recommend to any one who like both in the same story
Dollycas More than 1 year ago
Dollycas’s Thoughts Poppy Fields is back and taking on New Orleans! Our Hollywood It girl was set to relax at all the parties leading up to her college roommate Adele’s wedding before she headed off to her super-secret agent training, but while meeting at the Columns Hotel for drinks chaos erupts when a G-Wagon spins out of control. Behind it, a Range Rover stops and men with guns pile out and start shooting. Many are hit, some die, but Adele and Poppy are safe. Adele, a nurse, rushes to help. Poppy rushes to the first officer that arrives and shares all she can about what happened. And we are only midway through Chapter 1! Poppy tries to attend to all her wedding commitments but she had to let her new secret agent boss know what happened especially what she did at the end of Chapter 1. He sends the cavalry in the form of Thor (not his real name/Chris Hemsworth’s doppelganger). Good thing too, because we have just scratched the surface of Poppy’s time in NOLA, she is there for 2 weeks and danger seems to follow Poppy everywhere she goes! I absolutely love this series! The first two books in this series made my Best Reads List of 2018 and this one is headed to this year’s list. Ms. Mulhern continues to top herself. She takes suspense and turns it inside out with antics that will have you laughing out loud. While in New Orleans Poppy is staying in a house that appears to have a resident ghost. She meets a Voodoo priestess, gets in numerous shootouts and car chases, a building explodes, takes on drug smugglers, some who want her dead after what happened in Mexico, (book #1), has to search for Thor and Jake, of course, he’s in town too! All I can say is that I am so thankful she learned a few fantastic things from her father, like Krav Maga and amazing gun skills. She also learned a few things from her mother and looking so much like her celebrity mom doesn’t hurt either. I have learned one thing about this series. When you start reading you will not be able to stop so plan accordingly. Lightning fast pace, characters that you want to root for, action, twists, turns, and fabulous dialogue that will have you in stitches. Poppy is a fantastic protagonist and when partnered with Mark (Thor) they are unstoppable. Come for the wedding, watch out for those flying bullets, use all those luncheons and dinners to get information, and oh yeah, stay alive to see your friend say her I do’s. What an awesome time! I loved every minute!! I can’t wait for the next adventure!! and maybe a little training if she can squeeze it into her busy schedule.
Rockport_rocker More than 1 year ago
Fields' Guide to Voodoo, third in Julie Mulhern's newest series, is the best Poppy Fields Adventure yet! While I wasn't sure I was going to love a book that featured a woman who is famous for being famous, I trusted Ms. Mulhern's talent enough that I had to try it and now I am hooked. To most of the world, Poppy Fields might look like a typical too-rich-to-breathe-for-herself twenty something but this girl was raised by her dad for the first 14 years of her light and she learned a whole other set of talents in those years. She can negotiate the snootiest shop in Hollywood and get into the best restaurants without a reservation, but messing with this girl could leave you dead. During Poppy’s first trip to New Orleans for a friend’s wedding, those skills come handy. Poppy has an amazing talent for drawing trouble. Once again Thor, I mean Mark Stone, is called on to act as her body guard and Jake shows up to protect her and to woo her back. One of these days, that boy needs to learn that she can take care of herself and those around her. Action is the name of the game and the only thing she fears is having her friends in danger and wearing a typically hideous bridesmaids dress. It's a real blast!