The Crystal Ball

The Crystal Ball

The Crystal Ball


The battle of guns and roses is in full bloom at The Crystal Ball!

Micki Michaels is an astrologer and longevity association president who uses flower essences to solve problems. Curt Stern is an ex-FBI agent who solves them by going for his gun first and asking questions later. Someone is threatening people they love.

How do they channel their odd-couple chemistry to save the day—as easily as opposites attract? At a futuristic costume ball where the bad guy might be lurking behind any mask?…  Find out in the pages of The Crystal Ball.


The Crystal Ball is Joyce’s new mystery novel in paperback and e-reader versions. Just released on CreateSpace, Kindle and Amazon Nov. 11. You can also visit her Amazon author page for updates on that channel.

Download Chapters 1 & 2   

 Buy Paperbook on Amazon   

 Buy Kindle Edition  Buy e-Book on Smashwords 


View Crystal Ball Book Trailer 


Want a signed copy?

If you aren’t local to Northern California where most of Joyce’s signing events will take place, send a self-addressed stamped envelope for a book plate. If you want personalization (To Tom, Dick or Terri), include a note with the particulars. Mail to: Joyce Mason/Book Plate, 2351 Sunset Blvd., Suite 170-404, Rocklin, CA 95765.  Book plates are self-adhesive with the cover image and fit on the title page.


About Micki Michaels Mysteries

When it comes to the Micki Michaels Mysteries—at minimum a trilogy with potential for a longer series–remember it all starts at a most unusual costume party where guests are invited to “come as you’ll be in the future.” Each mystery with Micki will have a party as part of the plot. The most literal and extravagant one is The Crystal Ball. You’re invited to the party on the pages!


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