With her husband, Billy, an invalid as a result of mustard gas during the First World War, Daisy Gumm Majesty is doing her part to support her family. Daisy and Billy live with her parents and her aunt in a little bungalow in Pasadena, and although her parents approve of her unusual work, her husband is not too happy. But Daisy, a medium to the rich and famous, perseveres. Holding seances and interpreting tarot cards, she has built up quite a reputation. One client, in particular, has a great need for her services. Mrs. Kincaid relies on Daisy's advice on a regular basis. When the wealthy Kincaids become involved in bank fraud, Daisy is asked to keep her eyes and ears open by Detective Sam Rotondo. Although Sam and Daisy bristle in each other's company, she does agree to help him out. Duncan's tale teems with period detail, but it is her characters who make it so enjoyable, especially effervescent Daisy. Maria HattonCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved
It's the 1920s and Daisy Gumm Majesty is doing her part to support her family as a medium by holding séances and interpreting tarot cards for the rich and famous.
When the wealthy Mrs. Kincaid comes to Daisy to help solve her husband's disappearance, Detective Sam Rotondo isn't far behind.
Sam isn't fooled by Daisy's choice of "vocation" and blackmails her into spying on the Kincaids.
Then Daisy reads Sam's cards... and the tables turn.
Romantic Times Top Pick
Reviewer's Choice Awards, finalist
"...teems with period detail... [and] characters who make it so enjoyable, especially effervescent Daisy." ~Booklist
THE DAISY GUMM MAJESTY MYSTERIES, in series order
ABOUT ALICE DUNCAN:
In an effort to avoid what she knew she should be doing, Alice folk-danced professionally until her writing muse finally had its way. Now a resident of Roswell, New Mexico, Alice enjoys saying no smog, no crowds, and yes to loving her herd of wild dachshunds.