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Genre: Mystery/Suspense/Thriller, Mystery, Historical
Daisy Gumm Majesty narrates her own quirky life in this original series that's up to book three. Set in 1920s California, it's a fun-loving novel that combines the mystical with a dash of romance and intrigue. The author stays true to the language, fashion and lifestyle of the era -- and the result is just swell.
Daisy lives with her mother, father, aunt and wheelchair-bound husband Billy in Pasadena. Billy was wounded in the war and hasn't been the same since. Daisy supports her family by working as a medium to the wealthy. When one of Daisy's clients asks her to conduct a seance in a speakeasy and the place is raided, Billy's friend, police detective Sam Rotondo, arrests her. To save herself from jail, Daisy agrees to help Sam find evidence against the men running the speakeasy. Daisy's family life is thrown into upheaval when she befriends a mobster's girlfriend. Does the ouija board predict a happy ending? (FIVE STAR, Nov., 222 pp., $25.95)
Reviewed By: Barb Anderson
Publisher: FIVE STAR
Published: November 2008