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Ghost Seeks Help from Fake Spiritualist in Spirits Revived, a Historical Cozy Mystery by Alice Duncan
--Pasadena, California, 1926--
While conducting a séance for a client with more money than sense, Daisy Gumm Majesty is surprised when a seemingly real spirit makes contact. Eddie Hastings, an attorney in life, wants Daisy to prove his death was not a suicide, but murder.
Curious, and a little afraid, she can't reveal how she learned of Eddie’s murder to anyone, least of all to her deceased husband's best friend, the mildly detestable Detective Sam Rotondo. Daisy launches her own investigation on the sly only to find a hornet's nest awaits.
When Sam learns of Daisy's involvement, he's more than a little annoyed. But in the end, Daisy gets her man.
From the Publisher: The Daisy Gumm Majesty Cozy Mystery Series is a light-hearted mystery in a historical setting. There are no explicit sexual scenes and minimal cursing and will be enjoyed by readers who appreciate clean and wholesome reads. Readers who enjoy Carola Dunn, Amanda Quick, Elizabeth Peters, Rhys Bowen and M. Louisa Locke will not want to miss this series.
"Daisy is great, I love the feel of 1920s Pasadena . . ." ~Yafa Crane Luria, Verified Reviewer
"Each book gets better and better and better." ~Doobs, Verified Reviewer
You can start anywhere, but you'll want to read all of the Daisy Gumm Majesty Mysteries:
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.
In Duncan's amiable seventh Daisy Gumm Majesty cozy (after 2012's Ancient Spirits), her heroine, a church choir member and medium living in 1923 Pasadena, Calif., is surprised when a s ance she's leading attracts a real ghost. Daisy, whose husband, Billy, killed himself after returning from WWI, uses spiritualism to support her mother, father, and Aunt Viola, despite knowing she has no real psychic abilities. Thus, she's surprised when deceased attorney Eddie Hastings appears to proclaim that his death was not suicide, and that he was murdered. Daisy searches for a way to share this info with her best friend, police detective and skeptic Sam Rotondo, without revealing its source. In the meantime, while hobnobbing with her upper-crust clients, she investigates Eddie's claim on her own. With charm, wit, and plenty of smarts, Daisy is a winning protagonist and, backed up by equally delightful supporting characters, should be in for a long and popular run.