Daisy Gumm Majesty Meets Gilbert and Sullivan in SPIRITS ONSTAGE. a Historical Cozy Mystery by Alice Duncan
--1920s, Pasadena, California--
Daisy Gumm Majesty, Pasadena's spiritualist-medium to folks with more money than sense, is talked into playing the role of mean Katisha in her church's production of Gilbert and Sullivan's operetta, The Mikado.
As rehearsals progress and Daisy falls into her role, the producer's wife experiences a mysterious decline in health, a cast member claims someone is trying to kill her, and the husband of another cast-member is murdered.
Knowing Detective Sam Rotondo has his hands full, Daisy turns her attention to the murder, convinced Gloria Lippincott did her husband in. But no matter how Daisy twists and turns the facts, Gloria's alibi is rock-solid.
Then Daisy discovers the Silver Ghost . . .
"Well plotted with a band of whimsical characters and genuine humor . . . as comforting as a warm mug of cocoa on a blustery day." ~Diane Morasco, RT Book Reviews
"Cozy fans will find [Daisy's] simple, sweet, budding relationship with Sam refreshingly free of artifice." ~Publishers Weekly
THE DAISY GUMM MAJESTY MYSTERIES, in series order
This installment starts off with a party primarily to celebrate Daisy and Sam’s actions in the previous book. If you’ve not read that story it’s ok this is a completely separate mystery but the characters and relationships might be confusing at first. The narration style which I think of as sort of like entries in a journal get you caught up on who’s who fairly easily. At the party Daisy and Sam are introduced to some people who are going to stage and operetta hence Spirits Onstage. Daisy is convinced to take part at first reluctantly but she truly enjoys playing the part of the witch let’s her be as bad as she wants if only for a little while. Things get muddles when one of the cast members the sultry Mrs. Lippencott’s life is endangered after one of the rehearsals. From there on Daisy is sucked into a wild and wacky mystery.
Another enjoyable and entertaining story in the series. Daisy gets into the craziest situations and then bumbles her way out of them with a little help from her friends. I’m a big fan of the series and have enjoyed each and every book.
I received this book for free from eBook Discovery. I voluntarily review this book. This is my honest review.