Bridal Bouquet Becomes Murder Weapon in Wedded Spirits, a Cozy Historical Mystery by Alice Duncan
—1925, Pasadena, California—
Daisy is the Matron of Honor for the wedding of Mr. Robert Browning and Miss Regina Petri, Daisy's favorite librarian, when she discovers the body of a young man on the floor of the dressing room. From the looks of the flower petals falling from his mouth, he'd chomped down Regina's bridal bouquet.
Having recently studied poisoned plants in the library, Daisy knows all of the flowers in Regina’s bouquet are poisonous. She figures someone poisoned the fellow, although she can’t quite figure out how.
Sam and the usual cast of characters investigate, including their old friend Lou Prophet. Daisy uncovers a long-list of possible suspects but the murderer might be closer than anyone suspects.
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 (Lou Prophet can be a little coarse) and will be enjoyed by readers who appreciate clean and wholesome reads. Fans of Carola Dunn, Amanda Quick, Elizabeth Peters, Rhys Bowen, and M. Louisa Locke will not want to miss this series.
“If you like the 1920’s era, cozy mysteries and hints at paranormal this is absolutely a series for you!” ~Peggy, Avid Fan
“I love this series! I love the writing style, and the characters. Ms. Duncan has a fun way of telling a story and having Daisy make funny ‘asides’ to the reader.” ~Nova Todd
“I always enjoy Daisy’s adventures but the addition of Mr. Prophet is the best! I highly recommend to readers of cozy mysteries.” ~Joanna Lindsey, 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.
Here come the brides!
Daisy and Same are attending the wedding of beloved friend and librarian Regina Petrie now Browning. As they’re readying to take their leave Daisy stumbles upon a body with the wedding bouquet of all things in his mouth. Daisy, Sam and trusty Old West character Lou Prophet find out the most awful things about the victim as they investigate. Daisy trying to plan her own wedding which is just a couple months away is dogged by three odd young ladies wherever she goes. What unravels are the strange actions of the idle rich man and his friends which leads to his death.
Great story. So happy to have a new Daisy mystery to read!! And yay she and Sam finally got married!!!!