sabato 21 maggio 2016

Review & Giveaway: The Madness of Mercury by Connie di Marco


The Madness of Mercury
by Connie di Marco



MADNESS MERCURY
The Madness of Mercury
(A Zodiac Mystery)

Cozy Mystery
New Series
Midnight Ink (June 8, 2016)
Paperback: 312 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0738749129
E-Book ASIN: B01A5OGTRS
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Synopsis

San Francisco astrologer Julia Bonatti’s life is turned upside down when she becomes the target of the city’s newest cult leader, Reverend Roy of the Prophet’s Tabernacle. Driven out of her apartment in the midst of a disastrous Mercury retrograde period, she takes shelter with a client who’s caring for two elderly aunts. One aunt appears stricken with dementia and the other has fallen under the spell of the Reverend Roy. To add to the confusion, a young man claiming to be a long lost nephew arrives. The longer he stays, the more dangerous things become. Is the young man truly a member of the family? Can astrology confirm that? Julia’s not sure, but one thing she does know is that Mercury wasn’t merely the messenger of the gods—he was a trickster and a liar as well.

My Review

It's a truly engrossing mystery, captured me from the first page and I couldn't put it down. I was attracted by the cover but the story has not disappointed me.
Julia Bonatti is a famous astrologer, she tries to help people solve their daily problems with the help of stars and planets. But Reverend Roy of the Prophet's Tabernacle thinks she's a witch and her adivce demonic His followers try to hinder her activities, even threatening to kill her. In addition to defense herself, Julia tries to help her friend Dorothy who's taking care of her elderly aunts. One  of them accuses Dorothy of wanting to kill her and the other one wants to become a follower of Reverend Roy. Things get even more complicated when their old gardener is found dead and a strange guy comes to town claiming to be their nephew.
The plot is well developed and intriguing, full of twists, the pace is fast and the characters are believable.
For lovers of astrology and cozy mystery this is a must read but it's a really pleasant reading even for people like me who doesn't know this discipline. I really enjoyed it and I was curious to read the responses that Julia gave to her customers. This is a fascinating world. I look forward to reading a new adventure of Julia.


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About The Author –

Connie di Marco is the author of the Zodiac Mysteries from Midnight Ink.  She was fascinated by astrology at an early age and this was the inspiration that gave birth to Julia Bonatti, San Francisco astrologer and her newspaper column Ask Zodia.  Writing as Connie Archer, she is also the author of the Soup Lover’s Mystery series from Berkley Prime Crime.  Connie lives in Los Angeles with her family and a constantly talking cat.

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11 commenti:

  1. The Madness of Mercury sounds like a wonderful book, and the cover art is beautiful.

    RispondiElimina
    Risposte
    1. Hi Jen - thanks for visiting! I hope you get to meet Julia soon! Best of luck!

      Elimina
  2. I have always been fascinated by astrology...sign characteristics, personal charts, daily horoscopes...but cults? I love this, and hoping the zodiac journey will continue.
    kat8762@aol.com

    RispondiElimina
    Risposte
    1. Hi Kathleen - I hope you'll enjoy Julia's adventures in astrology and the dangers she faces in this book. Best of luck!

      Elimina
  3. "The Madness of Mercury" sounds like an intriguing book. I would like to learn more about astrology. Thanks for the giveaway.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

    RispondiElimina
  4. "The Madness of Mercury" sounds like an intriguing book. I would like to learn more about astrology. Thanks for the giveaway.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

    RispondiElimina
    Risposte
    1. Hi Dianne - thanks for stopping by. Julia is a wealth of astrological info! I hope you enjoy her adventures in Madness! Good luck!

      Elimina
  5. Your book sounds exciting! Astrology is mysteries and interesting!

    RispondiElimina
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    1. I know what you mean. Astrology is a mystery all by itself! Thanks for visiting and best of luck!

      Elimina
  6. Hi Kim ~ Thanks for visiting today and best of luck!

    RispondiElimina

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