"A truly gifted writer who has proven herself a master of the mystery/suspense genre, Alice Duncan's 'Bruised Spirits' is another uncompromisingly entertaining read from cover to cover...." (Midwest Book Review)
Pasadena, California, 1920s
It's 1924, and spiritualist-medium Daisy Gumm joins with friends Flossie and Harold to help Lily Bannister, whose abusive husband nearly killed her.
Meanwhile, Mrs. Pinkerton - Daisy's best client - is in a tizzy, insisting Daisy use her (fake) spiritualist talent to end the engagement between her daughter and a most unsuitable man.
To Daisy's surprise, the two cases collide, placing her in the middle.
Now, Daisy must prove Lily's husband and Mrs. P's soon-to-be-son-in-law are in cahoots with nefarious human traffickers...before it's too late.
"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)
"'Bruised Spirits' is the tenth volume in author Alice Duncan's 'Daisy Gumm Majesty Mystery' series. A truly gifted writer who has proven herself a master of the mystery/suspense genre, Alice Duncan's 'Bruised Spirits' is another uncompromisingly entertaining read from cover to cover and will prove to be an enduringly popular and highly prized addition to community library Mystery/Suspense collections. It should be noted for the personal reading lists of dedicated mystery buffs that 'Bruised Spirits' is also available in a paperback edition and in an ebook format." (James A. Cox, editor in chief, Midwest Book Review)