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In 1920s Pasadena, California, Daisy Gumm Majesty caters to the rich and famous as a medium who puts the "con" in conjurer. When she's blackmailed by Detective Sam Rotondo into spying on the wealthy Kincaid family, Daisy isn't quite sure what he's trying to sniff out. When Daisy gives Sam his own private reading, she tells him the spirits have a lot more in store for him. Original.

©2003 Alice Duncan (P)2014 Alice Duncan

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Very weak plot. Too much filler.

This book was very self indulgent. Good main character but very weak plot. Needed a better editor.

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  • hachiko
  • 26-10-2016

Fabulous Daisy!

Loved everything about this story. From Daisy's family life with a husband crippled by the war (her love for him is so sweet) to her work as a spiritualist. The story flows smoothly via the narrator Denice Stradling who brought the characters to life. Will be purchasing all of series!

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  • TVNerd95
  • 13-09-2019

The story and characters started to grow on me

I wish I could give this book 2.5 stars as it wasn’t good but it was more than okay. It was okay enough that I am interested in reading the next book in the series. It is a very light mystery as the author spends the majority of the book setting the characters and situation up.

This is partially why it is not a 3 star book for something categorized as a mystery it is very light. It does make up for this by doing a great job of putting the reader/listener into the past. The descriptions and the nuanced way the author separate the classes in this book was done.

Daisy Gumm is one of the few characters that could walk the line between the upper crust and the working class. She is an interesting character though I must admit it took a while for me to actually like her. I do love all the supporting characters though.

The narrator did a fine job and as stated earlier I am interested in continuing the series.

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  • Pam C.
  • 17-01-2019

Really fun

I liked this book. Original premise, interesting characters and historical settings really set up an awesome series.

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  • FH
  • 29-01-2018

excellent start to a very enjoyable series

daisy gumm, family, friends and clients always provide a fun low-key read and listen. this is a comeback series (comeback and listen) when you need to chill out and feel good.

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