Madam Tulip

Madam Tulip #1

David Ahern conjures up a fabulous new amateur sleuth with the start of his new suspense series. Derry O'Donnell is one of the most unique heroines I have come across, her optimism is endless considering she is a mostly unemployed actress. Watching her referee her parents is extremely entertaining. Her father is quite the character, providing a lot of comic relief to the mystery. I love that he not only accepts her psychic gifts but rather promotes and exaggerates them is interesting. It was easy to see how she let herself get roped into becoming Madame Tulip. The location and the celebrities were decadent but it was balanced by Derry's friends and her insights and observations. The story was well developed before the action took over and then it was almost like a fast-paced race to the finish. If you are looking for a frantic and fun adventure this is a good choice.

When money becomes tight actress Derry O'Donnell decides to use her psychic abilities and her stage skills to tell fortunes at a celebrity charity event. But when a famous musician ends up dead and Derry's best friend is the main suspect Derry must come to her rescue. Can she find a murderer before she becomes the next victim?

Book Blurb for Madam Tulip

Out-of-work actress Derry O'Donnell is talented, professional, just a little psychic... and broke. Spurred on by an ultimatum from her awesomelyhigh-achieving mother, Derry embarks on a part-time career as Madame Tulip, fortune teller to the rich and famous. But at her first fortune-telling gig - acelebrity charity weekend in a luxurious castle - a famous rap artist mysteriously dies.

As Derry is drawn deeper into a seedy world of fashion, millionaires, horses and cocaine, she must race to save her best friend from jail and a supermodelfrom being murdered. Her efforts threaten to destroy her friends, her ex-lover, her father and herself.

Madame Tulip is the first in a series of thrilling and hilarious Tulip adventures in which Derry O'Donnell, celebrity fortune-teller and reluctant amateur detective,plays the most exciting and perilous roles of her acting life, drinks borage tea, and fails to understand her parents.

Night Owl Reviews Jun, 2016 3.50