Sunday, March 1, 2020

Madam Tulip and the Serpent's Tree by David Ahern (Madam Tulip, #4)

Madam Tulip and the Serpent's Tree
by David Ahern

My rating: 5 stars

Series: Madam Tulip - Book 4
Title: Madam Tulip and the Serpent's Tree
Publisher: Malin Press
Release Date: Paperback and eBook March 14 2020
Genre: Mystery/Thriller/Cozy
Length: 368 pp
Formats Available: Paperback, ebook

Actress Derry O’Donnell, moonlighting as fortune-teller Madam Tulip, finds herself in a famous pop singer’s entourage.

But at the star’s glittering birthday party in the Dublin mountains, Derry finds a band riven by rivalries and feuds. Behind the trouble is a mysterious Russian guru, a shaman hated by everyone but the singer whose life she dominates.

When the shaman mysteriously disappears, suspicion threatens to tear the band apart. Was she victim or poisoner? Guilty or innocent? Dead or alive?

Two brilliant and beautiful musicians; an ambitious band manager with a shady past; a sax player entranced by Vikings—each has a secret to share and a request for Madam Tulip.

Madam Tulip and the Serpent’s Tree is fourth in the Madam Tulip mystery series, in which Derry O’Donnell, her sidekick Bruce and best friend Bella, play the most exciting and perilous roles of their acting lives.
Madam Tulip and the Serpent's Tree by David Ahern
(Madam Tulip, #4)

Madam Tulip and the Serpent's Tree (Madam Tulip #4)Derry O’Donnell is back, still moonlighting as the fortune teller, Madam Tulip and still caught up in the comical antics of her quirky parents. This time out, a celebrity birthday party gig becomes a possible war zone between “friendly” rivals, and a missing Russian guru has a popular band pointing fingers at each other. Can no one be trusted? Whatever happened to the missing woman? Is foul play at work here? Are petty jealousies turning deadly? Why has Derry become the go-to confidant for this unusual group of people?

David Ahern’s Madam Tulip series is part humorous situations, and all cozy mystery with Derry caught up in the eye of every storm! MADAM TULIP AND THE SERPENT’S TREE could be my favorite tale yet! From page one, it is impossible not to be drawn in. The twists, the characters and the pace make for completely engaging reading!

Lots of wit, some pretty distinguished characters, some brilliantly entertaining scenes and a mystery that remains hidden until the end! I thoroughly enjoy David Ahern’s writing style, his ability to time scenes and events to keep his readers engaged and, well, Madam Tulip/Derry O’Donnell is an amazingly likable character!

I received a complimentary ARC edition from David Ahern! This is my honest and voluntary review.

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