High Spirits (Daisy Gumm Majesty Series #3)

High Spirits (Daisy Gumm Majesty Series #3)

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by Alice Duncan
     
 

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Daisy Gumm Majesty's talent as a "medium" catches the attention of a dangerous mobster. Vicenzo Maggiori wants to get in touch with his dead godfather. And he wants to do it in his own speakeasy.

When Daisy receives Maggiori message through her wealthiest client, Mrs. K, whose daughter is in Maggiori's clutches, Daisy can't say no.

Then, as the séance

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Daisy Gumm Majesty's talent as a "medium" catches the attention of a dangerous mobster. Vicenzo Maggiori wants to get in touch with his dead godfather. And he wants to do it in his own speakeasy.

When Daisy receives Maggiori message through her wealthiest client, Mrs. K, whose daughter is in Maggiori's clutches, Daisy can't say no.

Then, as the séance begins, Maggiori's speakeasy is raided by Detective Sam Rotondo. Arrested with everyone else, Daisy's troubles are multiplied when Rotondo tells her she must channel the spirits for Maggiori and pass the information to him in exchange for her freedom.

REVIEWS:
"Alice Duncan deftly sweeps us back to 1921 with a fascinating story populated with a cast of characters reminiscent of many family trees-skeletons and all." ~Deb Stover, award-winning author of A Willing Spirit

THE DAISY GUMM MAJESTY MYSTERIES, in series order
Strong Spirits
Fine Spirits
High Spirits
Hungry Spirits
Genteel Spirits
Ancient Spirits

ABOUT ALICE DUNCAN:
In an effort to avoid what she knew she should be doing, Alice folk-danced professionally until her writing muse finally had its way. Now a resident of Roswell, New Mexico, Alice enjoys saying no smog, no crowds, and yes to loving her herd of wild dachshunds. Visit Alice at www.aliceduncan.net.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781614175605
Publisher:
ABN Leadership Group, Inc, dba ePublishing Works!
Publication date:
03/21/2014
Series:
Daisy Gumm Majesty Series, #3
Pages:
284
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.64(d)

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High Spirits (Spirits Series #3) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In February 1921 in Pasadena, California Daisy Gumm Majesty makes a living for her and her disabled WWI veteran husband Billy by pretending to be a spiritualist. Her otherworldly control Rolly, who she invented when she was ten years old, enables her to put bread on the table as Billy is unable to work though he despises how she makes money.

Her best client Mrs. Kincaid begs Daisy to do a reading at a speakeasy; she says no hiding behind Rolly not stepping inside a den of iniquity. However, eventually she reluctantly agrees though not for her client¿s daughter Stacy who calls herself Flossie Mosser who frequents the joint run by mobster Vicenzo Maggiori. With Mrs. Kincaid¿s kind son Harold escorting her Daisy enters the speakeasy while Billy¿s best friend homicide detective Sam Rotondo worries about her especially when the cops raid the joint.

More a satirical historical lampooning the Prohibition stereotypes than a mystery, fans of Alice Duncan¿s spirited post WWI thriller will relish this fine entry as Daisy gets into one troubling incident after another. Although the plot is thin, the insight into 1920s California is deep and vivid while the cast is strong especially Billy struggling mentally due to his war related physical disabilities. Fans will enjoy Mrs. Majesty¿s latest reading.

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PatAK More than 1 year ago
I'm not usually one for series books, but these are great - I'm going to end up reading all of them. I love the characters and the depiction of the times.
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"So vampi what you get grounded for?"
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Here
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Walks into class
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Plays Star Wars