PRAISE for THE DAISY GUMM MAJESTY MYSTERIES "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 WHAT READERS THINK: "A good giggle tied up in a mystery makes for a good read." Evonne Hutton "Ms. Duncan has a wonderful sense of humor..." Linda Sandersen ..".characters are so well written, ... I am a happier person with them in my literary world." Marcella Grover
Small Press Bookwatch: May 2017
James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief
Midwest Book Review
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9781614178859, $27.99, HC, 323pp, www.amazon.com
Synopsis: The year is 1924 and spiritualist-medium Daisy Gumm bands 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 spiritualist talent to end the engagement between her daughter and a most unsuitable man. To Daisy's surprise, the two cases collide, catching her in the middle. Can she 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?
Critique: "Bruised Spirits" is the tenth volume in author Alice Duncan's 'Daisey 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 (9781614178606, $17.99) and in a Kindle format ($3.99).