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- Print Length: 284 pages
- Publisher: ePublishing Works! (August 23, 2013)
- Publication Date: August 23, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00ERCSGE4
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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High Spirits (A Daisy Gumm Majesty Mystery, Book 3) Kindle Edition
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Duncan does a great job of quickly bringing her readers up to date as to Daisy's situation, in each of her Daisy Gumm Majesty books. Someone starting , even with this one, has a grasp of things immediately, while those of us who are enrapt with the whole series get a quick refresher - a good thing if you aren't reading them back-to-back - which I must admit I am doing.
Normally I review a book upon completion, but am embarrassed to admit that I have not been doing so here. It almost bit me on this one as I don't like to reveal too much about a book so that review readers don't get too much of the story which could spoil it for them. Yet, I have just started Book 6 - and I continue to be intrigued with each one, and have to stop myself from revealing too much.
If you are looking for a relaxing, refreshing read - be sure to read this whole series. We need heroines and a character list such as these - and thank you, too, Alice Duncan, for letting us revisit the new friends as they appear from book to book!
Time and place: 1921, Pasadena, California. Password to the speakeasy just outside the city limits: "Oh you kid."
Think of HIGH SPIRITS as a memoir. Make-believe psychic Daisy Gumm Majesty recalls a spectacularly bad month that starts with a séance in a speakeasy and goes downhill from there.
Daisy's regular clients don't hang out in speakeasies. More likely they can be found in a séance. In this case, the séance takes place in a "speak" and Daisy must do her work seated between two hoods.
It's a disaster waiting to happen but Daisy can't resist the piteous pleas of her best customer, Mrs. Kincaid, whose willful daughter Stacey hangs out at the speakeasy. The gangster in charge wants to get in touch with his uncle, known as "The Hand," and Daisy agrees to give it a shot, assisted by her spirit control, a Scottish chap named Rolly.
Daisy has made it all up, or course. "You don't honestly suppose I believe in spirits, do you?" she asks the reader. She carries on the charade in spite of objections from her beloved husband, Billy. He was gassed and shot during World War I, leaving him horribly disabled and dependent on morphine, but Daisy is ever the loyal wife as well as the family breadwinner.
The speakeasy séance leads to all kinds of complications and a final wild encounter, and there's a neat twist at the end.
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