San Francisco astrologer Julia Bonatti’s life is turned upside down when she becomes the target of the city’s newest cult leader, Reverend Roy of the Prophet’s Tabernacle. Driven out of her apartment in the midst of a disastrous Mercury retrograde period, she takes shelter with a client who’s caring for two elderly aunts. One aunt appears stricken with dementia and the other has fallen under the spell of the Reverend Roy. To add to the confusion, a young man claiming to be a long lost nephew arrives. The longer he stays, the more dangerous things become. Is the young man truly a member of the family? Can astrology confirm that? Julia’s not sure, but one thing she does know is that Mercury wasn’t merely the messenger of the gods—he was a trickster and a liar as well.
About The Author –
Connie di Marco is the author of the Zodiac Mysteries from Midnight Ink. She was fascinated by astrology at an early age and this was the inspiration that gave birth to Julia Bonatti, San Francisco astrologer and her newspaper column Ask Zodia. Writing as Connie Archer, she is also the author of the Soup Lover’s Mystery series from Berkley Prime Crime. Connie lives in Los Angeles with her family and a constantly talking cat.
Review of The Madness of Mercury:
Review (4 Stars): Such a charming start to a new series!!! Julia Bonatti is an astrologer in San Francisco that definitely has her hands full. She has a popular newspaper column where she answers questions from readers as well as helping other clients with their problems until a friend ends up dead under mysterious circumstances. Now, Julia must find a killer and stop a religious cult leader from destroying her good name before it is too late.
This mystery was well-written, delightful and kept me entertained until the very last page. I enjoyed meeting Julia and the gang and I love the idea of a crime-fighting astrologer solving these cases. Ms. di Marco did a great job with The Madness of Mercury and I’m looking forward to reading more about these characters in the next book of the series.
a Rafflecopter giveaway