Month: November 2016

“Madam Tulip and the Knave of Hearts” by David Ahern

In this second book of the “Madam Tulip” series, Derry, the starving actress, continues to fight (but not very hard) against taking up her crystal ball and making financial use of her on-again-off-again psychic abilities. Once again, the story is filled with interesting characters, witty dialogue, a good deal of suspense (courtesy of Russian Gangsters…

“At the Bottom of the Stairs,” a Blackfriar Mystery by M’lissa Moorcroft

Cozy Mysteries: crime stories in which sex and violence are downplayed or treated humorously, and the crime and detection take place in a small, socially intimate community. Well, the community in this case is an old mansion-turned-apartment building on the California coast near the Bay Area. As we expect in this genre, the building is…