Sunday 15 April 2018

Carole's Sunday Review: Madam Tulip and the Bones of Chance - David Ahern

Author: David Ahern 
Title: Madam Tulip and the Bones of Chance (Madam Tulip #3)
Genre: Mystery
Pages: ebook
Published: April 12th 2018
Where I Got It: My shelf (Given to me by the author/publisher for my honest and unbiased opinion)

A surprise role in a movie takes actress Derry O’Donnell to a romantic castle in the Scottish Highlands. But romance soon turns to fear and suspicion. Someone means to kill, and Derry, moonlighting as celebrity fortune-teller Madam Tulip, is snared in a net of greed, conspiracy and betrayal.

A millionaire banker, a film producer with a mysterious past, a gun-loving wife, a PA with her eyes on Hollywood, a handsome and charming estate manager—each has a secret to share and a request for Madam Tulip. 

As Derry and her friend Bruce race to prevent a murder, she learns to her dismay that the one future Tulip can’t predict is her own.

This is the 3rd installment of the series. The first one was really good. The second one was okay. This one? Really good. In some ways, I enjoyed it more than the first book!

The story follows Derry and her pals are unknowingly going to be dragged into another adventure of the mystery kind. A surprising role comes out of the blue and it is suspicious. It drove me insane that Derry and her pals couldn't really see that. Derry, I think, was a hair suspicious, but her friends seemed a little oblivious. Well, Derry takes the roll and heads to the Scottish Highlands to film. Mystery, of course, pops its ugly, but a highly entertaining head. 

I adore Derry and her pals. I don't envy her life though. Well...a part of it. I would love to live over there, but I would want a boring desk job like what I have now. Get my money and then go have fun! Trying to be an actress seems like a rough journey. 


Yes, Derry will have her toughest gig yet! I would've taken the gig even if it was suspicious. Money is money I guess ;) 

I loved the fact we got a little closer to some sort of truth about Derry's "powers". It seems her powers are legit and blossoming more so, but super weak. In the other two you weren't really sure if she had legit "powers" or just a good sixth sense about some stuff. Maybe if she can strengthen this gift she can find more ways to get a steady income. Girl! I want you to be rich! Haha!

There were a couple slow spots, but overall, I could not put this down. I finished this in a couple of settings.

Both the ending of the mystery part of the story and the non-mystery part was good. I'm excited to see what is next for our lovable characters! Yes, they are all lovely especially Bruce. Still my favorite!

A cozy mystery for everyone. It could stand alone, but I think you should read the other ones in the series to get the full backstory. Totally worth it! I'll stamp this with 4 stars.  


  1. Sounds like a good series and I like the setting.

  2. Sounds like a series worth reading.

  3. That sounds like a good mystery.

  4. This one sounds like such a good series! Great review, Carol!

    Simply Angela

  5. Happy it picked up after the lackluster book #2

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

  6. This sounds like a great series. I'm always looking for more cozy mysteries. Great review!



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