Wednesday, March 25

Book Review: Madam Tulip and the Serpent's Tree by David Ahern

Madam Tulip and the Serpent's Tree (Madam Tulip #4)Author: David Ahern 
Title: Madam Tulip and the Serpent's Tree
(Madam Tulip #4)
Genre: Cozy Mystery, Humor
Format: ebook
Pages: 340  
Published: March 14th 2020
Where I Got It: My shelf (Given to me by the author/publisher for my honest and unbiased opinion)

Actress Derry O’Donnell, moonlighting as fortune-teller Madam Tulip, finds herself in a famous pop singer’s entourage.

But at the star’s glittering birthday party in the Dublin mountains, Derry finds a band riven by rivalries and feuds. Behind the trouble is a mysterious Russian guru, a shaman hated by everyone but the singer whose life she dominates.

When the shaman mysteriously disappears, suspicion threatens to tear the band apart. Was she victim or poisoner? Guilty or innocent? Dead or alive?

Two brilliant and beautiful musicians; an ambitious band manager with a shady past; a sax player entranced by Vikings—each has a secret to share and a request for Madam Tulip.

Madam Tulip and the Serpent’s Tree is fourth in the Madam Tulip mystery series, in which Derry O’Donnell, her sidekick Bruce and best friend Bella, play the most exciting and perilous roles of their acting lives. 

Been excited to get started on this! I've enjoyed the first books in the series and I couldn't wait to start reading this!

The story continues to follow Derry and her pals. Derry lands herself and her character, Madam Tulip, in a famous singer's entourage when the former Russian guru disappears. Is the shaman a victim or the guilty? The world of the rich and famous are a dangerous road!

Awwww Derry I love you a lot! I love her and her friends. Especially Bruce. I will admit I have a small crush on him. HOW COULD YOU NOT? He is adorable and a former Navy Seal. I especially grew to like him more in this one. I feel like we got to see more of him and learn more about him and that made me happy. We did get a lot of character development not only for our main Derry, but for the side characters and even Derry's Madam Tulip. 

The mystery was certainly a mystery indeed! I had my guesses. And there was ONE big clue that is easy to look over. I did make a note of it. It seemed important for some reason but I couldn't figure it out. WOWZER that certainly was a shocker. Loved it! Great twist!

I really enjoyed this one. I think this was my favorite of the series so far! I had no issues. I was absolutely hooked from page 1.

Overall, I loved this one. It was my favorite of the series so far! A great mystery that surprised me in the end, lots of character development, and fun humor. 5 stars for this one!


Melliane said...

Oh that's great for this one!

Blodeuedd said...

Omg Carole! Stop with the 5s! :D And choose a 5 when we do a joint review lol

vvb32 reads said...

Sounds good. Humor is definitely much needed during these times!

Carole Rae said...

Meliane, :D

B, hehehe been lucky lately.

vvb32, yess agreed.

Sophia Rose said...

Thanks for the introduction. It sounds like a fun series.