Sunday, April 3

Book Review: Madam Tulip and the Rainbow's End by David Ahern

Author: David Ahern
Title: Madam Tulip and the Rainbow's End
(Madam Tulip #5)
Genre: Cozy mystery, Humor
Format: ebook
Published: March 1st 2022
Where I Got It: My shelf (Given to me by the author/publisher for my honest and unbiased opinion)

On the private island of a wealthy banker, a young and talented stonemason falls from a cliff. A tragic accident? Or murder?

The dead man’s sister is obsessed with justice and will stop at nothing.
A glamorous French widow and her heart-throb son are certain they have been cheated of their legacy.
A daughter is bequeathed an island mansion beyond her means.
An enigmatic letter hints at a hidden fortune.

After the collapse of her theatrical tour, actress Derry O’Donnell must work to pay her way in a West of Ireland village. As Madam Tulip, she tells fortunes for a local charity only to be drawn into a maze of mystery and intrigue.

Madam Tulip and the Rainbow’s End is the fifth in the Madam Tulip series of mystery-adventures, in which out-of-luck actress Derry O’Donnell finds the promise at the End of the Rainbow may not be what it seems.

Yayy! I was so excited to hear this was coming out and then I was asked to read and review this! I adore this series so much. Always a blast. 

Derry and her alter ego, Madam Tulip, are at it again! Derry and her fellow actor find themselves stranded by the theatrical touring company. They are now without funds and a huge hotel/bar tab to pay. Derry finds herself dusting off her Madam Tulip's costume to do some fortune-telling at a charity event to get some money. However, she is dragged into a mystery...of course when a talented stonemason falls off a cliff...was it an accident? Or a murder? 

Now, this is book 5 and I highly recommend reading the other novels first. There are some references in this one. 

I love Derry! She is so much fun. Poor thing can't catch a break lol. She just wants to be an actress and get dragged into every mystery. 

Oooo Bruce is fun! I loved how involved he was this time around. He makes me laugh! 

Awwww and also the ongoing back-and-forth between Derry's parents made me laugh! They are soooooooo adorable. Love them.

I enjoyed the mystery quite a bit! I had my guesses but I wasn't sure until near the end. The twist was good. I wasn't sure how Derry was going to get out of the scrape she finds herself (no spoilers from me!!) I was on the edge of my seat for sure. Eeee I am struggling not to spoil anything here ;)  

Now, there was a mini lull that I struggled with about 25% in. Once a certain event happened though, I was hooked again.

Lots of humor, lots of fortune-telling, and lots of drama! Def recommend this series. 

In the end, this was good! Loved the mystery and I loved seeing our beloved characters again. There was a mini lull for me, but that was my only issue. Other than that I couldn't stop reading. I couldn't wait until the mystery was solved! Like I said earlier...I was on the edge of my seat especially near the end. Can't wait for book 6! I'll stamp this with 4 stars. 


Jen Twimom said...

This series sounds super cute and right up my alley. Have I read a review before? Did I completely forget about it?

Carole Rae said...

It's been a minute since I read the last book. :)

Blodeuedd said...

Yay for it continuing being great!