Thursday, May 19, 2016

Madam Tulip by David Ahern

Goodreads Summary

Suspense, mystery, action, a little romance and lots of laughs

Out-of-work actress Derry O'Donnell is talented, professional, just a little psychic... and broke. Spurred on by an ultimatum from her awesomely high-achieving mother, Derry embarks on a part-time career as Madame Tulip, fortune teller to the rich and famous. But at her first fortune-telling gig - a celebrity charity weekend in a luxurious castle - a famous rap artist mysteriously dies.

As Derry is drawn deeper into a seedy world of fashion, millionaires, horses and cocaine, she must race to save her best friend from jail and a supermodel from being murdered. Her efforts threaten to destroy her friends, her ex-lover, her father and herself.

Fans of humorous mystery writers Janet Evanovich and Carl Hiaasen will love Madam Tulip.

Madame Tulip is the first in a series of thrilling and hilarious Tulip adventures in which Derry O’Donnell, celebrity fortune-teller and reluctant amateur detective, plays the most exciting and perilous roles of her acting life, drinks borage tea, and fails to understand her parents.

My Thoughts

Oh my word, this book was so good!  I absolutely loved it!  Madam Tulip has just the right amount of mystery, humor, suspense, and all around great writing!  Seriously, David Ahern outdid himself.  I didn't want to put it down!  I would have finished it in one sitting but I started it at night and had to stop and get a little sleep!

I loved Derry O’Donnell so much.  She was like a real person, not overly tough but not super ‘I’m just a girl and I need a man to help with everything!’ either.  So many books these days have the typical ‘strong female’ character that saves the whole world all by herself by the end of the series.  And, don’t get me wrong; I do enjoy reading about strong females.  I just don’t like overly done female characters that are always stronger and smarter and better than everyone else.  That’s not realistic!  Anyways, Derry is not like that.  She knows what she can do but she also knows when she needs to ask for help.

Honestly, this is a great book to pick up!  I wish I could find better words!  All I can say is that Madam Tulip is great!  Read it!!!!

*Note: I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.


  1. Are you interested in reading another book about a somewhat psychic? I have one I could recommend!

    1. Sure! I'm always open to reading new books!

    2. It's called Saints in the Shadows by Alana Cash. I thought it was delightful!