The Madness of Mercury
by Connie di Marco
on Tour May 7 - June 3
Synopsis:Astrologer Julia Bonatti never thought her chosen profession would bring danger into her life, but her outspoken advice in her newspaper column, AskZodia, makes her the target of San Francisco’s recently-arrived cult leader, Reverend Roy of the Prophet’s Tabernacle. The followers of the power hungry preacher will stop at nothing to quell the voices of those who would stand in his way and Julia’s at the top of his list. She’s willing to bet the charismatic Reverend is a Mercury-ruled individual, and she knows all too well that Mercury wasn’t just the messenger of the gods, he was a trickster and a liar as well.
Book Details:Genre: Mystery
Published by: Midnight Ink
Publication Date: June 8, 2016
Number of Pages: 312
Review: I was fascinated by the idea of a mystery series involving astrology, and I was not disappointed by the first book in this series. The story is very well-written, and the characters are realistic and likable.
The author does a great job of integrating astrological information throughout the book, thanks to the main character's work with an astrological advice column and her creating astrological charts for private clients.
I think that is going to be a big draw for me as the series continues.
Julia has a genuine concern for her friends and clients, and that shines through in her actions during the book.
She makes you care about what is happening to them, and to her. And she gets herself into some incredibly dangerous situations along the way.
I can hardly wait for the next book in this series!
Rating: Four stars