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Fine Spirits (Daisy Gumm Majesty Mystery #2)

3.82  ·  Rating Details  ·  190 Ratings  ·  22 Reviews
Daisy Gumm Majesty is a spiritualist and con artist. When she comes across the phantom "haunting" Mrs Bissel's basement she thinks it may be the missing heiress Marianna Wagner, desperately fleeing her unhappy home, so what should she do?
Paperback, 317 pages
Published July 1st 2003 by Zebra
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Oct 23, 2010 Gina rated it it was amazing
I love Daisy Gunn - spiritualist to the rich of 1920's Pasadena. Daisy freely acknowledges to her friends and family that she is a fake, but she sees her job as offering relief to those who have lost loved ones in the war. In this outting, one of her clients calls her to exorcise a ghost in her basement. Soon Daisy is involved in a case of a missing heiress and the adventure is off and running. A GREAT SERIES
Jun 03, 2014 Susan rated it liked it
Shelves: general-fiction
Although this is number two in a charming mystery series set in 1920's Pasadena, it is not particularly a mystery itself. Packaged as a romance, it's not really a romance, either. Spiritualist Daisy Gumm Majesty is called upon to exorcise a ghost from the basement of one of her clients. Since Daisy doesn't believe in ghosts, she's sure something all too real is causing the noises. Still, she has her family, including the husband who was so badly wounded in the Great War, to support, so she'll do ...more
Liz Banks
When Daisy's husband comes home from WWI wheelchair-bound and unable to breathe well, she remembers she was always good with the Ouija board and becomes a spiritualist for the rich in Pasadena. (She needs to earn a living.) In this novel, a woman asks for her help ridding her basement of a ghost about the same time a debutante goes missing. This is the second book I have read by this author. I enjoy her characters, but I keep coming back because of the main character's stream of consciousness na ...more
Mar 02, 2015 Bonnie rated it it was ok
I'm not sure about this series. It's promoted as a 'rolicking' type of mystery novel and the heroine is an admittedly fake spiritualist, in the 1920's. But there are serious issues addressed in this one: notably the suffering of her husband, who was crippled in WWI. I liked this book better than the first one I read of the series. It might be an example of the wisdom of reading through a series in order, as I believe the one I read comes later.
Carrie Garza
Dec 08, 2014 Carrie Garza marked it as to-read
19 year old Daisy is a spiritualist in the 1920s. Her young husband was crippled in the first world war and it falls on Daisy to make a living.

Such a "chatty" novel, from Daisys' point of you. You get a lot of information on how life might have been.

Jan 01, 2015 Barbara rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fine Spirits

Another delightful read from Alice Duncan! I'm looking forward to the next book and will start it this evening. If you like adventure/mystery
with an old fashioned twist, you'll love these books!!!
Elizabeth Olson
Jan 21, 2015 Elizabeth Olson rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery, read-2015
Number 2 in the Desdemona Majesty (nee Daisy Gumm) spiritualist mysteries. This one isn't so much a whodunit as a howtofixit, but it's a completely charming immersion into the Pasadena of 1920 nonetheless.
Pat Beard
Jan 18, 2016 Pat Beard rated it really liked it
Love this series. True to its period. Like the lead character who is nicely complex, down to earth. Looking forward to the next in the series.
Jan 25, 2016 Nancy rated it really liked it
Very fun book. Maisy is hired to get rid of a basement ghost in a rich lady's house in 1920's Pasadena. There is not much of a mystery going on, more solving a situation. The author's writing style is where I have a problem with her books. The basic plot is good, but she goes on and on repeating the main character's thoughts over and over. I guess it is a way to make the book long enough? Or maybe it is really a YA book? I like Maisy's gutsiness and her language, and the setting, enough to proba ...more
Linda C
Mar 23, 2016 Linda C rated it really liked it
Book 2 in the Daisy Gumm series has Daisy being asked to rid Mrs. Bissell's cellar of a spirit, Although Daisy says she doesn't do exorcisms, she agrees to investigate and gets herself entangled in a scheme to aid a missing girl. Detective Sam Rotondo fears Daisy is involved and tries to catch her out. Daisy and her friends go behind his back to protect the girl. There are developing issues concerning Daisy's disabled husband and a cute puppy she hopes will help alleviate his depression. Not rea ...more
Keary Richardson
Jul 23, 2015 Keary Richardson rated it really liked it
See my review of book one. Still enjoying the series
Jan 08, 2015 Betty rated it liked it
Nice, light palate cleanser after a long novel.
Jun 04, 2015 Abbey rated it it was ok
The writing is tween rather than YA, appropriate for 12-year-olds.
Sep 24, 2014 Pat rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: historical, mystery
More cozy than mystery but still a lot of fun to read. I'd love to taste Aunt Vi's cooking!
Aug 23, 2012 Joanna rated it really liked it
Another Daisy Gum Majesty down the hatch! These books are just a fun, light read but also very interesting. I do enjoy the descriptions of just about everything, from the frustration of the old Model T and Brown the horse who doesn't want to always go to the very real problems of living with a spouse in constant pain. But her attitude is always very upbeat.
Jul 25, 2011 Kat rated it really liked it
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Sep 30, 2011 Harriet rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: historical
Daisy continues her pleasant narrative, though there are hints at darker times ahead. This starts out with a bit more of a mystery as Daisy is hired to exorcise a haunted basement.
Dec 01, 2010 Kathy rated it liked it
fun mystery stories set in 1921. interesting family, with the protagonist a spiritualist (admittedly a fraud, but good at it!) Fun stuff.
Oct 28, 2012 Rachelle rated it liked it
Well it's really not much of a mystery....but the characters are engaging and I can't resist the descriptions of old Pasadena.
Jul 21, 2011 Bea added it
Once again, Daisy Gumm Majesty is a real delight. I wish Alice Duncan books were easier to get. I love this series!
This is cute, but it's just not holding my attention. My TBR pile is too big right now.
Not really a mystery.
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