Sunday, November 19, 2017

Review: Madam Tulip by David Ahern


Hello readers,

Today I bring you the review on Madam Tulip by David Ahern. Madam Tulip is the first in a series of mystery novels.

Derry aka Madam Tulip is an unemployed Irish actress. No auditions coming up. She is also the daughter of a seventh son of a seventh son and by that has the gift of a fortune teller, which is how Madam Tulip came to life, fortune teller of the rich and famous. Eventually she has a dark vision when telling the fortune of one of her clients and ends up in this huge murder mystery with the mysterious death of a famous rap artist.
It is a world full of millionaires, horses and cocaine in which Derry needs to race to save her best friend from jail and her client from getting murdered.

Now this a very light mystery novel, at least I feel this way. It has a lot of humor and it read really fast. The plot was intriguing and it had some unexpected twists and turns towards the end. I however struggled a bit with the characters, which doesn’t necessarily makes a mystery novel bad for me. I just felt that as hilarious some of their actions were they could have been more serious at times but that is just a sense of humor this entire book has and it however fits well, it was just sometimes too much stupidity for me. For the writing, I overall liked it I just felt it had a tendency to have a lot of telling instead of showing and then again a lot of showing instead of telling at times which could have been more balanced, but that is a personal preference and didn’t make it less enjoyable to read.
I overall rated this book 4 out of 5 stars. I really enjoyed it and it was a solid really hilarious mystery novel and an incredible light read and I am looking forward to picking up the second book sometime soon.

I hope you enjoyed this weeks review and I see you again soon for another bookish post.

Take care,
Nadja

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