“…a fabulous new amateur sleuth!” – nightowlreviews
“…a cast of delightful eccentrics flailing their way through a gripping adventure that culminates in a satisfyingly cataclysmic conclusion.” – The New Podler reviews
Out-of-work actress Derry O’Donnell is talented, a teeny bit psychic … and broke. Spurred on by an ultimatum from her awesomely high-achieving mother, and with a little help from her theatrical friends, Derry embarks on a part-time career as Madam Tulip, fortune-teller to the rich and famous. But at her first fortune-telling gig – a celebrity charity weekend in an Irish castle – a rap artist pop star dies.
As Derry is drawn deep into a seedy world of celebrities, supermodels and millionaires, she finds herself trapped in a maze of intrigue, money and drugs. Derry’s attempts at amateur detective could soon destroy her friends, her ex-lover, her father and herself.
Madam Tulip is the first in a series of Tulip adventures in which Derry O’Donnell, celebrity fortune-teller and reluctant detective, plays the most exciting and perilous roles of her acting life, drinks borage tea, and fails to understand her parents.
What readers say about Madam Tulip –
“I absolutely loved it! Madam Tulip has just the right amount of mystery, humor, suspense, and all around great writing! – carrieksbookreviews
“…the most fun I have had since reading Harry Potter eight times over. So very well written, entertaining, intelligent, excellent character development and story development with no waste of words…. just good fun story telling. Wow! – Amazon Customer Review
“…a book that you really need to bring along next time you hit the beach!” –behindthewillows
“A quirky character driven plot told with an underlying dark humour…couldn’t put it down!” – mychestnutreadingtree
“Ahern keeps the laughs coming from beginning to end…” – the bandwagon
“Derry is a brilliant and authentic character.” [Madam Tulip] is so original and engaging and has so many laugh-out-loud moments.” – aoibhreads
“A wonderful read for a raining Sunday afternoon curled up on the sofa with a hot chocolate and cuddlethrow.” – theaddictionofbooks
“The excitement of the conclusion kept me riveted. A well balanced tale that twists and turns, keeping the reader guessing.” – mikestheaterofthemind
“Madam Tulip by David Ahern will have you laughing and playing detective at the same time.” – booksofallkinds
“Cosy down with a hot chocolate and a packet of digestive biscuits” –booksfromdusktilldawn
“Ahhhh what a lot of fun that was!” – caroleraesrandomramblings
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The Irish Flapper, is a novel set in Manhattan during the exciting Roaring Twenties about a young Irish woman’s journey to America to fulfill her contrasting dreams of wealth and living the life of an artist. Once in America she awakens to the stark difference between her dreams and the disillusioning reality of an immigrant’s life. It is her new friends, flamboyant cousin and her new found love that make life in the big city an unforgettable adventure.
In America, it is her wildly flamboyant cousin Isabelle, the “IT” actress of the moment and the girlfriend of a notorious dangerous gangster who introduces Annie to the enticing, glamorous yet deceptive world of fame and fortune. Annie falls deeply in love with Jack, a successful stockbroker haunted by the ghost of his past which threatens their future. As the great depression takes hold of New York City, it is the knot that ties family and friends together that helps her through great adversity and devastating loss.