Review: Madam Tulip and the bones of chance by David Ahern

Quick Info
Madam Tulip and the Bones Of Chance

  • Series: Madam Tulip
    book 3
  • Genre: Crime, Paranormal
  • Trigger Warnings: none
  • Rating: 4/5 Stars

Madam Tulip and The Bones Of Chance

A surprise role in a movie takes actress Derry O’Donnell to a romantic castle in the Scottish Highlands. But romance soon turns to fear and suspicion. Someone means to kill, and Derry, moonlighting as celebrity fortune-teller Madam Tulip, is snared in a net of greed, conspiracy and betrayal.

A millionaire banker, a film producer with a mysterious past, a gun-loving wife, a PA with her eyes on Hollywood, a handsome and charming estate manager—each has a secret to share and a request for Madam Tulip.

As Derry and her friend Bruce race to prevent a murder, she learns to her dismay that the one future Tulip can’t predict is her own.

Madame Tulip and the Bones of Chance is the third Madam Tulip adventure.

The Queer’s Review

I didn’t know what I expected but this was not it.

Because it was better. When I accepted this arc I thought I’d get an ordinary mystery, be somewhat entertained and never think about Madam Tulip again. And to me it’s okay if that happens, because reading just to pass time is nice, too.

But it’s been 2 months since I read The Bones of Chance and my life’s been more than simply stressful so there are quite a few reasons why I should’ve forgotten about Madam Tulip, but I did not.

I can’t even put my finger on why that is. Because while the mystery was alright it wasn’t the greatest thing I’ve ever read and at times it really was over the top – but that somehow fits perfectly? Maybe/probably it’s the main character Derry/Madam Tulip. I feel like I know her irl and like I’ve talked to her many times before. Maybe even have her read my cards.

I probably like this book so much because of the way the mystery and the paranormal come together without fighting over who comes out on top.

I could’ve done without the romantic aspects though.  

Bookish Thoughts

I’ll read the others parts some day as well.  


I received a free copy through the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you.

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