Book List in Order: 43 titles



  • A Saturday Christmas Shopping Trip to Chinatown Leads to Murder in Christmas Angels, a Historical Cozy Mystery from Alice Duncan1926, Los Angeles, CAMercy and Lulu visit one of Ernie Templeton's favorite Chinatown dives, a silken items shop owned by ...



  • Bridal Bouquet Becomes Murder Weapon in Wedded Spirits, a Cozy Historical Mystery by Alice Duncan—1925, Pasadena, California—Daisy is the Matron of Honor for the wedding of Mr. Robert Browning and Miss Regina Petri, Daisy's favorite libra...



  • Boston Socialite Cracks Band of Bootleggers in Angels Adrift, a Historical Cozy Mystery from Alice Duncan1926, Pasadena, CAMercy Allcutt's imagination is more exciting than her job as secretary to P.I., Ernie Templeton. As usual, she has nothing to d...



  • When a Woman Mysteriously Disappears From an Orange Grove Mansion, Daisy Gumm, Sam and the Ever Crotchety Lou Prophet, Launch A Search in Exercised Spirits, a Cozy Historical Mystery by Alice Duncan--1926, Pasadena, California—Already irked about h...



  • When a Former Madame Bilks Bounty Hunter, Lou Prophet, Out of Money to Start a New Life, Daisy and Sam Intervene to Save Her Life in SCARLET SPIRITS, a Cozy Historical Mystery by Alice Duncan--1925, Pasadena, California--Angie Mainwaring moves to Pas...



  • Pasadena Matron Struck and Injured by Motorcar at Rose Parade in Shaken Spirits, a Cozy Historical Mystery by Alice Duncan January, 1925 Daisy Gumm Majesty, her family and fiancé, Sam Rotondo--detective with the Pasadena Police Department--are leav...



  • Nothing interrupts a good lover's spat like a dog - Daisy Gumm Majesty's Dachshund, Spike, in particular. Of course, they were in a graveyard, and Spike did have a shoe in his mouth - and the shoe did have an occupant. Well, a foot, if that counts. D...



  • It's 1924 and spiritualist-medium Daisy Gumm and her fiancÉ, Detective Sam Rotondo, discover a dead body tucked away in the Pasadena Public Library's bibliography stacks. Worse, Daisy's old friend, Mr. Browning, is holding the bloody knife, putting...







  • It's 1924 and spiritualist-medium Daisy Gumm bands with friends Flossie and Harold to help Lily Bannister, whose abusive husband nearly killed her. Meanwhile, Mrs. Pinkerton-Daisy's best client-is in a tizzy, insisting Daisy use her spiritualist tal...



  • People are dropping dead after communion services at Daisy's church, Detective Sam Rotondo has finally professed his love for Daisy, and Daisy sees swaying trees in her crystal ball, a prop in which she doesn't place any faith.But when the crystal ba...



  • Forced to endure a visit with her parents for Thanksgiving, Mercy Allcutt's week is made even more miserable when she investigates the death of a woman flung from a second-story staircase....



  • Daisy Gumm Majesty, Pasadena's spiritualist-medium to folks with more money than sense, is talked into playing the role of mean Katisha in her church's production of Gilbert and Sullivan's operetta, The Mikado. As rehearsals progress and Daisy falls...



  • The Ku Klux Klan has opened a chapter in Daisy Gumm Majesty's home town of Pasadena, California. Worse, Klan members are harassing Joseph Jackson, the gatekeeper for Daisy's best client, Mrs. Pinkerton.When Mrs. Pinkerton also becomes a target of vic...



  • When a real live (or dead) spirit invades Daisy Gumm Majesty’s body as she’s conducting a séance‚ claiming he was murdered‚ Daisy is not only shocked and afraid‚ but curious. She’s a fake spiritualist‚ for heaven’s sake. How did a re...



  • Flooding is not uncommon in Rosedale, New Mexico, in 1923, but Annabelle Blue has never found a corpse floating in the floodwaters before . . . As if discovering the body of the murdered president of the Rosedale Farmer s and Rancher s Bank isn t ...



  • Former Boston Brahmin Mercy Allcutt is excited to be renting out suites of rooms to deserving working women in her new home on Bunker Hill in Los Angeles. She considers she’s performing an act of good-heartedness, no matter how skeptical her boss, ...



  • Ancient Spirits not only takes the reader on an adventure with Daisy, Harold and Sam, but warms the heart and soul. After the death of her beloved husband Billy, Daisy Majesty falls into a deep depression. To counter her melancholy, Daisy's best f...



  • Genteel Spirits is a wonderful change of pace book, thoroughly enjoyable with great writing that is good for the heart and soul! Daisy Gumm Majesty is back and she's up to her ears again. Not only does she have to deal with her husband Billy's dec...







  • Transplanted Boston Brahmin Mercy Allcutt has had some very exciting times as secretary to private investigator Ernie Templeton. While it's true she's been in what she considers a wee bit of trouble (and Ernie considers out-and-out danger) a time or ...



  • When Annabelle Blue stumbles over the body of Billy Hank Griffin, the entire town of Rosedale, New Mexico (population about 12,000) is more pleased than not, Mr. Griffin being known as a very bad man.Since there isn’t a mark on his body, his death ...



  • It's early October 1923, and three interesting things are going on in the generally dull town of Rosedale, New Mexico: the fall cattle drive, the fall rodeo, and a tent revival. Annabelle Blue is excited about the first two events. The last one might...



  • Jack Valentine and Phoebe Honeycutt hate each other on sight when they run into one another by accident on the vast Texas plain. To Jack, who fought for four years in the Union Army against the secessionist South, Phoebe is just another worthless, si...



  • When Daisy Gumm Majesty, spiritualist to people with more money than sense, is asked by her good friend Johnny Buckingham, a captain in the Salvation Army, to teach a cooking class for disadvantaged ladies, she’s sure Johnny is nuts. She earns her ...



  • Five Star Mysteries are standard print, first editions from award-winning authors as well as up-and-coming authors of the Mystery genre. These hardcover first editions will consist of new novels and short story collections plus novels that have been ...



  • Daisy Gumm Majesty, spiritualist to folks with more money than sense, can scarcely believe that her best client wants her to get her spiritual control, Rolly, to appear at a sÃance in a speakeasy. Bad enough that Daisy made up Rolly when she was ten...





  • Historical cozy mystery set in Los Angeles, CA, in 1926.Mercy Allcutt, Boston Brahmin, wants to experience life in all its grittiness. How better than by working for a down-on-his luck PI in Hollywood? Once she discovers what PI actually stands for, ...



  • It's the "Roaring '20s," but you wouldn't know the era was roaring if you lived in southeastern New Mexico. Except for the occasional "flicker" at the local motion-picture palace, it might as well be 1883 as 1923. When young Annabelle Blue's eccentri...







  • A rough California gold camp seems an unlikely place for two lonely people running from their pasts to meet. But when Sam Ransom first sees Zenobia Gray taking after a huge, bearded miner with a ladle, then delivering a baby and comforting a berea...



  • Meet Daisy Gumm Majesty--spiritualist by trade, con artist to the core. There are plenty of scams to be scored in sunny Pasadena, where almost anything goes and Prohibition doesn't even slow a body down... Taking Care Of Business I may not reall...



  • Welcome to sunny Pasadena, California, just a stone's throw from Hollywood. The twenties are in full roar, Prohibition isn't stopping anybody...and Daisy Gumm Majesty is getting by the best way she knows how-- catering to the rich and famous as a med...



  • All I Do Is Dream Of You Born and bred on the mean streets of Chicago, Kate Finney has few illusions about love. A handsome city swell like Alex English sure isn't looking to marry a girl who spends her nights telling fortunes and dancing the hootch...



  • It Had To Be You Belle Monroe has already scandalized her family down to its proud Virginia roots by choosing to work as a nanny up north rather than languish in genteel poverty. Her mother would swoon if she knew that her precious daughter was co...



  • Let Me Call You Sweetheart Rose Ellen Gilhooley didn't get to be a star in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show for nothing. Bareback riding and shooting, along with some pretty sharp instincts, have taken her worlds away from the sleepy Kansas t...



  • Step behind the scenes into the exciting early days of motion pictures. Meet intrepid producer Martin Tafft, driven to make Peerless Studios the biggest name in the new frontier of silent movies. Experience the action, thrills, and passion that creat...



  • Step behind the scenes into the exciting early days of motion pictures. Meet intrepid producer Martin Tafft, driven to make Lovejoy Studios the biggest name in the new frontier of silent movies. Experience the action, thrills, and passion that create...



  • Step behind the scenes into the exciting early days of motion pictures. Meet intrepid producer Martin Tafft, driven to make Lovejoy Studios the biggest name in the new frontier of silent movies. Experience the action, thrills, and passion that create...



  • Step behind the scenes into the exciting early days of motion pictures. Meet intrepid producer Mart Tafft, driven to make Lovejoy Studios the biggest name in the new frontier of silent movies. Experience the action, thrills, and passion that create f...







  • He was irresistible. Handsome as sin. And he filled her nights with dreams no proper lady should enjoy.... HE WAS EVERYTHING SHE EVER WANTED -- AND COULD NOT TOUCH... By day she was Claire Montague, prim, demure housekeeper of Partington Place. B...



  • A hopeless romantic, Addie Blewitt dreams of southern heroes and brave knights as she works her farm and cares for her spinster aunt Ivy, but when Charley Wilde, a dashing artisan/thief spends time on her farm, he falls head over heels for innocent A...



  • SHE GAVE ADVICE TO EVERYONE -- BUT SHE COULD USE A BIT HERSELF Emily von Plotz barely eked out a living giving advice to readers of the San Francisco Call as "Aunt Emily." Then she chanced to meet the man who had signed himself "Texas Lonesome" -...



  • A MAN AROUND THE HOUSE AGAIN Young widow Maggie Bright had her hands full raising a baby daughter and running a farm with no one to help except her lazy drunk of a hired hand. The last thing she needed was a bullet-ridden, half-dead stranger ridin...


Complete Series List in Order

A Daisy Gumm Majesty Mystery

1) Strong Spirits (Feb-2003)
2) Fine Spirits (Jul-2003)
3) High Spirits (Nov-2008)
4) Hungry Spirits (Jun-2010)
5) Genteel Spirits (Aug-2011)
6) Ancient Spirits (Feb-2012)
7) Spirits Revived (Mar-2014)
8) Dark Spirits (Jun-2014)
9) Spirits Onstage (Apr-2015)
10) Unsettled Spirits (Nov-2015)
11) Bruised Spirits (Jul-2016)
12) Spirits United (Jul-2017)
13) Spirits Unearthed (Apr-2018)
14) Shaken Spirits (Jan-2019)
15) Scarlet Spirits (Dec-2019)
16) Exercised Spirits (Jan-2021)
17) Wedded Spirits (Apr-2022)
18) Domesticated Spirits (Feb-2023)

The Dream Maker

1) The Beauty and the Brain (May-2001)
2) The Cowboy for Hire (Mar-2001)
3) The Miner's Daughter (Sep-2001)
4) The Her Leading Man (Nov-2001)

Meet Me at the Fair

1) Coming Up Roses (Feb-2002)
2) Just North of Bliss (May-2002)
3) A Bicycle Built for Two (Oct-2002)

A Mercy Alcutt Mystery

1) Lost Among the Angels (Jun-2006)
2) Angel's Flight (Jul-2009)
3) Fallen Angels (May-2011)
4) Angels of Mercy (Jul-2012)
5) Thanksgiving Angels (May-2015)
6) Angels Adrift (Nov-2021)
7) Christmas Angels (Oct-2022)

Award-Winning Books by Alice Duncan

Fallen Angels
2012 New Mexico Book Award -- Mystery/Suspense
2012 New Mexico-Arizona Book Award -- Mystery/Suspense