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  • Bibliography:
    46 Books (4 Series)
  • First Book:
    January 1995
  • Latest Book:
    February 2025
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Full 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)
19 - Library Spirits (Feb-2024)
20 - Spirits Adopted (Feb-2025)

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)
8 - Hollywood Angels (Sep-2023)
9 - Celluloid Angels (Sep-2024)

Book List in Order: 46 titles



  • 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...



  • 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 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...



  • 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...



  • 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...



  • 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 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...



  • 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...






  • 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...



  • 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...



  • 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...



  • 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...



  • 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...



  • Local Secretary Foils Murderer in Lost Among the Angels, a Historical Cozy Mystery from Alice Duncan1920s, Los Angeles, CAMercy Allcutt is ecstatic to move to California where she knows she’ll learn all about life andâ€"to her Boston blue-blood fam...





  • Daisy Gumm Majesty's talent as a "medium" catches the attention of a dangerous mobster. Vicenzo Maggiori wants to get in touch with his dead godfather. And he wants to do it in his own speakeasy.When Daisy receives Maggiori message through her wealth...



  • Famed Gossip Columnist Murdered at SĂ©ance in Angels Flight, a Historical Cozy Mystery from Alice Duncan--1926, Los Angeles, CA--Mercy Allcutt is thrilled with her new job as secretary to private investigator Ernie Templeton -- until she opens the do...



  • 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 ...






  • 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...



  • 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...



  • 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 ...



  • 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 ...



  • 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...



  • 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...



  • Famed Director and Producer, Milton Halsey Gosset, Shot Dead in Angels of Mercy, a Cozy Historical Mystery from Alice Duncan--1926, Los Angeles, CA--Former Boston Brahmin Mercy Allcutt is excited to be renting suites of rooms to deserving working wom...



  • 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 ...



  • When a real live (or dead) spirit invades Daisy Gumm Majesty’s body as she’s conducting a sĂ©ance‚ 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...



  • When the Klan Comes to Pasadena, Intimidation Takes a New Form in DARK SPIRITS, a Historical Cozy Mystery by Alice Duncan--1920s, Pasadena, California--The Ku Klux Klan has opened a chapter in Daisy Gumm Majesty's home town of Pasadena, California. W...






  • Daisy Gumm Majesty Meets Gilbert and Sullivan in SPIRITS ONSTAGE. a Historical Cozy Mystery by Alice Duncan--1920s, Pasadena, California--Daisy Gumm Majesty, Pasadena's spiritualist-medium to folks with more money than sense, is talked into playing t...



  • 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....



  • Communion Turns Deadly in UNSETTLED SPIRITS, a Historical Cozy Mystery by Alice Duncan--1920s, Pasadena, California--People are dropping dead after communion services at Daisy's church, Detective Sam Rotondo has finally professed his love for Daisy, ...



  • "A truly gifted writer who has proven herself a master of the mystery/suspense genre, Alice Duncan's "Bruised Spirits" is another uncompromisingly entertaining read from cover to cover . . ." ~ Midwest Book Reviews--1920s, Pasadena, California--It's ...



  • There's a Body in the Stacks and Wedding Bells in the Air in SPIRITS UNITED, A Historical Cozy Mystery from Alice Duncan--1920s Pasadena, California--It's 1924 and spiritualist-medium Daisy Gumm and her fiancĂ©, Detective Sam Rotondo, discover a dead...



  • Dachshund Discovers Doctor's Body in Altadena Cemetery, Daisy Gumm Majesty Investigates, in the Historical Cozy Mystery, SPIRITS UNEARTHED, by Alice Duncan"Author Alice Duncan whisks the reader to 1924 in a way that will have you wishing for skinny d...



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



  • 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...



  • When a Woman Mysteriously Disappears From an Orange Grove Mansion, Daisy Gumm Majesty, Sam Rotondo, and the Ever Crotchety Lou Prophet Launch A Search in Exercised Spirits, a Cozy Historical Mystery by Alice Duncan -- 1925, Pasadena, California -- Al...



  • 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...






  • 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 librarian, ...



  • 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 ...



  • Unearthed Skeletal Remains Follow Marital Bliss in Domesticated Spirits, a Cozy Historical Mystery by Alice Duncan -- 1926, Pasadena, California -- Sam and Daisy’s marital bliss is tempered when Lou Prophet’s mangled old cat digs up bones in the ...



  • Talent Scout Found Murdered in Hollywood Angels, a Historical Cozy Mystery from Alice DuncanLos Angeles, California, January 1927Mercy Allcutt’s friend, Lulu LaBelle, has an unwelcomed encounter with an alleged talent scout, producer, and director ...



  • Young Woman's Body Discovered in Library Pond, Lou Prophet Accused in Library Spirits, a Cozy Historical Mystery by Alice Duncan -- 1926, Pasadena, California -- When Daisy’s old nemesis, Stacy Kincaid, is found murdered in the Pasadena Public Libr...



  • In the Cutthroat World of Hollywood, Fame and Fortune Come at a Deadly Price in Celluloid Angels, a Historical Cozy Mystery from Alice DuncanLos Angeles, California, 1927Esteemed producer, Harvey Nash is troubled by a series of suspicious accidents p...



Award-Winning Books by Alice Duncan

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


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Alice Duncan has published 46 books.

The next book by Alice Duncan, Spirits Adopted, will be published in February 2025.

The first book by Alice Duncan, One Bright Morning, was published in January 1995.

Yes. Alice Duncan has 4 series.