Sunday, July 2, 2017

All Signs Point to Murder (A Zodiac Mystery)

All Signs Point to Murder by Connie di Marco

 
Cozy Mystery 2nd in the Series 
Midnight Ink (August 8, 2017) 
Paperback: 336 pages ISBN-13: 978-0738751078 
E-Book ASIN: B01M14L2YK


The stars predict a wedding-day disaster, but San Francisco astrologer Julia Bonatti never expected murder
Julia Bonatti is alarmed by the astrological signs looming over Geneva Leary’s wedding day, but nobody asked Julia’s opinion and being a bridesmaid means supporting the bride no matter what. Even with the foreboding Moon-Mars-Pluto lineup in the heavens, no one’s prepared for the catastrophes that strike: a no-show sister, a passed-out wedding planner, and a lethal shooting in the dead of night.
With anger and grief threatening to tear the Leary family part, Julia is determined to understand how such a terrible tragedy could occur. As she digs deeper into the family’s secrets, her astrological insights will lead her to the truth about a criminal enterprise that stretches far beyond the California coast.

 Even if you have not read the first book in this series, you can enjoy this well written cozy by itself.
The characters are developed enough for you to learn the connections between them, but the murderer is still well hidden until the very end.
This is a complicated situation where putting together means, motive and opportunity takes a lot of searching. Especially intriguing are the things that are not said or are missing, more so than the information gathered.

Like some readers, there are persons in the book that can't imagine astrological data and planetary placement could possibly affect life circumstances OR lead to the identity of a murderer. 
Learning how Julia interprets the charts was interesting. Still, it still seems you can't skip good old fashioned legwork.

Besides solving this crime, people are trying to convince Julia she should begin dating again.
After meeting the characters in this book, I can appreciate single life all the more.

About The Author

Connie di Marco is the author of the Zodiac Mysteries from Midnight Ink, featuring San Francisco astrologer, Julia Bonatti.
 The first in the series, The Madness of Mercury, was released in June 2016 and the second, All Signs Point to Murder, available for pre-order now, will be released on August 8, 2017.

 Writing as Connie Archer, she is also the national bestselling author of the Soup Lover’s Mystery series from Berkley Prime Crime. Some of her favorite recipes can be found in The Cozy Cookbook and The Mystery Writers of America Cookbook. 
Connie is a member of International Thriller Writers, Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime.

  Author Links
  Website: http://www.conniedimarco.com/
  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/zodiacmysteries/
  Twitter: @askzodia
  Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14751339.Connie_Di_Marco
  Author Central: amazon.com/author/conniedimarco

  Purchase Links:
  Amazon: http://amzn.to/2pD81gk
  B&N: http://bit.ly/2ogjVuG
  IndieBound: http://bit.ly/2pkMqch


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