Monday, November 16, 2020

Book Relaunch ~ The Madness of Mercury (Zodiac Mystery) by Connie Di Marco #Mystery #Giveaway

The Madness of Mercury (Zodiac Mystery) by Connie Di Marco

About The Madness of Mercury


The Madness of Mercury

Zodiac Mystery, Book 1

Traditional Mystery

Publisher: Suspense Publishing

Publish Date: October 8, 2020

Paperback: 268 pages

ISBN-10: 0578752654

ISBN-13: 978-0578752655

Digital ASIN: B08K3JT8P1

San Francisco astrologer Julia Bonatti never thought murder would be part of her practice. But when a disastrous Mercury retrograde period hits, her life and practice is turned upside down, along with that of many of her colleagues who practice in the city. San Francisco has fallen under the spell of the Prophet’s Tabernacle, a religious cult that has descended upon the city. Reverend Roy, a Mercury-ruled, silver-tongued preacher offers a message of love and charity to the less fortunate, but Julia soon learns that the Reverend’s charity doesn’t extend to anyone who stands in his way. The Reverend is waging war on sin as he perceives it, targeting psychics, Wiccans, mediums, astrologers, gays, and anyone else he considers an abomination unto the Lord. 

Driven from her apartment, Julia seeks shelter with her client and friend, Dorothy. Dorothy has separated from her spouse and is caring for her two elderly aunts at their home on Telegraph Hill. Dorothy’s aunt, Evandra, appears stricken with dementia and her other aunt, Eunice, has fallen under the spell of the Reverend Roy. When Eunice disappears, Julia’s sure that she is headed for Prophet’s Paradise, a supposedly idyllic community north of the city. Julia fears that Eunice is being misled and will be in danger. She determines to rescue Eunice and take on the Army of the Prophet. 

Julia learns once more what she already knew –that Mercury wasn’t just the messenger of the gods, he was a trickster and a liar as well. 

About Connie di Marco

Connie di Marco is the author of the Zodiac Mysteries featuring San Francisco astrologer Julia Bonatti. The Madness of Mercury, the first book in the series will be re-released in October 2020.

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

Social Media Links: 

Facebook: (Connie di Marco Author) 

Purchase Link - Amazon 


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  1. Thank you for hosting The Madness of Mercury today!

  2. This sounds like a good book, thanks for sharing.

    1. Hi Julie ~ thanks for stopping by today. I hope you get to enjoy Julia's first adventure soon!

  3. The Madness of Mercury sounds like an exciting read, thanks for sharing with me!

  4. Sounds like a fascinating book. Thanks for the chance.

  5. I am always interested in learning about new books that I might want to read.

    1. Me too, I know how you feel. I try to take advantage of Book Bub too. Good luck and happy reading!