In an effort to avoid what she knew she should be doing, Alice
folk-danced professionally until her writing muse finally had its way.
Now a resident of Roswell, New Mexico, Alice enjoys saying no
smog, no crowds, and yes to loving her herd of wild dachshunds.
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A Daisy Gumm Majesty Mystery,  Book 1

It's the 1920s and Daisy Gumm Majesty is doing her part to support her
family as a medium by holding séances and interpreting tarot cards for
the rich and famous.

When the wealthy Mrs. Kincaid comes to Daisy to help solve her
husband's disappearance, Detective Sam Rotondo isn't far behind.

Sam isn't fooled by Daisy's choice of "vocation" and blackmails her into
spying on the Kincaids.

Then Daisy reads Sam's cards... and the tables turn.

AWARDS:
Romantic Times Top Pick
Reviewer's Choice Awards, finalist

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especially effervescent Daisy." ~Booklist
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A Daisy Gumm Majesty Mystery, Book 2

Meet Daisy Gumm Majesty: spiritualist to folks with more money than
sense.

The 1920s may be roaring among Pasadena's wealthy, but Daisy must
earn a living for her family. When Daisy is approached by Mrs. Bissel
about exorcizing a ghost from her basement, Daisy is tempted to back
out until Mrs. B puts up one of her famous dachshund puppies as
payment.

Hoping the basement ghost is not a skunk, Daisy begins snooping only
to discover the matter is much larger than anyone imagined. Now if she
can only find a way to solve it without undue consequences to anyone—
including her own reputation.

REVIEWS:
"Readers will enjoy feisty, "spirited" Daisy and her predicament as she
becomes involved in another's plight." ~Booklist
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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 wealthiest client,
Mrs. K, whose daughter is in Maggiori's clutches, Daisy can't say no.

Then, as the séance begins, Maggiori's speakeasy is raided by
Detective Sam Rotondo. Arrested with everyone else, Daisy's troubles
are multiplied when Rotondo tells her she must channel the spirits for
Maggiori and pass the information to him in exchange for her freedom.

REVIEWS:
"Alice Duncan deftly sweeps us back to 1921 with a fascinating story
populated with a cast of characters reminiscent of many family trees—
skeletons and all." ~Deb Stover, award-winning author of A Willing
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A Daisy Gumm Majesty Mystery, Book 4

Daisy Gumm Majesty, spiritualist to people with more money than sense,
is asked by a Salvation Army captain to teach a cooking class for
immigrant German ladies. Since Daisy's only culinary talent is burning
water, she's is sure the captain is nuts.

But Daisy steps up and forces herself to confront her own prejudices
about Germans, whom she blames for her veteran-husband's war
illness.

Then one of her students disappears and Daisy discovers that the help
her students need has nothing to do with cooking—an anarchist's
scheme about to boil over.

REVIEWS:
"Daisy's upbeat attitude gives her great appeal. Recommend to fans of
Jacqueline Winspear's Maisie Dobbs." ~Booklist
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A Daisy Gumm Majesty  Mystery, Book 5

The movie biz has come to Pasadena and Daisy Gumm Majesty is up to
her ears in trouble. Spike is in obedience training, a spoiled actress
wants Daisy as her very own spiritualist and someone is sending
poison-pen letters to the Leading Man.

Worse, the motion picture folks claim that Germans are out to steal their
new invention being used on the set.

Butting heads with Detective Sam Rotondo, assigned to the movie-set as
security, Daisy is on the case with Spike in tow. Now, if she can just find
a way to keep everyone's secrets a secret without letting the Germans
get away with grand theft.

REVIEWS:
"Perfect 10, by gum! This story is pure entertainment" ~ Romance
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"An intriguing plot with ample twists [that] moves along at a fast pace to
the startling ending." ~RT Book Reviews
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A Daisy Gumm Majesty  Mystery, Book 6

Daisy Gumm Majesty has put her Ouija board aside, following her
husband's passing. Only when Mrs. Pinkerton's daughter is arrested
does Daisy pick it up again, and is immediately rewarded with useful
information.

Mrs. P is so delighted she pays Daisy an enormous amount of money,
which comes in handy when Mrs. P's son (and Daisy's best friend)
insists Daisy accompany him on a trip to Egypt.

Arriving in Cairo, Daisy makes an innocent purchase of a unique canopic
jar and lands in the middle of a smuggling ring.

Convinced Daisy is in trouble, Sam hies himself to Egypt where he joins
the spiritualist/sleuth in an adventure that will last a lifetime.

REVIEWS:
"Well plotted with a band of whimsical characters and genuine humor...
as comforting as a warm mug of cocoa on a blustery day." ~Diane
Morasco, RT Book Reviews

"Cozy fans will find [Daisy's] simple, sweet, budding relationship with
Sam refreshingly free of artifice." ~Publishers Weekly
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A Daisy Gumm Majesty  Mystery, Book 7

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 vicious pranks, Daisy tries
to get Detective Sam Rotondo, her new leading man, involved.

Sam isn't thrilled. Worse, the bodies are piling up, and now he needs
Daisy's help speaking to some of the Klan's victims.

That makes Daisy a target, forcing Sam to redouble his efforts and keep
Daisy from doing in the Klan with a zinc bucket and a baseball bat.

REVIEWS:
"Cozy fans will find [Daisy's] simple, sweet, budding relationship with
Sam refreshingly free of artifice." ~Publishers Weekly
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The Dream Maker Series, Book 1

It's 1905, early in the Silent Film era, and orphan Amy Wilkes is
"discovered" by producer Martin Tafft at a Pasadena Health Spa. Whisked
away to the movie-making set, Amy is glamorized and placed before her
leading man: a rugged, oh-so-handsome Arizona cowboy named Charlie
Fox.

Charlie, another "natural", needs money for his ranch, not the naive
attentions of a beautiful starlet no matter how far she turns his head.

On screen, sparks fly between Amy and Charlie, as the pair struggle to
act like people they're not. Off screen, they face the scuttling
machinations of the other actors and Charlie realizes what Amy truly
dreams of--love and security. He offers her both. But first, Amy must open
her heart.

REVIEWS:
"Alice Duncan's knowledge of the 1900's film era brings a sparkle to
COWBOY FOR HIRE. Highly recommended." ~Word Weaving

"What a delightful read! Fascinating era... fascinating backdrop... and a
lovely romance!" ~Norah Wilson, USA Today bestselling author
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The Dream Maker Series, Book 2

Silent film star Brenda Fitzpatrick has supported her family via her
beautiful face since she was twelve, carefully hiding her keen mind
behind a well-crafted featherheaded-blonde facade. Then Brenda lands
her dream job--the lead in Martin Tafft's latest romantic flicker--and
encounters Colin Peters.

Tafft's newest research assistant, Colin is a scientist, not a
sentimentalist. The fact that Brenda Fitzpatrick turns his head only
means he might be able to make love to her if he follows the natural
mating techniques he's studied in other species.

But when Colin attempts his seduction, Brenda is incensed, wanting to
be recognized for her brain, and Colin comes face-to-face with the
seemingly impossible: a love more real than any celluloid fantasy.

REVIEWS:
"The silent motion picture industry once again provides the fascinating
backdrop for Alice Duncan's second novel in the Dream Maker series.
~Cindy Penn, Word Weaving

"A lovely tale. Loved it!" ~Norah Wilson, USA Today bestselling author
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The Dream Maker Series, Book 3

It's the height of the Silent Film era and Marigold Pottersby is trying to
hang on to her father's failing silver mine when producer Martin Tafft
offers a hefty sum to use the mine in his latest flicker. Mari quickly agrees
but balks when the film crew insists she stop mining. Then Mari meets
Tony Ewing.

Tafft's heaviest investor and a dyed-in-the-wool Easterner, Tony arrives to
investigate the film's progress. He has no use for the West, or the mine's
country-bumpkin owner and her Great Dane named Tiny. But the show
must go on.

Tony plies his wares, intent on winning Mari's cooperation and gets more
than he bargained for. Mari proves she has no need for his wealth,
captures his imagination with her fiery comebacks, and leaves his heart
in a dangerous way. Then the film crew discovers that Mari's silver mine
isn't a silver mine at all, leaving Mari with a choice: admit she needs Tony
and his investor ways, or walk away from the greatest find of her life.

REVIEWS:
"Alice Duncan doesn't fail fans who enjoy her blend of humor and snappy
dialog." ~Carol Carter

"Alice Duncan masterfully creates a fiercely independent, slightly offbeat
heroine the reader can't help but love." ~Cindy Penn, Wordweaving
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The Dream Maker Series, Book 4

Christina Mayhew doesn't consider herself a gifted thespian. Acting in
Silent Films is simply a means to earn money for medical school so she
can become a physician like her beloved father. Thankfully her
gentlemanly producer, Martin Tafft, understands.

While Martin is happy to discuss feminism and women's suffrage with
Christina, his inner reaction to her secret goal is one of crushing
disappointment. With moving pictures developing a sordid reputation,
thanks to hard-drinking and drug-consuming stars, he needs Christina's
wholesomeness to create the kind of movies he envisions.

Then an accident on the set forces Martin to take the male lead, and
Christina gets a taste of his kisses--on screen, at least. Now all she has
to do is convince him he is perfect for another role... her lifetime leading
man.

REVIEWS:
"The setting is fascinating, and so authentically drawn, transporting me
to the world of early Hollywood. The love scenes are very emotional and
very hot." ~Kate McMurry

"Very highly recommended!" ~Cindy Penn, Wordweaving
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