Thursday, November 19, 2020

Spotlight: The Madness of Mercury (Zodiac Mystery) by Connie Di Marco (Blog Tour/Tour-Wide Giveaway)

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

About The Madness of Mercury


The Madness of Mercury (Zodiac Mystery) 

Traditional Mystery 1st in Series 

Publisher: Suspense Publishing (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 - 

Tour-Wide Giveaway


November 6 – Ascroft, eh? – AUTHOR INTERVIEW 
November 7 – Literary Gold – CHARACTER GUEST POST 
November 8 – Off November 9 – Baroness' Book Trove – REVIEW 
November 10 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book - SPOTLIGHT 
November 11 – I'm All About Books – SPOTLIGHT 
November 11 – I Read What You Write – GUEST POST 
November 12 – Read Your Writes Book Reviews - CHARACTER GUEST POST 
November 13 – Books a Plenty Book Reviews - REVIEW, GUEST POST 
November 14 – Ruff Drafts – SPOTLIGHT 
November 15 – Elizabeth McKenna - Author Blog – SPOTLIGHT 
November 16 – Sapphyria's Book Reviews - SPOTLIGHT 
November 17 – Cozy Up With Kathy - REVIEW, AUTHOR INTERVIEW 
November 18 – Diane Reviews Books – GUEST POST 
November 19 – Thoughts in Progress – EXCERPT 

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  1. Thanks for sharing your book and for the great giveaway too.

    1. Hi James, so glad you could follow along! Best of luck!

  2. Thanks so much for hosting The Madness of Mercury today!

  3. Would really enjoy reading. Sounds like an interesting book.

    1. Thanks, Dianne ~ I hope you get to enjoy Julia's first adventure soon! Best of luck!

  4. Mercury in retrograde is never a good thing. :)

    1. No, it isn't, but not the worst. Nothing like a Saturn or Pluto transit! Just be careful what you sign when Mercury goes retrograde. Thanks for stopping by!

  5. I have experienced looking after 2 relatives with dementia, one with Lewy's Body dementia. When they go into their spells, it is impossible to connect with them and very scary too for them.

    1. That must have been really hard, Denise! So sad for old folks to go through that! Stay well!

  6. This sounds like a great book and series, thank you for sharing the details.

    1. You're so welcome Bea, I hope you get to meet Julia and all her cronies soon!


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