In 1920 Pasadena, California, wealthy Mrs. Bissel calls
spiritualist Daisy Gumm Majesty to rid her house of a
ghost. Daisy tries to persuade her client that she
communicates with the spirits but does not do exorcisms,
but the distraught widow insists that she only trusts her.
Not wanting to alienate a rich patron, Daisy agrees to try,
saying she never has done anything like this so may need to
Daisy quickly concludes that the haunting of the Bissel
mansion is more likely occurring due to mortal happenings
than that of the other world. She begins to solve the
mystery, but also struggles to avoid police detective Sam
Rotondo, who she is half in love with though she is married
to a disabled vet.
The second 1920s "Spirit" tale is a strong historical cozy
that brings to life a bygone era. The story line opens
with a deep look at the 1920 with Daisy's party line and
the Colorado 13 number and opens the window into the past
even further. The "ghost" turns into a neat trick that
haunts Daisy even after she uncovers the truth. Historical
readers will enjoy FINE SPIRITS and its predecessor STRONG
SPIRITS as both provide interesting glances at Americana.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted June 24, 2003