Tail of the Dragon
by Connie di Marco
on Tour July 16 - August 31, 2018
San Francisco astrologer Julia Bonatti never thought murder would be part of her practice, but now, Julia’s former boss and current client has asked for help. He has serious problems at his law firm. Two attorneys and a paralegal have received death threats and the only common denominator between all three is a case long settled — the highly publicized Bank of San Francisco fire. Julia’s convinced a woman is behind the threats, perhaps even the widow of the man who died in that same fire, but no one wants to listen — they can’t believe astrology could provide a clue. Before Julia can help her client, two lawyers are dead and her own life is threatened. Can she unmask the killer before he (or she) takes another life?
Book Details:Genre: Mystery
Published by: Midnight Ink
Publication Date: August 8th 2018
Number of Pages: 336
ISBN: 0738751065 (ISBN13: 9780738751061)
Series: Zodiac Mystery #3
Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | IndieBound | Goodreads
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Thank you, Merissa, for inviting me to Archeolibrarian today. I was intrigued by many of your ideas for posts, but my favorite was the idea of creating a list of my old posts. These are all on my own blog, although a couple of them lead to other sites. They’re all about my protagonist in the Zodiac Mysteries, astrologer Julia Bonatti, and her San Francisco, the city that inspired me to write the Zodiac Mysteries. I hope you enjoy them!
This one is all about FOG [http://www.conniedimarco.com/2017/07/05/fog/] Julia doesn’t mind the billows of fog that arrive almost every day around three o’clock in the afternoon. She loves the way it carries the smells of the sea and the silence it creates. She adores the mist on her face and the way it softens the hard contours of buildings. And she particularly loves the deep voices of the foghorns as they lull her to sleep at night.
And here's my post about a very famous bookstore -- CITY LIGHTS http://www.conniedimarco.com/2017/07/05/city-lights/ The Mystic Eye of the Zodiac series is right on Broadway and just around the corner is perhaps the most famous bookstore in the world — City Lights at 261 Columbus Avenue, a San Francisco icon.
Gladys Cox Hansen (1925-2017) spent her retirement years counting the dead from the 1906 earthquake. She and her volunteers were still counting at the time of her death. She was a truly REMARKABLE WOMAN [http://www.conniedimarco.com/2017/07/26/a-remarkable-woman/]
Sunny Frazier (author of the Christie Bristol Astrology Mysteries) and I connected last year via Kings River Life Magazine. I was thrilled to be able to chat and share notes with another astrologer. TWO ASTROLOGERS CHATTING [http://www.conniedimarco.com/2017/08/19/two-astrologers-chatting/] Just follow the link to Kings River Life where this conversation first appeared.
There are lots of stories about the streets South of Market, but the real stories of the city’s early ladies of the night can be found here at SOMA STREETS [http://www.conniedimarco.com/2017/07/17/soma-streets/]
And how could I ignore the cable cars? They’re so much fun to ride! IF YOU’RE GOIN’ TO SAN FRANCISCO [http://www.conniedimarco.com/2016/05/25/if-youre-goin-to-san-francisco/]. Remember that old song?
But the post I had the most fun writing was all about SAN FRANCISCO DETECTIVES [http://www.conniedimarco.com/2017/08/06/san-francisco-detectives/] I soon realized I had bitten off more than I could chew but I was very happy to learn Julia was in such good company!
Connie di Marco is the author of the Zodiac Mysteries from Midnight Ink featuring San Francisco astrologer Julia Bonatti. Tail of the Dragon, third in the series, will be released on August 8, 2018.
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 MWA, Sisters in Crime and International Thriller Writers.