Tail of the dragon

Book Cover
Average Rating
Wheeler Publishing, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company,
Pub. Date:
Large print edition.

A rare astrological event could help San Francisco astrologer Julia Bonatti avoid a deadly destiny

Julia Bonatti loves the freedom of working for herself as a professional astrologer. But after receiving several unexpected bills, she considers a temp job offer from her old boss a stroke of luck too good to pass up.

On her first day, the posh law office becomes a crime scene when one of the partners is found dead. Julia discovers that a series of death threats have been sent to several employees of the firm, and she uses her astrological expertise to discover possible motives. But before she can convince the authorities of what she knows, the killer strikes again. Will Julia unmask the culprit before he, or she, takes another life?


"Connie di Marco does a good job keeping the reader guessing whodunit in this psychic cozy."--Publishers Weekly

"A by-the-numbers cozy distinguished...by its San Francisco setting and astrological appeal."--Kirkus Reviews

"[An] engaging mystery...The author's characters are quite believable and appear to be made of flesh and blood, not simply pen and ink. She also does an exceptional job of making the city of San Francisco a character itself by incorporating vivid depictions of the fabled city by the bay."--US Review of Books

Praise for the Zodiac Mysteries All Signs Point to Murder

"Di Marco crafts an intricate, twisting plot and layers on the astrological details that fans of psychic mysteries so enjoy."--Booklist

The Madness of Mercury "This smartly written debut from di Marco sets the stage for a promising series."--Kirkus Reviews

"Di Marco's series starter features a clever plot and a smart and feisty heroine with feet firmly planted on the ground while she searches the stars."--Library Journal

"Danger figures in the stars for Julia, along with mixed astrological energies, some wolves in sheep's clothing and an amiable stranger with a down-under accent."--BookPage

"With The Madness of Mercury, Connie di Marco begins a fascinating new series set in the intriguing world of astrology in San Francisco. I really loved this book! The writing is clever and compelling and the protagonist is smart and gutsy. The villains are seriously sinister and the darkly intricate plot will keep you turning pages late into the night. I'm looking forward to many more in this series. Connie di Marco knows her stuff!"--Kate Carlisle, New York Timesbestselling author

"Connie di Marco blends real-life tragedy, heart-rending betrayal, loyal friends, and the kindness of strangers in this fast-paced, entertaining read."--Leslie Budewitz, two-time Agatha Award-winning author of the Seattle Spice Shop Mysteries

"The stars may not align for the unlucky characters in The Madness of Mercury, but they certainly do for readers who discover this book. An astrologer with her eyes on her charts and her feet planted firmly on the ground, Julia Bonatti is an original sleuth, juggling astrological readings with a mysterious death and a Jim Jones-like cult leader. Dark wit and darker motivations unite to create a satisfying read."--Kim Fay, Edgar Award finalist for The Map of Lost Memories

"A great read is in the stars! With the Zodiac Mysteries, Connie di Marco gives us a bright and interesting heroine and a mystery with plenty of twists and turns. Lots of action and well-written suspense equal good fortune for readers."--Casey Daniels, author of Graveyard Shift

"An enjoyable read."--Reviewing the Evidence

Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 51a5e343-e38c-8a36-5ef5-cb7f0f6653b4
Grouping Title tail of the dragon
Grouping Author di marco connie
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-05-22 04:46:47AM
Last Indexed 2019-05-22 04:51:55AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Di Marco, Connie, 1945-
author_display Di Marco, Connie
available_at_aacpl Severna Park Library
collection_aacpl ADULT
detailed_location_aacpl Glen Burnie Library - Large Print Fiction and Nonfiction, Severna Park Library - Large Print Fiction and Nonfiction
display_description Astrologer Julia Bonatti takes a temporary job at her old boss's law office, where death threats are turning into dead bodies at an alarming rate.
format_aacpl Large Print
format_category_aacpl Books
id 51a5e343-e38c-8a36-5ef5-cb7f0f6653b4
isbn 9781432858902
item_details ils:a1584853|31997101538635|Glen Burnie Library - Large Print Fiction and Nonfiction|MYSTERY FICTION (D)|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out|May 20, 2019|NCO||, ils:a1584853|31997101538643|Severna Park Library - Large Print Fiction and Nonfiction|MYSTERY FICTION (D)|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||S-PK||, ils:a1584853|31997101538650|Glen Burnie Library - Large Print Fiction and Nonfiction|MYSTERY FICTION (D)|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out|May 07, 2019|NCO||
itype_aacpl Large Print
last_indexed 2019-05-22T08:51:55.213Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Other
literary_form_full Other
local_callnumber_aacpl MYSTERY FICTION (D)
local_time_since_added_aacpl Six Months, Year
owning_library_aacpl Anne Arundel County Public Library
owning_location_aacpl Glen Burnie Library, Severna Park Library
primary_isbn 9781432858902
publishDate 2019
record_details ils:a1584853|Large Print|Books|Large print edition.|English|Wheeler Publishing, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company,|2019.|449 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:a1584853 31997101538650 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
ils:a1584853 31997101538643 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:a1584853 31997101538635 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
series Zodiac mysteries
series_with_volume Zodiac mysteries|3
subject_facet Astrologers -- Fiction, Detective and mystery fiction, Large type books, Lawyers -- Crimes against -- Fiction, Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction, Mystery fiction, Novels, San Francisco (Calif.) -- Fiction
title_display Tail of the dragon
title_full Tail of the dragon [large print] / Connie di Marco
title_short Tail of the dragon
topic_facet Astrologers, Crimes against, Investigation, Large type books, Lawyers, Murder