The Fool Card Paperback
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|Publisher||Electra Enterprises Of San Francisco|
|Book Description||The Fool Card is the first in a series of mysteries linked to the tarot deck. In this first book, Xana Bard has chosen a quiet life----drinking tea, talking to her pets, reading, and conferring with the Pacific Ocean beyond her picture window. She calls the ocean Doctor P., and it's cheaper than her therapist and may be a little more helpful. She's happy enough, until the night Thorne Ardall, shot while chasing his boss's killer, crashes into her house. Using her tarot-trained intuition rather than her better judgment, Xana patches Thorne up and they agree to track down the murderer as a team. She's sure her mother will have a cow. Her friends will have a cow. Her shrink will have a cow. They can start a dairy farm for all she cares; she has taken hold of her life again.|
|Editorial Review||Ms. Atkinson's debut novel is a fast-paced romp through the hills of San Francisco starring an engaging heroine, Xana Bard, who modestly attributes her intuition to reading Tarot cards. Tarot aside, Xana is smart and observant as well as thoroughly likeable. With wit and an eye for detail, the author creates a humorous, well-plotted murder-mystery, peopled with interesting characters and a believable resolution. The perfect book to read curled up in bed on a lazy weekend morning. I'm ready for the next card in the deck! -Julia M. Shumway|
|About the Author||Bevan Atkinson has been a writer since receiving the Prose Award at Winchester-Thurston School in Pittsburgh, PA. She wrote business documents of all kinds in corporate environments (Pacific Bell, The Bank of California, MHI Global, etc.), and was the Director of Retail Training for Apple Computer, designing and developing the training for the most successful retail launch in history. Ms. Atkinson is a long-time tarot reader, and after venturing briefly into fiction writing with a children's book, and then an original screenplay, she began The Tarot Mystery series in 2006 with "The Fool Card." Her aim is to complete a 22-book series based on the Major Arcana of the tarot, doing for the tarot what Sue Grafton has done for the alphabet. As an homage to Ms. Grafton, in the series one of Xana Bard's dogs is named Kinsey.|
|Number of Pages||244|