Bevan Atkinson - The Emperor Card (Sausalito)

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 6:00pm

Xana Bard comes home one muggy afternoon to find a murdered man in her back yard. Knowing that even with an airtight alibi she and anyone living with her will be a suspect, she warns her off-the-grid lover Thorne Ardall to stay away until the murderer is caught. How will Xana unravel the mystery of the body in the back yard? How will World War II, gold fever, and a road trip with DeLeon Davies at the wheel factor into solving the murder? And when will the insufferably hot weather ever cool down?

If you’ve ever had a tarot card reading, or even if you haven’t, Bevan Atkinson’s Tarot Mystery series is a fascinating and engaging journey into the Royal Road that is the tarot. Her protagonist, Xana Bard, reads cards for Querents who all too often end up dead. In the latest book, The Emperor Card, the murder occurs entirely too close to home.

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.

Location: 
100 Bay Street
Sausalito, CA 94965
The Emperor Card (Tarot Mysteries #5) Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780996942553
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Electra Enterprises of San Francisco - July 1st, 2017

Xana Bard comes home one muggy afternoon to find a murdered man in her back yard. Knowing that even with an airtight alibi she and anyone living with her will be a suspect, she warns her off-the-grid lover Thorne Ardall to stay away until the murderer is caught. When the police show her the corpse's identification, Xana is stunned to learn that the dead man is her long-lost father.