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 maybe 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.

★★★★★ Delightful read.

"So happy to have discovered this author and look forward to reading her other books. Light-hearted mystery with clever phrases and lots of details about the San Francisco Bay Area. Great names of characters and animals."

-- Jolyn

★★★★★ Weekend escape to San Francisco

"Easily read over a weekend -- like a visit with good friends to San Francisco. Even though I know the city fairly well, still learned new things about it! Lead characters are like my new best friends. Feel like I share their experiences because the book is written so visually."

-- Cathy H.

★★★★★ Adventure in Mystery

"Loved the characters. Quick reading and I was anxious to find out "who did it.". Looking forward to reading her other books. Light mystery, but keeps you engrossed and you want to finish the book in one sitting."

-- Suzanne Gilden

★★★★★ Get this if you like Stephanie Plum

"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."

-- Julia M. Shumway

★★★★★ Get this if you like Stephanie Plum

"Interesting thriller. Hard to put down. Don't know much about tarot but do read lots of mysteries and this is a good one."

-- Neil Edwards

★★★★ Great read!

"Clever, interesting writing. Really held my attention. Loved Xana's character. Can't wait to see what she and Thorne do next!"

-- Kindle Customer

★★★★★ Ready for the next card in the deck!

"Quick fun read. Engaging. Mystery - action - family drama - what's not to like?! Love the setting in SF. I feel I was along on the ride."

-- Stella Vrondissis

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