Hi, I’m David Ahern, Irish author of the Madam Tulip mysteries.

Madam Tulip is an actress, a fortune-teller, a reluctant sleuth, and I’m crazy about her. Scroll down this page to see more about my wonderful heroine and her adventures.

You can also get a not-so-short short story, FIND GOLD  –  not a Madam Tulip yarn, more a modern fairy tale.  Do let me know what you think.

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Madam Tulip – Suspense, mystery, action, a little romance and lots of laughs!

“Hours of enjoyment, laugh-out-loud moments, nail-nibbling tension and just plain fun.” Renaissance writer (Read more reviews!)

Derry O’Donnell, an out-of-work American actress in Dublin, is talented, professional, a teeny bit psychic… and broke.

Spurred on by an ultimatum from her awesomely high-achieving mother, and with a little help from her theatrical friends, Derry embarks on a career as Madam Tulip, fortune teller to the rich and famous.

As Derry is drawn deeper into a seedy world of celebrities, supermodels, and millionaires, she finds that the fortune-teller’s role as confidante is the most dangerous part anyone could play.

In Paperback, Kindle, iBook and ePub!


Book #2 out now!

Madam Tulip and the Knave of Hearts

“Great plot, fabulous characters in a suspenseful mystery.”TomeTender (Read more reviews!)

knaveofhearts72When out-of-work actress Derry O’Donnell moonlights as celebrity fortune-teller Madam Tulip in an English Stately home, she’s trying to make some cash. Instead, she is drawn into an alien world of wealth, titled privilege and family secrets.

A countess once a chorus girl, a gambling earl and his daughters, a cultured and handsome art expert—all caught in a terrifying web of ghastly threats, murder and abduction. As an aristocratic engagement party turns into a nightmare, Derry and her friend Bruce face the prospect of a gruesome and infamous death.

Madame Tulip and the Knave of Hearts is the second in the series of thrilling and hilarious Tulip adventures in which Derry O’Donnell, celebrity fortune-teller and reluctant amateur detective, plays the most exciting and perilous roles of her acting life, drinks borage tea and fails to understand her parents.

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