To be honest, I really didn't like this book at all. The Countess is the typical "I can see everything" psychic but one that with her past should be in her 90's not late 40's -the setting time is really screwy. Detective Pruden is really not fleshed out much. The stories were quite contrived, but other readers seem to like it. I haven't read her other series, and unsure I will after reading this one.
I loved this book. The Countess is a wonderful character, an upbeat, offbeat, down to earth type of woman who has been around the block, around the world but still believes in hope, love, and happy endings. I wish D. Gilman could do a zillion more with this character in them.