Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Great Escapes Book Tours Book Tours Book Review: An Unhappy Medium

An Unhappy Medium:
A Family Fortune Mystery

Cozy Mystery
4th in Series
Publisher: Berkley (April 5, 2016)
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0425282809
Psychic Clyde Fortune and her zany family are back in the fourth in the national bestselling series from the author of A Fright to the Death.

Former cop and novice psychic Clyde Fortune finds herself in a race for justice when a Zombie Fun Run turns deadly…

All of Crystal Haven, Michigan, is psyching up to participate in a Zombie Fun Run organized by Clyde’s nephew Seth, but Clyde is fretful about the undead festivities. For one thing, her sister, Grace, has unexpectedly returned to town after fifteen years. For another, Clyde has the nagging feeling that something is about to go wrong…
When one of the zombie runners is found murdered and then Grace disappears, Clyde realizes her grim premonition is dead-on. Now, she and her police detective boyfriend Mac must find a ghoulish murderer before someone points the finger at Grace. And when a tangled web of family secrets and old grudges combines with a mysterious case of stolen diamonds, even someone as quick-witted as Clyde might not be able to outrun a killer…

Review:  An Unhappy Medium is book four in the Family Fortune Mystery  series.  This book was a bit of a challenge for me at first. It started out slow and I wasn't sure where Dawn was taking the story, but I was really glad that I stuck with it, because by the time I finished the story, I really loved it.

This story is a bit different when  you compare it to other cozy mysteries.. Yes there's a murder and that murder that points fingers at Clyde's sister Grace, who is home in Crystal Haven for the first time in 10 + years.

The murder involves Grace's ex-boyfriend from her high school days, who ends up dead at the Zombie Fun Run. That's the primary mystery in the story, but Grace has some problems following her and her husband Paul from New York. Those problems make up the other part of the story. The results definitely bring about a lot of changes for Clyde and her boyfriend, Mac.

The first part of the story was the lead up to the Zombie Fun Run and that part was sluggish. Once Derek was found  in the woods, things started to take off and got much more exciting.

I really love the paranormal aspect of this series, and how Clyde was coming into her own with her talents.

This was a was a good installment in this series, I can't wait to see what happens to Clyde, Mac, Seth and Sophie in the next book.

Rating: 4 flowers


Unknown said...

Thank you for featuring the book and for the lovely review!

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