Thursday, March 23, 2017

Great Escapes Book Tours Book Review: Murder at the Fortune Teller's Table

Murder at the Fortune Teller's Table by Janet Finsilver

Murder at the Fortune Teller's Table (A Kelly Jackson Mystery) Cozy Mystery 3rd in Series Kensington Publishing Corporation/Lyrical Underground (March 14, 2017) Paperback - Approx 200 pages ISBN-13: 978-1616509347 Kindle ASIN: B01HA435CI

Poisons, prophecies—and a peculiar past . . .
When a local woman begins searching for a couple she hasn’t seen since the 1960s, Redwood Cove Bed and Breakfast manager Kelly Jackson and the crime-solving group, the “Silver Sentinels,” are quick to help out. They’re also quick to guess that they’re in over their heads after the woman is found dead beside the body of a Greek fortune teller—and a fellow Sentinel gets attacked. As Kelly juggles work and her responsibilities at a food and wine festival in town, she and her sleuthing posse must confront a killer obsessed with old secrets . . . and solve a murder mystery more than fifty years in the making . . .
Review:  Murder at the Fortune Teller's Table is the 3rd book in a series. Its a stand alone novel like most cozy series. Its very easy to pick up on everyone in the book.

I really got pulled into this book pretty quickly. The favor that the Silver Sentinels were asked to do, really explodes into something big, and by big, I mean a death that ends up being a murder, ok 2 deaths

Early on, I had ideas on who would have caused the two deaths but it was fun to watch as the mystery unfolds to find out if I was right in my suspicions or not.  It was nowhere near right, so that was really awesome.

Kelly was a smart character but it really was the Silver Sentinels that pulled the story together, though Kelly did had all the bad things happen to her as a result of their looking for answers.

The mystery involved the death of a woman who had adopted a child years ago and an herbalist/fortune teller, that has ties to the couple involved. This is the first cozy mystery where the victims really were people you liked. Summer and Auntie are characters you will be sad to see gone and as you learn more about their lives as the story goes on, you like them even more.

I also loved the Lunch time thief, which adds another layer of mystery to the story and the way it ties in at the end...whooo weee.

This is a book you won't easily put down!

Rating: 5 flowers

About the Author

Janet Finsilver is the USA TODAY best-selling author of the Kelly Jackson mystery series. She worked in education for many years as a teacher, a program administrator, and a workshop presenter. Janet majored in English and earned a Master’s Degree in Education. She loves animals and has two dogs–Kylie and Ellie. Janet has ridden western style since she was a child and was a member of the National Ski Patrol. One of the highlights of her life was touching whales in the San Ignacio Lagoon. MURDER AT REDWOOD COVE, her debut mystery, was released on October 13, 2015. Her second book, MURDER AT THE MANSION, was released on June 7, 2016.   Author Links Facebook – Twitter –
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Kay Garrett said...

Loved you review. It just wants me to read it all the more.

Janet Finsilver said...

Thank you so much for posting about my book and your great review. I really appreciate it! I'm glad you enjoyed it.

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