Fortune Teller Mystery #2
Kari Lee Townsend
Berkley Prime Crime
June 2012/ 978-0-425-25133-1
Mystery / Cozy / Paranormal
by Laura Hinds
Sunny Meadows usually does have a sunny disposition. She's happy
in her new hometown of Divinity - especially since she is no longer
a suspect in the murder of the town librarian. (see Tempest in the
Tea Leaves.) There are newcomers in town, one being Sunny's Granny
Gert, and the other being Isabel Gonzales, the ex-girlfriend of
Detective Mitch Stone.
Isabel is gorgeous
and Sunny is hit by the green-eyed monster. Although she is loath
to admit it, she secretly harbors feelings for Mitch. Isabel disappears
and Sunny's reputation as a psychic leads the police to turn to
her for help. Isabel's body is found and she's left a clue: a clue
that points to Mitch as her killer. Will Sunny be able to use her
psychic powers for good, and in time to save Mitch? Or will the
murderer target Sunny as she gets closer to the truth? Thank goodness
Granny Gert is around to help keep Sunny's spirits lifted.
loved the first book in this series "Tempest in the Tea Leaves,"
and was delighted to review it for MyShelf. Author Townsend has
come through again with another winner of a mystery. Atmosphere
is important in a book, and to quote Sunny, speaking about her friend
Jo who runs Smoky Joe's Tavern, "
Jo had always said a
cozy atmosphere was half the battle in establishing a successful
business." The same can be said of a book; especially a cozy
mystery. Townsend provides readers with a very cozy small town atmosphere
with the added one-two punch of the paranormal and humor.
If you love
a good mystery full of intrigue and drama and humor and romance
you won't want to miss Corpse in the Crystal Ball.
Add it to your
summer reading list
and put it right at the top!
of other titles in this series
in the Tea Leaves #1 [review]
Corpse in the Crystal Ball #2 [review]
Trouble in the Tarot #3 [review]