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Murder at the Mansion
Kelly Jackson Mystery #2
Janet Finsilver

June 7, 2016/ ISBN 9781616509323
Mystery/Cozy/Amateur Sleuths

Reviewed by Katrina Wiese


Murder at the Mansion, by Janet Finsilver, is the second book in the Kelly Jackson Mystery series set in the beautifully written Redwood Cove. Kelly Jackson is back, but this time she is coming as the new manager of The Redwood Cover B&B. However, as the renovations at the B&B aren't complete, she finds herself working at Redwood Heights, a posh Victorian-style estate. In this story, Kelly finds herself inventorying the many antiques at Redwood Heights due to a recent string of thefts -- that is, until she finds Sylvia Porter in her room, murdered with an antique hat pin that mysteriously goes missing before the police arrive.

When I read the first book in the series, Murder at Redwood Cove, I stumbled through the first half and then was hooked for the ride of the second half. That didn't happen with this book. I am happy to say that I was hooked right from the start, and from there I had to hang on for the ride. The characters in this book literally leap off the page, they are so wonderfully written. And can I just say, I love the Silver Sentinels! Can I have a group of them to call my own please? The entire cast is adorable in their own ways and they are all simply lovable.

Overall, Murder at the Mansion is a wonderful addition to this series, and the books keep getting better and better. How long do I have to wait for the next book? Hopefully it won't be a long wait until I can venture back to Redwood Cove!

Reviewed 2016