Thursday, March 2, 2017

Murder at the Fortune Teller's Table by Janet Finsilver

Kelly manages the Redwood Cove Bed and Breakfast.  She loves her job and the town she lives in and she participates in all their events.  When a woman asks her to help her find and contact some people she knew in the past, she agrees.  The Silver Sentinels are always looking for something to do.  What she didn't know was that it would lead to murder...

Kensington Books and Net Galley allowed me to read this ebook for review (thank you).  It will be published March 14th.

They find the couple Summer was looking for.  She writes to them and no one responds so she asks Kelly to contact them.  She does and invites them for the weekend.  Things start going bad when someone finds Summer and the fortuneteller both dead.  The cops say it was suicide since they drank hemlock.  Everyone knows the fortuneteller had intimate knowledge of herbs and would not have made such a mistake.  It's a perfect case for the Silver Sentinels.

They find out that Summer's son is not hers.  He's her adopted son.  The couple she invited (who are now married to other people) are his natural parents.  He's ill and need medical care.  By the time the parents arrive, it's up to Kelly to continue Summer's quest.  She meets with them and it disrupts their world.  The father is big car dealership owner with a bad attitude.  There's concern about his new family being illegitimate because he was still married to his first wife.  Who will the inheritance go to now?

It doesn't take long until they figure out that the women who died were the witnesses to the first wedding.  The other witness was attacked.  Everyone is on high alert but someone is after Kelly...

This is a good mystery.  The Silver Sentinels are a hoot, all different types and all fearless.  The ending was a bit too sweet.  A tiger doesn't change it's stripes, especially not in 24 hours.  But it does make for a happy ending.  I'd read another in this series. 

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