Murder at the Fortune Teller’s Table

Murder at the Fortune Teller's Table
  • Author: Janet Finsliver
  • Publisher: Lyrical Underground
  • Print Length: 192 pages
  • Release Date: March 14, 2017
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  • GenreCozy
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Book Summary

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 . . .
Murder at the Fortune Teller’s Table by Janet Finsilver

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, became available on June 7, 2016. The third book, MURDER AT THE FORTUNE TELLER’S TABLE, is scheduled to be out on March 14, 2017.

Janet Finsilver and her husband reside in the San Francisco Bay Area. She enjoys cooking, and a recent attempt to reduce the number of cookbooks in the cupboard wasn’t very successful. She’s an avid reader—of course!

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Book Review by Bree Herron

Janet Finsilver, why haven’t I read your work before? I was so enthralled with Murder at the the Fortune Teller’s Table that I read it twice in one weekend. I appreciated the depth of the characters, and I loved the Greek culture.

This book instantly had me spellbound, I loved the charming town Redwood Cove, and the charming B&B. Kelly was the perfect main character, with her brilliance and sleuthing ability. I was drawn to her inquisitive mind, that led this reader through a fabulous death and murder investigation. I really enjoyed that this was a mystery years in the making with past mixing with the present.

I felt that Janet gave such depth into honoring the Greek heritage to Auntie.  Auntie was brief but loved in this book.  I really loved the mystic side of the fortune teller story, giving it a realistic vibe. I was humbled when reading in the final chapters the mourning and love that even as a reader I could sense the characters really had for Auntie.

Kelly charmed the socks right off of this reader, and if I had a crystal ball I would predict she would to you as well. Now go get the book and have the fortunate chance to experience the adventure!

I Rate it

Do you like ethnic culture in a book? What would you love to read about culture wise?

**DISCLAIMER: I was provided an opportunity to read this book as an Advanced Reader Copy in return for a fair and honest review.


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  1. Candace knight

    I love to read about other cultures. They help me learn new things.

    • janet finsilver

      I had a lot of fun doing research for this book. Much of the Greek culture part came from a friend that grew up in a very traditional Greek family.

  2. Connie Reynolds

    Sounds interesting. Thanks for the chance!

    • janet finsilver

      I’m glad it sounds interesting to you. I’m glad to hear it!

  3. Kay Garrett

    Love reading reviews because they tease me with just enough to make me want to read more. Can’t wait to read it and would LOVE to win a copy. Thanks!

    • janet finsilver

      Hi! I’m glad you’re interested in reading more. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Jana Leah

    A Bed & Breakfast is a perfect setting for a murder.

    • janet finsilver

      The setting is a lot of fun to write about. I’ve created theme rooms which has increased my research which I enjoy.

  5. janet finsilver

    Bree, thank so much for posting about MURDER AT THE FORTUNE TELLER’S TABLE. I really appreciate it! I’m very happy to hear you enjoyed it so much. Makes my day!

    • Bree Herron

      Thanks Janet for the opportunity to review it! I really enjoyed your work.


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