Friday, August 12, 2011

Mind Over Murder-Allison Kinglsey

Mind Over Murder
Allison Kinglsey
Berkley, Sep 6 2011, $7.99
ISBN: 9780425243770

In Finn’s Harbor, Maine, Stephanie Quinn Dowd persuades her cousin Clara Quinn to manage a shift at her The Raven’s Nest bookstore. Clara has the family Quinn Sense; a psychic gift that her cousin wants and she would like Stephanie to have inherited it instead of her. Clara meets store employee Molly Owens who was yelling at the crazy old bat Ana Jordon owner of the shop next door Jordon’s Stationer.

Clara finds Ana’s murdered corpse in the storage area of the Raven’s Nest. Police Chief Dan Peterson and Officer Tin Rossi investigate the homicide in which Poe’s bust busted open the head of the victim. The only suspect is Molly. Stephanie encourages Clara to use her Quinn Sense to find out who killed Ana. However, someone tries to frighten her off the case while she also has doubts about her psychic curse.

Mind Over Murder is a fun paranormal amateur sleuth in which the homicide occurs immediately after Clara agrees to temporarily work at the bookstore. Readers will enjoy the escapades of the two cousins who are BFF “sisters”. The story line is fast-paced throughout regardless whether the plot focuses on the whodunit or the men wanting to date lofty Clara. It is a sure bet that fans will want to return to the Raven’s Nest Bookstore for more Quinn Sense sensational stories.

Harriet Klausner

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