Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Corpse In The Crystal Ball-Kari Lee Townsend

Corpse In The Crystal Ball

Kari Lee Townsend

Berkley Prime Crime, Jun 5 2012, $7.99

ISBN: 9780425251331

Psychic Sunny Meadows left New York City to live in pastoral Divinity, New York where she opened up a fortuneteller shop. However, her arrival proved not very blissful as she worked to prove her innocence in the town librarian Amanda Robbins murder case (see Tempest In The Tea Leaves).

Sunny is attracted to police detective Mitch Stone who she met when he suspected her as Amanda’s killer. When Mitch’s former girlfriend Isabel Gonzales arrives in town to reclaim him, Sunny is surprised that she is jealous. Sunny uses her crystal ball to perform a reading for Isabel and learns the woman has some dire secrets. Not long afterward, Isabel vanishes and Sunny locates her corpse via her crystal ball. Near her murdered body is a clue that points to Mitch as her murderer. Sunny offers to help the police on their inquiry using her crystal ball to identity the killer.

The second Fortune Teller Mystery is an entertaining paranormal police procedural in which the cops use Sunny’s talent on their homicide investigation. Mindful of Victoria Laurie's Abby Cooper, Psychic Eye but with its own unique spin, this is a wonderful fast-paced crystal ball whodunit.

Harriet Klausner

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