Wednesday, June 13, 2012

A Sinister Sense-Allison Kingsley

A Sinister Sense

Allison Kingsley

Berkley Prime Crime, Jul 3 2012, $7.99

ISBN: 978-0425251416

In Finn’s Harbor, Maine the male corpse is found in the back of hardware store owner Rick Sander’s truck. The victim had been seen on Rick’s store and the murder weapon came from his shop. Police Chief Dan Peterson brings Rick to the station for questioning.

The townsfolk feel Rick killed the John Doe, but Clara Quinn, who works at her cousin Stephanie Quinn Dowd’s Raven’s Nest Bookstore employee, rejects the notion he is a murderer. She points out the same jumping to false conclusions happened to another bookstore worker Molly Owens (see Mind Over Murder). However, she also knows she is attracted to Rick. As the evidence mounts against Rick, encouraged by Stephanie to use her Quinn Sense to investigate, Clara knows she must identity the victim and why he was in town in order to find the killer.

The second Raven’s Nest Bookstore paranormal amateur sleuth is an entertaining amusing whodunit as the two cousins who are BFF "sisters" land in one mess after another. The investigation is fun while Tatters the dog adds canine humor to the amusing fiasco the cousins land in. Fans will enjoy this lighthearted well written mystery.

Harriet Klausner

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