Corpse in the Crystal Ball
#2 in the Fortune Teller Mystery Series
Author: Kari Lee Townsend
Source: Publisher in Exchange for an Honest Review
1. Tempest in the Tea Leaves
2. Corpse in the Crystal Ball
Synopsis: Psychic Sunshine Meadows makes a dark discovery in the woods…
After clearing her name as the prime suspect in a murder, Sunny Meadows hopes she can finally enjoy some serenity in the idyllic town of Divinity in upstate New York. She’d also like a second chance with Detective Mitch Stone. But when Mitch’s gorgeous ex-girlfriend Isabel Gonzales shows up, Sunny’s not sure she can compete. Then Isabel mysteriously disappears.
When the police turn to Sunny for help, her visions lead to the discovery of Isabel’s corpse in the woods. Before she died, Isabel scrawled in the dirt a message implicating Mitch in her murder. Now Sunny must help the man she’s falling in love with as she sets out to find the real killer. But this time Sunny’s clairvoyant abilities might not save her–as what she doesn’t see can hurt her… – via Goodreads
What I Liked: Corpse in the Crystal Ball was a fun and very entertaining read! Sunny lands herself in the middle of another murder investigation in Divinity, NY. At least this time she’s not a suspect! Kari Lee Townsend introduces us to more of Divinity’s quirky citizens. Some of the street names Townsend comes up with are hilarious! I love the detail that Townsend put into Corpse in the Crystal Ball. It was an enjoyable read.
What I Could Have Lived Without: I’m probably the only reader who will complain about this but Granny Gert’s character just grated on my nerves. Granny Gert is a sweet and absent-minded character but I wanted to strangle her. She had her good moments, don’t get me wrong! Her “senior moments” just seemed a little far fetched to me.
Recommended For: Cozy mystery readers who enjoy psychic elements.
Avoid If: you are a more serious reader. This This light hearted read might not be for you.