Corpse in the Crystal Ball
book 2 of The Fortune Teller Mysteries
by Kari Lee Townsend
Hey everyone, what's up? I'm Jo, Sunny's best friend. I own the local bar, Smokey Jo's Tavern, in the small town of Divinity New York. I just love our town, but everyone really does know everyone else's business. And being a bartender has made me the local shrink in a sense. You wouldn't believe the things people talk to me about.
Cole West the local carpenter has finally come to his senses and let me in. I'm a great catch. The man would have been an idiot not to see that :-) Trust me, the man's no idiot. Although I have to admit, sparring with him is a whole lot of fun. It takes a big man to hold his own in the ring with me, and Cole is about as big as they get.
Speaking of big hunky men. If I could just get Detective Mitch Stone to smarten up. It's so obviously he has a thing for Sunny. And she definitely has a thing for him. They just need to quit dancing around and go on a date already. I swear the timing is never right for those two. First Sunny's a suspect when the librarian is murdered. And now Mitch is a suspect when his ex-girlfriend winds up dead. For crying out loud, will the drama ever end?
At least Granny Gert has come to town. Talk about fun. Sunny might not be close to her parents, Donald and Vivian Meadows, but her grandmother is a gem. I seriously hope she sticks around because we could use some more fun in this town.
To make matters worse, Sunny's parents had promised to leave her alone and stay out of her business, but of course they don't. It's enough to make a person sail away to a tropical island, but that's not Sunny's style. She's tougher than she looks. She'll stick around and work it out for the sheer fact that Mitch doesn't believe she has what it takes to crack this case. I for one can't wait to see what happens next.
Well, it's been great chatting with you, but I'm off to help more citizens of Divinity solve their problems and pick up a few more juicy pieces of gossip. Like I said, gotta love small towns...
Corpse in the Crystal Ball is out now in paperback as well as e-book. If you read it, be sure to drop my author Kari Lee Townsend a line and let her know what you think. She loves things like that :-)
National Bestselling Author of The Fortune Teller Mysteries
Best Amateur Sleuth of 2011 RT Reviewers' Choice Nominee
Best First Novel Agatha Award Nominee
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