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Murder at the Mansion (A Kelly Jackson Mystery Book 2) Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B015MA6EDO
- Publisher : Lyrical Press (June 7, 2016)
- Publication date : June 7, 2016
- Language : English
- File size : 602 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 192 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 1616509325
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #67,867 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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There are two more things I continue to enjoy about this series: the fact that Finsilver includes working dogs with unusual occupations in each book, and the group of senior citizens called the Silver Sentinels. Murder at the Mansion introduces readers to two beagles named Jack and Jill whose job most people would prefer to be neither seen nor heard. (No, I'm not spilling the beans!) As far as the Silver Sentinels go, these "old folks" are excellent when it comes to searching all sorts of dusty records and getting in touch with all their contacts to glean even more information. They're also top-notch babysitters and caring, generous friends. Finsilver's series is all the better for their presence.
Kelly Jackson is a strong main character, and I certainly appreciate the fact that she doesn't panic in an emergency-- nor does she wait for someone else to come to her rescue. My kind of gal!
Weighing in at just under two hundred pages, reading Murder at the Mansion was an enjoyable experience. It's certainly nice to read a lean, tight mystery without a lot of filler that still shows progress with character development. I'm looking forward to March 2017 when the third book Murder at the Fortune Teller's Table will be available.
It is a fascinating history and genealogy lesson as the author details the lineage of the house and family. It was fascinating to see how each character/group of characters went about finding answers using their own methods and resources they had. There were lighthearted moments interspersed with tragedy, and the happy feeling from dogs and kids that kept things on an even keel.
I look forward to more stories in this series. Obviously running a B&B or an Inn is a lot different from what we perceive from television! ;) I recommend reading the books in order so you get to know the characters better. The previous book and this book do not overlap, however many of the important characters are the same.
Janet Finsilver's Kelly Jackson mystery series is one of the kindler, gentler series I turn to when I need to step out of the darkness. Finsilver always provides a solid mystery for her cast of characters to solve. A bonus is that she also provides working dogs in rather unusual occupations. For example, one book had a dog that sniffed out bedbugs and other insect infestations. Murder at the Mushroom Festival has a dog that sniffs out mushrooms.
There are a couple of men in this book that I really enjoyed. Clarence and Thomas are on a mission to challenge each other to learn new things. One year, it was knitting; this year it's mushrooms and cooking. More folks should be like them. And it's not just the characters and the mystery readers will like. I always learn something about the area in which these books are set-- California's Central Coast with its redwoods. The information Finsilver wove into the story about redwood sinker logs was fascinating even though it may not sound like it.
If you love mysteries but need to step out into the light from time to time, I can certainly recommend Janet Finsilver's Kelly Jackson series. They do the heart good.
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A clean fun read with a good mystery and suspenseful moments.