Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Murder at the Mansion by Janet Finsilver - #review #giveaway

Fortunes, fineries, and foul play . . .

It’s whale-watching season in Redwood Cove, and B&B manager Kelly Jackson’s battening down the hatches for the tourist rush at Redwood Heights—a Victorian-style estate owned by her boss. And due to recent jewelry thefts, her duties include keeping track of the many dust-covered artifacts spread throughout the property. But when Kelly finds Sylvia Porter’s lifeless body, menial tasks don’t seem so terrible. Enlisting the help of a ragtag group of brainy retirees, aka the “Silver Sentinels,” Kelly’s on the hunt for clues hidden behind the mansion’s glamorous façade. . .and for a killer who may want to make history of her next!



I am semi-officially with myself that I did not catch the first book in this series, Murder at Redwood  Cove, when it came out last year.  On the other hand, I've 'found' the series now, and I am settling in for the long haul.

Having worked both sides of the desk at a ski resort in Utah, I think I could fit in quite well at the Redwood Cove.  Since there are several B&B's in the area that are part of the same umbrella company, the various groups of employees are like an extended family.  Even the various animals who 'own' those people are part of the gang.

Of course, we all know how families are.  Even the most genial do not see eye to eye 100 pct of the time.  Kelly received an assignment to catalog some artifacts around the companies various properties.  Even though she transferred from another position within the parent company, she's still kind of the new girl on the block and one of the manager's feathers get ruffled at what she sees as Kelly's interference.

This is the second series I've been reading that has a group of seniors taking part in the amateur investigations and I am LOVING it!  I can totally see my husband's paternal grandmother (Mamaw) doing something like that.  (Family lore has it that the local sheriff once told his deputy to leave his weapon in the vehicle so Mamaw wouldn't get testy!)  Who says retirement has to be dull?  Certainly not the Silver Sentinels!

Count me in, y'all!


Janet Finsilver is the USA TODAY best-selling author of the Kelly Jackson mystery series. She worked in education for many years as a teacher, a program administrator, and a workshop presenter. Janet majored in English and earned a Master’s Degree in Education. She loves animals and has two dogs–Kylie and Ellie. Janet has ridden western style since she was a child and was a member of the National Ski Patrol. One of the highlights of her life was touching whales in the San Ignacio Lagoon. MURDER AT REDWOOD COVE, her debut mystery, was released on October 13, 2015. Her second book, MURDER AT THE MANSION, was released on June 7, 2016.




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This book helps me fulfill the following 2016 Reading Challenges: