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Pall in the Family
By: Dawn Eastman
Published: August 6, 2013
Type: Mass Market Paperback
4 out of 5 stars
Synopsis: The aptly named Crystal Haven is the destination for tourists seeking psychics, seances, and the promise of contacting the spirit world. In this small western Michigan town, everyone knows the Fortune family. Rose is gifted with tarot card readings. Her sister, Vi, is a self-proclaimed pet psychic. And Rose's daughter Clyde is a cop.
A cop on leave from Ann Arbor, more specifically, who's come home to kooky Crystal Have to reevaluate her life. Mom and Aunt Vi can't wait for Clyde to finally embrace her own psychic gifts and join the family business. Clyde would prefer the low-stress lifestyle of a dog walker and the low-key company of her nephew, Seth.
But when a local psychic is killed, leaving behind a traumatized Shih Tzu, it sees to be in the cards for Clyde to get involved. With her old flame Mac leading the investigation, that may prove awkward. Whether she uses her skills as a cop or her long-denied psychic abilities, it's up to Clyde to divine a killer's identity before someone else suffers more misfortune.
My review: This was a fun new cozy mystery to read. Like most cozies I read I enjoyed it. I thought it was cute that Aunt Vi tried to talk to the animals, but Seth actually could communicate with dogs. I am not a big fan of stories with psychics but in this book it works for me and it was fun to read about it. I thought is was fun watching Clyde get used to her psychic abilities and to try and solve the murder along the way. I can imagine going to this little town and meeting Clyde and her quirky family. All in all a very good read.