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Mind over Murder (Raven's Nest Bookstore Series #1)

Mind over Murder (Raven's Nest Bookstore Series #1)

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by Allison Kingsley
     
 

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Cousins and best friends, Clara and Stephanie Quinn run The Raven's Nest Bookstore, where people go to find their most coveted reads. But they have no idea it's the psychically-gifted Clara who's reading them...

The bookstore has made an enemy of the town crier, Ana Jordon, who claims that the store's occult collection is "poisoning" the town's

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Cousins and best friends, Clara and Stephanie Quinn run The Raven's Nest Bookstore, where people go to find their most coveted reads. But they have no idea it's the psychically-gifted Clara who's reading them...

The bookstore has made an enemy of the town crier, Ana Jordon, who claims that the store's occult collection is "poisoning" the town's youth. Meanwhile, the store's number-one employee, Molly, has made no secret of her anger over Ana's antics. So when Ana is found dead, killed by the bust of Edgar Allen Poe sculpted by Molly, the evidence is stacked against her. And Clara must rely on her gift to make sense of this senseless murder...

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VOYA - Elizabeth Norton
In the quaint seacoast town of Finn's Harbor, Maine, Stephanie Quinn Dowd runs the Raven's Nest Bookstore with the help of her cousin and best friend, Clara. Clara, who recently returned from ten years living in New York City, inherited the Quinn family gift of psychic abilities but has spent years trying to block out her premonitions. When the owner of a neighboring store turns up dead in the stockroom of the Raven's Nest, a bookstore clerk is accused of the murder and Clara must use her psychic powers to find the real killer. Kingsley opens a new series with this light, cozy mystery suitable for both teens and adults. The story has a strong sense of place, with the feeling of a quaint, small town present throughout. The main characters are well developed, though some minor characters feel flat. Stephanie and Clara are not teens, but they are realistic and relatable young adults. Pacing is light, with just enough urgency to keep the reader turning the pages, and it will be difficult for the reader to solve the mystery before the end of the book. Plenty of room is left in the end for sequels. This book should be purchased for libraries where cozy mysteries are popular. Reviewer: Elizabeth Norton

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425243770
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/06/2011
Series:
Raven's Nest Bookstore Series, #1
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
722,455
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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