Saturday, April 9, 2016

Blog Tour Post, Review & Giveaway: An Unhappy Medium by Dawn Eastman

Description (from cover):

'Psychic Clyde Fortune and her zany family are back in the fourth in the national bestselling series from the author of A Fright to the Death.

Former cop and novice psychic Clyde Fortune finds herself in a race for justice when a Zombie Fun Run turns deadly...

All of Crystal Haven, Michigan, is psyching up to participate in a Zombie Fun Run organized by Clyde's nephew Seth, but Clyde is fretful about the undead festivities. For one thing, her sister, Grace, has unexpectedly returned to town after fifteen years. For another, Clyde has the nagging feeling that something is about to go wrong...

When one of her zombie runners is found murdered and then Grace disappears, Clyde realizes her grim premonition is dead-on. Now, she and her police detective boyfriend Mac must find a ghoulish murderer before someone points the finger at Grace. And when a tangled web of family secrets and old grudges combined with a mysterious case of stolen diamonds, even someone as quick-witted as Clyde might not be able to outrun a killer...'

My thoughts:

It was quite the nice surprise to see that my review for another book in this series was published at the front of this book and was printed also on the back cover. I have been published before, but never on the cover. That was exciting! It was a pleasure to have the opportunity to read another book in this series. I really enjoy this series because it is a little different. I read a lot of cozy mysteries and in order for a series to really catch my attention there has to be something different. This series has an exciting theme of the supernatural and  the psychic. I'm not one usually for the supernatural, but this author does a fantastic job of not overdoing it and keeping the reader interested. Clyde's whole family claims to be psychic in a small town that is known as a psychic tourist attraction. I really like Clyde's uncertainty about her "gift" and I like the struggle that the author has her face when she has to learn to either ignore the gift or embrace it. 

Clyde is a former police officer that has returned to her eccentric hometown of Crystal Haven. She has settled in pretty well and is adjusting to using her own talents and has helped to solve several murders along the way. Clyde's nephew, Seth, is organizing a charity run for the local animal shelter and the theme is zombies. Not quite everyone in town is on board with the idea, but they make the most of it. The day of the run has arrived and all is going according to plan. That is until one of the runners is found dead with a knife sticking out of his chest. With all of this going on, Clyde's sister, Grace, has returned back to town for a visit and turns out to be missing right after the murder. Clyde knows that her sister could never harm someone much less kill them, so she sets out to find a killer and clear her sister's name. 

I enjoyed this read. It was funny in the right places and suspenseful just when I needed it. I really like the setting and the characters in this series and always enjoy reading about their adventures. This author does a good job of creating a story with enough twists and turns and making it not easy to figure out the solution. I have come to enjoy this quirky series over time and can't wait to read the next one. I really enjoy how each character has a different set of psychic talents and how they all weave together to help each other out. Another fantastic addition to an already wonderful series.

Overall Rating: 4

Title:  An Unhappy Medium
Author:  Dawn Eastman
Series:  Family Fortune Mystery #4
Publisher:  Berkley
Publication Date:  April 5, 2016
Pages:  304
Genre:  Cozy Mystery
Get It:  Amazon; Barnes & Noble


About the Author:

Dawn Eastman is the author of the Family Fortune mysteries. She lived in Michigan for many years, in a house full of animals, unusual people, and laughter. She now lives in Iowa with her husband, son, and daughter.







This has been a stop of the An Unhappy Medium blog tour hosted by Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours. Make sure that you stop by the other stops as some of them are hosting giveaways of this book!

April 4 – Bubble Bath Books
April 6 – fuonlyknew 
April 8 – Texas Book-aholic 
April 9 – Girl Lost In a Book 
April 10 – A Holland Reads 
April 11 – Musings and Ramblings 
April 12 – A Chick Who Reads 
April 13 – The Bookwyrm’s Hoard 
April 14 – Booklady’s Booknotes 
April 15 – Shelley’s Book Case 
April 16 – Laura’s Interests 
April 17 – Cozy Up With Kathy 


Disclaimer: This book was given to me by the publisher, through Great Escape Virtual Book Tours, in exchange for my honest review. I reviewed this book without compensation of any kind. All thoughts and opinions are solely mine.

8 comments:

  1. Sounds interesting...I will tweet but I can't find the Tweet button for this...is there one? Thanks for the contest.
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

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  2. I've got the first in this series on my t-b-r list...time to play catch up!

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  3. An Unhappy Medium by Dawn Eastman sounds great. Thank you for this chance.

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  4. This cozy mystery sounds intriguing and unique. Psychic's interest me greatly and the story sounds fascinating. What a great review. thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  5. I love a good mystery. I couldn't find the tweet button either.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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  6. I really enjoy this series. It is full of quirky characters and situations.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  7. I really enjoy this series. It is full of quirky characters and situations.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  8. Thank you for featuring the book, and for the lovely review! Good luck to everyone on the giveaway - Crystal Haven can't wait to meet you.

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