Karen’s Killer Book Bench: Murder at the Mansion (A Kelly Jackson Mystery) by Janet Finsilver

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MURDER AT THE MANSION
A Kelly Jackson Mystery
BY JANET FINSILVER

Blurb

Kelly Jackson returns to California to manage Redwood Cove Bed and Breakfast. While the inn is being renovated, she is assigned the task of inventorying a historic collection of objects from the 1800s housed at nearby Redwood Heights and to assist at the mansion during the Whale Frolic Festival. She’s also asked to learn what she can about the disappearance of some jewelry from visitors’ rooms.

Shortly after she arrives, Kelly finds a guest stabbed in one of the rooms, the door and windows locked from the inside. Then Gertrude “Gertie” Plumber, a member of the Silver Sentinels, a crime-solving group of senior citizens, is attacked. The police question Gertie’s son, Stevie, who is working at the mansion with his bed-bug and termite-sniffing team of beagles, Jack and Jill, about the jewelry thefts as well as the murder. Kelly and the Silver Sentinels must work together to solve the crimes before another life is lost and Stevie is put in prison.

MURDER AT THE MANSION
A Kelly Jackson Mystery
BY JANET FINSILVER

EXCERPT

“After a time, Brandon married again. They had no children and, alas, the house went to a distant cousin.”

I’d been mesmerized by the tale. Snapping out of it, I looked around. Sylvia still wasn’t there.

“The tour will meet in the parlor in ten minutes. Restrooms are down the hallway to your right,” Lily instructed the group.

I walked up the carpeted stairs to the second floor, running my hand over the smooth oak railing. It had taken hundreds of polishings to develop the fine patina and rich glow.

Sylvia’s room was the first door at the top of the staircase. I knocked quietly. When there was no response, I knocked harder. She must really be a sound sleeper. I tried the door, but it was locked.

I rushed downstairs, retrieved her room key, and glanced at my watch. If Sylvia hurried, she’d still have time to make the start of the tour. Arriving back at her door, I knocked again.

“Mrs. Porter, it’s Kelly. The tour is starting in a couple of minutes.” I got no response, so I unlocked the door and peeked in. Sylvia was sitting in front of her dressing table, her back to me.

I opened the door a little farther. “Mrs. Porter?” I stepped inside the room. In the filtered light from the curtained windows, Sylvia’s image reflected in the mirror. Her eyes were closed, and her head rested on her shoulder. She must have dozed off before making it into bed for a nap.

My attention was drawn to a brooch on the left side of Sylvia’s blouse as I approached her. I hadn’t noticed it before. It was a lovely piece—a large egg-shaped pearl surrounded by a burst of red.

I touched Sylvia’s shoulder. No response.

“Mrs. Porter?” I gently shook her.

Sylvia’s head rolled forward and hung down. Her dangling hair covered the side of her face.

I gasped, and my heart began to pound. I looked more closely at her. The burst of red wasn’t part of a pin—it was blood.

Meet Author Janet Finsilver… 

Janet FinsilverJanet 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, is scheduled to be available on June 7, 2016.

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Links to Janet’s website, blog, books, etc.

Purchase links:  Kelly Jackson Murder Mystery Series

Murder at the Mansion Book #2:

Amazon:  http://amzn.to/1sttE3h

Barnes & Noble Nook:  
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/murder-at-the-mansion-janet-finsilver/1122677019?ean=9781616509323

Google Play: 
https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Janet_Finsilver_Murder_at_the_Mansion?id=mZuTCgAAQBAJ

Kobo: 
https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/murder-at-the-mansion

Apple iTunes:  
https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/murder-at-the-mansion/id1086439513?mt=11

Kensington Publishing: 
http://www.ekensingtonbooks.com/book.aspx/33037

Murder at Redwood Cove Book #1:

Amazon: http://amzn.to/1tafB3m

Nook:  
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/murder-at-redwood-cove-janet-finsilver/1121228436?ean=9781616509309

Google Play: 
https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Janet_Finsilver_Murder_at_Redwood_Cove?id=_FmwBgAAQBAJ

Kobo:  
https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/murder-at-redwood-cove

Apple iTunes:  
https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/murder-at-redwood-cove/id979049768?mt=11

Kensington Publishing:  
http://www.ekensingtonbooks.com/book.aspx/31776

Social Media links:

Website: http://janetfinsilver.com/ 

Blog: http://janetfinsilver.com/?p=131

Facebook Author Fan Page:  
https://www.facebook.com/janetfinsilverauthor/?fref=ts

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/JanetFinsilver

Pinterest:  https://www.pinterest.com/janetfinsilver/

Goodreads:  https://www.goodreads.com/JanetFinsilver


Thank you, Janet, for sharing your story with us.

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4 Responses to Karen’s Killer Book Bench: Murder at the Mansion (A Kelly Jackson Mystery) by Janet Finsilver

  1. Karen Docter says:

    Good morning, Janet, and welcome to Karen’s Killer Book Bench. I love the descriptive excerpt. Feels like I’m there! Thanks for sharing your new release with us today. 🙂

  2. Rose Arbor says:

    I was a fan as soon as I saw dogs on the cover.

  3. Hi, Karen! Thank you for posting an excerpt from my book, MURDER AT THE MANSION. I appreciate it. I’m glad you felt like you were there! Janet

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