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 the 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 combines with a mysterious case of stolen diamonds, even someone as quick-witted as Clyde might not be able to outrun a killer…
Sissy: Welcome to Crystal Haven, Michigan, where everyone in town has some sort of mystical ability or attachment. Some are unwilling participants and wish to escape the psychic world, but others are happily using their talents to earn a living and bring in the tourist trade. Main character Clyde (short for Clytemnestra, of all things) is one psychic who tried to get away but now is begrudgingly accepting her gifts and trying to find her place in the community.
Bubby: I personally have come to terms with my psychic gift. It was a long, hard road but now I’ve made peace with it.
Sissy: What gift? The one where you can smell hidden chocolate from a mile off?
Bubby: No, although that IS one of my talents. I was referring to my ability to read your mind, Sissy. Unfortunately, it only works on YOUR mind.
Sissy: If you could actually read half the thoughts I have about you, we wouldn’t be friends anymore. I’m totally kidding. Stop looking at me like that.
Bubby: And because I CAN read your mind, I already knew you were kidding. Don’t be jealous because I’m amazing. You have talents too – just not mystical magical mind reading talents.
Sissy: You’re right. I’m completely jealous of your non-existent gift. I may never get over it. How about you go back to reviewing An Unhappy Medium now?
Bubby: Yes ma’am. There’s just so much going on in this story – murder, theft, stolen diamonds, the Mob, psychic pets…definitely something for everyone here. The characters are nice and quirky too, just how I like them.
Sissy: The pets are not psychic, Bubby. Their owner Seth is the psychic one.
Bubby: I knew you were going to say that. I was just testing you. Cause I’m psychic too.
Sissy: OK, or possibly delusional. I enjoyed the character of Clyde’s Aunt Vi who provides zombie makeup, meddling, and much comic relief. The best thing about An Unhappy Medium is that you will never guess whodunnit. I dare you to try!
Bubby: I knew whodunnit from the very beginning. You read the book before I did so I just picked the killer’s name right out of your pretty little head.
Sissy: Of course you did, Madame Bubby-Zonia, Goddess of Mystery. And did you also forsee that one lucky person who leaves a comment about their own real or imagined psychic abilities on this blog post will win a free copy of An Unhappy Medium?
Bubby: You don’t even have to ask. So tell us about your mystic juju, readers! And I like my medium name! You must call me that from henceforth! I think I’d fit in quite well in Crystal Haven, Michigan. We’ll have to wait for book 5 in the Family Fortune Mystery Series to see what new drama and mayhem befalls Clyde and crew. Can’t wait!