Thursday, April 11, 2019

Review: Murder at the Marina by: Janet Finsilver


Title: Murder at the Marina
Author: Janet Finsilver
Publisher: Lyrical Underground
Series: A Kelly Jackson Mystery #5
Pages: 200
Format: e-book ARC
Source: NetGalley & GEBT

Description:

She’s got to solve this—or her friends are sunk . . .

Kelly Jackson, manager of the Redwood Cove Bed and Breakfast, is fond of the Doblinsky brothers, Ivan and Rudy, members of the Silver Sentinels, a crew of crime-solving senior citizens in their Northern California seaside hamlet. 

After she discovers a jewel-encrusted dagger—with what appears to be dried blood on the blade—on their fishing boat, they share their family history with Kelly, and she learns that the knife may be part of a set from their long-ago childhood in Russia. Its sudden reappearance is eerie, but the mystery grows much more serious when a body is found on the boat. 

The victim was staying at Kelly’s inn, in town for a Russian Heritage Festival, and some of the organizers were clearly harboring some bitterness. But the story behind this murder seems as layered as a nesting doll—and Kelly’s feeling completely at sea . . .

My Thoughts:

Kelly is adjusting to life in Redwood Cove and spending time with the Doblinsky brothers getting to visit them on their boat the Nadia.  While waiting for them Kelly finds a dagger with something on it.  Obviously someone is out to cause trouble from Ivan and Rudy.

As the Russian Heritage Festival preparations get underway another mishap happens when a body is found on the Nadia.  It turns out to be a local store owner Alexander Koskov who also helps Russians get money for rare valuables.  Who killed Alexander and why?

Kelly decides it's time to rally The Professor, Rudy, Ivan, Gertie, Mary the notorious Silver Sentinels.  The group has solved a slew of murders up to this point so why not help out on of their own?  They jump right in to help one of their own!

What I love about this series is there really isn't a thing wrong with the series.  It pulls you in and has you gripping until the story is over.  The group works fabulous and they get things done in their own way!

This book also was great for those who love Russian History especially those of royal stature.  It had you pulled hearing Ivan and Rudy's story.  There was so much to enjoy with it.  Another fabulous adventure for anyone who loves this series and cozies in general!

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