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Friday, October 5, 2012

A Sinister Sense by Allison Kingsley

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Sandra Murphy

As we continue to celebrate Halloween this month, this week we review A Sinister Sense by Allison Kingsley, featuring an amateur sleuth with visions. Check out details on how to win a copy of this book at the end of this review.

No matter how hard Clara Quinn tries, the visions still keep coming. Except when she really needs them. Now Rick from the hardware store across the street could use some help. A dead body’s been found in the bed of his truck and the man was killed with a tool stolen from the hardware store. The mayor’s pushing for a quick arrest but Clara’s sure Rick is innocent.

Clara’s cousin Stephanie is up for some good undercover work which can only lead to mayhem. Speaking of mayhem, Rick’s inherited Tatters, a very large dog with no manners. Now that he’s spending so much time defending himself against a murder charge, there’s no one to watch Tatters and tame his bull in a china shop ways. Clara knows there’s no way she can take him and besides her mother would have a fit so Clara’s surprised when her mouth opens and says, “Tatters can stay with me.”

Image source: Berkley

The Quinn Sense (intuition or psychic powers) are believable, the characters enjoyable and people you’d want to meet (except Roberta who only loves Roberta—besides, she didn’t like Tatters), and a nice setting make this an enjoyable read.

Second in the series, don’t miss the first, Mind Over Murder.

To enter to win a copy of A Sinister Sense, simply email KRL at life@kingsriverlife[dot]com by replacing the [dot] with a period, and with the subject line “Sinister”, or comment on this article. A winner will be chosen October 13, 2012. U.S. residents only.

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Sandra Murphy lives in the shadow of the arch, in the land of blues, booze and shoes—St Louis, Missouri. While writing magazine articles to support her mystery book habit, she secretly polishes two mystery books of her own, hoping, someday, they will see the light of Barnes and Noble. You can also find several of Sandra's short stories on UnTreed Reads including her new one Bananas Foster.


  1. Would love to win a copy of A Sinister Sense. cmgren@aol.com

  2. We have a winner! Thanks for entering
    Lorie Ham, KRL Publisher