Murder at the Marina by Janet Finsilver [Book Review]

Murder at the Marina by Janet Finsilver

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Title: Murder at the Marina

Author: Janet Finsilver

Publisher: Lyrical Underground

Publish Date: April 2, 2019

Genre: Cozy Mystery

Series: A Kelly Jackson Mystery #5

My Rating: 4/5

Murder at the Marina by Janet Finsilver


There’s a corpse among the chanterelles!

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 a member of the community and part of the 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…

Murder at the Marina by Janet Finsilver


Murder at the Marina is the fifth book in the Kelly Jackson Mystery series by Janet Finsilver. Kelly Jackson is the manager of Redwood Cove Bed and Breakfast. With her job, she has had the opportunity to meet many of the locals and get involved with events in the community. Some of her favorite people are members of the Silver Sentinels, a group of crime-solving senior citizens. Kelly has gotten to know the members when she was also sleuthing in various local crimes.

In Murder at the Marina, a mystery first arises when a jewel encrusted knife is found aboard the boat belonging to two of the Silver Sentinels, brothers Ivan and Rudy. As Kelly helps the brothers, she learns about their family history. Also, the mystery gets more complex when a dead body is found.

A delightful cozy mystery series. Charming setting. Interesting characters. Entertaining plot. A nice addition to this series.

I received a digital copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Books in the Kelly Jackson Mystery Series:
  1. Murder at Redwood Cove
  2. Murder at the Mansion
  3. Murder at the Fortune Teller’s Table
  4. Murder at the Mushroom Festival
  5. Murder at the Marina
  6. Murder in the Wine Country

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