I've stumbled into a series that I am baffled I missed for so long. I can clearly see why the Family Fortune series is so wildly popular. An Unhappy Medium (A Family Fortune Mystery #4) by Dawn Eastman was magical to read.
From the back of the book:
Psychic Clyde Fortune and her zany family are back in the fourth in the national bestselling series from the author of A Fright to the Death.
Former cop and novice psychic Clyde Fortune finds herself in a race for justice when a Zombie Fun Run turns deadly...
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.
There is so much to love here that I'm not sure where to start. The characters are so quirky and fun. I adore Clyde and the dynamics she had with her family and Mac. The setting is so cool for me. You know I love para-anything so a whole magical town appealed greatly to me. Toss in a zombie run with a real dead body and you have creative gold. There were a lot of interwoven secondary stories with family and past relationships that added a great depth too.
The mystery was well written and kept me guessing until the very end. The end came fast for me too because I stayed up all night and read this is one sitting. Since this was my first dip into this series, I can say that if you jump in here you can follow along. I, personally, will be going back to read the ones I missed though. I really did just adore every little thing and would love to see how these characters unfolded.
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