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Trouble in the Tarot

(Fortune Teller Mystery #3)

3.90  ·  Rating details ·  457 ratings  ·  67 reviews
For psychic Sunshine Meadows, sometimes fortunes can be deceiving . . .

Lately Sunny has been experiencing a period of big opportunity: her business in Divinity, New York, is thriving, and Detective Mitch Stone has finally agreed to take Sunny on a date. But thanks to her clairvoyant abilities, Sunny knows better than anyone that life deals out bad cards along with the go
Paperback, 304 pages
Published March 5th 2013 by Berkley
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❂ Jennifer
Aug 12, 2012 rated it really liked it
This series improves with each book, and Trouble in the Tarot was a really fun read! I wanted to yell at both the old ladies for acting like children, but mostly, I just giggled. Morty is really staring to come into his own and Sunny's character has matured enough to cheer her on. (Although I gotta say - the Monster Truck Rally scene? Big Mistake - waaay too over the top and TSTL.)

The plot was really well done - lot's of suspects, lots of red herrings and more than one mystery to solve. Little p
Mar 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2013
Sunny agrees to read tarot cards at the annual Summer Solstice Carnival and that’s where she meets Fiona Atwater. Fiona and Granny Gert are bitter enemies and whenever they get near each other a war of words breaks out. When a local baker get run over by a big white Cadillac that just happens to belong to Granny and both she and Fiona are at the crime scene they must cast their differences aside as they find themselves in very close quarters.

Sunny knows she should keep her nose of the investigat
Jeannie and Louis Rigod
Mar 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
Psychic Sunshine (Sunny,) Meadows finds herself in an unique situation. Her Granny's car is named the murder weapon of Bernadette, the main contender to win the bake-off for a local charity. Granny is already under the eagle eyes as she and her decades old rival, Fiona Atwater have escalated their own war to the point of being almost arrested. Now, their squabbling has made them both number one murder suspects, and have managed to be placed under bracelet-house arrest in Vicky, Sunny's Victorian ...more
Book of Secrets
Mar 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
The fabulous and fun A Fortune Teller Mystery series continues with TROUBLE IN THE TAROT, and it's my favorite one so far. This time around, Sunny's grandmother finds herself in a whole lot of trouble. First, Granny Gert's lifelong enemy Fiona comes to town wanting to outdo her in the Summer Solstice Carnival bake-off. Then they're arrested for murder when the local baker is hit and killed by Granny's huge Cadillac, and both ladies are found at the scene of the crime.

Fiona and Granny are put und
Apr 29, 2015 rated it did not like it
Bleh. The characters all do things that seem completely ridiculous. Granny is over-the-top annoying, and if I were Sunny I would have kicked her out long ago. Not to mention cutting ties with her parents. If all your family does is annoy you, then don't speak to them! She's an adult; how has she not figured this out? I gave up about halfway through, skipped to the end to see how the mystery was solved, and I'm done with this series. Bleh once more, for good measure.
Mar 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This by far is my favorite book of the series. Grannie Gert and Fiona are a dual that makes you laugh and of course we can not forget Morty. A great read. Will be adding more to the review later on.
Aurian Booklover
Dec 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Sunny has agreed to be the fortune teller at the Summer Solstice Carnival, a weeklong event for charity, organised by the local Sewing Sisters. Sunny’s Granny Gert is a member of the Sewing Sisters, so how could she refuse the request? So instead of doing the readings in her own Victorian house she called Vicky, she is doing tarot readings in the park’s gazebo. With her cat Morty as moral encouragement.

Her first customer of the day is a very vibrant older lady, about her Granny’s age, but she c
Feb 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal-cozy
Trouble in the Tarot
By Kari Lee Townsend
Copyright: March 2013
Publisher Berkeley Prime Crime

For psychic Sunshine Meadows, sometimes fortunes can be deceiving . . .

Lately Sunny has been experiencing a period of big opportunity: her business in Divinity, New York, is thriving, and Detective Mitch Stone has finally agreed to take Sunny on a date. But thanks to her clairvoyant abilities, Sunny knows better than anyone that life deals out bad cards along with the good.

When Sunny agrees to read tarot
Feb 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Trouble In The Tarot is the third book in the A Fortune Teller Mystery.

GO, Granny, GO!!!!!!!!!!!

Things are looking up for Sunny Meadows. She loves Divinity, New York, her fortune telling business is doing well, romance might be around the corner,her Granny Gertie has moved in and Granny has her drivers license. Okay four out of five isn't bad.

The annual Summer Solstice Carnival is about to get underway and Sunny has been talked in to reading her tarot cards at the festival. Proceeds from the ca
I think this is the end of the entire series and part of me is glad and another part of me is definitely wanting more.

When relationship concludes; say, when boy gets girl; vice versa, when they get engaged, when they say the I love you, or when they get married, i always wanted it to end. They got their love, no need for sequels to complicate matters. Im a simple happy ever after girl and since this book sort of...concluded the relationship b/ween the hero and heroine, it would be nice to end it
Freda Mans-Labianca
Feb 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cozy-mystery
I love this series!
This book is another great story about Sunny Meadows. Though I have to tell you, the cat, Morty, steals the show! I'm more intrigued by that cat than anything else. I really want to know his story. He's just so darn mysterious.
While I enjoyed the story, I felt it was more romance than mystery this time around. I was all geared up to read a cozy, but what warmed me was the fire between Sunny and Detective Stone. Along with Jo's upcoming wedding, Abbys' recent wedding, it felt l
Apr 18, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-2013
NOTE: EDITED DOWN TO 2 STARS! 3 stars is overly generous for this book. It wasn't as bad as a 2, but not as good as a 3, but I'm in a generous mood so I gave it the 3 only because of Morty the cat! He's the best and most interesting character in these books. I just don't like Sunny, she of the RIDICULOUS name, and don't care about her one way or the other. Her granny drove me nuts this time out, and though I hadn't figured out the "bad guy" until the end, I found I really just didn't care much. ...more
Bonnie McHenry
This book was definitely not as good as the first 2. The things that first drew me to this series were few and far between than the things that seemed to annoy me. Likes: Vicky the house, Morty the cat, Sean the bartender, Jo her faithful friend, and the fortune telling. Annoyances: Sunny and Mitch being cutesy, Granny and Finona's constant bickering, the addition of a dog fighting scandal, the monster truck rally, too many character that could have "done it" and too many story lines going on at ...more
Jul 13, 2016 rated it it was ok
I was warned away from this book by what I consider a clumsy title, but a title is not necessarily indicative of a clumsy work. It could have been chosen by the publishing company. As an example, I much preferred my working title "A Very Parfit Wight" to the Tolkien quote chosen for the RPG module, "Darker than the Darkness."
The whole book, though adequate light reading in spite of the cat's apparently deus ex machina powers, was far from well written. Not recommended unless you run out
Darlene Ferland
Apr 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
Kari Lee Townsend's Trouble in the Tarot is, as of now, my favorite in the Fortune Teller series. It is a fun read with Sunny Meadows' granny Gert stealing the show. Her one time friend but now arch enemy, Fiona, comes to town and becomes embroiled in the murder of a resident of Divinity. With Gert's car seeming to be the murder weapon, both older ladies are house-bound with Sunny and, of course, Morty. Anyone familiar with the series knows that Sunny has to be desperate to call her mother for h ...more
Jun 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery, cats, 2013
Another cute installment in this cozy series! I love the crazy Granny Gert and Sunny's relationship with doubting detective Mitch! The only reason I didn't give this book 5 stars was because of a huge surprise with Mitch at the very end. Wowsa! That really came out of nowhere and was completely unnecessary. Still, I can't wait to read the next book. Morty the cat is a hoot, so if you're a cat lover, this would be a fun read for you.
Mar 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
I loved this story, the mystery was truly a mystery. I enjoyed the characters interactions, especially granny and Fiona. This book is a fun read with quirky characters.
Apr 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Book 3 in the Fortune Teller series keeps up the good tone set in the first 2 books! I like the skills used, the mysterious cat, and supporting characters!
Apr 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Finished today....I like the development of the characters in Granny Gertie and Sunny. Mom and Dad get a little tiresome at times.
Feb 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed Sunny's latest adventures in Divinity as well as more background on her family. As always Morty, the cat, steals the show.

Dian Burns
Jul 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Jun 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
I would give this book a 3.5. I like the characters but they’re getting close to being parodies and maybe that’s what the author wants for amusement. Lots of potential for this series. I would recommend going for outright laughter and would encourage the author to develop the humorous angle of the series because there are some great characters. Nancy Martin is an example of an author who does this well. Anyway - still a very talented author.
Christine Hayes
Nov 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
A thoroughly enjoyable read. Love the series.
Pat Sawtelle
May 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cozy-mysteries
Sunny's cat is a great fit to all things mystical in her life. I love reading the Fortune Teller Mystery series.
Mary Ratcliffe-Pezzetti
Jul 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
I could not get enough of the and had to read the entire series to date.
Aug 18, 2018 rated it liked it
Another cute cozy mystery. Interesting twists and turns.
D. Wickles
Aug 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is a cute mystery with funny characters and plenty of twists and turns.
Michelle Munger
Jan 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Love it, hope author continues series
Feb 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
As the annual Summer Solstice Carnival is about to begin, Sunny Meadows is ready to read the people of Divinity, New York’s tarot cards. While everyone might not be a believer, there are a few that put their faith in her hands. However, things go a bit haywire at the carnival and the only conclusion Sunny can come up with is that someone is sabotaging it.

Things really take a strange turn when Sunny’s Granny Gert starts arguing with her rival, Fiona Atwater. Their groups Sewing Sisters and Knitti
Alice Liu
Mar 29, 2013 rated it liked it
This book meandered for quite a while as it tried to decide what it was going to be. The trouble with the tarot is that there isn't much tarot. Sunny does a few generic readings but only once considers using it to help solve the main mystery. Morty, the cat, is magical but is largely ignored except when he waltzes in and makes all the problems go away at pivotal moments. The paranormal aspects are not integrated into the book in the first case, and are being used to resolve issues with "magic" t ...more
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National Bestselling Author, Agatha, RT Reviewers Choice & Golden Duck Award Nominee. Kari Lee Townsend lives in central NY with her very understanding husband, her three busy boys, and her oh-so-dramatic daughter. A former teacher with a master's in English education, she is a long-time lover of reading and writing. She is best known as the author of the Fortune Teller Mystery series, but als ...more

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