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Murder in the Wine Country

(A Kelly Jackson Mystery #6)

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Weeding out killers wasn’t part of the job description . . .
 
Kelly Jackson, manager of the Redwood Cove Bed and Breakfast, is excited to participate in an event to raise awareness for the plight of struggling veterans in their Northern California coastal community. Local wineries are sponsoring tastings, and to prepare for a culinary competition, professional chefs w
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Kindle Edition, 228 pages
Published April 28th 2020 by Lyrical Press
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Darinda
Apr 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
The sixth book in the Kelly Jackson Mystery series by Janet Finsilver. Kelly Jackson is the manager of Redwood Cove Bed and Breakfast. In this book, Kelly is happy to be involved with an event to help struggling veterans. During the event, chefs are foraging for edible greens for the culinary competition and local wineries are sponsoring tastings.

Kelly joins in with some of the activities, and all goes well until crime happens. The crimes include theft and murder. In the previous books, a lot of
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Peggy R
I am a fan of this series so I was looking forward to visiting Redwood Cove Inn Manager Kelly Jackson and the Silver Sentinels again. I was not disappointed and found this sixth book in the series to be just as entertaining and engaging as the previous five books. There is a lot going on in this book and it hooked me right from the beginning. Ms. Finsilver has a wonderful, descriptive writing style that allows the reader to clearly picture the setting. Her characters are hitting their stride and ...more
JoAn
Feb 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cozy-mystery, arc
Murder in the Wine Country by Janet Finsilver is the sixth book in her Kelly Jackson cozy series and did not disappoint.

The story immediately engaged my interest from the first chapter. Ms. Finsilver's smoothly paced and well-crafted plot kept me turning the pages. The descriptive writing makes me feel right at home in this northern California coastal community now. I confess that I want to join forces with the Silver Sentinels in each investigation. There is actually more than one mystery in t
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Carrie Schmidt (Reading is My SuperPower)
“Plant poaching? Who knew?”

Murder in the Wine Country is the first book I’ve read by Janet Finsilver – and, therefore, the first book I’ve read in the Kelly Jackson mysteries. While there was a little bit of a learning curve as far as learning who everyone was & how they were connected, overall I think it works perfectly well as a standalone.

Kelly is a very likable heroine, the kind of amateur sleuth who wisely calls the police when needed… though she certainly also has moments where she jumps i
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Kristina
Murder in the Wine Country by Janet Finsilver takes us back to Red Cove, California. Kelly Jackson, manager of Redwood Cove Bed and Breakfast, is participating in an event to raise awareness on the plight of veterans. Kelly is looking forward the foraging expedition to look for edible greens. She is surprised when the game warden advises them to go in pairs because of poachers making off with a rare succulent, Dudleya farinose. The Silver Sentinels need a new project, so they begin looking into ...more
Debra Jo (Room of Required Reading Book Reviews)
I feel like this series is one of those extremely well kept secrets and we need to get the secret out!!

I love everything about the Kelly Jackson Mysteries... the plot, the setting, the characters, and the mysteries. This series has something for everyone. The setting of Redwood Cove is to die for, no pun intended. The characters are all very well developed, likable, and they all play their part in the stories. From Tommy, the child with Asperger Syndrome, and his dog Fred to all the Silver Senti
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Tari
May 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was one of the most exciting books in the series with several places where I just couldn't read fast enough to see what happened. Needless to say, reading this book makes a person not want to budge and do anything else. I really enjoyed that Kelly's boss Michael got a much bigger part in this book than I ever remember from before. His work with the veterans especially those with PTSD was so admirable, and being the nice guy that he was, he never tried to talk up his own achievements.

I had
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Mac Daly
Murder with a local flavor. Now firmly established as the manager of the Redwood Cove B&B, Kelly Jackson has also been accepted as one of the locals. When a new acquaintance dies under mysterious circumstances while helping to plan a wine tasting event, Kelly jumps in to help solve the mystery. At the same time, she's up to her ears in fungus poachers, wine theft and goat yoga. Once again the California coast is a major character and I enjoyed reading about familiar places. A worthy addition to ...more
Bridget
Murder in the Wine Country is the sixth book in the 'A Kelly Jackson Mystery' series. In this instalment, an event to raise awareness for the plight of struggling veterans is taking place in Redwood Cove, Northern California. Kelly Jackson, manager of the Redwood Cove Bed and Breakfast, is excited to be participating. Local wineries are sponsoring tastings, and professional chefs will forage for wild edible greens to prepare for a culinary competition. Michael Corrigan from Resorts I ...more
Carla Johnson-Hicks
The sixth book in the Kelly Jackson Mystery series by Janet Finsilver had another interesting story. I am always amazed that each of these books highlights a new activity and I always learn something from the story. Kelly Jackson, the manager of Redwood Cove Bed and Breakfast, is participating in an event to help struggling veterans. This is a cause near and dear to her boss, Michael, who plays a large role in this story. One of the activities has guest chefs foraging for edible greens for the c ...more
Annette
May 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Murder in the Wine Country.is the sized book in the Kelly Jackson Mystery series. This installment is excellent, the perfect cozy mystery. This series seems to get better with each new book. I look forward to the next book in this series.
Lola
I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through Netgalley and voluntarily reviewed it.

I've enjoyed the previous books in this series, so when I was in the mood for a familiar cozy mystery series I decided to pick this one up. Returning to this series always feels like spending time with familiar characters and it's always fun to pick up another book in this series. This was again a great read and I liked seeing all the plot lines develop.

Murder in the Wine Country has a lot going
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Lghiggins
Nov 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Redwood Cove is an isolated community in northern California. The wealthy Michael Corrigan, owner of Resorts International, is not the stereotypical rich businessman with cutthroat motives and actions. He is boss to Scott, manager of Redwood Cove Community Center, and to Kelly, manager of Redwood Cove Bed and Breakfast. Always looking for ways to help others, especially veterans, Michael is hosting an exclusive event for other wealthy philanthropists with the goal of providing a model of communi ...more
RO G'ma
Murder in the Wine Country is the sixth book in Janet Finsilver’s Kelly Jackson Mystery series. The series takes place in a small town on the coast of Northern California with caring, well developed, and affable characters and a well-plotted storyline that flows at a steady pace. A lot is happening in this book, but the Silver Sentinels, a group of five senior citizens who enjoy solving mysteries, take a back seat to the protagonist, who monopolized the sleuthing and investigating in this instal ...more
Susan
May 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This has become one of my favorite cozy series and it was a pleasure to escape our real world problems to spend time with Kelly and the Silver Sentinels in Redwood Cove. This time Kelly is front and center regarding the investigating with assistance from the Silver Sentinels. She is the manager of the Redwood Cove B&B and is involved with a charity event to aid veterans. It will involve wine tasting and various chefs will go out into the woods to forage for edible plants. Sounds harmless enough ...more
Susan Johnston
May 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Princess Fuzzypants here: I have enjoyed the previous books in the series. Kelly is a very capable, strong lady who runs the B & B owned by a very rich philanthropist businessman. She is a transplanted cowgirl whose skills on the range come in very handy when dealing with the bad guys in this book. And there are two sets of bad guys she must deal with.
One set are poachers who steal a rare but treasured plant for the Chinese market and manage to veer into kidnapping in the process to avoid being
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Cozy Cat Reviews
Murder in the Wine Country by Janet Finsilver is the sixth book in her Kelly Jackson cozy series . I have read the prior books in the series and always enjoy returning to this wonderful series. Thank you to the author, the publisher and to Net Galley for the opportunity. My review opinions are my own.

We return to Kelly and the Redwood Cove Inn in coastal Northern California. Kelly loves her job managing the Inn and enjoys living in her small town with a solid group of friends. Some of her most
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FMSWarrior
Apr 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Kelly Jackson and her colleagues are working with their boss, Michael, to highlight the benefits of working with the Veteran community to their business owners. They’ve planned a Western themed event with several chefs preparing recipes using locally forage foods. When two of the chefs disappear along with Michael it looks like they may have been kidnapped.

The Silver Sentinels decide to help look for the missing people, as well as helping to solve a murder, find the thieves who are stealing pro
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Jessica Robbins
*I received a free copy of this book which I voluntarily chose to write an honest review for.

What a great addition to this book wonderful cozy mystery series! Kelly is all excited for an upcoming event that will have a wide range of activities. One of them includes foraging for edible ingredients but they all receive a warning about poachers in the area after a rare yet valuable plant. As if that is not bad enough during their first excursion they are met by a group that claims to be protecting
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Paula Ratcliffe

This follows the Silver Sentinels and Kelly Jackson find themselves introducing new people to things offered at the Redwood Cove B and B along the way Michael whose idea it was for the bed and breakfast among other things and a chef visiting end up kidnapped and another chef disappears Kelly finds herself deep in a search and rescue situation.

They also learn about poachers in the area stealing plants that are worth quite a penny on the market. While avoiding the poachers Kelly uses her witt and
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Kathleen Gray
Apr 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Helping veterans should have made for an easy fundraiser but noooo. This latest installment in a fun series (and don't worry- it's fine as a standalone) features arguments over foraging, dishonesty at a winery, and, of course, murder. Kelly, manager of the Redwood Cove B&B, might be the lead named character but the Silver Sentinels, a group of crime solving seniors, are the heart. When Eric is murdered, Kelly's friend Phil is a suspect but she, and the Sentinels, are on the case. There's a coupl ...more
Liz
Jun 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
Another good book in this series. I enjoy the setting in Northern California and using the resort business was a good choice since it will bring in outsiders constantly so you are not left with feeling like every local character has a shady side. And the author’s characters ring true from seniors wanting to be involved and not set aside; military veterans struggling to come to turns with both their own personal changes and how the country has changed (not always for the better); people dealing w ...more
Brenda Hojonski
Jan 30, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cozy-mysteries
A cozy mystery with recalcitrant baby goats? What could be better? Oh yeah, not one, but two mysteries, a little light romance, and awesome dogs. I love Janet's cast of characters and she doesn't drop them and keeps their unique characteristics through each book in this series. You can't help but love each one. I listened to the audiobook and she does a great job of bringing each character to life. ...more
Laura Salas
Apr 07, 2020 rated it liked it
I've always enjoyed these light escape reads, though this was not one of my favorites. The writing felt a little clunkier than usual, and the ridiculous minor subplot where Kelly gives a good talking to and solves the problems of a borderline abusive husband went beyond ridiculous to offensive, in my opinion. Oh, if we just *tell* someone they're handling things the wrong way, they'll fix it. Good to know. I'm hoping the series is back in stride with its next entry.

Review copy provided by the pu
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wonderwomand
Apr 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received an Advanced copy from Net Galley in exchange for a honest review.

Kelly is putting together an event for local winemakers when someone is murdered. There is also a kidnapping. The service dogs are a wonderful addition to this story. The novel is set in northern California.

Full Disclosure: This series is among my favorites!
Vera Koonce
Jul 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Janet Finsilver fan.😍

I love this book. In fact I like all of Janet Finsilver books with Kelly Jackson. She is tough with a heart of gold. I can't wait for the next book and if she and Scout will become a couple.
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Lucinda L.
Jul 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Great read

Really enjoyed this book. Perfectly balanced suspense with character enrichment and environmental updates. Enjoyed the large variety of characters and their interactions. Also liked the different pets and their involvement and actions with the different characters.
Sarah
Mar 09, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mysteries, netgalley
3.5 stars. I liked the characters, setting, and mystery, but the writing felt a bit stilted to me.

I received an ARC from NetGalley.
Gj Berg
May 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
Another fine addition to series

Lots of twists and turns and multiple things Kelly and the Silver Sentinels need to solve, from kidnapping to murder to plant poaching.
Amanda
I have to DNF at 44%. I really like this series but the idea of multiple people getting kidnapped in a small California town defies logic for me. I can’t suspend my disbelief that much.
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Janet Finsilver and her husband reside in the San Francisco Bay Area. She worked in education for many years as a teacher, a program administrator, and a workshop presenter. Janet loves animals and has two dogs—Kylie and Ellie. She has ridden western style since she was a child and was a member of the National Ski Patrol. One of the highlights of her life was touching whales in the San Ignacio Lag ...more

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