Tempest in the Tea Leaves (A Fortune Teller Mystery)

by Kari Lee Townsend | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 0425242757 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingfurballwing of Alexandria, Virginia USA on 12/10/2011
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10 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by wingfurballwing from Alexandria, Virginia USA on Saturday, December 10, 2011
First off, I'm not a believer in psychics, which gives this urban fantasy mystery a bit of a credibility problem. Then again, Sunny has a bit of a credibility problem herself. I'd consider reading further novels in this series, although probably not at full price, if only to find out more about the cat. I don't think that cat is just a feline ghost.

Journal Entry 2 by wingfurballwing at Alexandria, Virginia USA on Saturday, December 10, 2011

Released 7 yrs ago (12/10/2011 UTC) at Alexandria, Virginia USA

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Going to the BCinDC Holiday Party at the Old Country Buffet in Alexandria, VA because of its snappy first line.

Journal Entry 3 by mdm139 at Alexandria, Virginia USA on Saturday, December 10, 2011
found at book buffet at holiday party. The person who picked it on it's first line must of put it there. I like mysteries so I'll give it a go

Journal Entry 4 by wing6of8wing at Silver Spring, Maryland USA on Sunday, February 19, 2012
Picked this up today off the book buffet at mdm139's baby shower/meet-up -- which was very nice. I am a sucker for cozy mysteries, because they are like brain candy -- light on calories/substance, but lots of fun.

Journal Entry 5 by wing6of8wing at Silver Spring, Maryland USA on Thursday, March 08, 2012
Couldn't sleep last night and none of the 4 books I've been reading appealed, so I grabbed this one. At first it was just nice light reading, but it did manage to hook me because I read it all the way through in one sitting (laying/lying?), and was fighting sleep to finish it up.

Like Furball, I am not a believer in fortune tellers, et. al, but that did not stop me from loving this book. Sunny is a bit of a ditz, and for sure an odd ball, especially in her family, so I could really relate. I was a little struck by her being dumb enough to tell everything to every suspect, and I found the whole "partner" thing a bit far-fetched, but what the heck?

Absolutely love "Morty" the cat -- I, too, believe he is more than just a ghost -- and enjoyed the way the author took typical mystifying cat behavior and gave it another meaning: the way they disappear to who-knows-where for as long as they please, the way they seem to be able to move from one side of the room to the other in the blink of an eye, the attitude, and the seeming to know what is about to happen. Now that I think about, "The Cat Who" series also seems to capitalize on all of those, but I don't enjoy those books nearly as much as I did this one. Think I will keep my eye out for more in this series, given how much I liked the quirky characters.

Debating between saving this for MaryZee's cat-themed book box and doing something else with it, but what? Heck, I may take it to Ireland -- we shall see what the spirits tell me is best.

Journal Entry 6 by wing6of8wing at -- Bookbox, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA on Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Released 6 yrs ago (4/11/2012 UTC) at -- Bookbox, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA

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Since the cat is definitely the highlight of this book, I am adding this to MaryZee's Cat Book Box.

Journal Entry 7 by aetm at Austin, Texas USA on Monday, May 07, 2012
Picked from the Cat box :)

Released 4 yrs ago (7/10/2014 UTC) at Pääkirjasto, vaihtohylly in Joensuu, Pohjois-Karjala / Norra Karelen Finland

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Safe journey little book - I hope you'll make many new friends on your travels!

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— Neil Gaiman

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Journal Entry 9 by wingSoozreaderwing at Joensuu, Pohjois-Karjala / Norra Karelen Finland on Thursday, July 10, 2014
I took this book with me as I can't resist tea or mysteries:)

Journal Entry 10 by wingSoozreaderwing at Joensuu, Pohjois-Karjala / Norra Karelen Finland on Monday, August 04, 2014
I think this was a very good and entertaining cozy mystery! It was so well-written that I didn't mind that at times things didn't seem too plausible:)

This book is reserved for Kirjakko!

Journal Entry 11 by wingSoozreaderwing at by courier, a fellow bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases on Friday, August 15, 2014

Released 4 yrs ago (8/16/2014 UTC) at by courier, a fellow bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases

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This book will travel next to Kirjakko with the help of Annimanni (Thank you!), Happy Reading!:)

Journal Entry 12 by wingAnneliswing at Kerava, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Thursday, September 11, 2014
There was a second courier on the way, me, that wanted to eat from the load. I started to read the book even if psychics and tea leaves are not my cup of tea. Otherwise the book was a nice read. Only once, after the two-thirds of the book, I had to keep a pause for some days. I just could not take it all in one go. Still, I liked the book.

Journal Entry 13 by wingAnneliswing at Kerava, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Monday, September 22, 2014

Released 4 yrs ago (9/23/2014 UTC) at Kerava, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland

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Noutaja saapuu huomenna!
The book will reach its destination tomorrow as Kirjakko will drive by our house.
Happy reading!

This is my # 85 in
"KEEP THEM MOVING 2014" Challenge arranged by Booklady331.

Tämä on 67. vapautukseni Chanian
Kuukausivapautus-haasteessa.

Journal Entry 14 by wingkirjakkowing at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Monday, September 22, 2014
I drove by Annelis already today, as I had sent my message last night, but she read her mail in the morning... Luckily she was at home.
Tea was the key word here, but I've had had my fortune told (from cards and the palm of my hand) and some of it has come true. Looking forward to reading this, thanks everybody (several familiar bookcrossers along the line).

Journal Entry 15 by wingkirjakkowing at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Thursday, May 14, 2015
I am making more than mental notes that I've tagged Tanamo with this book. My tea leaves tell me I'll be seeing her in London Town in two weeks time and she will be bringing me a tag book as well. Save on postal costs - travel the world!

Edit: This teapot and two mugs I managed to get home unharmed in my rucksack when interrailing in York in 1986. Dragging these all through Europe - madness!

Journal Entry 16 by wingkirjakkowing at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Friday, May 15, 2015
Just a note to say that a quarter of the book is read and I like it. Even if the plot with the amateur sleuth and the police in charge falling for each other is as old as the hills 😍😍.
It says "First in a new series" in the cover. All you Oxfordians (6of8, Soozreader and Annelis), remember what Ann Granger told her literary agent said: "Readers love series. Publishers love series. And how many book is a series? At least five! Second is a sequel, third makes a trilogy, fourth a quartet, but five is a series." I would not mind reading more of this series.

Edit: Here is Ann Granger telling already about the seventh book... Or at least having seven fingers up on her lecture at the Oxford Convention 2015.

Journal Entry 17 by wingkirjakkowing at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Sunday, May 17, 2015
Finished. I do not need tea leaves to tell this lady would have been dead in real life, the way she kept revealing what they knew to just about anybody who asked anything. But it was a fun read.
Packing this for a trip to London Town.

Journal Entry 18 by wingkirjakkowing at -- By post or by hand --, Greater London United Kingdom on Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Released 3 yrs ago (6/1/2015 UTC) at -- By post or by hand --, Greater London United Kingdom

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Posted this yesterday from Heathrow Airport as Tanamo was no longer in London when I got there. Hopefully the envelope reaches her even without her surname.

Journal Entry 19 by Tanamo at Hinckley, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Thursday, June 04, 2015
Out early this morning for a trip to Harrogate so just got home to find today's post on the mat which included the parcel containing this book. Thanks a lot Kirjakko. Sorry we didn't get to meet but I hope you enjoyed your visit to London and the dog show you attended.

Journal Entry 20 by Tanamo at Hinckley, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Finally got round to reading this totally improbable novel - I can't imagine any Mayor forcing a detective to take on a ditzy psychic as his partner. I know the police have used psychics in missing persons cases before but to actually make them a detective partner per se - I don't think so! Nevertheless the fact that Sunny is so irrepressible and so trusting and so determined not to fit into the family mould had me rooting for her. After all Morty likes her and cats are never wrong - right!

Journal Entry 21 by Tanamo at North Walsham, Norfolk United Kingdom on Monday, August 08, 2016

Released 2 yrs ago (8/9/2016 UTC) at North Walsham, Norfolk United Kingdom

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Mailing to another bookcrosser who is opening a lending library for dementia sufferers, their families and carers.

Journal Entry 22 by daffodil-2 at North Walsham, Norfolk United Kingdom on Thursday, August 11, 2016
Received in the post today for the Cameo Café bookshelf. Thanks very much. (Hi Furball-I have relatives in Virginia (Hampton) and have visited them a few times). The bookshelf is slowly filling up and the visitors are getting used to checking out the titles available. My late mother used to read tea leaves for friends and family and was uncannily accurate at times-bless her. Therefore I may borrow this book myself at some stage.

Journal Entry 23 by daffodil-2 at North Walsham, Norfolk United Kingdom on Sunday, August 14, 2016

Released 2 yrs ago (8/16/2016 UTC) at North Walsham, Norfolk United Kingdom

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This book will be left on the Cameo Café bookshelf.

To the finder:-
Welcome to bookcrossing -you have found a travelling book. Please make a journal entry now to say where you found the book in case it has been moved. Then, when you have read it, please come back and make a further entry saying whether or not you enjoyed the book and why. It is now yours to do as you like with it, pass it to a friend or just leave it somewhere different for someone else to find and help it with its' journey. Of course if you can't bear to part with it at the moment then keep it, but please let me know that you have found it. If you join bookcrossing, which is free and spam-free, you can follow the book on its' travels as you will get an email each time it changes hands, but if you prefer to remain anonymous, that's fine too. Please also say what you intend to do with the book next. Thanks for coming onto the site to let me know you have found the book.

I already have books travelling in many countries around the world-a list can be found on my bookcrossing profile.

When re-releasing this book please be aware that airports are not a good place to leave books unless they have a specific book exchange shelf or area, due to security problems, so they may well just be disposed of. Also charity shops may well discard books that have been labelled in any way and they mostly chose only the books in the very best condition
to place on their shelves and discard the rest-so another bad release option.

Journal Entry 24 by daffodil-2 at Woodgate Nursery in Aylsham, Norfolk United Kingdom on Thursday, October 12, 2017

Released 1 yr ago (10/12/2017 UTC) at Woodgate Nursery in Aylsham, Norfolk United Kingdom

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This book was left outside in the garden centre next to some plants and quite close to the car park. It was a lovely warm sunny day and the book was bagged up against the elements.
(The Cameo Café bookshelf has had to be thinned down to make way for new titles).

To the finder:-
Welcome to bookcrossing -you have found a travelling book. Please make a journal entry now to say where you found the book in case it has been moved. Then, when you have read it, please come back and make a further entry saying whether or not you enjoyed the book and why. It is now yours to do as you like with it, pass it to a friend or just leave it somewhere different for someone else to find and help it with its' journey. Of course if you can't bear to part with it at the moment then keep it, but please let me know that you have found it. If you join bookcrossing, which is free and spam-free, you can follow the book on its' travels as you will get an email each time it changes hands, but if you prefer to remain anonymous, that's fine too. Please also say what you intend to do with the book next. Thanks for coming onto the site to let me know you have found the book.

I already have books travelling in many countries around the world-a list can be found on my bookcrossing profile.

When re-releasing this book please be aware that airports are not a good place to leave books unless they have a specific book exchange shelf or area, due to security problems, so they may well just be disposed of. Also charity shops may well discard books that have been labelled in any way and they mostly chose only the books in the very best condition
to place on their shelves and discard the rest-so another bad release option.

Journal Entry 25 by SayYes at Aylsham, Norfolk United Kingdom on Sunday, October 15, 2017
I found the book at the garden centre in Aylsham and was intrigued by the concept.
I read the book today, not at all my cup of tea; ha! No pun intended 😐
But I very much like the idea of helping books travel in this way and would like to release more writings into the wild for others to find and read. Hopefully enjoy or perhaps leave them pondering.

Ironically I'm interested in dementia, which this book touches on and which inspires me to release a wonderful book on that subject: Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healy, in the hope it helps those of us fortunate enough to have all our faculties, understand those struggling as they begin to loose theirs.

I intend to leave this book in a coffee shop in Norwich City, where I hope it will be found .

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