Cozy Wednesday with Author Kari Lee Townsend (Giveaway too!)

Welcome to Cozy Wednesday!

I am so excited Kari Lee is not only here to visit but she has brought the characters from The Fortune Teller Mysteries with her. She is responsible for every aspect of their lives and today they are turning the tables and questioning her. Please help yourself to some tea, with Sunny here today maybe we can get her to read our tea leaves!

Welcome Everyone! We are thrilled you are here!


Kari Lee Townsend’s Characters Interview Her

Kari Lee Townsend

Mitch: Okay, so you’ve been going around putting us in the hot seat, interviewing (more like interrogating) us. I say turnabout’s fair play. I want to know if you have any other crazy notions swirling around in that scary brain of yours?

Kari: If it wasn’t for me, you’d still be moping around and obsessed with your work with no life at all. At least having someone drive you crazy is better than having someone or something make you sad.

Sunny: Hey, I do not drive Detective Stone crazy. And if I do, it’s all your fault. You made me this way. Why on earth would you try to fix me up with someone my complete opposite anyway?

Kari: You know the saying…opposites attract. Besides, you need some grounding, and Grumpy Pants gives that to you. And he needs to loosen up and have fun, and let’s face it, you’re just so cute and quirky, Tink. You both need to just embrace what I’ve done and let yourselves enjoy each other.

Granny Gert: That’s what I’ve been trying to them, dear, but they are both too stubborn to listen. They’ll never have what my Frank and I had if they don’t shape up. I miss Frank, so thank you for letting me play dress up with Morty. He’s been such a good sport, and he looks so dapper in his spiffy bow ties, I must say.

Kari: You and your bow ties have been a big hit, Granny. I’m so glad at least one of you appreciates my story telling.

Mitch: I’m not saying you’re not talented, I’m just thinking you’re not all “there” at times. Jeesh, you women are so sensitive.

Sunny: Do you see what I mean? Forget opposites, you’ve made us polar opposites. How am I supposed to work with that? He’s impossible.

Mitch: Well, you’re a quack.

Granny Gert: Now now, children, let’s play nice in the sandbox. Right Morty?

Kari: Oh, boy. I see I have a lot more work to do on all of you. In the meantime, interrogation session officially over. Get back between the pages and let me do what I do best. Ugh. And they think I’m the crazy one.  They’re all quite the characters, and even though they don’t know it, I plan to keep them that way 🙂


Oops, picking on your author is not a good idea for characters but us readers can’t wait to see what kind of trouble she writes for you next!

Thank you all for stopping by. No tea leaves being read today 🙂 But I will tell you about Kari Lee’s new book!

Corpse in the Crystal Ball
(A Fortune Teller Mystery)

2nd Book in Series
A Berkley Prime Crime Mystery
The Berkley Publishing Group
Published by The Penguin Group
Cover Illustration by Lisa French
Cover Design by Lesley Worrell

Corpse in the Crystal Ball



If you live in a place called Divinity you expect just a little bit of serenity, but since Sunny Meadows has come to town life has been anything but serene.

She finally cleared her name for one murder and now a woman has disappeared. The police are actually asking her to help them. Maybe this will lead to a second chance with hunky Detective Stone. Not likely, the missing woman happens to be Grumpy Pants’ ex-girlfriend.

After her visions lead them to a terrible discovery in the woods that implicates the great detective he needs her help and romance is set aside. After she saves the man she is falling in love with and catches the real culprit they can reexamine their relationship.  But this time her clairvoyant abilities may let her down and what she doesn’t see could hurt her.

Dollycas’s Thoughts Wow! This story is full of surprises and  so many gyrations. You will not be able to put it down. Kari Lee Townsend has written an really smart mystery with very interesting characters. The story is sprinkled with a “purrfect” portion of humor. Morty and Granny Gert are absolutely priceless. I wish we had a picture of Morty in one of his bow ties. There is also quite a bit of romantic tension between “Tink” and “Grumpy Pants”. I LOVED IT!!

Pass me one of of Granny’s special cookies and sign me up for an appointment with Sunny today. I think I am a crystal ball person myself but Sunny will know for sure. I going to just hang around Divinity and wait for the next adventure to start.

This is fabulous cozy mystery with light and fun paranormal aspects. I foresee that everyone will enjoy this story!

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About This Author Kari Lee Townsend lives in central NY with her understanding husband, her 3 busy boys, and her oh-so-dramatic daughter who make everything she does worthwhile and provide loads of material for her books 🙂  She writes teen superheros and cozy mysteries set in small towns with mystical elements and quirky characters, as well as romantic comedies under the name Kari Lee Harmon. She spends her days and nights trying to figure out whodunit…funny how no one at home will confess any more than the characters in her books.

To find out more about Kari go to her website and check out her group blog, Mysteries & Margaritas. Like her author page at on Facebook and follow her on Twitter at

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33 thoughts on “Cozy Wednesday with Author Kari Lee Townsend (Giveaway too!)

  1. I really enjoyed your first Fortune Teller Mystery and I’d love a chance to win your second. I truly love Sunny’s house as a character, and of course our mysterious feline.

  2. I loved this book. Kari Lee Townsend does a great job at bringing the reader into the world of fortune telling.

  3. Love Kari’s books and the fortune telling is always fun and you never know where it’s going to lead. She always has wonderful covers. What fun reads.

  4. Thanks for this amazing giveaway! This book sounds great and I would love to win it! I love the cover and it sounds like a fun mystery with lots of twists!

  5. Thank you for this giveaway. Kari Lee Townsend is a new author for me. I’d like to read this book.

  6. I thought the “interview” was really inventive and cute! Thanks for bringing the characters with you. If this is any indication of what the book is like, I can’t wait to read it!

  7. Dolly~ Thanks for the invite to this Cozy Wednesday Mystery b00k. Kari~ I love the description of your characters. The interview was fun! Did you like doing this style? It is catching for the Blog Readers like me. Thanks for the giveaway! I truly want to read this one 🙂

  8. I am in love with that cover. It’s so cute! Have not read her books yet. Adding them to my reading.
    Sue B

  9. What a great storyline. Can’t wait to read this. I tweeted this giveaway but forgot how to paste in the link. finally figured it out but I already submitted the form.

  10. This greatgranny can’t wait to learn all about Granny Gert! I think it’s so much fun to have older characters in the cozies – they add a nice touch and giggles!

  11. Welcome Kari Lee! I can’t wait to read more about these fun characters! Thanks for the cute post.

  12. You guys are great! You sure know how to make an author’s day 🙂 I have been crazy busy running 4 kids all over the place for sports sports and more sports now that school’s out! Eeek! I need a good vaca in Divinity. I love writing this series, and I can’t share it yet, but just wait until you see the new cover for book 3, Trouble in the Tarot! It ROCKS! Good luck everyone.

  13. Love the interview and loved the first book. Can’t wait to read this one.

  14. I love mysteries and this sound like a very interesting book to me.
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    Kari Lee brought her tea cups along with her – Hmmm , maybe she can read my tea leaves.

  15. I like the idea of a little romantic tension in the novel. Mystery + Romance sounds great.

  16. I haven’t had the pleasure of reading any of these books, but from the comments, the review and the interview, I’m obviously missing something great.

  17. I love twisty turney cozies that are also page tunrers.


  18. Kari, I can’t wait to meet Granny Gert and the rest of your characters!

  19. Oh I definitely want to meet Mitch and Granny Gert. The Corpse in the Crystal Ball sounds like a hoot of a read and I am definitely looking forward to it. Thank you for taking the time and effort to share with us today 🙂

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