I wanted to let mystery lovers know the kindle versions of MURDER AT REDWOOD COVE and MURDER AT THE MANSION are on sale today, September 18, 2020, for a 1.99

This is a cozy mystery set in northern California with specially trained dogs.

This is the first in a  mystery series set in northern California with specially trained dogs.

Janet Finsilver presents her second book, in the Kelly Jackson Murder Mystery series, "Murder at the Mansion". Murder at the Mansion, a Kelly Jackson Murder Mystery Series

A guest is found stabbed in one of the rooms of a mansion, the door
and windows locked from the inside.

Murder at Redwood Cove

My first book, MURDER AT REDWOOD COVE, is on sale until the end of March for a $1.99 as a Kindle edition. I just wanted to let you know! It’s a traditional mystery with no graphic violence set in a town on the coast in northern California. My main character takes over a bed-and-breakfast inn after the manager has what appears to be an accidental fatal fall from a seaside cliff. It’s a straightforward assignment until a group of crime-solving senior citizens, the Silver Sentinels, cries murder. While they are first and foremost mysteries, dogs with special training romp through the pages of all six books in the series.


Murder at the Marina

I wanted to let people know my publisher has the fifth book in my mystery series, MURDER AT THE MARINA, on sale in e-book format for a $1.99 for a limited time. My books all have dogs with special abilities and the new one in this book is Gus, a bloodhound that is trained to track. All the usual characters return including Kelly Jackson, the Silver Sentinels, and Fred the Basset Hound.

Murder Aa the Marina is the fifth in the Kelly Jackson cozy mystery series by Janet Finsilver set in the Mendocino area of northern California.

Murder at the Marina

A Fun Event

I recently had the wonderful opportunity to be part of a mystery authors’ group working to get out of an escape room. I talked about the event in my last post. I now have the article from the Mercury News and Bay Area News Group. It was great fun, and I had a fantastic time with my fellow writers.…/bay-area-mystery-authors-tak…/

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An editor and a reporter from the Mercury News and Bay Area News Group decided it would be fun to put together a group of mystery writers and see how well they did at getting out of an escape room. They reached out to Penny Warner and asked if she’d participate and get together some other authors. As a result, I was lucky enough to be included in a group that consisted of Penny, her husband, Tom, Margaret Dumas, Ann Parker, Carole Price, and Simon Wood. We were put in the Edison Room created by Palace Games located at the Palace of Fine Arts. We had a great time…and we escaped!

A group of mystery writers worked to get out of the Edison Escape Room in San Francisco.

Game Room Adventure

Murder at the Marina

The fifth book in my Kelly Jackson mystery series, MURDER AT THE MARINA, released today. It was fun developing the history of two of the characters as well as introducing Gus, a police bloodhound.



Goat Yoga

Goat yoga will be in my next book in my cozy mystery series along with a cattle dog that is a seizure alert dog.

Goat yoga!

Goat yoga will be in my next book. They’re a riot! They jump on people’s backs and look into the participant’s faces. This little one decided to get on two people at the same time.