Reviewer: Mary Lignor
Title: Psych: A Fatal Frame of Mind - 4th in the Psych Mystery series
Author: William Rabkin
Release Date: August 2010
Genre/Sub-genre: TV-based Mystery
Year/Setting: Present day, Santa Barbara California
Overall Rating: 4.0
Sexual Content Rating: Subtle
Language (Profanity/Slang) Content Rating: Mild
Violent Content Rating: Moderate
William's Website/Blog: www.williamrabkin.com
Surprise!! I have actually seen this TV Show and I like it. But, for those who haven't seen it here is a small synopsis. Shawn Spencer was trained to be a investigator by his father. Shawn has unusual powers of observation and never seems to take anything seriously. He has persuaded everyone that he is psychic. With Gus, his best friend, he is bound to be famous or be found out as a fake.
The Santa Barbara museum has announced its newest find, a long-lost masterpiece by the painter Dante Gabriel Rossetti but, behind the curtain covering the painting is another surprise. The museum's curator is there also posed just like the figure in the painting and, of course, he is dead. Shawn likes this case as it is very mysterious and baffling and there is a snack bar at the crime scene. I forgot to tell you that Shawn loves to eat. But, this proves not to be so much fun and Shawn and Gus realize that the clues left behind are leading them to a centuries-old secret group who are hiding a secret and are more than willing to kill two detectives trying to expose it. The two men are trying to bring to light an old secret society as old as the Templars and we've heard a lot about them, haven't we? Remember the DaVinci Code?
Readers will love these two. Have fun reading the book and, if you can, see the show. The characters are very lovable and funny and you'll enjoy the time you spend with them. Shawn is very convincing as a psychic even though he is a little odd and his friend Gus is really a character who keeps Shawn on the straight and narrow. Enjoy, and I'll talk to you soon.
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