Sunday, April 27, 2014

Portrait of a Dead Guy, by Larissa Reinhart

I read a really good cozy mystery series recently, y'all — the Cherry Tucker Mysteries.  The prequel to the series, Quick Sketch, is included in Heartache Motel, which I reviewed here.  

Book One in the series is Portrait of a Dead Guy Let me tell you a little about it.

In Halo, Georgia, folks know Cherry Tucker as big in mouth, small in stature, and able to sketch a portrait faster than buckshot rips from a ten gauge -- but commissions are scarce. So when the well-heeled Branson family wants to memorialize their murdered son in a coffin portrait, Cherry scrambles to win their patronage from her small town rival. 

As the clock ticks toward the deadline, Cherry faces more trouble than just a controversial subject. Between ex-boyfriends, her flaky family, an illegal gambling ring, and outwitting a killer on a spree, Cherry finds herself painted into a corner she’ll be lucky to survive.
from Goodreads