Sassy, Southern Sleuthing Times Three!
"Reinhart manages to braid a complicated plot into a tight and funny tale. The reader grows to love Cherry and her quirky worldview, her sometimes misguided judgment, and the eccentric characters that populate the country of Halo, Georgia. Cozy fans will love Cherry Tucker mystery." – Mary Marks, New York Journal of Books
From The Wall Street Journal bestselling author, Larissa Reinhart, the first three books in the sassy, Southern, amateur sleuthing Cherry Tucker cozy mystery series. Included are a Woman's World Magazine book club pick, Daphne du Maurier finalist, Dixie Kane Memorial Winner, The Emily finalist, 2014 Georgia Author of the Year, Silver Falchion nominee, and A Night Owl Reviews Top Picks.
PORTRAIT OF A DEAD GUY
"Laugh-out-loud funny and as Southern as sweet tea and cheese grits."
In Halo, Georgia, folks know Cherry Tucker as big in mouth, small in stature, and able to sketch a portrait faster than kudzu climbs telephone poles -- but commissions are scarce. 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 find herself painted into a corner she'll be lucky to survive.
STILL LIFE IN BRUNSWICK STEW
"Delightfully Southern, Surprisingly Edgy, and Deliciously Unpredictable."
Cherry Tucker's in a stew. Art commissions dried up after her nemesis became president of the County Arts Council. Desperate and broke, Cherry and her friend, Eloise, spend a sultry summer weekend hawking their art at the Sidewinder Annual Brunswick Stew Cook-Off. When a bad case of food poisoning breaks out and Eloise dies, the police brush off her death as accidental. However, Cherry suspects someone spiked the stew and killed her friend. As Cherry calls on cook-off competitors, bitter rivals, and crooked judges, the police get steamed while the killer prepares to cook Cherry's goose.
HIJACK IN ABSTRACT
"A rambunctious mystery as Southern as chess pie and every bit as delectable."
Cherry's jamming gears between trailer parks, Atlanta mansions, and trucker bars searching for the hijacker who left a widow and orphan destitute. While she seeks to help the misfortunate and save her local reputation, Cherry's hammer down attitude has her facing the headlights of an oncoming killer.
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Books in the Cherry Tucker Mystery Series:
A CHRISTMAS QUICK SKETCH (prequel novella)
PORTRAIT OF A DEAD GUY (#1)
STILL LIFE IN BRUNSWICK STEW (#2)
HIJACK IN ABSTRACT (#3)
DEATH IN PERSPECTIVE (#4)
THE VIGILANTE VIGNETTE (Halloween novella)
THE BODY IN THE LANDSCAPE (#5)
A COMPOSITION IN MURDER (#6)
A VIEW TO A CHILL (An Interconnected Christmas mystery)
Other mystery series by Larissa Reinhart:
MAIZIE ALBRIGHT STAR DETECTIVE series
A FINLEY GOODHART CRIME CAPER series