- Expected Nov 19, 2019
It’s Christmastime in the quiet Los Angeles County city of Vista Beach, home of computer programmer and tole-painting enthusiast Aurora (Rory) Anderson. The magic of the season fills the air as residents enjoy school concerts, a pier lighting ceremony and the annual sand-snowman contest.
During the weeks leading up to Christmas, Rory plans on painting ornaments to sell at the local craft fair and joining in on the holiday fun. But she finds the season anything but jolly after the house across the street is torn down, revealing a decades old crime. Past meets present when her father is implicated in the murder.
Fearing for her father’s future, Rory launches her own investigation, intent on discovering the truth and clearing his name.
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GHOSTS OF PAINTING PAST by Sybil Johnson | A Henery Press Mystery. If you love one, you’ll probably love them all.
“Ghosts of Painting Past is a holly, jolly, oh-my-golly romp of a holiday mystery. Christmas spirit abounds, but in the surfer’s paradise, Vista Beach, everyone, even the snowmen—I mean sandmen—have deeply buried secrets worth killing for. Sybil Johnson has created a tightly woven plot with a murderer who will keep you guessing until the end.” — Annette Dashofy, USA Today Bestselling Author of the Zoe Chambers Mysteries
“Johnson adds a satisfying and enjoyable whodunit to her Aurora Anderson Mystery series. Clever. Smart. Read it in one sitting. Filled with plenty of secrets and a plot that twists until the end.” — Abby L. Vandiver, USA Today Bestselling Author of the Romaine Wilder Mystery Series
Sybil Johnson’s love affair with reading began in kindergarten with “The Three Little Pigs.” Visits to the library introduced her to Encyclopedia Brown, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle and a host of other characters. Fast forward to college where she continued reading while studying Computer Science. After a rewarding career in the computer industry, Sybil decided to try her hand at writing mysteries. Her short fiction has appeared in Mysterical-E and Spinetingler Magazine, among others. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she now lives in Southern California where she enjoys tole painting, studying ancient languages and spending time with friends and family.