This is a great start to a cozy mystery series. With a ton of southern sass, the main character has an unusual occupation in a small town. You know the type where everyone knows your business, and rumors and gossip can control all conversations. With the usual interesting sidekick – a sister who can cook and sizzle and the typical two guys scenario this story still kept me well amused and reading.
The author did a primo job of dropping breadcrumbs about Cherry’s, as well as other character’s past, that keeps the reader wanting just a little more and will make me pick up the next book in this series. Sometimes being curious can lead to some interesting reads!
But I do have a little secret; I think my favorite supporting character is Tater. He is a hoot and I laughed every time he entered a scene. I’ll let you discover all on your own who this character is – it’s half the fun!
“LAUGH-OUT-LOUD FUNNY AND AS SOUTHERN AS SWEET TEA AND CHEESE GRITS”
From Wall Street Journal bestselling author, Larissa Reinhart. The first in the sassy and Southern Cherry Tucker cozy mystery series, a Woman’s World Magazine 2018 book club pick, Daphne Du Maurier finalist, The Emily finalist, Dixie Kane Memorial Winner, and Night Owl Review top pick.
“Reinhart is a truly talented author and this book was one of the best cozy mysteries we reviewed this year. We highly recommend this book to all lovers of mystery books.” – Mystery Tribune
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.