Publication Date: August 23, 2012
HIGH-OCTANE ACTION WITH QUIRKY, DOWN-HOME CHARACTERS...
"An entertaining mystery full of quirky characters and solid plotting...Highly recommended for anyone who likes their mysteries strong and their mint juleps stronger!” - Jennie Bentley, New York Times Bestselling Author of Flipped Out
“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. Our Rating: 4.5 Stars.” – 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.
* Winner of the Dixie Kane Memorial Award * Nominated for the Daphne du Maurier Award and the Emily Award *
Praise for PORTRAIT OF A DEAD GUY:
“The tone of this marvelously cracked book is not unlike Sophie Littlefield’s brilliant A Bad Day for Sorry, as author Reinhart dishes out shovelfuls of ribald humor and mayhem. It takes a rare talent to successfully portray a beer-and-hormone-addled artist as a sympathetic and worthy heroine, but Reinhart pulls it off with tongue-in-cheek panache.” – Betty Webb, Mystery Scene Magazine
"Pure enjoyment, a laugh out loud mystery with some Southern romance thrown in. FIVE STARS OUT OF FIVE.” - Lynn Farris, National Mystery Review Examiner at Examiner.com
“Laugh-out-loud funny and as Southern as sweet tea and cheese grit, Larissa Reinhart’s masterfully crafted whodunit, Portrait of a Dead Guy, provides high-octane action with quirky, down-home characters and a trouble-magnet heroine who’ll steal readers’ hearts and have them begging for the next Cherry Tucker Mystery.” - Debby Giusti, author of The Captain's Mission and The Colonel's Daughter
“Larissa Reinhart's debut sparkles with wit. A fun, fast-paced read and a rollicking start to her Cherry Tucker Mystery Series. If you like your stories Southern-fried with a side of romance, this book's for you!” - Leslie Tentler, author of Midnight Caller
“I could not put down this fast-paced, action-filled and fun romp in this debut novel that had me laughing out-loud from beginning to end... Boasting Southern charm and engagingly amusing banter, this was very enjoyable and a great start to what I hope is a long-running series.” - Dru Ann Love, Dru’s Book Musings and The Cozy Chicks Blog
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