Series: A Cherry Tucker Mystery
Paperback: 270 pages
Publisher: Henery Press; First edition (August 28, 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
Books in the Cherry Tucker Humorous Mystery Series:
PORTRAIT OF A DEAD GUY (#1)
STILL LIFE IN BRUNSWICK STEW (#2)
HIJACK IN ABSTRACT (#3)
QUICK SKETCH (Novella prequel to PORTRAIT in HEARTACHE MOTEL)
DEATH IN PERSPECTIVE (#4) (Summer 2014)
Part of the Henery Press Mystery Series Collection, if you like one, you'll probably like them all...
About the Author
Larissa Reinhart began her writing career in second grade when she sold her first publication to her neighbor for a nickel. After moving around the Midwest, South, and Japan, she now lives in Georgia with her husband, young daughters, and Biscuit, a Cairn terrier. Although she speaks without an accent, her writing is known to have a Southern drawl. Her debut novel, PORTRAIT OF A DEAD GUY, is a 2011 Dixie Kane Memorial winner, a 2012 The Emily finalist, and a 2012 Daphne du Maurier Award finalist.