by Sybil Johnson
I enjoyed this story and the characters and can’t wait to see what Ms. Johnson comes up with next for Rory and Liz.
This was a good start to a new series…
Fatal Brushstrokes is an intriguing start to the Aurora Anderson Mystery Series and a satisfying read in its own right. Freelance computer programmer is a pretty gutsy career choice for a cozy heroine….
“Fatal Brushstrokes” was a fast, easy read with likable characters. The setting was enjoyable and the mystery not too easy to solve…
~Bea’s Book Nook
In the short time they have been around, Henery Press has become one of the places you can go to for a cozy you know you will enjoy. And they have another winner with FATAL BRUSHSTROKE. Good characters you will want to get to know. Here and in future books. A good series setup with tole painting as a backdrop. ♥♥♥♥♥
~Rantin’ Ravin’ and Reading
This was a fast moving read. I was compelled to continue turning pages until the end. I also enjoyed how this book was art-related.
~Michele Lynn Seigfried
Author & Illustrator
This is the first book in a new cozy mystery series. I have to say, if its a Henery Press book, it is going to be good, and this book is no exception…Its a fun read and a great start to a new series.
~A Chick Who Reads
…The author does a great job creating a world that grabs the reader and pulls them in, keeping them engaged from start to finish….
~Sapphyria’s Book Reviews
The story line is great and you will want to keep reading to solve the murder before they strike again. I love books that keep you reading late into the night and for me this is one of them great books.
~Shelley’s Book Case
Fatal Brushstroke by Sybil Johnson is the first in a fun new cozy series from Henery Press. I really liked Aurora. She was well-developed and a great sleuth. The mystery moved along at a quick pace and I liked how it all came together.
Fatal Brushstroke (An Aurora Anderson Mystery Book 1)
Publisher: Henery Press (November 18, 2014)
Paperback: 276 pages
E-Book File Size: 485 KB
A dead body in her garden and a homicide detective on her doorstep…
Computer programmer and tole-painting enthusiast Aurora (Rory) Anderson doesn’t envision finding either when she steps outside to investigate the frenzied yipping coming from her own backyard. After all, she lives in Vista Beach, a quiet California beach community where violent crime is rare and murder even rarer.
Suspicion falls on Rory when the body buried in her flowerbed turns out to be someone she knows—her tole painting teacher, Hester Bouquet. Just two weekends before, Rory attended one of Hester’s weekend painting seminars, an unpleasant experience she vowed never to repeat. As evidence piles up against Rory, she embarks on a quest to identify the killer and clear her name. Can Rory unearth the truth before she encounters her own brush with death?
About This Author
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.
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