Still Knife Painting (A Paint & Shine Mystery) by Cheryl Hollon

Still Knife Painting (A Paint & Shine Mystery)
by Cheryl Hollon

Ms. Hollen has a beautiful way of relating the past and wrapping it into a present-day mystery. I enjoyed Still Knife Painting and can’t wait for the next book in the series to see what Miranda is up too.
~Baroness’ Book Trove

Still Knife Painting is an engaging new Southern cozy mystery with rampant rumors, plein air painting, cultural cuisine, a killer knife, a precious puppy, and merry moonshine.
~The Avid Reader

The mystery is good . . . The ending is impressive.
~The Book Decoder

I totally adored the premise of Still Knife Painting and Cheryl Hollon‘s character development was excellent.
~Brianne’s Book Reviews

This is a new series and I found it to be intriguing. Set in Kentucky near the Daniel Boone National Park, I could imagine the hikes they took to Lover’s Leap, the small town with nosy citizens, properties set apart where cell service was sparse, and fascinating relationships between the various characters.
~Storeybook Reviews

It’s an intriguing and different premise for a cozy mystery . . . the author kept me guessing until the end which is always a fun thing.
~Socrates’ Book Reviews…

The writing style flows smoothly and the book is an easy read. The author creates a great setting in Eastern Kentucky and I could picture in my mind’s eye the beauty of the area.
~MJB Reviewers

Still Knife Painting is an engaging start to a new series by Cheryl Hollon! . . . Well-written and entertaining, this read is a fun way to spend a weekend 🙂
~Reading is My SuperPower

What a great start to a new series by one of my favorite cozy authors! . . . A must read for cozy fans. I totally loved it . . .
~Books a Plenty Book Reviews

Still Knife Painting was a charming start to a brand new series … The murder mystery was very well-written and I loved how it kept me guessing.
~Moonlight Rendezvous

About Still Life Painting 

Still Knife Painting (A Paint & Shine Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Publisher: Kensington (June 30, 2020)
Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
ISBN-10: 1496725247
ISBN-13: 978-1496725240
Digital ASIN: B07W8VL149

Miranda Trent has set up a sweet life in a scenic corner of Appalachia—until she stumbles across the trail of a killer . . .


After inheriting her uncle’s Red River Gorge homestead in Eastern Kentucky—smack dab in the middle of the Daniel Boone National Forest—Miranda comes up with a perfect business plan for summer tourists: pairing outdoor painting classes with sips of local moonshine, followed by a mouthwatering sampler of the best in southern cooking.


To Miranda’s delight, Paint & Shine is a total success—until someone kills the cook. As the town’s outsider, suspicion naturally falls on Miranda. Murdering the best biscuit baker of Red River Gorge is a high crime in these parts. Miranda will have to prove her innocence before she’s moved from farmhouse to jail cell faster than she can say “white lightning” . . .


About Cheryl Hollon

Cheryl Hollon now writes full-time after she left an engineering career of designing and building military flight simulators in amazing countries such as England, Wales, Australia, Singapore, Taiwan, and India. Fulfilling the dream of a lifetime, she combines her love of writing with a passion for creating glass art. In the small glass studio behind her house in St. Petersburg, Florida, Cheryl and her husband design, create, and produce fused glass, stained glass, and painted glass artworks. Visit her online at, on Facebook or on Twitter @CherylHollon.

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3 thoughts on “Still Knife Painting (A Paint & Shine Mystery) by Cheryl Hollon

  1. Honored to be featured on one of your fabulous Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours. It means so much to the Cozy community that you’re willing to share our releases. XOXOX!

  2. Sounds like a reslly good book. You picked a good area to set your story. Yes, always blame the outsider… never had this problem ’til you showed up!

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