Paint Me a Crime (A Rose Shore Mystery)
by Holly Yew
Those readers who like relaxed cozy mysteries will enjoy Paint Me a Crime. Paint Me a Crime is Canadian cozy with creative classes, a purloined artwork, a killed collector, a gabby gossip, a close call, and a curious community center proprietor.
~The Avid Reader
Overall, Paint Me a Crime by Holly Yew was a promising series debut. If you love painting-themed cozy mysteries, consider adding this book to your TBR.
~The Book Decoder
Paint Me A Crime nicely establishes the Rose Shore universe and Jessamine’s life there. Will be on the lookout for future books for sure!
~Reading is my Superpower
Paint Me A Crime is another fun cozy, perfect for summer reading. The mystery is well thought out, with several plausible suspects (and a couple of less plausible ones), and the writing is solid. I enjoyed the main character, who seems to have a rather human mix of overconfidence and self-doubt.
~Rebecca M Douglas, Author
Paint Me a Crime is one book in, I hope, a long series of books. Give this one a try. It’s an easy book to read and entertaining as well.
The mystery is intriguing, with lots of options for suspects and motives. I was kept in the dark until the reveal, but the clues and action had me guessing . . . I was glued to the book from start to finish.
~Guatemala Paula Loves to Read
About Paint Me A Crime
Paint Me a Crime (A Rose Shore Mystery)
1st in Series
Setting – Okanagan Valley in BC, Canada
Touchpoint Press (June 13, 2023)
Paperback : 252 pages
ISBN-10 : 1956851623
ISBN-13 : 978-1956851625
Digital ASIN : B0BWPVHLSB
Art curator Jessamine Rhodes has left behind her gig at a prominent gallery in the city to open her own community art center in the small town of Rose Shore. She’s all set to host an extravagant opening watercolors class and has even booked a famous artist to teach it. Gabriella Everhart brings along her priceless painting Tranquil to showcase as the centerpiece of the event.
The opening class is just wrapping up when suddenly Tranquil disappears before Jessamine’s eyes. Next, the lights of the art center flicker out and leave the crowd in complete darkness as a scream pierces the air. To her horror, Jessamine’s flashlight reveals that prestigious art collector Victor Carlisle has been murdered, and now her dreams are as shattered as the champagne glass found near the scene.
Determined to save her now teetering reputation, Jessamine sets out to search for answers and the missing painting on her own. She has invested everything into her art center and is too anxious to step back and do nothing. Along the way, she teams up with a handsome paramedic who seems to have his own reasons for wanting justice for Victor’s tragedy.
About Holly Yew
After having called many places around the world home, Holly Yew has settled in the Okanagan, BC with her husband, son, and two rescue dogs. When she’s not writing or reading, she’s playing the piano, watching Star Wars, or enjoying a Dole Whip in Disneyland.
Holly is a member of Sisters in Crime and International Thriller Writers. She loves connecting with other writers and bookworms on social media, and you can find her at hollyyew.com.
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