Book Review-Portrait of a Dead Guy-Larissa Reinhart | Miki's Hope

Book Review-Portrait of a Dead Guy-Larissa Reinhart

Monday, January 3, 2022

I found myself laughing at this one. Imagine you are an artist just kind of starting out in a small town and are asked to paint a portrait of a dead body in the coffin! And picture that a relative of the deceased wanted to paint him as well--although she was not a traditional painter by any means! Well this is what Cherry was facing--that and more! Would she be able to finish the portrait in time? Read this book to find out!!

About the Book: (from Amazon)


From Wall Street Journal bestselling author, Larissa Reinhart. The first in the sassy and Southern Cherry Tucker cozy mystery series, a Woman’s World Magazine 2018 book club pick, Daphne Du Maurier finalist, The Emily finalist, Dixie Kane Memorial Winner, and Night Owl Review top pick.

“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.” – 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.

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About the Author: (from Goodreads)

A Wall Street Journal bestselling author and 2018 Silver Falchion Best Cozy Mystery finalist, Larissa writes the Cherry Tucker Mystery, Maizie Albright Star Detective, and Finley Goodhart Crime Caper series. She loves to tell funny stories about women, looking for love (and dead bodies) in all the wrong places (but make it right in the end).

Her books have been chosen as book club picks by Woman's World Magazine and Hot Mystery Reviews. They've also been finalists in the Georgia Author of the Year Best Mystery; the Silver Falchion for Best Cozy Mystery; the Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense; The Emily Award; and has been a Dixie Kane Memorial winner. Her work also appeared in the 2017 Silver Falchion Reader’s Choice winner, Eight Mystery Writers You Should Be Reading Now.

Larissa, her family, and Cairn Terrier, Biscuit, lived in Nagoya, Japan, but have returned to Georgia. You can see them on HGTV's House Hunters International "Living for the Weekend in Nagoya" episode. Larissa loves books, food, and traveling with her family. You can often see her adventures on Instagram (and her little dog, too).

Author's website

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Ritter Ames said...

I love the Cherry Tucker series. So Much Fun!

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