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Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Blog Tour, Review, & Giveaway for A Brush with Murder by Bailee Abbott


A Brush with Murder: 

A Paint by Murder Mystery 

by Bailee Abbott

About A Brush With Murder

 Mystery Cozy Mystery 1st in Series  
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Crooked Lane Books (October 12, 2021) 
 Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 320 pages
  ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1643857746  
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1643857749  
Digital - ASIN ‏ : ‎ B08SVXS4J3

A quiet lakeside town in western New York state is the new home of Manhattan artist Chloe Abbington and the backdrop for murder in this series debut by Bailee Abbott.

For Chloe Abbington, the transition from fine art painter in New York City to painting-event business owner in charming Whisper Cove is more than a little jarring. But when poison-pen journalist Fiona Gimble writes a viciously negative review of the newly opened Paint with a View, Chloe learns that critics are the same everywhere. And when she finds Fiona's body behind her shop with a painting knife in her neck, Chloe realizes that this picture-perfect town offers anything but peace and quiet.

Suddenly, bustling Artisan Alley is a crime scene, and Chloe is the prime suspect. Her sister and business partner, Izzie, isn't much help--she's busy running the shop, and besides, she has secrets of her own. As shrewd Detective Barrett tries to paint her into a corner, Chloe soon finds that Fiona had plenty of enemies. The Whisper Cove Gazette columnist wielded her pen like a sword, slicing and dicing just about every shop owner in the lakeside town.

Chloe sets out to prove that she's been framed for Fiona's murder. But she'd better learn the fine art of detection quickly, before the real killer paints the town red again. Otherwise, she may end up trading in her paint smock for an orange jumpsuit...or a green burial plot.

*I received a free copy of this book which I voluntarily chose to write an honest review for.

Solid start to a new adorable cozy series. We meet Chloe as she returns to her small hometown to start over as well as to help her sister with her new shop. She has a run in with the cranky woman Fiona. The two do not get along at all so when she is found dead Chloe quickly becomes a suspect. Determined to clear her name she starts looking into things learning all sorts of interesting tidbits. Full of a wide mix of characters, an adorable small full of flair, and plenty of surprises we get a story that is really hard to put down making for a fabulous read. Sure to be enjoyed by cozy fans. I totally loved it so I give it 5/5 stars.

About Bailee Abbott

Bailee Abbott is a native Ohioan who spends her days plotting murder and writing mysteries. She's a member of Sisters in Crime as well as of International Thriller Writers. Bailee lives with her husband and furry friend Max in the quiet suburbs of Green, Ohio. Visits to Bemus Point, a town along the Chautauqua Lake in southwest New York inspired the setting for the PAINT BY MURDER mystery series. She also writes the SIERRA PINES B&B mystery series under the name Kathryn Long.

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1 comment:

  1. I love that this is going to be a series! I went for the cover, I stayed for the read. I’m so glad I did! It’s fully of richly detailed characters you actually care about.