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Death in Perspective, A Cherry Tucker Mystery #4 (Henery Press, June 24th, 2014)
In Cherry Tucker’s fourth mystery, the curtain rises on Cherry’s debut as a high school set designer at the posh, private Peerless Day Academy. Cherry’s been hired to design scenery for an avant garde adaptation of Romeo and Juliet, but the theater teacher's hoping Cherry can also turn the spotlight on a malicious bully who’s sending poisonous texts to the faculty. The director’s got his own drama to hide, and the phantom texter seems eager to spill school secrets. When a school secretary's death is ruled a suicide, Cherry suspects foul play. The phantom bully may be using blackmail to rid the school of unwanted staff, urging a Montague-Capulet styled showdown.
With Deputy Luke Harper wanting to return as Cherry’s leading man, he’s eager to assist her efforts in fingering the phantom culprit, but Cherry fears family secrets may doom them to the role of star-crossed lovers. Offstage, Cherry’s searching for her missing brother who’s fixed on a vendetta against Luke’s stepfamily, so she instead turns to the local, foreign racketeer, Max Avtaikin, for assistance. With the bully waiting for a murderous encore and her own family skeletons to hide, Cherry scrambles to find her brother and the mysterious texter before the phantom decides its curtains for Cherry and forces her to take a final bow.
“Death in Perspective is one fasten-your-seatbelt, pedal-to-the-metal mystery, and Cherry Tucker is the perfect sleuth to have behind the wheel. Smart, feisty, as tough as she is tender, Cherry’s got justice in her crosshairs, and Death in Perspective is an accomplished addition to this winning series.” – Tina Whittle, Author of the Tai Randolph Mysteries
“Anyone who likes humorous mysteries will also enjoy local author Larissa Reinhart, who captures small town Georgia in the laugh-out-loud escapades of struggling artist Cherry Tucker.” – Fayette Woman Magazine
“Cherry's efforts to unmask the phantom cyberbully disclose a complex web of puzzles, and her efforts are exacerbated by her own personal romantic and family problems, which are woven into the story. But, as in the author's previous mysteries, Cherry's feistiness rises to the challenge, which produces another interesting and exciting and often wacky story, which entitles Cherry Tucker to be admitted to the Order of Steel Magnolias!” – Southside Book Reviews
“Loved it! I feel I might have dated Cherry Tucker once, she’s that real; she’s also funny, tough, and brilliant. Now she’s even involved in theatre—maybe that’s where we met.” – Phillip DePoy, Edgar Award Winning Author
“Reinhart succeeds in mixing laughter with the serious topic of cyber-bully through blogs and texts, all the while developing a chemistry between Cherry and Luke that absolutely sizzles.” – Kings River Life Magazine
“Cherry is a quirky spitfire who lights the match that sets her little town on fire. With a laugh here and a laugh there, I enjoyed this whodunit and I’m eager to see what happens next in the adventures of Cherry Tucker.” – Dru’s Book Musings