After teaching in the US and Japan, Larissa Reinhart now writes humorous mysteries and romantic comedies, particularly featuring sassy female characters with a penchant for trouble.
The first in the best selling, humorous Cherry Tucker Mystery series (Henery Press), Portrait Of A Dead Guy, is a 2012 Daphne du Maurier finalist, 2012 The Emily finalist, and 2011 Dixie Kane Memorial winner. Following Portrait are Still Life In Brunswick Stew (2013), Hijack In Abstract (2013) a 2014 Silver Falchion and Georgia Author of the Year nominee, and Death In Perspective (2014), the 2015 Georgia Author of the Year finalist for Best Mystery. The Body In The Landscape (2015) and A Composition in Murder (2016) follow. There are also two Cherry Tucker novellas, Quick Sketch, in the 2013 mystery anthology, Heartache Motel, and A Vigilante Vignette, which first appeared in the Halloween Mystery Anthology, Midnight Mysteries: Nine Cozy Tales from Nine Bestselling Mystery Authors (2016).
Like the Cherry Tucker series, Larissa's newest humorous mystery series, Maizie Albright Star Detective, has an amateur sleuth set in a fictional Georgia town. Inspired by the growing TV and movie industry near her town of Peachtree City, Larissa created the character Maizie Albright, an ex-child and reality star who returns to her hometown in Georgia to become a private investigator. The first in the series 15 Minutes (Past Perfect Press) launched in January 2017. Currently, there are three books in the works for that series, (16 Millimeters and NC-17), although more may be planned for the future.
Larissa also plans to release a series of Women's Fiction romantic comedies, including a series set in Japan with Southern heroines.
Although they still consider Peachtree City, Georgia, home, since June 2015, she, her family, and Cairn Terrier, Biscuit, moved to Nagoya, Japan. There she continues to write about characters living in Georgia. Visit her website or join her newsletter. She likes to connect and chat with readers mainly on Facebook and Instagram.
Larissa and her family appeared on HGTV's House Hunters International, "Living for the Weekend in Nagoya, Japan," which premiered on August 31, 2016. Click here for the listing.
For interview requests, please email Larissa.
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PORTRAIT OF A DEAD GUY (Henery Press, August 28, 2012)
STILL LIFE IN BRUNSWICK STEW (Henery Press, May 21, 2013)
HIJACK IN ABSTRACT (Henery Press, Nov 2013)
THE HEARTACHE MOTEL (Henery Press, Dec 2013)
DEATH IN PERSPECTIVE (Henery Press, June 2014)
Mystery Tribune Magazine Review (October 6, 2012)
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