Cherry Tucker’s in a stew. Art commissions dried up after her nemesis became president of the County Arts Council. Desperate and broke, Cherry and her friend, Eloise, spend a sultry summer weekend hawking their art at the Sidewinder Annual Brunswick Stew Cook-Off. When a bad case of food poisoning breaks out and Eloise dies, the police brush off her death as accidental. However, Cherry suspects someone spiked the stew and killed her friend. As Cherry calls on cook-off competitors, bitter rivals, and crooked judges, the police get steamed while the killer prepares to cook Cherry’s goose.
$15.95 (msrp) Trade Paperback — ISBN-13: 9781938383403
$4.99 (msrp) ebook — ISBN-13: 9781938383410
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“The hilariously droll Larissa Reinhart cooks up a quirky and entertaining page-turner! This charming mystery is delightfully Southern, surprisingly edgy, and deliciously unpredictable."
--Hank Phillippi Ryan Mary Higgins Clark, Agatha, Anthony and Macavity winning author
"Reinhart's country-fried mystery is as much fun as a ride on the Tilt-a-Whirl at a state fair. Her sleuth wields a paintbrush and unravels clues with equal skill and flair. Readers who like a little small-town charm with their mysteries will enjoy Reinhart's series.
--Denise Swanson, New York Times Bestselling author of the Scumble River and Devereaux's Dime Store mysteries
Cherry Tucker finds trouble without even looking for it, and plenty of it finds her in Still Life in Brunswick Stew. From investigating the death of her close friend, digging up dirt on the locally transplanted Russian gangster, and trying to figure out what’s going on in her relationship with her hot boyfriend Luke—a sheriff’s deputy—this mystery keeps you laughing and guessing from the first page to the last. A whole-hearted five stars.
--Denise Grover Swank, New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author
"STILL LIFE IN BRUNSWICK STEW proves beyond doubt that Larissa Reinhart and her delightful amateur sleuth Cherry Tucker will be around to entertain us for many books to come."
-- Lois Winston, author of the critically acclaimed Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mystery series
I adored Larissa Reinhart’s second Cherry Tucker mystery, STILL LIFE. Reinhart lined up suspects like a pinsetter in a bowling alley, and darned if I could figure out which ones to knock down. From her antics with her sexy deputy boyfriend warning Cherry to stay out of police business, or losing a battle to a spoiled, ramming goat named Tater, Ms. Reinhart creates a protagonist full of gumption and surrounded by quirky characters. Loaded with Southern charm. Can’t wait to see what Cherry paints herself into next."
--Donnell Ann Bell, Best-selling Author of The Past Came Hunting.
"Larissa Hoffman's STILL LIFE IN BRUNSWICK STEW is not to be missed by readers who love there who-done-it down-home with good food, good friends and livestock. Hoffman knows the south and her characters prove it, wise, witty and chock full of heart."
--Kimberly Brock, author of The Rver Witch
Ms Reinhart has the flavor of small town America figured out, right down to the secret ingredient in grandma's prize-winning apple pie.
--review, Everybody Needs A Little Romance
"Portrait of a Dead Guy was so enjoyable, that I challenge any reader not to fall in love with the vertically challenged, feisty sleuth, Cherry Tucker. Cherry has her hands full with a rival competing for business, an ex-flame and her family. Yet she manages this with all the southern charm, humor and finesse that is Cherry Tucker."
--Cozy Mystery Book Reviews
“The story moves at a rapid pace taking you on a curvy road with a disastrous funeral, crazy ex-boyfriends, and illegal high stakes gambling…Portrait of a Dead Guy is pure enjoyment, a laugh out loud mystery with some Southern romance thrown in. Five stars out of five.”
-- Lynn Farris, National Mystery Review Examiner at Examiner.com
“A fun, fast-paced read and a rollicking start to her Cherry Tucker Mystery Series. If you like your stories southern-fried with a side of romance, this book’s for you!”
-- Leslie Tentler, Author of Midnight Caller
In Halo, Georgia, folks know Cherry Tucker as big in mouth, small in stature, and able to sketch a portrait faster than kudzu climbs telephone poles -- 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 find herself painted into a corner she'll be lucky to survive.
$15.95 (msrp) Trade Paperback — ISBN-13: 9781938383021
$4.99 (msrp) ebook — ISBN-13: 9781938383038
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So thrilled with this latest review at Mystery Scene Magazine!
"Cherry is a loveable riot, whether drooling over the town’s hunky males, defending her dysfunctional family’s honor, or snooping around murder scenes." -- Betty Webb, Mystery Scene Magazine.