Created on Thursday, 06 September 2012 Written by Larissa

A Cherry Tucker Mystery #1

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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.

Trade Paperback — ISBN-13: 9781938383021

ebook — ISBN-13: 9781938383038

Hardcover -- 9781940976822

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The Word on Portrait:

"It takes a rare talent to successfully portray a beer-and-hormone-addled artist as a sympathetic and worthy heroine, but Reinhart pulls it off with tongue-in-cheek panache. Cherry is a lovable riot, whether drooling over the town’s hunky males, defending her dysfunctional family’s honor, or snooping around murder scenes." Mystery Scene Magazine


"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

“Portrait of a Dead Guy is an entertaining mystery full of quirky characters and solid plotting. Larissa Reinhart writes with panache and flair, her colorful details and vibrant descriptions painting a vivid, engaging picture of a small Southern town…Highly recommended for anyone who likes their mysteries strong and their mint juleps stronger!” - Jennie Bentley, NY Times Bestselling Author of Flipped Out


“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

“Laugh-out-loud funny and as Southern as sweet tea and cheese grits, Larissa Reinhart’s masterfully crafted whodunit, Portrait of a Dead Guy, provides high-octane action with quirky, down-home characters and a trouble-magnet heroine who’ll steal readers’ hearts…” - Debby Giusti, Author of The Captain’s Mission and The Colonel’s Daughter

“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 


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