The Coloring Crook (Pen & Ink #2) (Paperback)
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Other Books in Series
This is book number 2 in the Pen & Ink series.
- #1: Color Me Murder (Pen & Ink #1) (Paperback): $12.95
- #3: Murder Outside the Lines (Pen & Ink #3) (Paperback): $15.95
Includes A Front and Back Cover for You to Color!
Life is looking rosy for Florrie Fox, manager of the Color Me Read bookstore in Georgetown, Washington D.C. She’s working on an adult coloring book of gardens, her romance with Sergeant Eric Jonquille has entered a new chapter, and the bookstore’s weekly coloring club is a source of friendship and entertainment. No member is more vibrant than Dolly Cavanaugh. Dolly likes to say she was blessed with beauty and cursed with lousy husbands, but at least she has a grown daughter and a stunning brownstone to show for it!
When Dolly’s love of garage sales results in her showing up at Color Me Read with a rare book in hand, Florrie is astounded. The Florist, the earliest known coloring book, was first published in 1760. An original copy would be worth a fortune—and someone else knows it. That same evening, Florrie finds Dolly dead on the floor of her apartment, a corner of a coloring book page clutched in her hand. As Florrie delves into Dolly’s past and her personal effects, she discovers a skeleton in the closet—literally—and a whole lot of shady suspects. One of them is an expert in the fine art of murder, but can Florrie draw the right conclusion?
About the Author
Krista Davis is the New York Times bestselling author of the Domestic Diva Mysteries and the Paws & Claws Mysteries. Several of her books have been nominated for the Agatha Award. Krista lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia with two cats and a brood of dogs. Her friends and family complain about being guinea pigs for her recipes, but she notices they keep coming back for more. Please visit her at www.kristadavis.com.
Praise for Color Me Murder:
"Clearly this book was written by a genius." --Buzzfeed
“The mystery is pleasantly twisty...[an] appealing cast of characters – whose backstories lend themselves nicely to future plots for this carefully crafted cozy series.” - Publishers Weekly
“The theme was unique and new, the characters were relatable and entertaining, the mystery was unpredictable, and the writing was excellent.” –Night Owl Reviews
“I love a book that immediately grabs my attention and this new debut series does that. This was a well-written and fast paced whodunit that was delightfully entertaining. The author did a good job in presenting a murder mystery that had me immersed in all that was happening.” –Dru’s Book Musings
Praise for Krista Davis’s previous mysteries:
“Loaded with atmosphere and charm.”—Library Journal
“Reader alert: Tasty descriptions may spark intense cupcake cravings.”—The Washington Post
“Touches all the bases of the cozy mystery—including a bit of romance—and does so with style.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch
“A beautifully written, cleverly crafted mystery sure to please pet-lovers and fair-play-mystery fans, alike.” –Smitten By Books
“Raucous humor, affectionate characters, and delectable recipes highlight this unpredictable mystery that entertains during any season.”—Kings River Life Magazine