Monday, April 08, 2013

Brush with Death by Karen MacInerney

MacInerney, Karen. Brush with Death. New York: Midnight Ink, 2013.

Release Date: 8 May 2013

Review: It is always a joy to visit with Natalie Barnes at the Gray Whale Inn and the various persons who inhabit Cranberry Island off the coast of Maine. In this installment, Natalie's niece Gwen is about to get her first exhibition. The gallery owner wants her to work in oils instead of the watercolors in which she excels. A renowned New York artist is visiting the island with her manager. Gwen's mentor turns up dead. At first glance it appears to be suicide, but Gwen and others are convinced that it is murder. Evidence is found which causes the police to reopen the case. There are several suspects with varying motives. The solution is not difficult to figure out for experienced mystery readers, but it is a very pleasant visit with likeable characters for readers. It's a great vacation read or book to read when needing a break from books with heavier themes. This review is based on an advance electronic galley provided by the publisher through NetGalley with the expectation that a review would be written.

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