Paint the Town Dead am Kindle Dollycas s ThoughtsRory has her hands full this week helping her mother at the Ocean Painting Society s inaugural convention She is excited to be able to spend some
Paint the Town Dead am Kindle Dollycas’s ThoughtsRory has her hands full this week helping her mother at the Ocean Painting Society’s inaugural convention. She is excited to be able to spend some time with her friends, especially Jasmine, who has moved back to the area. She is devastated when Jasmine collapses and dies during one of the painting classes. The police believe the woman took her own life but Rory isn’t buying that at all. She immediately starts her own investigation.Sybil Johnson has given us quite a twisted up mystery. Someone attending the convention wanted Jasmine dead and they had to be very sneaky to bring it all about. You see she had a condition that the killer had to know about to pull off their crime and not too many people knew about it. In fact that is why suicide was the immediate cause of death determination. Thankfully Rory was ready to fight to prove that wrong.I reviewed the first book in this series a couple of weeks ago and I had a problem with the flow of the story. Well I did not have that problem with this story at all. The flow was steady from start to finish. There are several things happening. We start with a brick through a window, then on to protesters picketing the damage the new hotel did to the area, to all the snafus that can go wrong at a big convention, and even Rory’s mom pushing her to get a man in her life. Yes, there is some romantic tension too as we meet someone special in our dashing detective’s life. But all may not be what it seems…..and then of course there is the murder.I like these characters, Rory and Liz’s friendship is fun and they have each other’s back. I like where the author is heading with all of the characters. The story is very well written and the mystery makes sense. Rory’s job as a website consultant and helping out at her mother’s tole painting and scrapbook store’s booth at the convention give her plenty of opportunity to follow clues and hunt down leads and get herself is some dicey situations too.This was a strong addition to this series. I am looking forward to the newest book in the series, A Palette for Murder, releasing January 31.. The Ocean Painting Society invites you to join the painting waveIt s June in the quiet Los Angeles County city of Vista Beach, the place computer programmer and tole painting enthusiast Aurora Rory Anderson calls home Decorative painters are flocking to the newly built Akaw hotel to attend the Ocean Painting Society s inaugural convention.During the week long event,The Ocean Painting Society invites you to join the painting waveIt s June in the quiet Los Angeles County city of Vista Beach, the place computer programmer and tole painting enthusiast Aurora Rory Anderson calls home Decorative painters are flocking to the newly built Akaw hotel to attend the Ocean Painting Society s inaugural convention.During the week long event, Rory plans on shopping the trade show floor, working in her mother s booth, taking classes and connecting with other decorative painting fans She doesn t expect to witness her childhood friend collapse in class and die When the police find no evidence of foul play, Rory embarks on her own investigation Can she brush aside the lies to uncover the truth and bring the killer to justice. Popular Books Paint the Town Dead Review: PAINT THE TOWN DEAD by Sybil JohnsonPAINT THE TOWN DEAD is one of the most relaxing cozies I have read. This second in the Aurora Anderson. Mysteries Is laid back, gentle, and heartwarming. (Guess that should be in the definition of "cozy.") Aurora ("Rory") is a tole-painter and freelance programmer in Vista Beach, California, a formerly quiet community--until the new Akaw Hotel was constructed. Now some residents are angry, picketing--and throwing rocks in windows, including Rory' s. But all that shouldn't conflict with the Ocean Painting Society's inaugural convention, should it? Hopefully not, but then Rory' s childhood friend, who suffers from narcolepsy, collapses in a tole class at the convention. This time, she isn't asleep.