Today I am reviewing “A Colorful Scheme ” the 4th instalment in the Pen & Ink Mystery series by Krista Davis.
New York Times bestselling author Krista Davis’s fourth cozy mystery with a color-it-yourself cover finds Florrie Fox, the manager of Color Me Read Bookstore, attending her boss’s wedding to a well-known romance novelist. But when a guest turns up dead, all bets are off on the happily ever after!
Includes A Front and Back Cover for You to Color!
Coloring book creator and Washington, DC, bookstore owner Florrie Fox is attending the wedding of her wealthy boss and a famous romance author, who are taking their vows—for the second time—on the grounds of the gorgeous Maxwell mansion. But it soon becomes clear that the soothing vibe of coloring books is very different from the stress and backstabbing in some corners of the literary world.
Arthur Bedlingham, for example, barely makes a living despite the many awards he’s won—and his chances for better sales haven’t been helped by the vicious review he just got from another guest at the party. Then there’s an ex-FBI agent whose popular thrillers are a magnet for female fans; a less-successful romance writer; and an ambitious waitress who’s intent on a career in journalism.
When Arthur’s assistant, an aspiring writer, is murdered during the festivities, Florrie realizes this is no color-by-numbers case, and she’ll have to sort out the complicated secrets among this creative crowd of suspects…
I really enjoyed this book and think it’s my favourite in the series. Ireally like Florrie, she is relatable, interesting and I love the relationship she has with her boss professor Maxwell , and Mr. DuBois! We also meet a few new and interesting ladies which I look forward to seeing more of especially Jezebel.
The mystery itself was interesting, full of twists, red herrings which completely drew me into the story and I didn’t want to put the book down.
I highly recommend this book to all my cozy mystery loving friends.
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I requested and received an Advanced Readers Copy from Kensington Books and NetGalley. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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