A CHERRY TUCKER MYSTERY
Sassy, Southern Sleuthing
In the series: A Women's World book club pick, Georgia Author of the Year Best Mystery finalist, Silver Falchion finalist, Daphne Du Maurier finalist, The Emily finalist, Dixie Kane Memorial Winner, and Night Owl Review top picks
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A PORTRAIT OF A DEAD GUY
In Halo, Georgia, folks know Cherry Tucker as big in mouth, small in stature, and able to sketch a portrait faster than buckshot rips from a ten gauge — 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 finds herself painted into a corner she’ll be lucky to survive.
STILL LIFE IN BRUNSWICK STEW
When artist Cherry Tucker's friend is poisoned at a Brunswick Stew competition, Cherry's southern fried sleuthing gets her in hot water with the police and a killer.
HIJACK IN ABSTRACT
With a classical series sold and a portrait commissioned, Cherry Tucker’s art career is in Georgia overdrive. But when the sheriff asks Cherry to draw a composite sketch of a hijacker, her life takes a hairpin as the composite leads to a related murder, her local card-sharking buddy Max Avtaikin becomes bear bait and her nemesis labels the classical series “pervert art.”
Cherry’s jamming gears between trailer parks, Atlanta mansions, and trucker bars searching for the hijacker who left a widow and orphan destitute. While she seeks to help the misfortunate and save her local reputation, Cherry’s hammer down attitude has her facing the headlights of an oncoming killer.
DEATH IN PERSPECTIVE
The curtain rises on Cherry Tucker’s debut as a high school set designer at the posh Peerless Day Academy. Cherry’s been hired for an adaptation of Romeo and Juliet, but the drama director is hoping Cherry can also turn the spotlight on a malicious social media bully who’s sending poisonous texts to the faculty. The director’s got his own drama to hide, and the phantom texter seems eager to spill school secrets. When the principal’s secretary commits suicide, Cherry suspects foul play.
THE VIGILANTE VIGNETTE
When Cherry Tucker makes a mercy call on a neighbor, she’s roped into a quid pro quo deal—if Cherry recovers a stolen family heirloom, the neighbor will use his family clout to help her with some zoning issues. If she fails, the expression “someone’s got her goat” will take on a whole new meaning for Cherry. And when she discovers a thievery ring, illegal auctions, and some green-eyed emotions after spotting Luke where she doesn’t expect him—well, it’s just another hilarious day in Halo, Georgia.
THE BODY IN THE LANDSCAPE
When Cherry Tucker's invited to paint the "kill portrait" for the winner of Big Rack Lodge's Hogzilla hunt, it seems like a paid vacation. But as Georgia sunshine turns to bleak December rain, Cherry's R&R goes MIA when she finds a body in the woods. While the police believe the local drunk took an accidental spill, Cherry has her doubts, particularly when a series of malicious pranks are targeted at the rifle-toting contestants. With loyal companions at her side – sort-of-ex-husband Todd and a championship bayer named Buckshot – Cherry tracks suspects through a forest full of pitfalls and perils. And all the while, a killer's stalking the hunt party with a bead on Cherry.
A COMPOSITION IN MURDER
Amid her town troubles, can Cherry put her reputation, romance, and life on the line for the final request of a sweet tea tycoon? While she juggles senior citizen shenanigans, small-town politics, and corporate family scandals, Cherry finds the sweet tea business cutthroat in more ways than one.
A MOTHERLODE OF TROUBLE
Cherry Tucker’s got Mother’s Day on her mind and anxiety about becoming an aunt in her heart. Instead of painting a mural in the nursery for her brand-spanking-new niece, she’s surprising her sister and brother-in-law with a series of frescoes in their new house.
But when a cat dubbed Trouble shows more than curiosity in the house next door, Cherry also becomes intrigued with the goings-on of what seems more than a Mother’s Day reunion. Not only are the visitors packing heat, but it seems they're also smuggling stolen ice. The adage about curiosity and cats is proving true. Not only are the pistol-packin’ mamas prepared to put Cherry and Trouble in a permanent time-out, but they're also threatening Cherry's new niece. Can Cherry and her feline partner stop t
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