Sunday, January 17, 2021

Artistic License to Kill (+ Giveaway)

I normally don’t post on Sunday, but I wanted to share this delightful new book with you so I’m participating in author Paula Darnell’s Great Escapes Virtual Book Tour for her new release, ARTISTIC LICENSE TO KILL, the first installment in her Fine Art Mystery series.

Artistic License to Kill

By Paula Darnell
*Cozy Mystery
*1st in Series: A Fine Art Mystery
*Publisher: Campbell and Rogers Press (January 15, 2021)
*Hardcover: 384 pages
*ISBN-10: 1887402136
*ISBN-13: 978-1887402132
*Paperback: 258 pages
*ISBN-10: 1887402128
*ISBN-13: 978-1887402125
*Publisher: Campbell and Rogers Press (January 5, 2021)
*Digital Print length: 211 pages

Artist Amanda Trent, accompanied by her beloved golden retriever Laddie and her persnickety calico cat Mona Lisa, is determined to start a new life after her husband divorces her to marry a younger woman, but it isn't easy.

After a disastrous interview at the prestigious Roadrunner Gallery in Lonesome Valley, Arizona, far away from her previous home in Kansas City, Amanda's afraid that she'll fail at her new career. But her prospects begin to improve when she's accepted as the newest member of the cooperative gallery.

Then, on her very first day, she discovers Janice, the stern director, has been murdered right in the art gallery, and the Roadrunner's members, including Amanda herself, become suspects. Which gallery member murdered the unpopular director? Or was the killer an outsider with an ax to grind?

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                                         Meet the Author

Award-winning author Paula Darnell is a former college instructor who has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Iowa in English and a Master of Arts degree from the University of Nevada, Reno in English with a Writing Emphasis.

Artistic License to Kill is the first book in her Fine Art Mystery series. She's also the author of the DIY Diva Mystery series and The Six-Week Solution, a historical mystery set in Nevada.

She resides in Las Vegas with her husband Gary and their Pyrador Rocky.

For more on Paula and her writing, you can connect with her on the following sites:

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Doesn’t this cover just draw you in quickly and the animals look so cute?

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  1. Ooooh.
    More bookie temptation. Thank you both - and enjoy your Sunday.

  2. Oh, I do like that art gallery context, Mason! And it sounds like an interesting cast of characters, too. This one certainly looks intriguing! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Thanks for the kind comments, and thank you for featuring Artistic License to Kill on your blog!
    Paula Darnell, Author


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