When Alice Haydon is promoted to senior curator and has to put together a new exhibition, she expects it to be an interesting and fun project.  However, it ends up being anything but, when a dead man turns up outside her gallery and the exhibition's star painting goes missing.  On top of that, Alice has a horrible row with her boyfriend.


5 out of 5 stars - (USA).

Wonderful read. Nicely drawn characters and apt descriptions of art world. As a painter myself, reading this book made my fingers itch to paint.

5 out of 5 stars - Fantastically gripping! (UK).

I loved how this book kept me so gripped, I was constantly trying to figure out who the villain was. You create a real relationship with the characters, following them on their journey of getting closer to solving the mystery. Thoroughly recommend this book, cannot wait to read the next one in the series.

5 out of 5 stars - A well-researched mystery (UK).

Paint a Murder is very well written by an exciting new author.
The subject matter was new, exciting and very interesting to me and extremely well researched. I very much look forward to the 2nd book in the series.

Organising an art collection for the Carberrys when they turn their home into a boutique hotel, is the perfect job for Alice Haydon to launch her freelance curating business. Until her client turns up dead at his own party. 


5 out of 5 stars - GOOD PLOT (USA).

I thought the plot was so interesting, the story makes you to keep reading until the end. Can't wait to read the next one I am hooked.

5 out of 5 stars - Excellent follow on from Paint A Murder! (UK).

The first book in the series introduced us to a diverse cast of characters.This second book had me riveted with the plot and additional interesting characters. The charming writing style keeps you wanting more, I couldn't put it down! Definitely a page turner and definitely worth a read. Bravo!

4 out of 5 stars - A great heroine and an ingenious plot (UK).

Having made the acquaintance of Alice Haydon in Paint A Murder I was looking forward to reading about her next sleuthing mystery. I was not disappointed; she is a delightful heroine and her day job as an art curator certainly adds interest.

Alice Haydon imagines that leading a family art group for Great Wheaton’s vicar will be exhausting but rewarding. But she doesn’t expect one of them to be murdered in the church hall …

Together with eccentric friend and artist Roddy Rafferty, they find themselves entangled with a murderer who will do anything to hide their secret.

Drawn into an increasingly twisty mystery, it soon becomes clear that crime and art is a fatal combination.


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