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Dollycas s ThoughtsFlorrie Fox is happy She is working Color Me Read where she has started coloring book club She looks over nd sees coloring books she has created on the shelves She is working on one now featuring beautiful gardens Her relationship with Sergeant Eric Jonuille is entering new phase LogoLounge 2 and she has settled in nicely to her boss John Maxwell s guest houseIn The Coloring Crook Dolly Cavanaugh member of the coloring book group takes Florrie to Bad Billy Brighton an estate sale Later Dolly comes into the bookstore showing off one of her purchases A very rare coloring book which Florrie does her best touthenticate This book could be worth fortune Dolly makes HUGE mistake by touting her mazing purchase on social media People start coming out of the woodwork wanting to buy this book including the woman who sold the book t the estate saleFlorrie stops by Dolly s home fter work nd finds poor Dolly on the floor dead with piece of page of the 1760 coloring book in her hand The rest of the book is missing The police believe she died of natural causes but Florrie believes it was clearly murder She feels responsible for not warning Dolly to keep her prize safe nd secret until it could be sold through reputable party She decides to do A Knife in the Heart a little sleuthing on her ownnd she makes some surprising discoveries She lso has compiled good list of suspects When the police finally get on board she thinks their suspect is being set up She must be right because now she has target on her backBecause we share name this Dolly immediately had soft spot for Dolly Cavanaugh We have few things in common but I m very close to my children nd have one wonderful husband I do like A Bollywood Affair a good garage sale findnd m enjoying the dult coloring book craze I was sorry she had to be the victim but I loved that story the evolved from her deathThe book had perfect pace nd was well written The characters were very engaging The Scent of Rosa's Oil and developed Theuthor has taken the core characters in very pleasing direction The story was complex with than one mystery to solve Ms Davis did take few legal sidesteps with no will being produced or read while Dolly s daughter started disposing of her mother s belongings Nobodys Angel (Willow Park, and was giving tenants notice because she was selling the house very uickly The case was still opennd one new discovery should have stopped her ctions in their tracks That side I truly enjoyed the story nd m looking forward to the next bookThe uthor informs readers that the coloring book referenced in her story The Florist is real nd that one of the copies is Defending Hearts at the Peter F Raven LibraryMissouri Botanical Gardens So short of lengthy road trip I just had to look the book up online nd found several pages You can check out pictures here I love reading fiction stories where I can learn something tooThis book can be read on its own but I recommend starting with Color Me Murder Both books have covers ready for you to color Great cast of characters The mystery is well paced I ve really enjoyed this series so far Florrie is working t bookstore having romance nd working on her dult coloring book A friend brings the earliest know dult coloring book into the store nd is later killed over it Her disagreeable daughter wants Florrie to help her go through the books her mother had Florrie finds Feel the Heat (Phoenix Agency, a body in the wall with several mishaps happening This was good book it did seem to take long time to wrap up the case though The Georgetown bookstore Florrie Fox manages has dded Sudden Fury (The Last Gunfighter, a weekly coloring groupnd Florrie has enjoyed getting to know the regulars One of them Dolly Cavanaugh Spiky also enjoys bargain huntingt estate sales nd one week she comes in excited bout her latest find copy of The Florist rare Dungeon of Death adult coloring book from the 1700 s However later that night Florrie finds Dolly dead with corner of piece of paper in her hand That s ll that can be found of book Dolly just bought As secrets begin to come to light Florrie is left to wonder how well she really knew Dolly Was the book the motive for Dolly s murder Or did Love Rockets a secret from her past catch up with herI was charmed by the first in the seriesnd I enjoyed this one just s much The setting may be neighborhood in the Washington DC A Deceptive Homecoming (Hattie Davish Mystery, area but by sticking to the neighborhood it still feels like traditional cozy setting And what setting I d love to spend hours browsing in this bookstore Florrie is great lead character nd she heads up cast of eually fun characters It s hard to picture most of them s killers in fact The plot is filled with twists nd complications I began to suspect few things but I still had huge gaps I hadn t figured out before I got to the end I do feel the ending was Includes A Front nd Back Cover for You to Color Life is looking rosy for Florrie Fox manager of the Color Me Read bookstore in Georgetown Washington DC She's working on n The Hired Man adult coloring book of gardens her romance with Sergeant Eric Jonuille has entered new chapter nd the bookstore's weekly coloring club is source of friendship nd entertainment No member is vibrant than Dolly Cavana.
It rushed nd Almost A Gentleman a few things got glossed overs result but that s my only issue with the book As with the first the cover can be colored nd there re five recipes t the endNOTE I received n ARC of this bookRead my full review t Carstairs Considers Florrie Fox manages bookstore in Washington DC nd is n dult coloring book Here by the Bloods artist When her friend Dolly shows her rare first edition coloring book she found t n estate sale Florrie unwittingly becomes target when the estate wants the valuable book back plus international buyers seek to find the book lso Dolly hid her precious find before someone killed herMore than one mystery is skillfully blended into this plot nd the pace is steady nd bsorbing The uthor has outdone herself inserting mysterious characters into the storyline t different points making you wonder who on earth is this person before nicely connecting ll the dots Bound (Torn Trilogy, at the end The cast of characters whether good ones or not so good onesre each enjoyable in their given roles Delicious recipes to try t end of bookI reviewed digital rc provided by NetGalley nd Kensington Publishing Thank you The Coloring Crook by Krista Davis is the second A Pen Ink Mystery Florrie Fox is the manager of Color Me Read bookstore in Georgetown Washington DC She lso creates Loyalty and Lies adult coloring books in her spare time Dolly Cavanaugh is introducing Florrie to estate salesnd how you can sometimes find diamond in the rough especially t sale run by Percy McAllister Florrie leaves Dolly browsing while she hurries off to work At the Hues Brews Fortunes Flames and Clues Coloring Club later that day Dolly shows Florrie the wonderful find she uncovered Dolly discovered rare copy of The Florist the earliest known coloring book which was published in 1760 As far s Florrie can tell it is n original Dolly left her purse t the store nd reuested that Florrie drop it off on her way home Florrie finds Dolly dead in her partment clutching piece of The Florist in her hand nd sees someone fleeing out the back Dolly posted the news of her find on social media nd people re nxious to obtain the rare book which has now disappeared When Dolly s daughter sks Florrie to evaluate her book collection nd Florrie stumbles upon Claiming Her a skeleton hidden behind bookcase in the ttic Zsazsa Rosca becomes the prime suspect in Dolly s murder nd Florrie knows someone is setting her up Florrie studies the case nd digs into Dolly s past hoping to uncover some clues Can Florrie prove Zsazsa s innocence Who is the skeleton in the closetThe Coloring Crook can be read lone if you have not had time to pick up Color Me Murder There is colorful cast of characters in this series that id Florrie in solving the crimes nd in running the bookstore I like that Florrie creates dult coloring books nd that sketching helps her think through the crimes The various mysteries in The coloring Crook re woven together into one entertaining cozy mystery While the older murder has Murder Go Round a complete resolutiont the end I felt the Dolly s whodunit was not explained completely I thought it unrealistic that Dolly s daughter would be How Foreign Policy Decisions Are Made In The Third World: A Comparative Analysis able to dispose of her belonging before the crime had been solved the will had not been read nor probated The Coloring Crook is well written with steady pacingnd developed characters There Alcohol Fuels: Policies, Production, And Potential are number of characters nd it can be hard to keep them ll straight The coloring club for Cambridge Modern History volumes 1-5 adults is clever The Heart Of The Hawk (Book 1) additionnd the benefits of coloring is explained helps stress There Spices, Saints, and Saracens: The Egyptian Wanderings of a Dominican Friar, 1483 are many delightful cozy moments in The Coloring Crook Florrie s romance with Eric is progressing nicelynd they have something humorous in common I m giving The Coloring Crook 4 out of 5 stars I liked it There re recipes Empire of the Waves: Voyage of the Moon Child at the end for some of the delectable delights whipped up in the book Krista Davis has infused The Coloring Crook with engaging characters charming bookstore The Object of Performance: The American Avant-Garde since 1970 a cute cat mouthwatering food coloring friendship murder books romancend mayhem I look forward to returning to Color Me Read Of Mice and Men and Georgetown in the next A Pen Ink Mystery The Coloring Crook by Krista Davis is the second book in the cozy Pen Ink Mysteries series This series has the uniue set up of the protagonist beingn rtist who draws dult coloring books so to celebrate that the publisher has made the cover of hard copies drawing to be colored in by the readerEach book in this series does have it s own contained mystery to be solved so books may be read out of order if choosing There of course is character building carried over story to story though so reading in order is lways the best option In the first book readers were introduced to Florrie Fox who by day manages the Color Me Read bookstore in Georgetown Washington DC. Ugh Dolly likes to say she was blessed with beauty nd cursed with lousy husbands but t least she has grown daughter nd I Was Anastasia a stunning brownstone to show for itWhen Dolly's love of garage sales results in her showing upt Color Me Read with Choice of the Cat a rare book in hand Florrie isstounded The Florist the earliest known coloring book was first published in 1760 An original copy would be worth for.
And in her off time draws for dult coloring booksFlorrie has settled into her new life Sparrow Road and has even started new romance The bookstore has been booming A Banner With a Strange Device: A Novel of Boston and Florrie has made plenty of friends with the bookstore s coloring club One of the club s members shows up with rare find that would be worth fortune but when she s found dead the next day Florrie suspects foul play nd will do nything to find out what happened to her friendThe Pen Ink Mysteries have returned readers to the uniue nd wonderful characters Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World and setting from the first book of the series As muchs I loved the creativity of the cover of the books the stories inside have The Point of It All: A Lifetime of Great Loves and Endeavors also been fun to read too There sgain plenty of suspects to keep Yoga: The Art of Adjusting a reader guessing through the mystery to golong with the fun setting nd characters so I ll be sure to be back to this series in the futureI received n The Neural Basis of Free Will advance copy from the publisher via NetGalleyFor reviews please visit The Coloring Crook by Krista Davis was light easy read just what I needed fter rather intense week It is filled with easy to like characters charming setting nd several mysteries to untangle The primary mystery revolves round who killed Dolly nd s the story progresses the other mysteries begin to surface This is the classic definition of cozy mystery There is Past Destinies a murder with little emphasis on blood gutsnd gore The primary protagonist is Florrie bookstore manager with help Travels: Collected Writings, 1950-1993 and encouragement from her policeman boyfriendnd If Wishes Were Horses a group of friends who gathert the bookstore for regular coloring sessions I enjoyed getting to know the various characters nd reading bout bookstore where I might like to spend time There re few recipes included in this book which you will lso find in Krista Davis Domestic Divas series In this series one of Florrie s stress reliefs is baking nd fter the book some of these re included They look interesting nd might ppeal to someone who wanted to try some new dessert recipes While the characters nd setting were entertaining I found the overall story to be Rainbow Brite: Starlite Saves the Day a little contrived The waylmost everyone in the book is revealed to be connected to someone else in the book A Social History of Modern Art, Volume 2: Art in an Age of Bonapartism, 1800-1815 as wells the murder victim was bit unrealistic Still it was entertaining to read nd easy to not concentrate on how unlikely ll the connections would be in real life It is book of fiction nd s such is entertaining when you want to give your brain something it doesn t have to work hard to resolve Overall I would recommend this book to The Unspeakable Mind anyone who is looking for light relaxing read This is the second book in series but is totally self contained nd I did not feel t disadvantage because I hadn t read the first in the series If you re looking for lots of tension Murder at Beechwood and some serious crime fighting this book may not be for you It is perfect ddition however for the dedicated cozy reader My thanks to NetGalley nd Kensington Books for providing n Advance Digital Copy The opinions expressed in this review re strictly my own The Coloring Crook by Krista Davis is the second book in the Pen Ink series nd was entertaining Ask an Astronaut: My Guide to Life in Space addition to this seriesFlorriettends Revelations from Revelation (Mass Market) an estate sale with her sisternd friendspatrons of the bookstore Although she finds nothing of interest to her she does meet sleazy young man who maligns books However one of the patrons does find rare book Crude World: The Violent Twilight of Oil at the sale but before she can do little than celebrate her great find she is killed With Ms Davis writing I felt like I was with Florrie every step of the ways she ttempted to find out who had killed her friend nd stolen the book The pace of the plot was uick plenty of suspects nd reveal that was shocking I did feel that the ending was rushed Alien: Sea of Sorrows as it seemed like everything was brought to light within the last couple of chapters All inll it was Journey Of Fate an enjoyable readnd I definitely want to read the next oneI voluntarily reviewed Judas of Nazareth: How the Greatest Teacher of First-Century Israel Was Replaced by a Literary Creation an Advance Reader Copy of this book from Kensington via NetGalley All of thebove opinions Make it Happen: Surrender Your Fear. Take the Leap. Live On Purpose. are my own Florrie Fox workst bookstore called Color Me Read in Georgetown Washington DC One of her neighbors who loves to go to garage nd yard sales buys Holding Up the Universe a coloring bookt n estate sale Dolly then brings the book to Florrie for uthentication but before it can be properly valued Dolly is found dead in her Satellite apartmentnd the book is missing Florrie sets out to find the missing book Blank Darkness and the killerThe plot was goodnd the mystery was multi layered Several characters had family secrets which kept me interested I really didn t care for the overall pacing of the book there were too many characters nd potential suspects to juggle Thanks to NetGalley nd Kensington for n dvance digital copy of the book My review is voluntary. Tune The Heart Has Its Reasons and someone else knows it That same evening Florrie finds Dolly dead on the floor of herpartment Americana: A 400-Year History of American Capitalism a corner of coloring book page clutched in her hand As Florrie delves into Dolly's past nd her personal effects she discovers skeleton in the closet literally nd whole lot of shady suspects One of them is Kneller's Happy Campers an expert in the finert of murder but can Florrie draw the right conclusio.
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Krista Davis lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia where she writes three mystery series She lived in Northern Virginia for many years and resided for a time in Old Town Alexandria where her Domestic Diva Mysteries take place Krista also writes the Paws and Claws Mysteries which debuted with MURDER SHE BARKED They are set in a resort town that caters to people who want to vacation wit