Portrait of a Dead Guy
A Cherry Tucker Mystery book 1
Past Perfect Press, September 2017
Woman's World Magazine 2018 Book Club Pick!
Finalist for 2012 Daphne Du Maurier finalist, The Emily, and a winner of the 2011 Dixie Kane Memorial, Night Owl Reviews Top Pick
"Portrait of a Dead Guy is an entertaining mystery full of quirky characters and solid plotting. Highly recommended for anyone who likes their mysteries strong and their mint juleps stronger!”
-- Jennie Bentley, NY Times Bestselling Author of Flipped Out
In Halo, Georgia, folks know Cherry Tucker as big in mouth, small in stature, and able to sketch a portrait faster than kudzu climbs telephone poles -- 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.