Portrait of a Dead Guy
A Cherry Tucker Mystery 1
Past Perfect Press, September 2017 (1st edition, Henery Press, August 2012)
Chosen as Amazon Prime Reading for Fall 2021
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
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"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.