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The Coloring Crook by Krista Davis
IS THE SECOND BOOK IN THEthe second book in the Pen Ink Mysteries series This series has the uniue set up of the protagonist being an artist who draws adult coloring books so to celebrate that the publisher has made the cover of hard copies a 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 always 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 and in her off time draws for adult coloring booksFlorrie has settled into her new life and has even started a new romance The bookstore has been booming and Florrie has made plenty of friends with the bookstore s coloring club One of the club s members shows up with a rare find that would be worth a fortune but when she s found dead the next day Florrie suspects foul play and will do anything to find out what happened to her friendThe Pen Ink Mysteries have returned readers
to the uniue and wonderful characters and setting from the first book of the seriesthe uniue and wonderful characters and setting from the first book of the series much as I loved the creativity of the cover of the books the stories inside have also been fun to read too There s again plenty of suspects to keep a reader uessing through the mystery to o along with the fun setting and characters so I ll be sure to be back to this series in the futureI received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalleyFor reviews please visit Dollycas s ThoughtsFlorrie Fox is happy She is working a Color Me Read where she has started a coloring book club She looks over and sees coloring books she has created on the shelves She is working on one now featuring beautiful ardens Her relationship with Sergeant Eric Jonuille is entering a new phase and she has settled in nicely to her boss John Maxwell s Porterhouse Blue (Porterhouse Blue, guest houseIn The Coloring Crook Dolly Cavanaugh a member of the coloring bookroup takes Florrie to an estate sale Later Dolly comes into
The Bookstore Showing Offbookstore showing off of her purchases A very rare coloring book which Florrie does her best to authenticate This book could be worth a fortune Dolly makes a HUGE mistake by touting her amazing purchase on social media People start coming out of the woodwork wanting to buy this book including the woman who sold the book at the estate saleFlorrie stops by Dolly s home after work and finds poor Dolly on the floor dead with a piece of a 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 and secret until it could be sold through a reputable party She decides to do a little sleuthing on her own and she makes some surprising discoveries She also has compiled a Finding Robert Johnson good list of suspects When the police finallyet on board she thinks their suspect is being set up She must be right because now she has a target on her backBecause we share a name this Dolly immediately had a soft spot for Dolly Cavanaugh We have a few things in common but I am very close to my children and have one wonderful husband I do like a Toward the Zen of Performance goodarage sale find and am enjoying the adult coloring book craze I was sorry she had to be the victim but I loved that story the evolved from her deathThe book had a perfect pace and was well written The characters were very engaging and developed The author has taken the core characters in a very pleasing direction The story was complex with than one mystery to solve Ms Davis did take a few legal sidesteps with no will being produced or read while Dolly s daughter started disposing of her mother s belongings and was Butt Workouts by Chia Booty giving tenants notice because she was selli. Includes A Front and 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 an adult coloring book ofardens her romance with Sergeant Eric Jonuille has entered a new chapter and the bookstore's weekly coloring club is a source of friendship and entertainment No member is vibrant than Dolly Cavana. Love to spend hours browsing in this bookstore Florrie is a Celibacy, a Love Story great lead character and she heads up a cast of eually fun characters It s hard to picture most of them as killers in fact The plot is filled with twists and complications I began to suspect a few things but I still had hugeaps I hadn t figured out before I ot to the end I do feel the ending was a bit rushed and a few things ot lossed over as a result but that s my only issue with the book As with the first the cover can be colored and there are five recipes at the endN The Coloring Crook by Krista Davis was a light easy read just what I needed after a rather intense week It is filled with easy to like characters a charming setting and several mysteries to untangle The primary mystery revolves around who killed Dolly and as the story progresses the other mysteries begin to surface This is the classic definition of a cozy mystery There is a murder with little emphasis on blood uts and Poseidons Arrow (Dirk Pitt, gore The primary protagonist is Florrie bookstore manager with help and encouragement from her policeman boyfriend and aroup of friends who Dmitri gather at the bookstore for regular coloring sessions I enjoyedetting to know the various characters and reading about a bookstore where I might like to spend time There are a few recipes included in this book which you will also find in Krista Davis Domestic Divas series In this series one of Florrie s stress reliefs is baking and after the book some of these are included They look interesting and might appeal to someone who wanted to try some new dessert recipes While the characters and setting were entertaining I found the overall story to be a little contrived The way almost everyone in the book is revealed to be connected to someone else in the book as well as the murder victim was a bit unrealistic Still it was entertaining to read and easy to not concentrate on how unlikely all the connections would be *IN REAL LIFE IT IS A BOOK OF FICTION *real life It is a book of fiction as such is entertaining when you want to ive your brain something it doesn t have to work hard to resolve Overall I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a light relaxing read This is the second book in a series but is totally self contained and I did not feel at a disadvantage because I hadn t read the first in the series If you re looking for lots of tension and some serious crime fighting this book may not be for you It is a perfect addition however for the dedicated cozy reader My thanks to NetGalley and Kensington Books for providing an Advance Digital Copy The opinions expressed in this review are strictly my own Great cast of characters The mystery is well paced I ve really enjoyed this series so far The Coloring Crook by Krista Davis is the second A Pen Ink Mystery Florrie Fox is the manager of Color Me Read a bookstore in Georgetown Washington DC She also creates adult coloring books in her spare time Dolly Cavanaugh is introducing Florrie to estate sales and how you can sometimes find a diamond in the rough especially at sale run by Percy McAllister Florrie leaves Dolly browsing while she hurries off to work At the Hues Brews and Clues Colo Florrie Fox works at a bookstore called Color Me Read in Washington DC One of
her who loves to o to arage and yard sales buys aneighbors who loves to o to Anak Bajang Menggiring Angin garage and yard sales buys a book at an estate sale Dolly then brings the book to Florrie for authentication but before it can be properly valued Dolly is found dead in her apartment and the book is missing Florrie sets out to find the missing book and the killerThe plot wasood and 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 and potential suspects to juggle Thanks to NetGalley and Kensington for an advance digital copy of the book My review is voluntary. Tune and someone else knows it That same evening Florrie finds Dolly dead on the floor of her apartment a corner of a coloring book page clutched in her hand As Florrie delves into Dolly's past and her personal effects she discovers a skeleton in the closet literally and a whole lot of shady suspects One of them is an expert in the fine art of murder but can Florrie draw the right conclusio.
Krista Davis Ö 2 ReviewNg the house very uickly The case was still open and one new discovery should have stopped her actions in their tracks That aside I truly enjoyed the story and am looking forward to the next bookThe author informs readers that the coloring book referenced in her story The Florist is real and that one of the copies is book referenced in her story The Florist is real and that one of the copies is the Peter F Raven LibraryMissouri Botanical Gardens So short of a lengthy road trip I just had to look the book up online and 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 Florrie Fox manages a bookstore in Washington DC and is an adult coloring book artist When her friend Dolly shows her a rare first edition coloring book she found at an estate sale Florrie unwittingly becomes a target when the estate wants the valuable book back plus
international buyers seek to find the book also Dolly hid herbuyers seek to find the book also Dolly hid her find before someone killed herMore than one mystery is skillfully blended into this plot and the pace is steady and absorbing The author has outdone herself inserting mysterious characters into the storyline at different points making you wonder who on earth is this person before nicely connecting all the dots at the end The cast of characters whether The House Guest Box Set (SwingersThreesome Bisexual MMF Cuckold Hotwife Menage) ) good ones or not soood ones are each enjoyable in their iven roles Delicious recipes to try at end of bookI reviewed a digital arc provided by NetGalley and Kensington Publishing Thank you The Coloring Crook by Krista Davis is the second book in the Pen Ink series and was a entertaining addition to this seriesFlorrie attends an estate sale with her sister and friendspatrons of the bookstore Although she finds nothing of interest to her she does meet a sleazy young man who maligns books However one of the patrons does find a rare book at the sale but before she can do little than celebrate her reat find she is killed With Ms Davis writing I felt like I was with Florrie every step of the way as she attempted to find out who had killed her friend and stolen the book The pace of the plot was uick plenty of suspects and a reveal that was shocking I did feel that the ending was rushed as it seemed like everything was brought to light within the last couple of chapters All in all it was an enjoyable read and I definitely want to read the next oneI voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book from Kensington via NetGalley All of the above opinions are my own Florrie is working at a bookstore having a romance and working on her adult coloring book A friend brings the earliest know adult coloring book into the store and is later killed over it Her disagreeable daughter wants Florrie to help her Operational Culture for the Warfighter go through the books her mother had Florrie finds a body in the wall with several mishaps happening This was aood book it did seem to take a long time to wrap up the case though The Georgetown bookstore Florrie Fox manages has added a weekly coloring The Butterfly and the Baron group and Florrie has enjoyedetting to know the regulars One of them Dolly Cavanaugh also *enjoys bargain hunting at estate sales and one week she comes in excited *bargain hunting at estate sales and one week she comes in excited her latest find a copy of The Florist a rare adult coloring book from the 1700 s However later that night Florrie finds Dolly dead with a corner of a piece of paper in her hand That s all 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 a secret from her past catch up with herI was charmed by the first in the series and I enjoyed this one just as much The setting may be a neighborhood in the Washington DC area but by sticking to the neighborhood it still feels like a traditional cozy setting And what a setting I Ugh Dolly likes to say she was blessed with beauty and cursed with lousy husbands but at least she has a Snow Monsters Do Drink Hot Chocolate (The Bailey School Kids Junior Chapter Book, grown daughter and a stunning brownstone to show for itWhen Dolly's love ofarage sales results in her showing up at Color Me Read with a rare book in hand Florrie is astounded The Florist the earliest known coloring book was first published in 1760 An original copy would be worth a for.