When former Police Chief Katherine Sullivan retired early after the death of her husband, she headed to Taos, New Mexico for a change of scenery and took up painting. Her husband was shot in the line of duty during a bank robbery, and she felt the change would help her heal.
She hadnít been home in six months and decided to return to Edina, Minnesota to visit with her daughter and two grandchildren.
Nathan Walker, Katherineís former husbandís partner now owned a security business. One night he stopped by to see if Katherine would go to the Pierce estate with him to take a look around.
He knew the son of the original owner wanted to turn it into a museum. He also found out a body of a young lady who worked at a gallery was murdered; Stacy Jordonís body was found on the Pierce estate.
Of course Katherine jumped at the opportunity.
Despite warnings from the current Chief of Police, Katherine and Nathan decided to work together to solve the murder before anyone else lost their life.
The Fine Art of Murder, A Katherine Sullivan Mystery by Emily Barnes, is the debut of what looks like a promising series.
The author has taken care to set up the storyline, characters, and plot so that readers can understand the role each one plays. The real-life discussions with Katherine and her recently divorced daughter, a lawyer, who has recently started dating seems real to life.
Katherine's two grandchildren are typical of young teens who are finding their way in life. Watching the interaction between the various age groups was a pleasure and certainly seemed real from our family experience.
This cozy mystery is fast-paced and fun to read, and we are looking for more stories to come from Emily Barnes.
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A special thank you goes to Crooked Lane and Dana Kaye Publishing for providing us with a complimentary copy of The Fine Art of Murder.