Henery Press 8/28/2012. New paperback.
In Halo, Georgia, folks know Cherry Tucker as big in mouth, small in stature, and able to sketch a portrait faster than buckshot rips from a ten gauge -- 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. Portrait of a Dead Guy is an entertaining mystery full of quirky characters and solid plotting. Larissa Reinhart writes with panache and flair, her colorful details and vibrant descriptions painting a vivid, engaging picture of a small Southern town Highly recommended for anyone who likes their mysteries strong and their mint juleps stronger -- Jennie Bentley, NY Times Bestselling Author of Flipped Out The story moves at a rapid pace taking you on a curvy road with a disastrous funeral, crazy ex-boyfriends, and illegal high stakes gambling Portrait of a Dead Guy is pure enjoyment, a laugh out loud mystery with some Southern romance thrown in. Five stars out of five. -- Lynn Farris, National Mystery Review Examiner at Examiner.com I could not put down this fast-paced, action-filled and fun romp in this debut novel that had me laughing out-loud from beginning to end Boasting southern charm and engagingly amusing banter, this was very enjoyable and a great start to what I hope is a long-running series. -- Dru Ann Love, Dru s Book Musings and The Cozy Chicks Blog Laugh-out-loud funny and as Southern as sweet tea and cheese grits, Larissa Reinhart s masterfully crafted whodunit, Portrait of a Dead Guy, provides high-octane action with quirky, down-home characters and a trouble-magnet heroine who ll steal readers hearts --Debby Giusti, Author of The Captain s Mission and The Colonel s Daughter A fun, fast-paced read and a rollicking start to her Cherry Tucker Mystery Series. If you like your stories southern-fried with a side of romance, this book's for you -- Leslie Tentler, Author of Midnight Caller