Saturday, May 27, 2017

Book Review: The Art of Murder by Elaine Viets

Title: The Art of Murder
 Series:Book 15 A Dead-End Job Mystery
 Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
  Format: Paperback
 Source: Received for review from Publisher 
 Rating: 5 out of 5
 Reviewed by: Tina

The art world is a happening place--but a brush with death shouldn't be in the picture. Unfortunately, that's just what happens to Helen Hawthorne and her friend Margery. While touring gorgeous Bonnet House, a mansion turned museum, they note an up-and-coming artist in a painting class.

 When they later see her deadly end, Helen is hired to canvas the crime scene--undercover, of course. Sketchy suspects lurk in the victim's past. Was the promising painter killed by her jealous husband? Her best friend? A rival using her artful wiles? With her husband, Phil, busy setting a trap for a gold thief, it's up to Helen to paint this killer into a corner...

My Review

Author Elaine Viets penned a mystery that came alive in my mind. I'm a big fan of art. The history and aptsmophere for the historic Bonnet House with the art class with a possible killer lurking was very inspiring. Helen, Margery and Phil were very likeable and hilarous characters.

The thrills and suspense had me not wanting to put this book down. The Art of Murder was very fast paced with a most gruesome murder.This is a new favorite cozy mystery for me and the best I have read this year so far.

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