A 2015 Georgia Author of the Year Best Mystery finalist, Larissa Reinhart writes the Cherry Tucker Mystery Series. The first in the series, Portrait of a Dead Guy, is a 2012 Daphne du Maurier finalist, 2012 The Emily finalist, and 2011 Dixie Kane Memorial winner. The sixth mystery, A Composition in Murder, releases November 15th. Her family and Cairn Terrier, Biscuit, now live in Nagoya, Japan, but they still call Georgia home. Visit her website, find her chatting on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Goodreads, or join her Facebook street team, The Mystery Minions.
A Composition in Murderby Larissa Reinhart
"Anytime artist Cherry Tucker has what she calls a Matlock moment, can investigating a murder be far behind? A Composition in Murder is a rollicking good time." – Terrie Farley Moran, Agatha Award-Winning Author of Read to
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"Cherry Tucker is a strong, sassy, Southern sleuth who keeps you on the edge of your seat." – Tonya Kappes, USA Today Bestselling Author
"Anytime artist Cherry Tucker has what she calls a Matlock moment, can investigating a murder be far behind? A Composition in Murder is a rollicking good time." – Terrie Farley Moran, Agatha Award-Winning Author of Read to Death
"Anyone who likes humorous mysteries will also enjoy local author Larissa Reinhart, who captures small town Georgia in the laugh-out-loud escapades of struggling artist Cherry Tucker." – Fayette Woman
"The tone of this marvelously cracked book is not unlike Sophie Littlefield's brilliant A Bad Day for Sorry, as author Reinhart dishes out shovelfuls of ribald humor and mayhem." – Mystery Scene Magazine (on Portrait of a Dead Guy)
At Halo House, Cherry Tucker finds the tea deadly sweet...
With a new art teaching gig at Halo House--Halo, Georgia's posh independent living home--and Halo society scrutinizing her family and her love life, Cherry Tucker needs to stay out of trouble. However, her sleuthing skills are sought out by Halo House's most famous resident: Belvia Brakeman, the ninety-year-old, blind CEO and founder of Meemaw's Tea. Belvia confides in Cherry that the family tea empire is in jeopardy. The CEO suspects her daughter has been murdered and she might be next. Her offer is hard to refuse, but will have Cherry treading on Forks County Sheriff toes, namely her personal Deputy Heartache, Luke Harper.
Amid her town troubles, can Cherry put her reputation, romance, and life on the line for the final request of a sweet tea tycoon? While she juggles senior citizen shenanigans, small-town politics, and corporate family scandals, Cherry finds the sweet tea business cutthroat in more ways than one.
Related subjects include: cozy mysteries, women sleuths, murder mystery series, whodunit mysteries (whodunnit), humorous murder mysteries, amateur sleuth books, Southern humor.
Books in the Cherry Tucker Humorous Mystery Series:
• QUICK SKETCH (Novella prequel to PORTRAIT in HEARTACHE MOTEL)
• PORTRAIT OF A DEAD GUY (#1)
• STILL LIFE IN BRUNSWICK STEW (#2)
• HIJACK IN ABSTRACT (#3)
• DEATH IN PERSPECTIVE (#4)
• THE BODY IN THE LANDSCAPE (#5)
• A COMPOSITION IN MURDER (#6)
Part of the Henery Press Mystery Series Collection, if you like one, you'll probably like them all...
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Title: A COMPOSITION IN MURDER - Cherry Tucker Mystery Book 6 Author: Larissa Reinhart Published: 11-15-2016 Publisher: Henery Press Pages: 266 Genre: Mystery, Thrillers & Suspense Sub Genre: Amateur Sleuths; Cozy Mystery; Women Sleuths; Southern Humor ISBN: 13: 9781635111132 ASIN: B01KY3LERU Reviewer: DelAnne Reviewed For: NetGalley Rating: 4.75 Stars I received a copy of "A Composition in Murder" from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for my honest review. Description At Halo House, Cherry Tucker finds the tea deadly sweet… With a new art teaching gig at Halo House—Halo, Georgia’s posh independent living home—and Halo society scrutinizing her family and her love life, Cherry Tucker needs to stay out of trouble. However, her sleuthing skills are sought out by Halo House’s most famous resident: Belvia Brakeman, the ninety-year-old, blind CEO and founder of Meemaw’s Tea. Belvia confides in Cherry that the family tea empire is in jeopardy. The CEO suspects her daughter has been murdered and she might be next. Her offer is hard to refuse, but will have Cherry treading on Forks County Sheriff toes, namely her personal Deputy Heartache, Luke Harper. Amid her town troubles, can Cherry put her reputation, romance, and life on the line for the final request of a sweet tea tycoon? While she juggles senior citizen shenanigans, small-town politics, and corporate family scandals, Cherry finds the sweet tea business cutthroat in more ways than one. My Review: Larissa Reinhart has captured the essence of southern charm and humor and managed to convey it to the written word in "A Composition in Murder" As usual her characters are well developed. The scenes seem to leap off the page in full bloom with vibrancy and color for the enjoyment of the reader. The plot is thought out and filled with humor. Having grown up in the south and spending 8 ears in Georgia I can tell you that when an elder asks you may as well cancel all plans you had to make time for them. Respect your elders is more than a quote for manners and etiquette. It is nearly bread into the very fiber of a true southerner. My rating for Larissa Reinhart's "A Composition in Murder" is 4.75 out of 5 stars. I laughed until I cried on some scenes, and dabbed an eye from time to time on others. I hope you find the sixth book in this series as much a delight to read as I did.
Cherry Tucker is back and am thrilled to join in on her antics. Cherry has taken her talents to a nursing home for "art with Miss Cherry". Don't let the setting fool you, Cherry is always involved in something. Fans of Larissa Reinhart and Cherry Tucker always realize that havoc follows where Cherry goes. FTC Full Disclosure - A copy of this book was sent to me by the publisher in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review.
Cherry Tucker, art teacher at a senior living facility, finds herself working quid pro quo to find out who ran over Della Brakeman. Della is the daughter of senior resident Belvia Brakemam who is a wealthy CEO of the family's tea business. Did Della's death have anything to do with the fact she was about to take over as CEO of Meemaw's Tea Factory or was it because there was a rival company that wanted to buy out the shareholders? Cherry needs to figure it out quickly so that Belvia will supply financial support so her brother can clear himself from false kidnapping charges. This well developed story is full of mystery and humor. It is the 6th book in A Cherry Tucker Mystery series but could be read as a stand alone.
I absolutely love the characters in A Composition in Murder. Cherry is so awesome in the way she faces adversity and stands up for others. Part of her tendency to get involved in situation that cause her problems is from curiosity, but for the most part she is trying to help someone else or to stand for her personal sense of justice. Life has never been fair to her and she doesn't expect that to change but she sees no reason to just accept that bad things happen. She will probably be battling someone to her last breath. Luke is afraid that if she doesn't learn to think with her head more than with her heart that her last day may come much sooner that he is prepared for. Since her life long nemesis has force her to close her art studio in her home, Cherry is teaching art lessons at am upscale independent and assisted living facility. One of the big names in town asks for her help and offers the one thing that Cherry can not refuse shortly before dying. Even though the older woman can no longer fulfill her part of the deal, the artist takes the woman's request to heart and determines to find the person who may have already murdered twice. The residence of the facility are so fun and Cherry falls for many of them. That caring leads her into another mystery that may or may not connect to the murders. It is a good thing her teaching schedule is light! I requested an advanced reader's copy of this book from NetGalley. I reviewed this book voluntarily as I do all books that I love.
A Composition In Murder is the sixth book in the entertaining Cherry Tucker Mystery Series. Written in the first person narrative, the reader is transported back to Halo, Georgia, for the latest investigative adventure of struggling artist Cherry Tucker. Cherry Tucker sure has a knack for getting into trouble, and in this latest installment of her quirky adventures, Cherry is teaching art classes at Halo House, an upscale independent living center, when ninety-year-old resident Belvia Brakeman, CEO and founder of Meemaw's Tea, requests that Cherry investigate the murder of her daughter Della. Cherry delves into the investigation, which leads to a series of murders, small town politics, family scandals, and danger lurking around every corner! And if that isn't enough, Cherry's love life is a mess because her amateur sleuthing is stepping on her boyfriend, Forks County Sheriffs Deputy Luke Harper's toes! Can Cherry and her motley crew solve the sweet tea murders? This was such a fun whodunit to read, it had a great mixture of mystery, romance and humor. I easily found myself entertained by Cherry's craziness and her madcap investigative adventures. From Cherry's dysfunctional family, to her ongoing romantic issues, to her amateur sleuthing skills, this sassy southern lady's antics kept me entertained and laughing as I followed her quest to solve the latest murder case. With a zany cast of characters (many who return from the previous books in the series) who keep the reader in stitches with their witty dialogue and hilarious interactions; a storyline filled with enough drama, suspense and twist and turns that keeps the reader guessing; and a richly detailed setting that transports the reader to a quirky Southern small town; A Composition In Murder is an entertaining cozy mystery interwoven with Southern charm and humor that leaves you wanting to go on more crazy adventures with sassy Cherry Tucker! Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book from the author / publisher in exchange for my honest review.
This is the first book I have read in this series and I fell absolutely in love with Cherry Tucker. Cherry is working as a part time art instructor at Halo House, the posh independent living facility located in Halo, Georgia. Cherry has a few friends in the Halo House, including Ada, who never gets Cherry's name right. Her love life is a mess, she lives with her ex-husband and is dating a sheriif's deputy, whose family hates her. When she is summoned to the room of Belvia Brakeman, the ninety-year-old, blind CEO and founder of Meemaw’s Tea, Cherry has no idea what she possibly wants with her. It seems Cherry asks some interesting questions which lead her into a crazy investigation. Cherry has her "Matlock" moments which means she will undoubtedly find herself in hot water. I found this to be a true laugh out loud story. Cherry is so likable and her antics are sure to keep the reader laughing. I will have to go back and read this series from the beginning. Fans of well written, humorous mysteries will be sure to enjoy this story.
I just love the Cherry Tucker series. She is such a quirky character. She is always finding herself in trouble somehow, someway. I can't believe her marriage to Todd lasted one whole day. And her never ending feud with Shawna Branson (daughter to the wealthiest man in the county) that has lasted since the fourth grade is always HIlarious. However, the best part, by far is the fact that I won a contest to be a character in this book. Yes, I am the manager of the Halo House Retirement Home. HA!! My friends who are all younger than me are getting a great big kick out of that one. As they already call my house, which I live with a male roommate who is nine years older, Shady Pines. So, Larissa, you couldn't have picked a better character for me. As far as this book goes, yes Cherry goes out of her way to stay out of trouble which can only mean one thing. Trouble is left, safe is right. Cherry goes left. This has one has her trying to figure out a triple murder and also why this gang banger looking grandson of a super wealthy woman from the retirement home is harassing the residents. The triple murders all include family members of Belvia Brakeman who owns Meemaw's Tea Company which is worth megabucks. So there's lots of reasons and lots of suspects to kill these poor elderly women. And Cherry with her big heart is not giving up no matter what the Sheriff says until she finds the killer. No matter how many bullets or cars she has to dodge. The characters (throat clearing) are very well developed. Seriously, the Cherry Tucker series is easily one of the most entertaining series I've read. She's a country girl with a big ole heart, loves to embellish her wardrobe and I secretly think she only shops at Walmart. Very entertaining and an enjoyable read. Huge thanks to Henery Press for approving my request and to Net Galley for providing me with an e-galley in exchange for an honest review. These are my words and I was not paid or coerced. I may have gone a little overboard about winning the contest, but it's not everyday you see your name as a character in a book, but I have been a Cherry Tucker fan since Book #1.
I voluntarily reviewed this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for a honest review.This is the first book I have read from this author even though it's the 6th in the series,I really liked the characters especially Cherry Tucker.I will definitely go back and read the previous books.I highly recommend this book.