Wall Street Journal bestselling author Larissa Reinhart brings her Cherry Tucker fans a novella prequel to the award-winning, best-selling, Cherry Tucker Mystery, PORTRAIT OF A DEAD GUY.
For the sassy, Southern artist Cherry Tucker, a stay at the Heartache Motel will require quick wits and a sharp lookout for crooked characters wanting to give her a very "Blue Christmas."
"For a fun, Elvis-loving mystery treat, no place is better than the Heartache Motel. Follow the clues to Christmas filled with cozy mystery at its best." — Nancy J Parra, Author of the Baker's Treat Mysteries and the Perfect Proposal Mysteries
Sassy Southern artist Cherry Tucker and her poker-loving boyfriend, Todd, pop into Memphis to help Todd's cousin who's been hustled out of his savings, right before Christmas. Staying at the shady Heartache Motel, Cherry can't tell a shill from a mark and fears everyone is playing them for chumps. Cherry and Todd quickly find themselves in a dangerous sting that could send them to the slammer or mark them as pigeons from cons looking for an even bigger score.
For a fun-filled romp through a gritty gambler's view of Memphis, grab Cherry's Christmas caper today!
Originally published in HEARTACHE MOTEL, Three Interconnected Mystery Novellas.
"I was laughing out loud and couldn't stop turning the pages." – Gigi Pandian, Author of the Jaya Jones Treasure Hunt Mystery Series
"It is the perfect rainy day, sunny day, I don't feel like getting out of bed book. Have your Happy Holidays with a 5-star humorous mysteries!" – Heather Haven, Author of the Humorous Alvarez Family and Persephone Cole Vintage Mysteries
A Cherry Tucker Mystery Series
- A CHRISTMAS QUICK SKETCH (prequel)
- PORTRAIT OF A DEAD GUY
- STILL LIFE IN BRUNSWICK STEW
- HIJACK IN ABSTRACT
- THE VIGILANTE VIGNETTE
- DEATH IN PERSPECTIVE
- THE BODY IN THE LANDSCAPE
- A VIEW TO A CHILL
- A COMPOSITION IN MURDER
Other series by Larissa Reinhart
Maizie Albright Star Detective:
- 15 MINUTES
- 16 MILLIMETERS
- 17.5 CARTRIDGES IN A PEAR TREE
- 18 CALIBER (2020)
A Finley Goodhart Crime Caper:
- PIG'N A POKE (prequel)
- THE CUPID CAPER
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About the Author
A Wall Street Journal bestselling author, Larissa writes the Cherry Tucker Mystery, Maizie Albright Star Detective, and Finley Goodhart Crime Caper series as well as romantic comedies and women’s fiction. She loves to tell funny stories about Southern women looking for love (and sometimes dead bodies) in all the wrong places.
Her books have been chosen as book club picks by Woman's World Magazine and Hot Mystery Reviews. They've also been finalists for Georgia Author of the Year, the Silver Falchion, the Daphne du Maurier Award, The Emily Award, and Dixie Kane Memorial. Her work also appeared in the 2017 Silver Falchion Reader’s Choice winner, Eight Mystery Writers You Should Be Reading Now.
You might have seen Larissa and family with their little dog, Biscuit, on HGTV's House Hunters International "Living for the Weekend in Nagoya" episode, but they’re back in Georgia now. Visit LarissaReinhart.com to learn more.