In this riveting sequel to Murder in the One Percent, Detective Oliver Parrott plunges into the art world of Brandywine Valley, where two valuable paintings have been stolen from the studio of the renowned artist, Blake Allmond.
At first it seems like a routine property crime, but as soon as Parrott investigates, he discovers the Allmond family’s propensity for tragedy. When someone is murdered, it’s a game-changer, and plowing through a family’s secrets leads the reader through a murder, a treasure hunt, and a slew of characters who may or may not be trustworthy.
The glamour of the art world and the privilege of the wealthy landowners in Brandywine can’t protect them from trouble, but it takes Parrott to realize that there’s more to an artist’s palette than just globs of paint.
A Palette for Love and Murder has all the characteristics of a well-woven mystery, but with the additional layering of multi-dimensional characters and sometimes-flawed relationships. Parrott and Tonya make a dynamic modern-day Nick and Nora, sure to engage readers' thoughts and to warm readers' hearts.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Saralyn Richard has done it again! Delving into the twists and turns of the lavishly rich, Detective Parrott goes on a hunt for an art thief in the Brandywine Valley. When a murder follows on the heels of his investigation, Parrott treads carefully, trying to balance the obligations of his job and the logistics for the New York based Murder. Parrott’s new wife, Tonya, suffers from PTSD. She stretches the line of duty taut with her need to heal previous traumas. Will she cross the boundaries of Parrott’s investigation and become a target for the next crime. Art dealers, Relatives, jealous girlfriends, the mansion’s staff, jilted lovers, ghosts from the past, and an ex-nun…who is responsible for the painting’s disappearance and is it the same culprit who murdered the famous artist Blake Allmond? Blackmail, lies and shifting alliances makes this the perfect who done it! Wonderfully written and keeps you guessing until the very end. Don’t miss this highly entertaining mystery.