A Palette for Murder

A Palette for Murder

by Vanessa A. Ryan

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A Palette for Murder by Vanessa A. Ryan


Lana Davis arrives in New Mexico from Los Angeles, planning to look up a former boyfriend and take in some sightseeing. But this all-expense-paid trip is not a vacation. She's here to find Antonio Chavez, last seen in Santa Fe. He's the missing beneficiary of a large life insurance policy her company issued. The heat is on because a disgruntled heir insists he should receive the proceeds instead. However bogus his claim is, the public relations nightmare he causes for her company is real. If Lana doesn't find Antonio, her job is on the line.

Lana's search for Antonio brings her into the inner circle of a powerful art gallery in Santa Fe, owned by the daughter of a wealthy family. Although Lana's knowledge of art is limited to the one art history class she took in college, she soon discovers, when art and greed collide,

the result is deadly. But her knack for finding dead bodies makes the police nervous. And finding herself a target for murder is more than she signed up for.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781432830410
Publisher: Gale Group
Publication date: 04/15/2015
Series: A Lana Davis Mystery Series
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Vanessa A. Ryan is an actress in Southern California. She was born in California and graduated from UCLA. When not writing or acting, she enjoys painting and nature walks. Her paintings and sculptures are collected worldwide. At one point, she performed stand-up comedy, so her writing often reflects her love of humor, even for serious subjects. She lives with her cats Dezi, Teger and Riley, and among feral cats she has rescued. She is the author of A BLUE MOON, an urban fantasy, HORROR AT THE LAKE, a vampire trilogy and A PALETTE FOR MURDER, a traditional, cozy mystery.
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A Palette for Murder 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A Palette for Murder is the kind of book that had me glued to it from beginning to end as I fell in love with this read. The story is very well written with just the perfect amount of murder, action, and suspense that kept me captivated as I was turning the pages. All of the characters, my favorite being Lana of course, are all unique, vividly described, and very well developed as you go through the story which was nice. This was actually the first time I've read a book by Vanessa A. Ryan before and I have to say I'm impressed. Curious to see what else is in store.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A Palette for Murder combined some of my favorite things - New Mexico, art history, and a good mystery - and kept me turning the pages. The main character, Lana, was easy to identify with while the descriptive storytelling drew me in from the first page. I look forward to reading future books written by Ms. Ryan.
artybill More than 1 year ago
Vanessa A. Ryan has woven a great story of intrigue and murder all set in the art establishment of Santa Fe New Mexico. Her knowledge of the subject is displayed through in her characters and brings a sense of reality to the tale. Having been to Santa Fe, I could feel the places she described.
annestr1 More than 1 year ago
Lana Davis arrives in New Mexico from Los Angeles, planning to look up a former boyfriend and take in some sightseeing. But this all-expense-paid trip is not a vacation. She's here to find Antonio Chavez, last seen in Santa Fe. He's the missing beneficiary of a large life insurance policy her company issued. The heat is on because a disgruntled heir insists he should receive the proceeds instead. However bogus his claim is, the public relations nightmare he causes for her company is real. If Lana doesn't find Antonio, her job is on the line. Lana's search for Antonio brings her into the inner circle of a powerful art gallery in Santa Fe, owned by the daughter of a wealthy family. Although Lana's knowledge of art is limited to the one art history class she took in college, she soon discovers, when art and greed collide, the result is deadly. But her knack for finding dead bodies makes the police nervous. And finding herself a target for murder is more than she signed up for. .