In Vinnie Hansen’s sixth mystery, Art, Wine & Bullets, an innocent visit to a premiere gallery turns into a nightmare case for Private Investigator Carol Sabala. The strangled body of the gallery owner offers an opportunity to cement her reputation as a private eye and to save her employer from insolvency. Carol juggles the investigation with her commitment to help boyfriend David Shapiro with his participation in Open Studios, an art event sponsored by the county. As Carol’s investigation proceeds, David grows increasingly intent upon photographing her exploits. Through a series of strange and deadly encounters, Carol unravels much more than a murder case.
As Carol plunges into an art world offering urban graffiti to paintings of polka-dotted cats, she confronts the age-old questions: What is art? As an artist, what constitutes success? At the same time, Carol must decide what defines a successful private eye.
About the Author
The author of the Carol Sabala Mystery Series, Vinnie was a 2013 finalist for the Claymore Award and a B.R.A.G. Medallion recipient. Her short stories have appeared in many publications, including the Sisters in Crime Guppies anthology Fish or Cut Bait, and the anthology Destination: Mystery! Her short short won the Police Writers' Academy 2015 Golden Donut Award. Retired after 27 years of teaching high school English, Vinnie lives in Santa Cruz, California, with her husband, abstract artist Daniel S. Friedman, and their spoiled cat Lolie. For more information, visit www.vinniehansen.com.