What if you could ‘slip’ into the dreams of a killer? This family of PIs can. They use their psychic dream ability to solve crimes, and that isn’t easy. Especially when one of their own looks guilty.
“A brilliant, suspenseful whodunit…”
—QUI XIAOLONG, ANTHONY AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR OF THE INSPECTOR CHEN SERIES
It was supposed to be a much-needed vacation in Miami, meant to snap Cat out of a persistent depression. But when her great uncle’s studio goes up in flames, killing his assistant, Cat must find out who’s really to blame. Could the uncle she barely knows be responsible? Why won’t he give an alibi for that night?
“A mystery with teeth and wounds and loss.”
—FRANCES CARDEN, READERS LANE
Meanwhile, Amazing Grace’s rekindled romance with Ernesto Ruíz is interrupted by the need to both protect and defend her brother Mick, who shares her dreamslipping gift. She’s convinced he was the real target of the fire. But Mick goes rogue as he uncovers evidence that his past has come back to haunt him…
“An excellent addition to the Dreamslippers Series.”
About the Author
Lisa was born in Santa Rosa, California, but that was only home for a year. A so-called "military brat," she lived in nine different houses and attended nine different schools by the time she was 14. Through all of the moves, her one constant was books. She read everything, from the entire Nancy Drew and Trixie Belden mystery series to her mother's books by Daphne du Maurier and Taylor Caldwell. A widely published author, game writer, and journalist, Lisa has interviewed homeless women, the designer of the Batmobile, and a sex expert, to name just a few colorful characters. This experience, not to mention her own large, quirky family, led her to create some truly memorable characters in her Dreamslippers Series and other works, whether books or games. Always a vivid dreamer, not to mention a wannabe psychic, Lisa feels perfectly at home slipping into suspects’ dreams, at least in her imagination. Her husband isn’t so sure she can’t pick up his dreams in real life, though. With a hefty list of awards and publications to her name, Lisa now lives in a small town in Washington State, but who knows how long that will last… AUTHOR WEB SITE: www.lisa-brunette.com SIGN UP: Lisa publishes a bimonthly newsletter. Sign up and receive a free book! http://forms.feedblitz.com/192
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Framed and Burning is great! Again, I love Cat's character and I'm so glad that she's still in the series. Framed and Burning definitely tops Cat in the Flock. Cat and Grace made an awesome come back, both feisty and independent. I'm happy that I had the opportunity to read Framed and Burning because it was not a let down. I was left satisfied and the writing has never been better. I'm still in love with the Dreamslippers, they're pretty great. Honestly, I feel like Framed and Burning could be a stand alone, the flow of the book is amazing. Ms. Brunette definitely has the skill sets to write an AMAZING book. Overall I give Framed and Burning five stars.
We are proud to announce that FRAMED AND BURNING by Lisa Brunette is a B.R.A.G.Medallion Honoree. This tells a reader that this book is well worth their time and money!
Granny Grace and Cat are dreamslippers, people with the ability to slip into other’s dreams. They decide to take a little vacation after their last case and head to Florida to spend some time with Grace’s brother Mark. But the visit doesn’t seem to be picking Grace up. But when Mark is arrested and accused of starting the fire the killed his assistant and destroyed his artwork Grace and Cat step up to prove that Mark is innocent. But this is not going to be an easy case. Mark has a long list of people that don’t want him to succeed. Thankfully Grace and Cat can dreamslip, they are going to need all the help that they can get trying to figure out who started the fire. This is a great, quick mystery. I loved both Grace, who doesn’t act anywhere near her age, and Cat, such a smart young lady. I loved how they took care of themselves and were strong characters. I love my mysteries with a little paranormal and I loved the dreamslipping. I really liked how dreams can be interpreted differently so you don’t just find out someone is dreaming of the fire, you have to slog through the information along with Grace and Cat. This is a great mystery with lots of potential killers and twists and turns. This is a great paranormal cozy mystery. I loved this book and will make sure to keep an eye out for other books by Lisa Burnette. I received Framed and Burning for free from Sage’s Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.
This is the second in a series, I haven’t read the first .. I’m not sure if that would have made a difference. The main characters tend to hold their own so it can be read fairly easily. If you like a bit of murder, mystery, suspense with a touch of the paranormal thrown in for good measure then this is for you. The ‘dreamslipping’ concept is quite intriguing & is a novel way of being a detective. An enjoyable piece of writing if you want to escape .. the characters have some quirks which keeps it moving along at a steady pace. All credit to the author for holding my interest over the busy festive season! So pick up a copy & join Granny on her adventure, in your dreams anything is possible. Thanks to the author & Sage’s Blog Tours for the opportunity to read this in exchange for my honest opinion.