A priceless work of art. A double murder. Can a feisty landscaper save more victims from sketchy deaths?
Amateur sleuth Verity Hawkes has solved a whole bouquet of cases. But with an unanswered marriage proposal and her own PI agency hanging in the air, her confidence is dying on the vine. Still, when the local ladies' man is accused of a double murder, she immediately starts digging for answers.
After finding the suspect recently inherited a priceless masterpiece, she's convinced the Casanova is innocent. Following a trail of clues into the world of rare art, Verity uncovers dodgy dealers, surprising DNA results, and an alarming number of ingenious booby traps.
If she doesn't connect the dots soon, she may run out of time to paint the real killer into a corner...
Picture Imperfect is the charming seventh book in the cozy Leafy Hollow Mystery series. If you like memorable characters, zany action, and laugh-out-loud hijinks, then you'll love Rickie Blair's twisty whodunit.
Buy Picture Imperfect to draw out a murderer today!
About the Author
When not hunched over my computer conversing with people who exist only in my head, I spend my time trying to tame an unruly half-acre garden and an even more unruly Jack Chi. I also share my southern Ontario home with two rescue cats and an overactive Netflix account.
I write The Ruby Danger series of financial thrillers, and a cozy mystery series, The Leafy Hollow Mysteries. The Ruby books reflect my interest in fraud and how it ruins lives, while the Leafy Hollow volumes are more light-hearted. I hope you enjoy them.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Verity has to prove Ryker is innocent in a murder case. Jeff shows a bit of a jealous side. Curl up and enjoy this hilarious book. I love this series :)
Verity Hawkes owner of Coming Up Roses Landscaping was happy her business was doing so well. But she was also getting calls from her competitors clients. She didn’t want Ryker thinking she was poaching all his clients. So her tried to reach him and could not. Went to his house and the lady who answered the door said she was his half sister and the he wasn’t taking visitors because he was not well. So Verity decided she was going to look into things. The book keep you interested because it contains murders, art theft, and foraged art. Ryker is the main suspect of the murder but there are others could have done it as well. So who is the real killer. Really loved the book. ‘I received this ARC for a voluntary review’
This is the seventh book in the Leafy Hollow series. When Verity’s friend Ryker is accused of murder she’s on the case! When a woman claiming to be Ryker’s sister comes to town and he’s suddenly so depressed he gives Verity all his customers Verity becomes very worried about him. There are plenty of twists and turns to keep you guessing until the end! I love this series! The characters wonderful as we learn more about them in each book. There is a surprise ending that all fans of this series and this author will absolutely love! I highly recommend this book and this series! Edit
Verity Hawkes is the main character in this series. She runs a landscaping business and does a little private investigative work on the side. There are many characters from previous books that are in this book as well. Fun to see them all again!! Including the furry ones! I am always entertained by her cat! Verity's good friend Emy and her boyfriend Lorne love doing stakeouts. There are funny parts throughout the book but my favorite was their stakeout with Verity! I sincerely laughed out loud! I liked how the plot was very different from previous books with an expensive painting at the center and part of an inheritance. Verity's competitor in the landscaping business is giving his customers to her! He is hiding out in his house with a strange woman who claims to be related to him. Are her motives pure? Verity has to figure out what is going on including 2 murdered women that happen at the same time. I liked that there were mysteries within mysteries to hold my interest!! As always a well written cozy genre mystery book by author Rickie Blair that is engaging and entertaining as well!! I received an advanced reader's copy and the review I am providing is my own.