This is Sybil Johnson, She is the author of an Aurora Anderson Mystery Series.
Aurora is a computer programmer who works out of her house in Vista Beach. The house is from her Grandma. Aurora seems to get into more trouble when she is helping her mother out.
Fatal Brushstroke (#1)
Aurora finds a dead body in her garden and a homicide detective on her doorstep, plus a sheriff who blames her DNA…suspicion has fallen on her.
Computer programmer and tole painting enthusiast Aurora (Rory) Anderson doesn’t live in Vista Beach, a quiet California beach community where violent crime is rare and murder even rarer.
The body—her tole painting teacher, Hester Bouquet is quite dead and in her garden. Rory attended one of Hester’s weekend seminars, and although she likes tole painting, she will not go through another unpleasant experience with this particular teacher. Now that Hester is dead, evidence piles up against Rory, (which the Sheriff is more than willing to help build the frame) she begins a journey to identify the killer and clear her name.
Book Review 4 . 3 stars
The whole time I read this book I kept thinking I need to read the book that come first in this series. The first book in this series is Fatal Brushstroke. However, once I got past that point I really enjoyed the book and throughly recommend it as a good read.
I received this book from the publisher via Netgalley for an honest review.
Paint the Town Dead (#2)
Aurora (Rory) Anderson, a computer programmer and tole-painting enthusiast, live in the city of Vista Beach. It is June and decorative painters are heading to the newly built Akaw hotel to attend the Ocean Painting Society’s inaugural convention. Rory is there to help her mother with her booth as well as get together with old friends.
Rory’s old friend, unfortunately, witnesses her childhood friend collapse in class and die. Rory embarks on her own investigation on her own investigation when everyone but her thinks the her friend’s death is not an accident
Book Review plus 4.6 stars
The story was good and it was sad because her new homocide friend has a girlfriend. Rory does her best to get over that fact and make friends with this new girl. However, the death of her friend puts a damper on the process. This was a good book and I learned something new. It is a wonderful read!
A Palette for Murder (#3)
Aurora (Rory) Anderson, a computer and tole painting crafter live in Vista Beach, which is currently experiencing high temperatures are hard on everyone. The high temperature hit the homeless population, especially hard. Residents are doing everything they can to stay cool, including leaving windows open to catch the faintest breeze. The local air conditioner companies have waitlist for everyone who wants cool air in their home. In addition, there are a string of burglaries is plaguing nearby towns and no one understands how they are gaining entrance.
Still, Rory doesn’t expect to find her neighbor’s body, who is homeless, just a few doors down. Suspicion falls on a friend and fellow painter, she turns to Rory for help and help discover the truth before the police try her for murder. As Rory investigates she finds more and more information, but the final ending is the biggest twist of all.
Book Review plus 4.8
This book had a great twist that I didn’t quite understand until the very end of the story. I KNOW people will like the story and we will all wait for the next book in this series.
This ARC was given me by the publisher via Netgalley.