Includes A Front and Back Cover for You to Color! Life is looking rosy for Florrie Fox, manager of the Color Me Read bookstore in Georgetown, Washington D.C. She's working on an adult coloring book of gardens, her romance with Sergeant Eric Jonquille has entered a new chapter, and the bookstore's weekly coloring club is a source of friendship and entertainment. No member is more vibrant than Dolly Cavanaugh. Dolly likes to say she was blessed with beauty and cursed with lousy husbands, but at least she has a grown daughter and a stunning brownstone to show for it!When Dolly's love of garage sales results in her showing up at Color Me Read with a rare book in hand, Florrie is astounded. The Florist, the earliest known coloring book, was first published in 1760. An original copy would be worth a fortune--and someone else knows it. That same evening, Florrie finds Dolly dead on the floor of her apartment, a corner of a coloring book page clutched in her hand. As Florrie delves into Dolly...
|Title||:||The Coloring Crook|
|Number of Pages||:||304 pages|
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The Coloring Crook Reviews
I received a copy of this book through a Goodreads Giveaway.
This series has a lot going for it...books, art, fun characters, and recipes. I liked the majority of the characters. Flossie keeps getting into trouble without really trying. Mr. DuBois is quite the character as well even if he is more of a supporting character. I also liked the way the author would describe the gardens and people as Flossie was sketching them for herself and for her coloring books. The recipes in the back of the book ...more
The Coloring Crook is the second book in this great series by Krista Davis.
Florrie Fox is a fun, likeable character who is very relatable.
When Florrie attends an estate sale, she doesn't find her own treasure, but her friend does. The treasure sets the pace for a string of tragic events that hits close to home for Florrie.
The author tells a great story and I was engaged from beginning to end. There were plenty of twists and turns to keep the story fast paced.
I highly recommend this book.
I volun ...more
The Coloring Crook has all of my favorite cozy mystery ingredients: characters I care about, an interesting location, a plot that kept me guessing, a solution that I didn't see coming, and recipes I want to try on my own! After Dolly Cavanaugh discovers a priceless coloring book at an estate sale, Georgetown bookstore manager Florrie Fox must investigate when she finds Dolly dead and the coloring book missing. Several mysteries are intertwined in this story, and twists and turns abound, but in t ...more
The Coloring Crook by Krista Davis is the 2nd book in the Pen & Ink Mystery series, and I loved it. Ms. Davis is one of my favorite authors, so I was really excited to read this book. Florrie works at Color Me Read bookstore in Georgetown, Washington D.C. And she also draws and sells adult color books, she is presently working on a book with gardens. Florrie lives in her boss's, Professor Maxwell, guest house rent free, and is settling nicely. When Florrie's friend, Dorthy buys a valuable bo ...more
The Coloring Crook is the second book in Krista Davis’ Pen & Ink Mysteries series. The storyline is well plotted and fast-paced, the delightful characters are well developed, the twists and turns, and red herrings, kept me turning the pages. Ms. Davis’ writing style is very descriptive and makes the reader feel as if they are experiencing everything first hand. There are plenty of suspects, multiple mysteries, and reveal was surprising.
Florrie Fox is the manager of the Color Me Read bookstor ...more
The Coloring Crook by Krista Davis is the second book in the Pen & Ink series and was a entertaining addition to this series.
Florrie attends an estate sale with her sister and friends/patrons of the bookstore. Although she finds nothing of interest to her she does meet a sleazy young man who maligns books. However, one of the patrons does find a rare book at the sale but before she can do little than celebrate her great find she is killed. With Ms. Davis writing I felt like I was with Florri ...more
I am a fan of Krista Davis. I have read all of her books.
However, the Pen & Ink Mysteries Series is a bit flat in my opinion.
It is still entertaining, but I am missing the magic of her previous stories.
It took me a while to get interested in this book. Although I enjoy the author's other series, I found the writing a bit stiff and the background "cold" in The Coloring Crook. By the end it had me engaged and I have already started to read the first book in this series.
At the start of the book Dolly, a member of the bookstore coloring group, has purchased what is possibly the very first adult coloring book, published in 1760. She unwisely tells the whole world about her discovery and it comes a ...more