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
The Pen & Ink series is such a great series and The Coloring Crook is suspenseful and interesting addition to the series. Florrie Fox, a coloring book artist, is manager of the Color Me Read bookstore in the Georgetown section of Washington, DC. She lives in a lovely carriage house on the estate of her boss and bookstore owner, Professor John Maxwell. Sergeant Eric Jonquille and Florrie became romantically involved in the first story and it comes in handy to have a policeman for a boyfriend ...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
Thanks to Kensington and Goodreads Giveaways for this book!
Krista Davis was one of the first cozy mystery authors I started reading when I started getting into the genre, and while I still love the Domestic Diva series, the Pen & Ink Mysteries are proving to be a real treat. Florrie is a fun main character with an interesting side job of creating coloring books (and the clever colorable covers on this series are a great touch), and it seems that she fits a current genre trend towards slightl ...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
This is the second book in the pen and ink series. Florrie is the manager of Color Me Read. Her friend Dolly picks up a rare coloring book at an estate sale. Once Florrie told Dolly how valuable the book was, Dolly hid it. Soon after she is murdered .
I really liked the mystery . There were many twists and turns. Each of the side characters were fun and fit in perfectly with the story. I can't wait for the next book . I received this book from net galley in exchange for a honest review .
This series presents us with a different sort of heroine--oh, she manages a bookstore, like many others in this genre, but her hobby is creating coloring books for adults. While many think of this as a recent trend, Florrie Fox discovers that a copy of the first coloring book from the 18th Century, the Florist, has been unearthed by one of her customers. Dolly purchased the rare book at a garage sale and makes her ownership known across social media. This proves to be a deadly mistake as Dolly i ...more
This was a very good read and a good second book in this new series by Krista Davis.
I really enjoyed the first one of this series and was very excited to get this one as well from NetGalley to read. The characters are a lot of fun and this mystery was very good and also very sad in many aspects. I did guess who the killer was, but only because they were truly very suspicious. There are plenty of red herrings which makes it fun and a second mystery that was a little harder to uncover. And even t ...more
This is the first book by Krista Davis that I have read, and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
The plot was full of twists and decoys that kept me guessing.
The characters are deep and really well build up.
This was a gripping page Turner and I really look forward to reading more in this series .
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.