This is book number 3 in the Cherry Tucker Mystery series.
"A Rambunctious Mystery As Southern As Chess Pie And Every Bit As Delectable."
From The Wall Street Journal bestselling author, Larissa Reinhart, the third book in the sassy, Southern, amateur sleuthing Cherry Tucker cozy mystery series. A 2014 Georgia Author of the Year and Silver Falchion nominee and A Night Owl Reviews Top Pick.
"The fast-paced plot careens through small-town politics and deadly rivalries, with zany side trips through art-world shenanigans and romantic hijinx. Like front-porch lemonade, Reinhart's cast of characters offers a perfect balance of tart and sweet." - Sophie Littlefield, Bestselling Author of A Bad Day for Sorry
With a classical series sold and a portrait commissioned, Cherry Tucker's art career is in Georgia overdrive. But when the sheriff asks Cherry to draw a composite sketch of a hijacker, her life takes a hairpin as the composite leads to a related murder, her local card-sharking buddy Max Avtaikin becomes bear bait and her nemesis labels the classical series "pervert art."
Cherry's jamming gears between trailer parks, Atlanta mansions, and trucker bars searching for the hijacker who left a widow and orphan destitute. While she seeks to help the misfortunate and save her local reputation, Cherry's hammer down attitude has her facing the headlights of an oncoming killer.
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Books in the Cherry Tucker Mystery Series:
A CHRISTMAS QUICK SKETCH (prequel novella)
PORTRAIT OF A DEAD GUY (#1)
STILL LIFE IN BRUNSWICK STEW (#2)
HIJACK IN ABSTRACT (#3)
DEATH IN PERSPECTIVE (#4)
THE VIGILANTE VIGNETTE (Halloween novella)
THE BODY IN THE LANDSCAPE (#5)
A COMPOSITION IN MURDER (#6)
A VIEW TO A CHILL (An Interconnected Christmas mystery)
Other mystery series by Larissa Reinhart:
MAIZIE ALBRIGHT STAR DETECTIVE series
A FINLEY GOODHART CRIME CAPER series
"Reinhart manages to braid a complicated plot into a tight and funny tale. The reader grows to love Cherry and her quirky worldview, her sometimes misguided judgment, and the eccentric characters that populate the country of Halo, Georgia. Cozy fans will love this latest Cherry Tucker mystery." - Mary Marks, New York Journal of Books
"In HIJACK IN ABSTRACT, Cherry Tucker is back--tart-tongued and full of sass. With her paint-stained fingers in every pie, she's in for a truckload of trouble." -- J.J. Murphy, Author of the Algonquin Round Table Mysteries
"I love this series Cheeky, clever, and compelling--keeps me reading way too late. This book has one of the most original--and fun--love triangles you'll ever come across." - Kaye George, Agatha Award-Nominated Author of the Imogene Duckworthy Mysteries
"With a well-plotted storyline, witty banter, a warm and friendly feel and a great supporting cast that surrounds Cherry, this was very enjoyable and I am eager to read the next book in this charmingly appealing series." - Dru Ann Love, Dru's Book Musings
"Cherry Tucker's got an artists' palette of problems, but she handles them better than da Vinci on a deadline. Bust out your gesso and get primed for humor, hijackings, and a handful of hunks " -- Diane Vallere, Author of the Style & Error and Mad for Mod Mystery Series