Cherry Tucker is a classically trained artist struggling to make ends meet in the small town of Halo, Georgia. So when she hears that the Bransons want a memorial portrait of their son, Dustin, she's determined to win the commission away from her rival -- even if that means sneaking into the funeral home after hours to get a head start. She's been paying the bills by painting kids and pets and expects painting a coffin portrait to be easier than her usual subjects. Turns out painting a murder victim is a whole lot more dangerous, especially when she starts investigating on her own!
Portrait of a Dead Guy was a really fun read, and I can't wait to get my hands on the next book in the series, Still Life in Brunswick Stew, which is due out next month. My copy of the book was provided to me by the publisher.