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Review: Murder Outside the Lines


Title: Murder Outside the Lines

Series: Pen and Ink Mystery #3

Author: Krista Davis

Release Date: September 28, 2021

Rating: 4/5 Stars

Find it here: Goodreads


Synopsis from Goodreads: With Halloween just around the corner, the fall colors in Georgetown are brilliant. As manager of the Color Me Read bookstore, coloring book creator Florrie Fox has arranged for psychic author Hilda Rattenhorst to read from Spooktacular Ghost Stories. But the celebrity medium arrives for the event in hysterics, insisting she just saw a bare foot sticking out of a rolled-up carpet in a nearby alley. Is someone trying to sweep murder under the rug? Florrie calls in her policeman beau, Sergeant Eric Jonquille, but the carpet corpse has disappeared without a trace.


Then in the middle of her reading, Hilda chillingly declares that she feels the killer's presence in the store. Is this a publicity stunt or a genuine psychic episode? It seems there's no happy medium. When a local bibliophile is soon discovered missing, a strange mystery begins to unroll. Now it's up to Florrie and Jonquille to expose a killer's true colors . . .


My Review: Such a fun and unique series! It is very creative to have a main character who is coloring book creator. That is one I haven't seen in any other series. I haven't read the first two books in this series but I was able to jump into this one anyways so it can certainly be read as a stand alone. There is plenty of character growth that I'm sure carries over from the first two books though so start at the beginning if you can. As usual for Davis's series this one is full of characters that are very likeable and relatable and a lot of wit. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and look forward to the next one.


*I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All opinions are my own.*