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A Palette for Murder–mysteries abound in this hot beach town

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A Palette for Murder

by Sybil Johnson

a-palette-for-murderI had my introduction to the Aurora Anderson Mystery Series with the third book of the series, A Palette for Murder. This well-crafted book begins comfortably with a chapter that sets the scene in an unseasonably hot beach town and introduces the main characters: Rory (Aurora), a computer programmer, and her friend Liz, a real estate agent. Before the chapter is over they discover Kit, a homeless man Rory has befriended, injured through an apparent attack at the beach.

The plot rapidly becomes more complicated as Rory is often present when disaster strikes.  Even more trouble finds her in this tale as she is motivated by a drive to help others and find solutions.

I had a great time following the clues as Rory tries to unravel various mysteries.  There are two romantic interests, but they do not dominate the story–the mystery does.  The ending was satisfying, and I am definitely looking forward to reading more books by Sybil Johnson.

I would like to extend my thanks to and to Henery Press for giving me the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.

Rating: 5/5

Category: Mystery & Thriller, General Fiction (Adult)

Notes: This cozy mystery works fine as a standalone.

Publication:  January 31, 2017–Henery Press


  1. sudershana says:

    Great review✌👍

    Liked by 1 person

  2. lghiggins says:

    Thank you for stopping by and reading.


  3. Wendy says:

    I really like the artwork on the cover. Sounds like a good read.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. I have read a couple books but still need to trad the first one. The others are more into crafts than this one

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