Fatal Brushstroke by Sybil Johnson – Review + Giveaway

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FATAL-BRUSHSTROKE-front-under-2mbFatal Brushstroke by Sybil Johnson
An Aurora Anderson Mystery Book 1
Cozy Mystery
Publisher: Henery Press (November 18, 2014)
Paperback: 276 pages

A dead body in her garden and a homicide detective on her doorstep…

Computer programmer and tole-painting enthusiast Aurora (Rory) Anderson doesn’t envision finding either when she steps outside to investigate the frenzied yipping coming from her own backyard. After all, she lives in Vista Beach, a quiet California beach community where violent crime is rare and murder even rarer.

Suspicion falls on Rory when the body buried in her flowerbed turns out to be someone she knows—her tole painting teacher, Hester Bouquet. Just two weekends before, Rory attended one of Hester’s weekend painting seminars, an unpleasant experience she vowed never to repeat. As evidence piles up against Rory, she embarks on a quest to identify the killer and clear her name. Can Rory unearth the truth before she encounters her own brush with death?

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My Thoughts

Fatal Brushstroke by Sybil Johnson is the first in a fun new cozy series from Henery Press. I really liked Aurora. She was well-developed and a great sleuth. The mystery moved along at a quick pace and I liked how it all came together. I also liked the setting of the story. I look forward to reading more mysteries with Aurora Anderson.

About the Author

SybilJohnson_2_croppedSybil Johnson’s love affair with reading began in kindergarten with “The Three Little Pigs.” Visits to the library introduced her to Encyclopedia Brown, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle and a host of other characters. Fast forward to college where she continued reading while studying Computer Science. After a rewarding career in the computer industry, Sybil decided to try her hand at writing mysteries. Her short fiction has appeared in Mysterical-E and Spinetingler Magazine, among others. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she now lives in Southern California where she enjoys tole painting, studying ancient languages and spending time with friends and family.

Website: http://www.authorsybiljohnson.com
Facebook Author page: http://www.facebook.com/sybiljohnsonauthor
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/sybiljohnson19
GoodReads: http://www.goodreads.com/SybilJohnson

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  1. first, I could not pin the picture because I kept getting the message: Oops! Sorry! We blocked this link because it may lead to inappropriate content.

    I don’t believe I’ve ever read anything by Sybil before. But this book seems like it would be a great introduction. I’m not crafty, and I don’t like gardening, but so what, I’ll like to live vicariously.

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