Artistic License to Kill: A Fine Art Mystery

· A Fine Art Mystery Book 1 · Campbell and Rogers Press
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Artist Amanda Trent, accompanied by her beloved golden retriever Laddie and her persnickety calico cat Mona Lisa, is determined to start a new life after her husband divorces her to marry a younger woman, but it isn't easy.

After a disastrous interview at the prestigious Roadrunner Gallery in Lonesome Valley, Arizona, far away from her previous home in Kansas City, Amanda's afraid that she'll fail at her new career. But her prospects begin to improve when she's accepted as the newest member of the cooperative gallery.

Then, on her very first day, she discovers Janice, the stern director, has been murdered right in the art gallery, and the Roadrunner's members, including Amanda herself, become suspects. Which gallery member murdered the unpopular director? Or was the killer an outsider with an ax to grind?

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13 reviews
sandie oldham
February 12, 2024
fantastic read, kept changing my mind who had done it. lst time reading this authors book and won't be the last. now going to search for more free books from her as I'm an 81 young lady and can't afford to buy books as I need to eat and heat my home.
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karen van Wyk
February 9, 2024
different but enjoyable.
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January 11, 2024
An excellent read 🤗
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About the author

Award-winning author Paula Darnell is a former college instructor who has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Iowa and a Master of Arts degree in English from the University of Nevada, Reno. Artistic License to Kill is the first book in her Fine Art Mystery series. She's also the author of the DIY Diva Mystery series and The Six-Week Solution, a historical mystery set in Nevada. She resides in Las Vegas with her husband Gary. You can visit her website at

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