The Coloring Crook (Pen & Ink Mysteries, #2) by Krista Davis

The Coloring Crook (Pen & Ink Mysteries, #2)

Includes A Front and Back Cover for You to Color! Life is looking rosy for Florrie Fox, manager of the Color Me Read bookstore in Georgetown, Washington D.C. She's working on an adult coloring book of gardens, her romance with Sergeant Eric Jonquille has entered a new chapter, and the bookstore's weekly coloring club is a source of friendship and entertainment. No member is more vibrant than Dolly Cavanaugh. Dolly likes to say she was blessed wi...


Details The Coloring Crook (Pen & Ink Mysteries, #2)

TitleThe Coloring Crook (Pen & Ink Mysteries, #2)
ISBN9781496716422
Author
Release DateNov 27th, 2018
PublisherKensington Publishing Corporation
GenreMystery, Cozy Mystery, Fiction
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Reviews The Coloring Crook (Pen & Ink Mysteries, #2)

  • Carrie
    2018-11-16
    The Coloring Crook by Krista Davis is the second book in the cozy Pen & Ink Mysteries series. This series has the unique set up of the protagonist being an artist who draws adult coloring books so to celebrate that the publisher has made the cover of hard copies a drawing to be colored in by the reader.Each book in this series does have it’s own contained mystery to be solved so books may be read out of order if choosing. There of course is cha...
  • Mark Baker
    2018-11-29
    The Georgetown bookstore Florrie Fox manages has added a weekly coloring group, and Florrie has enjoyed getting to know the regulars. One of them, Dolly Cavanaugh, also enjoys bargain hunting at estate sales, and one week she comes in excited about her latest find, a copy of The Florist, a rare adult coloring book from the 1700's. However, later that night, Florrie finds Dolly dead with a corner of a piece of paper in her hand. That's all that ca...
  • Gail C.
    2018-10-18
    The Coloring Crook by Krista Davis was a light, easy read, just what I needed after a rather intense week. It is filled with easy to like characters, a charming setting and several mysteries to untangle. The primary mystery revolves around who killed Dolly, and as the story progresses the other mysteries begin to surface. This is the classic definition of a cozy mystery. There is a murder, with little emphasis on blood, guts and gore. The primary...
  • Linda
    2018-10-12
    Florrie Fox manages a bookstore in Washington, D.C. and is an adult coloring book artist. When her friend Dolly shows her a rare first edition coloring book she found at an estate sale, Florrie unwittingly becomes a target when the estate wants the valuable book back plus international buyers seek to find the book, also. Dolly hid her precious find before someone killed her.More than one mystery is skillfully blended into this plot and the pace i...
  • Kristina
    2018-11-25
    The Coloring Crook by Krista Davis is the second A Pen & Ink Mystery. Florrie Fox is the manager of Color Me Read, a bookstore in Georgetown, Washington D.C. She also creates adult coloring books in her spare time. Dolly Cavanaugh is introducing Florrie to estate sales and how you can sometimes find a diamond in the rough especially at sale run by Percy McAllister. Florrie leaves Dolly browsing while she hurries off to work. At the Hues, Brews an...
  • JoAn
    2018-09-30
    The Coloring Crook by Krista Davis is the second book in the Pen & Ink series and was a entertaining addition to this series.Florrie attends an estate sale with her sister and friends/patrons of the bookstore. Although she finds nothing of interest to her she does meet a sleazy young man who maligns books. However, one of the patrons does find a rare book at the sale but before she can do little than celebrate her great find she is killed. With M...
  • Amy
    2018-11-01
    Florrie Fox works at a bookstore called Color Me Read in Georgetown, Washington, D.C. One of her neighbors who loves to go to garage and yard sales buys a coloring book at an estate sale. Dolly then brings the book to Florrie for authentication but before it can be properly valued, Dolly is found dead in her apartment and the book is missing. Florrie sets out to find the missing book and the killer.The plot was good and the mystery was multi-laye...
  • Christine
    2018-11-25
    This is the second book in the pen and ink series. Florrie is the manager of Color Me Read. Her friend Dolly picks up a rare coloring book at an estate sale. Once Florrie told Dolly how valuable the book was, Dolly hid it. Soon after she is murdered . I really liked the mystery . There were many twists and turns. Each of the side characters were fun and fit in perfectly with the story. I can't wait for the next book . I received this book from ne...
  • RO G'ma
    2018-11-24
    The Coloring Crook is the second book in Krista Davis’ Pen & Ink Mysteries series. The storyline is well plotted and fast-paced, the delightful characters are well developed, the twists and turns, and red herrings, kept me turning the pages. Ms. Davis’ writing style is very descriptive and makes the reader feel as if they are experiencing everything first hand. There are plenty of suspects, multiple mysteries, and reveal was surprising.Florri...
  • Gloria
    2018-11-27
    The Pen & Ink series is such a great series and The Coloring Crook is suspenseful and interesting addition to the series. Florrie Fox, a coloring book artist, is manager of the Color Me Read bookstore in the Georgetown section of Washington, DC. She lives in a lovely carriage house on the estate of her boss and bookstore owner, Professor John Maxwell. Sergeant Eric Jonquille and Florrie became romantically involved in the first story and it comes...
  • Amanda
    2018-11-26
    This is such a fun series! This is book #2, but it can easily be read as a stand-alone or as an introduction to the series. Main character Florrie is an artist, a coloring book creator, and works in a book store in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C. She also has a knack for getting involved in suspicious deaths and is honing her sleuthing skills to help solve them. In The Coloring Crook, an extremely rare, very old coloring book is d...
  • Patty
    2018-11-27
    The Coloring Crook by Krista Davis is the 2nd book in the Pen & Ink Mystery series, and I loved it. Ms. Davis is one of my favorite authors, so I was really excited to read this book. Florrie works at Color Me Read bookstore in Georgetown, Washington D.C. And she also draws and sells adult color books, she is presently working on a book with gardens. Florrie lives in her boss's, Professor Maxwell, guest house rent free, and is settling nicely. Wh...
  • Jennifer Brown
    2018-12-13
    Not a bad story but I didn't enjoy it as much as the first one. Florrie's sister is annoying and I'm really not liking her character at all. I do like the other characters though and can't wait to see where this series goes!
  • Kathleen Gray
    2018-11-20
    Too many characters. Florrie manages a bookstore in Georgetown, which is a terrific area of DC which is not well used at all in this second installment in a series-but you can read it as a standalone. I'm still wondering where that bakery is and I'd like to know what restaurant overlooks the Georgetown flea market. MPD is similarly not well served. I appreciate that Eric is the love interest but....In any event, the mystery involving a valuable b...
  • Fred
    2018-10-13
    The Coloring Crook is the second book in the Pen and Ink Mysteries series.Florrie Fox is still enjoying the home that her boss, Professor John Maxwell is renting her at a very affordable price and managing his bookstore, Color Me Read.Florrie has recently started a coloring group called Hues, Brews, and Clues. One morning, Dolly Cavanaugh, a member of the group, comes into Color Me Read all excited. She had just come from an estate sale where she...
  • Dawn Michelle
    2018-11-13
    This was a very good read and a good second book in this new series by Krista Davis. I really enjoyed the first one of this series and was very excited to get this one as well from NetGalley to read. The characters are a lot of fun and this mystery was very good and also very sad in many aspects. I did guess who the killer was, but only because they were truly very suspicious. There are plenty of red herrings which makes it fun and a second myste...
  • JoAn
    2018-09-30
    The Coloring Crook by Krista Davis is the second book in the Pen & Ink series and was a entertaining addition to this series.Florrie attends an estate sale with her sister and friends/patrons of the bookstore. Although she finds nothing of interest to her she does meet a sleazy young man who maligns books. However, one of the patrons does find a rare book at the sale but before she can do little than celebrate her great find she is killed. With M...
  • Rebecca
    2018-11-04
    Thanks to Kensington and Goodreads Giveaways for this book!Krista Davis was one of the first cozy mystery authors I started reading when I started getting into the genre, and while I still love the Domestic Diva series, the Pen & Ink Mysteries are proving to be a real treat. Florrie is a fun main character with an interesting side job of creating coloring books (and the clever colorable covers on this series are a great touch), and it seems that ...
  • Lisa Morin
    2018-10-11
    The Coloring Crook is the second book in this great series by Krista Davis.Florrie Fox is a fun, likeable character who is very relatable. When Florrie attends an estate sale, she doesn't find her own treasure, but her friend does. The treasure sets the pace for a string of tragic events that hits close to home for Florrie.The author tells a great story and I was engaged from beginning to end. There were plenty of twists and turns to keep the sto...
  • Arlene Arredondo
    2018-10-07
    I liked this book from the start.Easy to follow characters and the plot is well developed. The story centers in the finding of a rare book and the implications of all the people involved, when a murder is committed and the book is lost. Almost everyone seems to have motive and opportunity to take the book. It was nice to see the story flow in the direction the author expertly lead it.Note: I received an ARC for review and an honest and unbiased o...
  • Gemma
    2018-10-07
    This is the first book by Krista Davis that I have read, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The plot was full of twists and decoys that kept me guessing.The characters are deep and really well build up.This was a gripping page Turner and I really look forward to reading more in this series .I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
  • Claudia
    2018-10-11
    Thank you to Kensington Books and NetGalley for the digital review copy.The Coloring Crook is the second book in the Pen and Ink Mysteries. I have really enjoyed reading this series. The characters are likable and not over the top or annoying. The story lines are a bit more realistic than some other cozies I have read. The mystery takes center stage, the characters and the romance fall into place.I look forward to other books in the series.
  • Rima Aiello
    2018-09-30
    I loved the first installment of this series, and this second installment has me completely invested in it! The characters and setting, although seemingly similar to other stories, really are uniquely different. The mystery was perfectly executed, not even really giving a hint on the end until the author revealed it. I cannot wait until the next book.
  • Janet
    2018-10-26
    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher, as I do not regurgitate the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it!Life is looking rosy for Florrie Fox, manager of the Colour Me Read bookstore in Georgetown, Washington D.C. She’s working on an adult colouring book of gardens, her romance with Sergeant Eric Jonquille has entered a new chapter, and the bo...
  • Cindy
    2018-11-09
    This is the second book in the Pen and Ink Mystery series. I enjoyed this story, but it wasn't my favorite. It was very confusing and the end seemed unbelievable. Maybe it's just me, but it didn't seem very realistic. I am curious about the first book and will be purchasing it to read because while this one missed some marks for me, it was enjoyable and worth a read.Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for a review copy.
  • Kendrea Parsons
    2018-10-23
    The Coloring Crook is the 2nd Pen and Ink Mystery by Krista Davis. For the most part it's an okay book. I do feel like there was a little too much going on. The plot jumped all over the place - one minute it's about the main mystery, the next it's about one of several past mysteries, then it's about one of the other lesser present-day mysteries... it was just too much for one book. Also, the big reveal didn't actually happen. There was no confron...
  • Christine
    2018-11-20
    Florrie Fox manages a Georgetown bookstore by day and designs and draws coloring books for adults by night. The bookstore holds a weekly coloring club started by Florrie’s sister. One of the members, the vivacious Dolly Cavanaugh, finds and a valuable coloring book from the 1700s at an estate sale. Dolly is so excited she can’t help but brag about it on social media. Later that evening, Florrie goes to Dolly’s apartment and finds her dead o...
  • Susan
    2018-11-26
    I enjoy every series written by Krista Davis and eagerly inhaled this, the second in the Pen and Ink series. No wonder I'm a bit sleep deprived, I always want to read just one more chapter. Florrie has become one of my favorite characters. She manages a lovely bookstore, lives in the carriage house owned by her boss and has an adorable cat. All of the makings of a classic cozy.Florrie meets several friends at a yard sale, one of the friends, Doll...
  • K.A. Davis
    2018-10-31
    THE COLORING CROOK, is the second book in the Pen & Ink Mystery series by Krista Davis. I greatly enjoyed examining the cover, which is meant to be used as a coloring page. The details of the line drawings includes clues and pieces of the story… kind of like a “Find the Picture” type of layout, which brought back fond memories of solving those types of puzzles and coloring with my granddaughter. I wish I had a few spare moments to join the ...
  • Mary
    2018-11-05
    I received this book from the Goodreads Giveaways in exchange for a fair review.I have to say I almost wished I hadn't won because the cover of the book isn't as good as the first book - but then I realized that this just gave me a terrific excuse to own two copies, one that is an ARE and one I can color. Seriously though, I've long been a fan of Krista Davis books, especially her Diva series. This new Pen & Ink series I'm also enjoying. This sec...