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)

  • Gail C.
    1970-01-01
    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
    1970-01-01
    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...
  • JoAn
    1970-01-01
    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...
  • JoAn
    1970-01-01
    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...
  • Lisa Morin
    1970-01-01
    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
    1970-01-01
    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
    1970-01-01
    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
    1970-01-01
    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
    1970-01-01
    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
    1970-01-01
    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...
  • K.A. Davis
    1970-01-01
    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 ...
  • Holly
    1970-01-01
    I loved the first book in this series, and this was a close 2nd! Florrie manages Color Me Read Bookstore. She has started a new Adult Coloring group called Hues,Brews & Clues (cute!). One of the members, Dolly, finds a rare book at a yard sale and shows it to Florrie and the other members. That evening, Florrie finds Dolly dead. Florrie cannot believe anyone would want to hurt Dolly so she begins to delve into Dolly ' s past and Dolly has a very ...
  • Danielle Urban
    1970-01-01
    The Coloring Crook by Krista Davis is a cozy mystery that I got lost within...the pages came to life. The characters are entertaining. A charming book club/bookstore crime fiction tale. I am a huge bookworm and this just satisfied my appetite. Action, mystery, murder, and mayhem all in one book. Some of the characters were not charming but the rest were funny. I could almost hear and see some the characters and scenes as if I were there witnessin...
  • Kendrea Parsons
    1970-01-01
    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...
  • Anita
    1970-01-01
    Florrie Fox, manager of the Color Me Read bookstore in Washington, D.C., is excited about the new coloring club she instituted. When one of the members, Dolly, discovers the first ever coloring book at a garage sale, Florrie is stunned. But, when Dolly is found dead, and the book is missing, Florrie starts investigating and finds that many people will do anything to get their hands on the book.This was a great cozy mystery read. I loved the plot ...
  • Cindi
    1970-01-01
    Florrie Fox manages a book store in Georgetown and has add friends with some of the members of her coloring group that is sponsored at the store. When a valuable and historic coloring book is purchased at a yard sale, the new owner ends up dead. But who wanted the book so badly that they’d kill for it? So many suspects, so many reasons.The story will keep you guessing for quite awhile as here are quite a few likely candidates and just as many l...
  • Sheilah
    1970-01-01
    The Coloring Crook by Krista Davis is an enjoyable, quick-paced cozy mystery. It is entertaining (romance, humor, suspense), and the plot and characters are well-developed. Krista Davis has a great way of concealing the crime's resolution until she is ready to reveal the perpetrator. Florrie Fox and friends are charming and delightful. This time around, we are introduced to several more folks to add to the suspect list. Pen & Ink Mysteries is def...
  • Melissa
    1970-01-01
    A fun and entertaining cozy! This was a mystery that kept me guessing at how all the pieces would fit together in the end and had a nice conclusion. This series has charming characters, a super cool setting and is superbly written. This book is one destined for my keeper shelf!I received this book from the publisher on NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to post a positive review. All thoughts are my own.
  • Neil Plakcy
    1970-01-01
    A clever and charming read. I love the Georgetown location and the interesting information about books, particularly coloring books. Florrie is a solid amateur sleuth who has a clear motive and a set of skills. Fun!
  • Kristin Cochran Schadler
    1970-01-01
    I adore this series! Super fun read. Hard to put down. Loved the multiple mysteries and all the twists and turns. Just when you think you have things figured out, you find out there's another piece to the puzzle that doesn't fit. Fantastic! Highly recommend!
  • Lana
    1970-01-01
    The Coloring Crook is a fun mystery about a bookstore called Color Me Read, managed by Florrie Fox. There is a group of friends that meet each week at the bookstore to do some coloring and chatting. Florrie is busy creating her own adult coloring book, when one of the regulars stumbles on a collectible coloring book at a flea market. It happens to be the first coloring book made and would be worth a fortune if Dollie and keep her hands on it. Whe...
  • Anna Fox
    1970-01-01
    This is a fun series with Florrie, a bookstore manager who gets involved in solving murders. In this outing Florrie finds Dolly dead in her house and also ends up trying to solve who the skeleton is behind a wall in the attic bedroom. Florrie immediately suspects that Dolly was killed for the coloring books Dolly found at an estate sale. There is also another mystery in the book, so lots going on. Overall a fun read!I thank the publisher and NetG...
  • Amy
    1970-01-01
    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...
  • Finley
    1970-01-01
    This book is a standard cozy mystery with all of the usual fanfare. The main character works at a niche shop, has a cop boyfriend, and has a pet cat. There is a lot of fluff in the form of recipes and baking talked about (which I didn't expect since this book is not a bakeshop cozy mystery). I really didn't enjoy the number of different cat meals that were explained in detail. They were just unnecessary and felt like a strange addition to the boo...