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...
  • LORI (Dollycas) CASWELL
    2019-05-18
    Dollycas’s ThoughtsFlorrie Fox is happy. She is working a Color Me Read where she has started a coloring book club. She looks over and sees coloring books she has created on the shelves. She is working on one now featuring beautiful gardens. Her relationship with Sergeant Eric Jonquille is entering a new phase, and she has settled in nicely to her boss John Maxwell’s guest house.In The Coloring Crook, Dolly Cavanaugh, a member of the coloring...
  • 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...
  • Melissa Cochrill
    2019-07-20
    Great cast of characters. The mystery is well paced. I've really enjoyed this series so far!
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Cheryl
    2019-04-11
    Florrie is working at a bookstore, having a romance and working on her adult coloring book. A friend brings the earliest know adult coloring book into the store and is later killed over it. Her disagreeable daughter wants Florrie to help her go through the books her mother had. Florrie finds a body in the wall, with several mishaps happening. This was a good book, it did seem to take a long time to wrap up the case though.
  • 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...
  • Sabine
    2019-03-10
    The Coloring Crook is the second book in the Pen & Ink Mystery series and I loved it just as much as the first one. Florrie is such a friendly and down to earth character that it makes me feel calm, relaxed and happy to solve the mystery with her.It follows a common theme with the setting being a book store but there is so much more to it that it is a lot different than other book store mysteries and feels fresh and interesting.A great plot with ...
  • Amy
    2019-02-06
    This is the second book in the Pen and Ink series by Krista Davis. I now need to go back and read the first book in this series. I totally enjoyed the story and the charming characters. This mystery had me guessing until the end how all the pieces fit together. I loved the bookstore setting. So many secrets and a skeleton , with twists and turns. Love the concept of being able to color the book cover, as I enjoy adult coloring books.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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!
  • ☆Dani☆ ☆Touch My Spine Book Reviews☆
    2019-07-13
    This was another fun cozy murder mystery by Krista Davis! I absolutely loved the first book in this series and this one was really good as well. With a large amount of sequels we find it not as exhilarating as the first and this was the case with this novel but I would still recommend this book and am excited to see what the author comes out with next!
  • Ava
    2019-02-16
    I am a fan of Krista Davis. I have read all of her books. However, the Pen & Ink Mysteries Series is a bit flat in my opinion. It is still entertaining, but I am missing the magic of her previous stories.
  • 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...
  • Melodie
    2018-12-26
    First off, thanks to #NetGalley and #Kensington books for the chance to read this one. I am woefully behind in getting my thought posted! I may have mentioned in other venues that Ms. Davis is probably my very favorite cozy writer...this book did nothing to change that opinion. This is her 3rd ongoing series and has also become a favorite with just 2 books, so far. Florrie is a delightful character. She truly feels for others, especially her frie...
  • Carla Johnson-Hicks
    2019-01-28
    This the second book in the Pen & Ink Mysteries and I think I enjoyed this one more than the first. Florrie Fox continues to manage The Georgetown bookstore by day and design adult coloring books by night. She has made friends with several members of the weekly coloring group, especially Dolly Cavanaugh. Dolly has struggled to make ends meet since her last husband was killed, so she enjoys bargain hunting at estate sales. When she finds a rare co...
  • 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...
  • Kathleen
    2019-01-18
    “The Coloring Crook” earns 5/5 Packs of Crayons…Clever and Entertaining!Coloring is not just for kids anymore! Krista Davis has penned a delightful cozy centered around the friendship and foibles of a group of coloring enthusiasts who just happen upon…murder mysteries. Florrie Fox manages the Color Me Read bookshop, designs coloring books, and leads a weekly club in the very rewarding hobby of “coloring.” Dolly Cavanaugh, a member of ...
  • Mary
    2019-08-04
    For the first 2/3 of the book I fully intended to give it five stars. The book flowed well, the chapters were just the right length, the plot moved along without any slow patches, the characters were interesting. I was thinking that this was the perfect light weight cozy mystery. And then the whole thing just falls apart into nothing. The clues that you would normally not understand upon first reading but later come back and say “oh yeah I forg...
  • Laura
    2019-03-11
    Florrie Fox is the manager of Color Me Read in Georgetown, Washington D.C. Life is going well for her, with a new relationship and her work on an adult coloring book of gardens. She also runs the bookstore's weekly coloring club.When club member Dolly Cavanaugh shows up one day with a rare coloring book, Floorie is amazed. But whens he goes to Dolly's house that evening she finds Dolly dead on the floor, with a corner of a coloring book page clut...
  • Joan
    2019-03-03
    It took me a while to get interested in this book. Although I enjoy the author's other series, I found the writing a bit stiff and the background "cold" in The Coloring Crook. By the end it had me engaged and I have already started to read the first book in this series. At the start of the book Dolly, a member of the bookstore coloring group, has purchased what is possibly the very first adult coloring book, published in 1760. She unwisely tells ...