Artist Gabby Wolfe has the ability to see not only the beauty of the living, but the despair of the dead When she returns to her childhood home in Henry Park Colorado, she is forced to bring along her younger brother Mitch He is on a break from college where he was majoring in wine, women and song If that isn t enough they also have Mitch s rambunctious beagle Luigi aArtist Gabby Wolfe has the ability to see not only the beauty of the living, but the despair of the dead When she returns to her childhood home in Henry Park Colorado, she is forced to bring along her younger brother Mitch He is on a break from college where he was majoring in wine, women and song If that isn t enough they also have Mitch s rambunctious beagle Luigi along who prefers to spend his days wallowing in junk food When Gabby draws the death of a young woman before it happens, she knows she must tell someone and risk a new job and her professional credibility Will she reveal her secret in time to save the woman in the water or will it be too late Teresa Trent s latest cozy mystery captures the world of the paranormal along with a little humor and a feeling of coming home again.
I thought this was a great start to a new series. Gabby is an artist and is hired to illustrate some children's books, but that isn't all there is to her. She gets visions of things that are going to happen and is able to sketch the image she sees while in a trance like state. She finds out when she moves back to Henry Park (she lived there as a child/teen) that someone else shares the same gift. And then she has a vice that she tries to hide from everyone, she is a smoker. It is actually quite [...]
In Color Me Dead, the first book in the Henry Park Mystery Series, author Teresa Trent weaves an intriguing cozy mystery tale that easily draws the reader into following illustrator Gabby Wolfe, as she uses her gift of precognition to solve the murder of local house cleaner Amelia Jones.Gabby has been hired by children's author Clarence Bradford to create illustrations for his Adventure Kids children's books. Gabby and younger brother Mitch leave Denver to return to their childhood home in Henry [...]
This book starts out with Gabby Wolfe and her brother Mitch heading to Henry Park where they use to live so Gabby can work with an author on illustrating his books. Mitch is there to get his head screwed on straight after being in college for 6 years and basically majoring in women, music and beer pong. When they meet Gabby's new boss he invites them to a party where Mitch meets Amelia who has recently gotten over the murder of her husband Billy.Mitch and Amelia hit it off but when Amelia goes m [...]
Like most cozy mysteries, this was a light read. Actually, I enjoyed it more than I expected. Not usually a fan of paranormal tales, the author had this reader almost suspending disbelief and accepting Gabby and her psychic powers at face value. The mystery surrounding her vision is intricate, and the motivation and identity of the killer were far from obvious. It is easy to relate to Gabby as she rediscovers Henry Park, establishes new friendships, and embarks on a new stage in her career [...]
Artist Gabby Wolfe has just landed her dream job in her hometown of Henry Park, Colorado. She will be illustrating the latest book of a famous children’s author who lives in Henry Park. Her younger brother, Mitch, and his beagle, Luigi, come along for the ride. Mitch is hapless and directionless and Gabby’s mother thinks it would be a good idea for him to spend some time with his stable older sister. Stable Abby has a secret talent – she gets psychic flashes from people, usually not involv [...]
Enjoyable cozy mystery.ting characters, full of interesting relationships, twists and turns, even some humor. Kept me guessing.looking forward to more books in this series.
From the beginning, I was absolutely riveted by this book. It was very hard to read this when I was at work (breaks and lunch) because I did NOT want to put it down and go back out to the public desks. Mind you, I love my job and most of the time I love being out on the desks and helping people. That’s why I went to library school, so I could be a reference librarian and help people find the information they need/want. I was just so riveted to this book that I didn’t want to put it down, tho [...]
COLOR ME DEAD by Teresa TrentThe First Henry Park Mystery Gabby Wolfe returns to her childhood home of Henry Park, Colorado with two jobs, to start work as an illustrator for children's book author Clarence Bradford, and look after her younger brother, Mitch, a magnet for trouble. Gabby's always seen snippets of things to come, but now she starts to draw a disturbing image, and it's not from one of Clarence's stories. Reconnecting with old friends and making new enemies Gabby tries to make sense [...]
I have a soft spot for artists and small towns. Teresa Trent teams those interests up and throws in a form of psychic awareness for bonus points. A complicated and dangerous mystery in which Gabby doesn't know who to trust. She has even tried to hide her special abilities from her brother. That becomes more difficult when they become room mates.This is a well crafted cozy mystery that will keep you rethinking your choice of murderer until the final page is turned. Most readers change their mind [...]
Gabby sees a murderTabby "sees" things, usually innocuous but this time she's sees a murder. She has just moved to town to do illustrations for an Independent author when she visualizes a hand sticking out of the lake. Then she is out by the lake late at night and hears someone dragging something. She reports it to the sheriff who ignores it. A woman is reported missing. This is a short read with twist and interesting asides. I enjoyed reading this book. I received this free and I am voluntarily [...]
Very good Cozy MysteryA illustrator for a children's book moves to a small town with her brother who she is to keep out of trouble. She is getting disturbing visions. She feels she needs to figure out what going on
Thoroughly enjoyable.I liked this story and will read any others in the series. Really enjoyed Gabby and Mitch. I had no clue who the murderer was either so it wasn't predictable. I enjoyed it so much I will be checking out the Pecan Bayou series too.
This book was okay but it didn't hold my interest.
Color me impressed!!!This book had great characters that seemed real. I could actually imagine the events as they happened. I will definitely read more books by Teresa Trent she is a gifted writer, really very talented.
OkayWhile this wasn't a bad book, it wasn't a great one either. The majority of the characters were 2 dimensional and their speech was stilted, not the way most people would talk. Some of the paranormal elements were a little over the top. I did like the basic plot though. I just thought that the writing could use some work.
Good suspense! This book started a bit slow for me and I was resolved to putting it down; but I wanted to read another chapter first, to get a better measure of the author's style. Then, Stuff happened. I got sucked in. I could not put it down. I was reading it everywhere. Any chance I could get. I wanted to know what was going to happen next. And, I needed to know 'who done it '.This author has an amazing style, one I don't see much of in today's publishing world. I applaud her; and I can't wai [...]
Good plot and ideas that were poorly executed.
Goodthe crimes that were committed kept the people looking for answers so busy that they were unable to put the prices to getter.