This cozy mystery has a different setting than the standard which is nice to see I m intrigued by the ghost Elizabeth and the hidden images that the main character Celeste puts in her paintings I can t wait to see what happens with them I was definitely surprised by the ending especially that Celeb turned out to be a undercover copy I enjoyed this book MurderCanMessUpYourMasterpiece NetGalley While participating at a local craft fair, artist Celeste Cabot finds herself hunting a murderer and a ghost What a fun new series I loved the fact that Celeste was living in a Shasta trailer, had an adorable cranky Chihuahua named Van Gogh, a crew of loving and quirky family and friends and a ghost that appears out of the blue to help her solve a mystery I was a little bit surprised how easily Celeste accepted the ghostly help, but that didn t affect how much I enjoyed the story I m wary of love triangles, but the romantic storyline took second place to the mystery and I actually enjoyed the situation I ll definitely be on the lookout for the next book I received an ARC from NetGalley for a fair and honest review of this book. Haunted Art Is In The Eye Of The Beholder Artist Celeste Cabot Welcomes The Chance To Show Her Paintings At A Craft Fair In Her Hometown Of Gatlinburg, Tennessee, Where She And Her Chihuahua, Van Gogh, Can Park Her Vintage Shasta Trailer And Sell Her Creations, TooUnfortunately, Her Sales Take A Hit When A Customer Returns A Painting, Claiming It S Haunted When A Fellow Vendor Discovers Images Hidden In Celeste S Artwork And A Ghost Pays Her A Late Night Visit She S Shocked To Realize She Has Psychic Abilities After The Grumpy Manager Of The Craft Fair Is Found With A Knife In His Neck, Celeste S Brushes With The Paranormal May Help Fill In The Picture And Make Sure The Wrong Person Doesn T Get Framed Praise For Rose Pressey And The Haunted Vintage Mysteries Rose Pressey S Books Are Fun Janet Evanovich Chock Full Of Ghosts, Cats Possessed By Spirits, A Handsome Police Officer Boyfriend, And Tips On The Afterlife And Vintage Shopping Kirkus Reviews An Appealing Protagonist Who Is As Sweet As A Southern Accent Library Journal A Sheer Delight Kate Carlisle I think this debut para cozy is a fantastic story Author Rose Pressey shines in her creative expression with this engaging plot I adore the eye catching cover with the cute chihuahua, Van Gogh, who is artist Celeste Cabot s companion and protector I always enjoy festival settings and this Summer Arts Crafts Fair in Gatlinburg, Tennessee is also the perfect set up for a crime scene.When one of Celeste s paintings brings a ghost to life, creepy things begin to happen, including the slaying of the unlikeable festival manager Unfortunately, Celeste has doubts about the innocence of many of her fellow vendors She meets two men during the investigation who show interest in getting to know her on a personal level, and I wondered which one Celeste would choose.MURDER CAN MESS WITH YOUR MASTERPIECE charmed me from the beginning with its delightful setting, wonderful characters, adorable pets, and an overall alluring mystery 5 Stars As an extra treat, the author includes delicious recipes for recipes for readers to try.I reviewed a digital arc provided by NetGalley and Kensington Publishing for an honest, unbiased review Thank you. MURDER CAN MESS UP YOUR MASTERPIECE by Rose PresseyThe First Haunted Craft Fair MysteryCeleste Cabot has decided to take a chance Her family has helped her fix up a trailer and she s traveling to craft shows to sell her paintings Although determined to be positive, things get dicey when Celeste meets Evan, the rude man in charge of the Summer Arts and Craft Fair in Gatlinburg Then an angry woman brings back the painting she bought claiming it s haunted What could be worse Someone stealing the vendors money, the murder of Evan, and the appearance of the ghostly Elizabeth MURDER CAN MESS UP YOUR MASTERPIECE is a cute start to a new series We have a charming young protagonist who s taking a chance on art, her wonderfully wacky family, two possible romantic interests, a little dog, and a ghost My favorite aspect of this first Haunted Craft Fair Mystery is Celeste s gift Not only is she a talented painter, but Spirit communicates through her and adds special details to her paintings In addition, she can paint the portrait of a spirit who wishes to communicate with the living And Celeste was heretofore completely unaware of this ability I look forward to seeing her psychic development as well as discovering who the blonde spirit will be In the meantime, Elizabeth is a delightful spirit and I enjoy seeing her interact with everyone, especially Van.I really enjoyed my first trip to a craft fair in Tennessee Likable characters, as well as some nasty ones, and a unique paranormal spin make MURDER CAN MESS UP YOUR MASTERPIECE a delightful mystery In addition, travel trailer tips and recipes are also included in this charming new series.FTC Disclosure The publisher sent me a copy of this book in the hopes I would review it. The first book in a new series, the haunted craft Fair, is a paranormal mystery The cover drags into the book and much of the plot is creative I did not connect with the characters and felt the book could use a good editor as the story jumped around that it was hard to follow The way the good travel tips were given were laid out made it hard to locate your place in the book and hides the story I gave it 3 1 2 stars.Celeste is an artist and travels to various craft fairs in a Shasta trailer She travels with a chihuahua, Van Gogh One of painting is return for a refund and and woman tells Celeste that the painting is haunted Celeste does see and talks with the lady in the picture She attracts two men at the fair Celeste is slowly beginning to settle into her new life file when unpleasant campground manager is found murder and she is determined to find an answer to his death.The ending has a surprise that will amuse you Does Celeste discover the guilty party Is the painting haunted Who is the mysterious lady I recommend this book.Travel tips included.Disclosure Thanks to Kensington Books for a copy through NetGalley The opinions expressed are my own. This is the first in a new series by Rose Pressey.Celeste is a painter, who is packing up to go to an art fair Her talents are unique, as she adds a little something to her paintings Unfortunately, Celeste is unaware of her uniqueness, and when she begins to see someone who is not quite there, she isn t sure what to make of it.When the event manager falls victim to an untimely death, Celeste knows something just isn t right with the fair.I found the story to be well written and well told, but I had a bit of a hard time connecting with Celeste I actually connected to her best friend Sammie, but that doesn t mean I won t connect with Celeste as the series goes.I m interested to see if her relationship with with Elizabeth will continue, and if she can help her find out where she came from and why she s here.Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for approving me to read this book. I am going to love this new series I squealed when I saw it come out and squealed again when Netgalley gave me an advance copy in exchange for an honest review all opinions expressed are mine and mine alone I didn t know if I was going to like Celeste OR the new storyline but I do I so do It s a cozy mystery with JUST enough suspense to keep the die hard thriller fans interested I love the love triangle I m seeing AND both of the men All of it, I thoroughly enjoyed every aspect and CANNOT wait for the next one. Celeste Cabot is excited to have the opportunity to sell her paintings at the local craft fair Unfortunately, her happiness is short lived when she starts noticing strange things occurring at the fair First, a customer returns a painting, claiming it s haunted, there s also someone stealing money from the other sellers, and then, the man in charge of the craft fair is murdered With the help of her new ghost friend Elizabeth, Celeste is determined to catch the killer, and also find out why she has started seeing ghosts I enjoyed every minute of this fun paranormal cozy mystery The writing is solid and the plot moves at a good pace I liked the unique setting and the quirky cast of characters The ghost Elizabeth was my favorite character and I hope to learn about her in the next book The mystery kept me in suspense and I really liked how the paranormal played a role in catching the culprit This book has wonderful potential and I look forward to seeing what the author has in store for these characters Thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for this ARC The opinions expressed are my own. Rose Pressey s Haunted Vintage books are some of my favorite cozy mysteries I like her writing style, humor, and fun plotlines So, I jumped right on this new series I m glad I did This first book in the Haunted Craft Fair series was a very enjoyable read Celeste Cabot longs to ditch her regular job and sell her paintings full time The Summer Arts Crafts Fair at Gatlinburg, TN is her first foray into living off sales of her art She moves in her cute pink travel trailer, sets up her booth, and hopes for the best Things almost immediately go wrong..strange foreboding figures appearing in her paintings, stolen money, bad vibes, a ghost and..a dead body While sales are going well, things at the craft fair seem to be getting increasingly dark and dangerous What a cute book Celeste is a fun main character Her family is a hoot, and I just love the idea of a chihuahua named Van Gogh I have a chihuahua and a pomchi, so I can identify with the ins and outs of owning one of the little bundles of fierce Chihuahuas can stuff a lot of courage into their tiny bodies The front cover art featuring Van Gogh is just incredibly cute I live near Gatlinburg, TN and have been there many times A cozy set in the mountains of Tennessee in that huge tourist area is definitely appealing, especially since Celeste is a local not just a visitor She isn t there for miniature golf and a hotel with a lazy river pool.but she s selling her artwork to tourists at Gatlinburg s many holiday seasonal touristy events I can see how that will have plenty of plot possibilities Great start to a new series I am eagerly awaiting the next adventure Luckily, I won t have too long to wait The next book in the series, Murder Can Confuse Your Chihuahua, will be out soon I voluntarily read an advanced readers copy of this book from Kensington via NetGalley All opinions expressed are entirely my own.
Forever Charmed available now Rock n Roll is Undead, No Shoes, No Shirt, No Spells, How to Date a Werewolf, and Me and My Ghoulfriends are available on Kindle, Nook, and Smashwords Only 99 cents.Rose Pressey enjoys writing quirky and fun novels with a paranormal twist The paranormal has always captured her interest The thought of finding answers to the unexplained fascinates her.
- 288 pages
- Murder Can Mess Up Your Masterpiece (A Haunted Craft Fair Mystery #1)
- Rose Pressey
- 13 March 2018 Rose Pressey