Draw and Order, the latest cozy by Cheryl Hollon. Visit all the stops on the Great Escapes Book Tour!
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Draw and Order
Appalachian artist and local guide Miranda Trent opens a new murder investigation after her Paint & Shine tour group discovers the remains of a missing hiker along an ancient trail . . .
For her latest excursion, Miranda is thrilled to take a close-knit group of rock climbers, the Risky Business Adventurers, up the challenging Battleship Rock Trail to paint and sample moonshine. But the outing is cut short when they discover a skeleton near the trailhead. Even more startling, the bones belong to Howard Cable, Miranda’s cousin…and a former classmate of the Risky Business group.
The sheriff chalks it up to a hiking accident, but Miranda isn’t convinced that Howard, an experienced woodsman, died within sight of a well-marked trail. So, with the help of Ranger Austin Morgan, Miranda sets out on her own investigation and discovers that the Risky Business group is keeping plenty of secrets. But is one of them hiding the truth about Howard’s death?
2nd in Series
Publisher: Kensington (June 29, 2021)
Mass Market Paperback: 336 pages
Digital ASIN: B08KKMYPCT
To purchase Draw and Order, click on any of the following links: Amazon, B&N, Kobo, Google Play & IndieBound
Character Interview: Draw and Order
So thrilled to get to chat with Miranda Trent, star of the Paint & Shine Mystery Series!
Hi Miranda, it’s great to have you join us today. It looks like your author has painted you into a corner—forcing you to investigate another murder. But before we get into your current situation, let’s talk a little bit about your background. Tell us about your Paint & Shine Tour Group.
With pleasure! I started this business because I love to show off the beautiful sandstone arches within the Daniel Boone National Forest. I take tourists up on the mountain trails to paint a spectacular vista, and then we go down to my family farmhouse for a traditional southern meal paired with home-brewed moonshine. That’s why it’s called Paint & Shine.
How did you happen to stumble over your first murder in Still Knife Painting?
On my first tour, we were getting ready to eat, and I went into the kitchen to find the best biscuit maker in the county stabbed with her kitchen knife.
What launches the events in your latest investigation, Draw and Order?
I’ve taken a group of adventurers up a well-known feature call the Indian Staircase for a charcoal drawing session. But before we leave, a client finds skeletal remains. Sadly, it turns out to be Howard Cable, my cousin who has been missing for five years.
What should readers know about your little piece of Appalachia?
Eastern Kentucky is an area of outstanding natural beauty populated with warm-hearted friends and relations that I have known all my life.
Although I grew up in Dayton, Ohio, all my summers were spent in Wolfe County on my family’s farmhouse. It was an idyllic way to learn about nature and life.
Who is Ranger Austin Morgan and what role does he play in your latest caper?
Austin is my partner in crime for solving murders. Since we were children, we’ve known each other, so it’s entirely natural for me to count on his resources and talents to answer my questions about the discovery of my cousin’s remains.
Tell us about Howard Cable:
Howard is my cousin on my mother’s side of the family. He was about five years older, so we didn’t spend much time together. I remember him as a devoted son and ambitious go-getter.
What’s something about you that might surprise your fans?
I’m not particularly eager to take time to eat. I know, I know, I have a food-based business. But in reality, I am an energizer-bunny, and sometimes, there’s just too much going on to take a break. My mom is relentless about reminding me to slow down. I know she’s right, but there’s just one more thing I need to do before lunch, then – POOF! The afternoon is gone.
What is your author up to next?
Cheryl Hollon is hard at work drafting Reflection of Malice (Webb’s Glass Shop #7) and has ideas for Miranda Trent’s next adventure.
Wonderful to chat with you today, Miranda. I hope you’ll visit us again soon!
Cheryl Hollon now writes full-time after she left an engineering career of designing and building military flight simulators in amazing countries such as England, Wales, Australia, Singapore, Taiwan, and India.
Fulfilling the dream of a lifetime, she combines her love of writing with a passion for creating glass art.
In the small glass studio behind her house in St. Petersburg, Florida, Cheryl and her husband design, create, and produce fused glass, stained glass, and painted glass artworks.
To learn more about Cheryl, click on her name, photo, or the following links: Facebook & Twitter @CherylHollon.
DRAW AND ORDER TOUR PARTICIPANTS
June 28 – I Read What You Write – AUTHOR INTERVIEW
June 28 – Literary Gold – SPOTLIGHT WITH EXCERPT
June 29 – Author Elena Taylor’s Blog – CHARACTER INTERVIEW
June 29 – #BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee Blog – SPOTLIGHT
June 30 – Brooke Blogs – SPOTLIGHT
June 30 – Novels Alive – GUEST POST
June 30 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – CHAEACTER GUEST POST
July 1 – Baroness’ Book Trove – REVIEW
July 1 – Reading Is My SuperPower – REVIEW
July 2 – Books a Plenty Book Reviews – REVIEW, CHARACTER INTERVIEW
July 2 – Novels Alive – REVIEW
July 2 – Sapphyria’s Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
July 3 – The Avid Reader – REVIEW, EXCERPT
July 3 – FUONLYKNEW – SPOTLIGHT
July 4 – OFF
July 5 – Christy’s Cozy Corners – RECIPE POST
July 5 – Maureen’s Musings – SPOTLIGHT
July 6 – Celticlady’s Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
July 6 – Socrates Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
July 6 – My Journey Back – RECIPE POST
July 7 – Ascroft, eh? – CHARACTER INTERVIEW
July 7 – My Reading Journeys – REVIEW
July 8 – BookishKelly2020 – SPOTLIGHT
July 8 – Mysteries with Character – REVIEW
July 8 – Cassidy’s Bookshelves – REVIEW
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Foreword INDIE Award Finalist, Best Mystery 2020