Cherry brings her artistic expertise and perceptions to the mystery genre--Jessie sees the world in vibrant splashes of color waiting to be recreated on canvas--and offers a bit of art history along the way. ...The author saves a few surprises for the end in this enjoyable art mystery.
- Kirkus Review
How could this contemporary story have its roots in rural Montana in 1918, where a Native American boy and would-be warrior faces a murdering woman who poses as a schoolteacher, placing him in a position of defending a flock of kids? The plot becomes complex and engrossing as the present-day Jessie pieces together interconnected scenes of the past and faces a cruel legacy that seems to belie her artistic perspective of modern-day Montana.
Readers who anticipate a one-dimensional "whodunit" piece will be pleased to note that there's nothing predictable in Death on Canvas, which includes much artistic insight throughout the course of an uncommon murder investigation.
- D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review
About the Author
Cherry is a professional artist living in Idaho and penning the Jessie O’Bourne art mystery series in her elusive free time. Like her main character, she paints primarily western and wildlife subject matter, travels to art shows, and teaches workshops. Raised in rural Montana in an area similar to the Sage Bluff in her novels, she now lives in Idaho with her husband and several pudgy cats.