- File Size: 1625 KB
- Print Length: 273 pages
- Publication Date: May 1, 2018
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B07C76TXV2
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #82,929 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Death In Vermilion (The Cape Mysteries) Kindle Edition
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Customers who bought this item also bought
Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
Read reviews that mention
Showing 1-8 of 45 reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
The writing is extremely captivating and kept me reading page after page until the mystery was revealed. There was enigma, romance, humor, as well as a special, unexpected twist all within 273 pages.
With some intense conversations among the characters, as well as a slight, witty comical aspect, Death in Vermilion kept throwing twists and turns into my suspense of what happened to Iris.
I finished this mystery in two days, and cannot wait for the sequel, 'Death in Smoke' to be released! Five stars and two thumbs up!
The characters in this story were eclectic which was rather fitting given their passion. Art cannot be narrowed down to just one thing and neither could these characters. There was much drama taking place between them in this story and that definitely kept things interesting. Iris’s death was very disruptive to their status quo and because she was not liked very well everyone was cast in suspicion for one reason or another. With her death and the subsequent investigation, limitations were placed on all and it felt like an unfair burden to the artists at the cooperative. Everything was especially distressing to Leila Goodfriend because as the person who discovered Iris in her studio, she was invested in figuring out why Iris was killed and wondering if she could have made a difference.
This story was a moderate paced murder mystery and every character in this story felt very real to me. They were well developed and unique, memorable in their own way. Although this story was indeed a murder mystery, I felt that it was also very much about relationships. There were many different relationships between characters in this book and it gave a depth to the story that you don’t normally find in this genre of fiction. The mystery behind what happened to Iris was nicely done as well and not at all what I was expecting. Death in Vermilion is a story that is equal parts art and mystery and will keep you fully entertained from start to finish!
This review is based on a complimentary book I received from Author, Barbara Elle. It is an honest and voluntary review. The complimentary receipt of it in no way affected my review or rating.
Leila Goodfriend is busy planning out her next painting in her studio when her noisy upstairs neighbor Iris interrupts her concentration. Annoyed by the interruption, Leila blast NPR on her radio, and gets back to her painting. As she's packing up later in the evening to go home, she's startled by a loud crash from Iris's studio. Leila decides to check on Iris on her way out and heads up to Iris's loft. Realization hits Leila as she enters the studio what that noise was, and it horrifies her to discover it was Iris falling to the floor after she was murdered.
Leila and her friends/artist at the Red Barn cooperative soon fall under suspicion by the lead officer handling Iris's murder. Iris, you see, had not been the friendliest neighbor at the cooperative, and everyone held a grudge against her. Leila and her friends set out to find out what really happened that night and to catch a killer. But, can they figure out before one of them is next?
This book has many positive things about it. A lot of detail is given in about the artist and their techniques used in painting. The author does a fantastic job of giving many details about the scene that is unfolding. In my mind, I could picture everything she was telling me.
However, I have to say I wasn't a big fan of the book. I can't quite put my finger on why that is, as I mentioned before it is really well written, and I think other readers would enjoy this immensely.
I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.