Friday, February 10, 2017

Book Review and Giveaway - The Drawing Game by Deirdre Verne

Book Synopsis
A lover of all things green, CeCe Prentice is not impressed when a fully-sustainable development, Green Acres, pops up next to her family’s homestead. It’s not so much the ridiculous price tag of the million dollar homes built entirely from re-usable materials and powered by the sun, but rather the new neighbors who think they can simply buy a green lifestyle.

To make matters worse, one homeowner turns out to be CeCe’s high school nemesis, Phoebe Purcell, a hair-tossing vamp who tried to break up CeCe and her long-time boyfriend, Charlie.

Already disillusioned by the so-called eco-friendly development, CeCe’s family home is threatened when a series of power-outages at Green Acres kicks off a rash of home invasions. When neighbors start showing up dead, the mood at Green Acres turns south. But when Charlie, CeCe’s on-again, off-again love interest is implicated in the murders, CeCe springs into action when she discovers the only clue – a portrait she painted years ago. 

My Review 
The Drawing Game is the third book in the mystery series A Sketch in Crime.  The first two books are Drawing Conclusions and Drawing Blood

CeCe Prentice becomes involved in a mystery when a series of home invasions crop up in the eco-friendly neighborhood near her family home.  When her ex-boyfriend, Charlie, is implicated in the murder, she steps in to try to solve the mystery.

This is a really interesting mystery with lots of twists and turns!   It is well written with a brisk pace and lots of interesting characters.

CeCe is a very unique protagonist.  She is into eco-friendliness to the extent of being a Freegan.  I had never heard of Freegans before reading this mystery, but they believe that you should only use things you can find or re-purpose for free.

I enjoyed The Drawing Game and recommend the series to other fans of cozy mysteries.

Author Bio
Deirdre Verne is the author of Drawing Conclusions (2015), Drawing Blood (Feb 2016) and The Drawing Game (Dec 2017). Deirdre’s interest in green living inspired her to create an off-the-grid character, CeCe Prentice, who Dumpster dives her way through the Sketch in Crime mystery series. “Verne’s mystery is a winner…” Kirkus Reviews.  A member of Sisters in Crime, Deirdre’s stories appear in all three NY chapter anthologies – Murder New York Style, Murder New York Style: Fresh Slices and Family Matters.

Author Links
www.deirdreverne.com
www.facebook.com/deirdreverneauthor
https://twitter.com/DeirdreVerne
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8276614.Deirdre_Verne

Purchase Links
Amazon      B&N

Giveaway
(1) Print Set of Sketch in Crime Mysteries (U.S. Only).  Ends 2/22.
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I received a copy of this book from Great Escapes Book Tour.

3 comments:

Nancy said...

I enjoy finding authors and mystery series that are new to me.

Nancy
allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

NoraA said...

I've read the first book in the series and have the 2nd one on hold at my local library. I'd love to win the third book for my home library which is growing rapidly (2200+).

Dianne Casey said...

This is a new series to me and I would really enjoy reading. Thanks for the chance.