Praise for A Brush With Murder:
“Plenty of local color blends with romance, an intrepid detective, and a tricky mystery.”
“Bailee Abbott paints a charming lakeside town filled with colorful suspects and an unexpected protagonist in artist Chloe in her new novel A Brush with Murder.”
—Sherry Harris, Agatha Award nominated author of the Sarah Winston Garage Sale mysteries
“A must-read for lovers of cozy mysteries. In the skilled hands of Bailee Abbott, a clever plot becomes a work of art.”
—Lane Stone, author of the Pet Palace Mysteries
“Bailee Abbott’s A Brush with Murder was a delight to read. Since this is the first in a new series, I look forward to new adventures and new mysteries from this author!”
—Barbara Bowen, author of the Musical Murder Mysteries
“Bailee Abbott's debut mystery A Brush with Murder exhibits a cast of colorful characters with an abstract mystery that keeps you guessing. Family, friends, and fun frame each scene, culminating in a delightful cozy mystery that readers are sure to enjoy.”
—Sarah E. Burr, author of the Court of Mystery series and the upcoming Glenmyre Whim Mysteries
"Bailee Abbott's A Brush with Murder is a smart cozy mystery wtih all the trimmings: quirky cast, loyal friends, and a paint shop to die for. You'll enjoy time spent in Whisper Cove!"
—Diane Vallere, national bestselling author of The Costume Shop Mysteries
“Cleverly plotted and skillfully written, A Brush with Murder has it all – a clever mystery, an intrepid accidental sleuth, a charming town full of artists, history, and secrets, and a hint of romance for good measure. I can’t wait to see what Chloe Abbington gets up to next in Whisper Cove!”
—Bailey Cates, New York Times bestselling author of the Magical Bakery Mysteries
A columnist wields a poisonous pen and ends up stabbed to death with a painting knife.
Praise for : Kill Them With Canvas:
The Abbington sisters continue to display a talent for art and murder . . . with pleasant characters and a light romantic touch.
Beautifully constructed and original 'whodunnit'.
—Midwest Book Review
Another fun small-town mystery novel, with interesting, quirky characters and an easy to read plot. Fans of the first novel will like this one.
-- Red Carpet Crash
This is one of my favorite new series from Crooked Lane Publishing. Bailee Abbott consistently gives us plausible and solid characters. She gives us a quiet murder happening during the Halloween season, and peppers it with a subtle ghost story, a creepy disappearing canvas, a solid twisty plot and characters totally endearing and viable.
-- Wonder Women Sixty
Kill Them with Canvas is a colorful cozy with a painting party, a local legend, a collapsing Constance, a minty menace, costumed canines, evident evidence, and a fingered ferryman.
~The Avid Reader
I recommend this book to anyone who loves a good cozy mystery with a brilliant cast of characters and an ending leaving you wanting more.
I liked the unique theme of art in this series, the relationship between the sisters and the fun setting. The sleuth was well crafted and kept me guessing. A enjoyable fun cozy read.
-- Cozy Reviews
Chloe and Izzie are taking their paint party business on the road with murder as the first stop!
BOARDING WITH MURDER offers a beautiful setting, doughty heroine, complicated plot development, mixed with a hint of romance, danger, and difficulties all around. It's the perfect recipe for reading entertainment and leads the reader to crave more stories from the Sierra Pines B & B Mystery series." ~ Midwest Book Review
I truly enjoyed the plot of "Boarding with Murder." ... I often chuckled at the dialogue and circumstances, and Ollie really tickled me sometimes! I enjoyed the references to old movies and Blackbeard, the parrot. ~ Chatting About Cozies
I especially adored the small town set in the mountains as it sounds charming. A fun read for cozy fans. I really liked it .~Books a Plenty Book Reviews
A lighthearted cozy with melodramatic actors, a sexy sheriff, a deceased thespian, unemployed niece, and a mysterious murderer. ~The Avid Reader
A well-plotted, drama-filled, compulsive start to the Sierra Pines B & B Mystery series...I'm eagerly awaiting my return to Ali's B& B and catching up with the folk in Sierra Pines.~Briane's Book Reviews
Boarding with Murder was an intriguing and entertaining read. Ms. Long has given the series a nice start. I want to get to know several characters better so I hope we don't have to wait too long for the sequel. ~ Dollycas's Thoughts
Take a quaint B&B, two kind, quirky caretakers, a dead aunt, a murdered friend, and you have mystery
Praise for BOARDING WITH MURDER:
...offers a beautiful setting, doughty heroine, complicated plot development, mixed with a hint of romance, danger, and difficulties all around. It's the perfect recipe for reading entertainment and leads the reader to crave more stories from the Sierra Pines B & B Mystery series." ~ Midwest Book Review
As always, when it comes to cozies, it is the ongoing story arcs and secondary story lines that will keep me coming back for more. It is a terrific small town with a fun population and surely an occasional murder to solve isn't too much to ask for a good story.
~I Read What You Write
An engaging armchair sleuthing experience...the murder mystery had several interesting twists and turns. A lovely return to Sierra Pines and a great way to spend a weekend, no matter what season it is!
--Reading Is My Superpower
A murdered bride, a B&B needing repairs, and depressing holiday sales...can holiday spirit be saved?
“Kathryn Long delivers a can’t-put-down, thoroughly enjoyable read from the first captivating sentence to the last heart-pounding chapter.” ~ Jane Ann Turzillo, Agatha nominee for Wicked Women of Ohio
"With excellent character development, an intriguing mystery, and plenty of suspense, this is one you won’t be able to put down." ~ Taylor Jones
"Combining superb character development, a complex and intriguing mystery, a hint of romance, a little paranormal, and plenty of nail-biting suspense, Buried in Sin is a page turner you’ll enjoy reading more than once." ~ Regan Murphy
"This story, Buried in Sin, was very close to being the perfect read. I loved that it had both a creative and intricate plot. Pacing was very deliberate. Tiny baby steps to advance it in some parts, and at other times, events occur at breakneck speed, just overwhelming you with so many fast paced scenes that you cannot even catch your breath. Characters were complex and intriguing. They weren’t cookie cutter versions, they showed warts and all. I’m an avid reader of mystery genre and I must admit that I was surprised along the way. This book was a real pleasure to read and well worth your precious free time to read!! " ~ Novel News Network
The Grave Maker is out for revenge as a mystery from the past collides with one in the present.
Reviewed by Cherie Jung Over My Dead Body -- a murder magazine
That’s when I finished reading A DEADLY DEED GROWS. (I had not intended to stay up all night reading this book. I had intended to read a few pages before going to sleep and continue reading it in a day or two; especially because it contains two of my least favorite things when it comes to mysteries – Florida settings and lawyer characters.)
Such were my intentions. However, only minutes into reading the book, the author had my full attention and kept it until the very last page.
Mira Stanley travels to Cape San Blas, Florida in an attempt to stop an unscrupulous land developer from swindling her bosses’ eccentric aunt, Claire, out of her home. If she succeeds, Mira hopes to get a promotion out of the assignment. Time is quickly running out. The developer plans to begin bulldozing the property in just a few days. Mira’s presence in town and her snooping into the affairs of the developer put her on a collision course with more than one person. Who can she trust?
In A DEADLY DEED GROWS the author strikes just the right balance between suspense, action, and romance (or the possibility of romance). Not an easy task when blending those three elements. Quite often an author veers one way or the other too far and misses the mark. A DEADLY DEED GROWS is an exciting and satisfying read with a cast of memorable characters, an interesting setting, plenty of twists and turns, and all of the loose ends tied up as they should be.
While reading A DEADLY DEED GROWS, I was reminded of the enjoyment I experienced reading Mary Stewart’s novel THE MOONSPINNERS when I first began reading mysteries and romantic suspense. (Yes, I’m that old!) I’m not saying Ms. Long writes like Mary Stewart just that she has that same writing ability to spin an interesting tale while keeping the reader turning pages in an adrenaline rush.
This is the first book in a brand new cozy mystery series and it's off to a great start! It’s filled with some of the most eccentric characters I’ve seen in awhile. Most of them are from Lilly’s very own family. LOL
It all starts when her Aunt Fran disappears and her family panics. Lilly decides to lend a helping hand in locating her aunt. She gets hit with a few obstacles along the way in her search, including her cop boyfriend who wants her to stay out of it, a crazy neighbor who thinks Lilly’s dog is wild game, her interfering adoptive mother, and her Aunt Fran’s husband’s odd behavior. It all equals one madcap adventure.
The characters were all very vivid and entertaining. I adored Lilly’s friendship with her cousin Mona and their camaraderie in locating their aunt. I did not want to put this book down until I knew what the outcome would be. It’s a bit of a cross between chick lit and cozy mystery. Reading this book gave me several hours of fun. If the rest of the series is this good, Kathryn Long has a winner on her hands.