Art is in the eye of the beholder – until they end up in the gutter.
After an ominous figure appeared telling her of a secret wizarding organization running in the town, Mimi can't seem to settle. Only her friend Sara knows Mimi's powers, but she can offer no help as they set up a Wine and Art night with pictures. Mimi knows who harbors an eye for treasure from selling all sorts of antiques from all eras around the globe in her shop and makes sure they are on the guest list. Bank President Samantha Hamilton sweeps in demanding to see the pictures before the other guests – storming off in a huff when Mimi and Sara refuse.
Nothing sours a party more than murder.
Hours later, the party in full swing but Samantha remains absent -- until Samantha's corpse is discovered in the gutter outside Mimi's apartment. Chief Rod Thompson is immediately dispatched to conduct a murder investigation, rounding those at the party for questioning.
While Mimi pursues leads to help bring the murderer to justice; she is approaching some unsavory suspects who are filled with rage, motive, shaky alibis, and Blackstone hearts. Mimi isn't the only one on the hunt – someone is watching her from afar, and she'll have to steel her spine if the shadow appears at her door with a warning.
This cozy mystery is a clean read: no graphic violence, sex, or strong language. It can be read in one to two hours. It is perfect for those moments when you are waiting at an appointment or want to enjoy a quick read.