Book Review: DEATH IN PERSPECTIVE BY LARISSA REINHART On Tour & Giveaway!
I'm really pleased to be a part of Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours for Death in Perspective by Larissa Reinhart.
A Cherry Tucker Mystery #4 Cozy Mystery
In Cherry Tucker’s fourth mystery, the curtain rises on Cherry’s debut as a High School set designer at the posh, private Peerless Day Academy. Cherry’s been hired to design scenery for an avant garde adaptation of Romeo and Juliet, but the theater teacher’s hoping Cherry can also turn the spotlight on a malicious bully who’s sending poisonous texts to the faculty. The director’s got his own drama to hide, and the phantom texter seems eager to spill school secrets. When a school secretary’s death is ruled a suicide, Cherry suspects foul play. The phantom bully may be using blackmail to rid the school of unwanted staff, urging a Montague-Capulet styled showdown.
With Deputy Luke Harper wanting to return as Cherry’s leading man, he’s eager to assist her efforts in fingering the phantom culprit, but Cherry fears family secrets may doom them to the role of star-crossed lovers. Offstage, Cherry’s searching for her missing brother who’s fixed on a vendetta against Luke’s stepfamily, so she instead turns to the local, foreign racketeer, Max Avtaikin, for assistance. With the bully waiting for a murderous encore and her own family skeletons to hide, Cherry scrambles to find her brother and the mysterious texter before the phantom decides its curtains for Cherry and forces her to take a final bow.
Death in Perspective is a fun cozy mystery that I really loved reading. Cherry is funny and crazy and I warmed to her instantly.
She is employed as a set designer in a high school but, of course, nothing goes smoothly as Cherry is drawn into a world of blackmail, anonymous texting, a mysterious death, intrigue and twists and turns aplenty.
The plot was at a steady pace, easy to follow, lots of suspects, quirky characters, all adding up to a suspenseful mystery that I loved!
After teaching in the US and Japan, Larissa enjoys writing, particularly sassy female characters with a penchant for trouble. She lives near Atlanta with her family and Cairn Terrier, Biscuit. Visit her website or find her chatting on Facebook. Death in Perspective is the fourth book in the best selling Cherry Tucker Mystery series. The first, Portrait of a Dead Guy, is a Daphne du Maurier finalist, Emily finalist, and Dixie Kane Memorial winner.