“Secret of the Painted Lady” is one funny read and it makes you want to slap the male character. I started reading and was just sucked right in and actually didn't realize I had been reading for two hours. It’s a great story line and the mystery of who did or didn't do it really worked. Readers are made to guess who is the good guy or bad guy. Overall this book has a great mystery with twist and turns. I loved the fact that the author didn't give away anything away. The main character was wonderful and the bird was great. You have an image of the bird in your mind throughout the whole story.
From national bestselling author Christina A. Burke comes the first book in a brand new multi-author series...
If these walls could talk...they'd scream murder.
Alex Jordan is the owner of Finials and Facades Renovation and Restoration Services, making her able to pursue her love of restoring Victorian-style homes in the town of Danger Cove. But her recent acquisition of the stately Marlton House has led to a showdown with town real estate mogul, and now she has needs to restore the old house and flip it for a profit as quickly as possible. But Alex gets more than she bargained for when a Hawaiian shirt-clad tourist with a bullet in his head turns up in the home's bathtub. Pairing up with the unlikely partner of the town florist, George Fontaine, Alex vows to solve the murder before her flip flops
As Alex worries over deadlines, she stumbles across another body on the cliffs of Danger Cove. However, this "body" is a super-sexy man with amnesia...or so he says. Throw in a stash of stolen diamonds, a matchmaking grandmother, a foulmouthed parrot, and a mysterious killer with Alex in his sights, and Alex is in a race against time to salvage the job, solve the murder, and save her own life.