Monday, July 27, 2009

The Missing Ink by Karen E. Olson

Copyright: 2009
Publisher: Obsidian
Genre: Mystery
Pages: 299
Challenges: Cozy Mystery Challenge
New-to-me author? yes
Author's Website
Simple Description:
Brett Kavanaugh moved to Vegas and opened her own tattoo shop. Things seem to be going well until the police come knocking on her door. It appears that she was the last to see a person before that person disappeared. The woman was to wed the son in a rich family and now she can't be found.
Brett is curious as to what happened to this girl and even though her brother is a cop in Vegas, she decides to dig around a little. Even if she wanted to stop, I dont' think she could. Not when a local tattoo artist is wanted for questioning and decides to hide out and only contact Brett when he has something interested or wants to ask her for some clues.
Brett has an exciting couple of days. She is being watched by a big tattooed man, she ends up at an Elvis karaoke bar, and she meets an englishman who might be a lady's man..but he is oh so sexy and she can't resist him.
Now what you really want to know…my thoughts:
This is the first in a new cozy mystery series by the author and I do have to say that I think it is very, very promising. I do like tattoo's so I admit that because she is a tattoo artist that was the main thing that drew me to this book. Oh, and the cover art..Love it! But...the story itself was really really good. Brett was a great character and the type of "person" I think I would get along with in real life. I definitely recommend this book to others and can't wait for the 2nd in the series to be published.


Literary Feline said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed this one, Kris. I really liked it too. Brett is a great character and I look forward to spending more time with her in the future.

Kris said...

Literary Feline - I forgot you read this one too! So glad you liked it and I'm with you...can't wait to read more.

Beth F said...

A new series? Two enthusiastic recommendations, I can hardly resist.

Kris said...

Beth - I've ready a couple of other reviews and all have been very positive towards this new series - give it a try!