The Wild Rose Press
Rating: 4 Cups
Ginny Brent is the owner of Brush and Bevel, an art gallery and framing shop in New Hampshire. She works with her two best friends who have weathered the ups and downs of life with her.
Jerry Berger was a successful artist with an eye for married ladies. He was found dead with his latest model ten years ago. Their deaths were declared a murder/suicide.
Ten years after the death of artist Jerry Berger, a previously unknown painting is brought into Brush and Bevel from restoration and framing. It appears to have been one of his last, if not his last painting. Ginny’s attempts to ascertain the provenance of the work stirs up the controversy surrounding Jerry’s death and someone wants the dead to remain buried.
Framed is a well written cozy with interesting characters and a unique setting. Ginny and her friends are of an age where they are not too young for adventure but old enough to have some perspective on life and people. Ginny’s involvement with the deceased and the subsequent end of her marriage give her a unique view of the possible motive. The plot is full of interesting twists and turns and insights into the people of a small New England tourist town. The author does a really good job of adding local color and dialect without making a glossary necessary.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More