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Brushstroke with Death

#1 Owl and Crescent

Bethany Blake



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Kensington Publishing
15 January 2021
Bethany Blake, author of the nationally bestselling Lucky Paws Petsitting Mysteries, launches a charming new spinoff mystery series featuring an artist and art teacher with a magical gift for solving murders.

Near the creek that runs behind her Pennsylvania house, Willow Bellamy has converted an old barn into an art school-though the place does still have some animal inhabitants, including Rembrandt, the owl who lives up in the rafters. And while it's important for any artist to have a vision, Willow can sometimes see things others can't, just like her mother and grandmother before her. Not that she would exactly call herself a witch...

When some local merchants gather in the studio for a painting party, they focus their attention on a still life with flowers and an assortment of garden tools, including antique pruning shears that disappear-at the same time despised restaurant owner Evangeline Fletcher is murdered. Willow must use all her gifts to find the killer, although it means teaming up with a handsome, mysterious detective whom Willow fears she may have accidentally conjured from a canvas. This investigation is sure to be a hoot...
By:   Bethany Blake
Imprint:   Kensington Publishing
Country of Publication:   United States
Volume:   1
Dimensions:   Height: 171mm,  Width: 105mm, 
Weight:   170g
ISBN:   9781496724533
ISBN 10:   1496724534
Pages:   352
Publication Date:   15 January 2021
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Bethany Blake is the author of the Owl & Crescent Mysteries and the Lucky Paws Petsitting Mystery Series. She lives in a small, quaint town in rural Pennsylvania with her husband, three daughters, a fearsome feline, an attack cardinal, a blind goldfish and a soulful dog with a discerning palate. Please visit Bethany online at

Reviews for Brushstroke with Death (#1 Owl and Crescent)

Praise for A Brushstroke with Death A fun cozy that has a quirky heroine who may or may not be a witch and plenty of character. --The Parkersburg News and Sentinel This new cozy mystery series by bestselling author Bethany Blake is sure to be a hoot. --Murder & Mayhem This is the first in a new series, a spinoff of the Lucky Paws mysteries that feature Socrates the Basset Hound and Daphne, his person who pet sits and bakes dog treats. They make cameo appearance in this book--and as always, I want more Socrates. --Kings River Life Magazine A Brushstroke with Death is a page-turner from start to finish. It is filled with everything a tremendously excellent witchy cozy book, and hopefully, a long-running series needs to make it enjoyable. I am happy to recommend it and can't wait for the next addition. --The Cozy Review Just in time for Halloween, this is the perfect story to get you in the mood for the witching hour and some crystal ball reading! Author Bethany Blake debuts a para-cozy series I believe will immediately bewitch cozy mystery fans. Heroes come in all sorts of forms and disguises and this new paranormal/witch mystery showcases several of them, and was one of the reasons I enjoyed the story so much. The ending is spellbinding! --Chatting About Cozies

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