Tuesday, November 5, 2013

On Tour: an Excerpt, and a Giveaway! Hijack in Abstract by Larissa Reinhart

Hijack in Abstract by Larissa Reinhart
Series: Book 3 in the Cherry Tucker Mystery Series
Paperback, 284 pages
Expected publication: November 5th 2013 by Henery Press

With a classical series sold and a portrait commissioned, Cherry Tucker’s art career is in Georgia overdrive. But when the sheriff asks Cherry to draw a composite sketch of a hijacker, her life takes a hairpin as the composite leads to a related murder, her local card-sharking buddy Max Avtaikin becomes bear bait and her nemesis labels the classical series “pervert art.” 

Cherry’s jamming gears between trailer parks, Atlanta mansions, and trucker bars searching for the hijacker who left a widow and orphan destitute. While she seeks to help the misfortunate and save her local reputation, Cherry’s hammer down attitude has her facing the headlights of an oncoming killer.

My thoughts about Hijack in Abstract ~~ 

I do so love reading this series. Cherry is such a great character. She wants to do the right thing but there always seems to be more to the adventure. Things happen and she has to muddle her way through them. 

'I really need to see if there was surgery for removing stupid from my DNA.'

I loved book #2 - Still Life in Brunswick Stew. Great title, don't you think? Anyway, you can read my thoughts here. And I loved book #3 too. I loved everything about it; the quirky characters, the funny and sometimes awkward situations that Cherry gets herself into, and just her tenacity to right the wrongs. 

I am looking forward to reading more of Cherry's adventures. She keeps me entertained, that's for sure! If you haven't read this series yet, you really should! 

'You are born, you live, you die. You drink vodka and forget.'

Excerpt from Hijack in Abstract by Larissa Reinhart

This except is the way that Hijack in Abstract starts. How can you not think this is just going to be a great read? I loved it! 
There are many places you don’t want to be at zero dark thirty, but I've got a personal top three. One is the ER. Second is a police station. The third is your ex-boyfriend’s bedroom.
Thank God Almighty I was not in number three. Stupid does catch me occasionally, but not this night. I was nowhere near an ex- boyfriend’s bedroom.
At two forty-five in the morning, I found myself in number two. The Forks County Sheriff’s Office to be accurate. My cornflower blues were a bit bloodshot and blurry, but my grin matched Shep Peterson’s, who also found himself in a similar location. However, Shep had a drunk tank grin. Mine was more of a self-congratulatory grin, born from knowing that finally someone in Forks County had recognized my accomplishments in the art world. 
Never mind the phone call that woke me from a dead sleep and near gave me a heart attack. Or that I had to drive my sister’s Firebird because her vehicle was blocking my driveway. Or that I now sat in the junior officers’ room with a cold cup of coffee and had just realized I had forgotten to comb my bed-head designed blonde cowlicks in my bleary-eyed haste.
And to put on a bra.
The Forks County Sheriff, Uncle Will, needed my expertise. That’s all that mattered. And I was going to get paid.
Needed me for what was still a bit vague. I hoped nothing needing brushed hair and a bra.
Here are the other 2 books in Larissa's series. This is a great series and I highly recommend them if you like fun mysteries. Click on the covers to see more info on Goodreads.

About the author

Larissa loves small town characters with big attitudes, particularly sassy women with a penchant for trouble. Her Cherry Tucker Mystery series, beginning with Portrait of a Dead Guy (Henery Press), received a 5/5 Star review from the Examiner.com, is a 2012 Daphne du Maurier finalist, a 2012 The Emily finalist, and a 2011 Dixie Kane Memorial finalist. The second book, Still Life in Brunswick Stew arrived in May 2013 followed by Hijack in Abstract on November 5. A Cherry Tucker prequel will appear in a December 9, 2013 mystery anthology, The Heartache Motel

After moving around the Midwest, the South and Japan, Larissa now lives in Georgia with her husband, daughters, and Biscuit, a Cairn Terrier. You can find Larissa chatting on Facebook on her author page; on Twitter as RisWrites; and on Goodreads. She loves pinning on her Cherry Tucker and other boards at Pinterest.

Connect with Larissa 

Books in the Cherry Tucker Humorous Mystery Series:
  • Quick Sketch (Novella prequel to Portrait, published in the anthology Heartache Motel) On sale December 2013
  • Portrait of a Dead Guy (#1)
  • Still Life in Brunswick Stew (#2)
  • Hijack in Abstract (#3)
Part of the Henery Press Mystery Series Collection, if you like one, you'll probably like them all…

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Giveaway Time!

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  1. Thanks so much for having me on, Susan. So thrilled you liked Hijack in Abstract! I love the lines you picked out. Really got a kick out of that.

    1. Thanks for stopping by Larissa. I love it when authors do that. :) Love this series - you keep writing 'em, I'll keep reading 'em!

    2. Thanks Susan! And I love to hear that!


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