Monday, June 12, 2017

Today's series spotlight is on the
Sharon Pape

A few days ago I was talking with my friend, Mary Brown, of MJB Reviewers ), and as you might think, we often talk about books. Mary asked me if I had ever read Sharon Pape's Portrait Of Crime Mysteries, and right away my mind flashed on the cover of SKETCH ME IF YOU CAN, the first book in the series. It has been on my TBR (to be read) shelves for a couple of years! As soon as Mary and I finished our conversation, I went through my books and found it!

Well, I just finished it yesterday and . . .I LOVED IT! I can't believe I've had this gem on my shelves all this time. I can't wait to get my hands on the rest of the series!


She's a police sketch artist. He's a dead lawman. Together, they put a face on murder. 

When her uncle dies, police sketch artist Rory McCain get's a list of clients from his private detective business and a beautiful, old house with a ghostly inhabitant: Federal Marshal Ezekiel Drummond, aka Zeke. 

Having a ghost as a housemate is bad enough, but as Rory's drawn into one of her uncle's unsolved cases and faces a cold-blooded killer, she may need the marshal's supernatural help to stay alive.


After a stray dog named Hobo leads former police sketch artist-turned- paranormal private eye Rory McCain back to his owner's corpse, she finds herself involved in another homicide case-not to mention the new owner of a lovable pooch, which makes Rory's ghostly partner, Zeke, more than a little spooked.


While investigating the "accidental" death of a con artist with numerous enemier, Rory McCain finds herself on the verge of solving a cold case--the murder of her ghost partner, Zeke...

BOOK FOUR - eBook Only

In her new job as a private eye, former police sketch artist Rory McCain has a spirited partner: Old West marshal Zeke Drummond. He may be a ghost, but when these two combine their skills, they reap justice…
Trouble has sprouted at Harper Farms. Top secret info has been leaked to the competition, and now there’s serious sabotage cropping up. So the farm’s beleaguered owner, Gil Harper, has called on Rory to dig up some dirt. But what Rory discovers raises a new field of questions…
Someone shucked Harper’s accountant and left his body in the farm’s corn maze. While Gil is quick to hire Rory to solve now not one but two crimes, the sketching sleuth isn’t so sure why the farmer wants her to focus her attention on his own family.
Regardless, Rory and Zeke will need to put their hands to the plow and solve this case before someone else is planted six feet under…

Includes a preview of the first Crystal Shop Mystery, Amethysts and Alibis, by Sharon Pape

The PORTRAIT OF CRIME MYSTERIES are still available for purchase, but sadly, the series is no longer being written. 

Don't let that stop you from checking them out! 
If the last three books are anything like the first (and Mary assures me they are), this is a series you do not want to miss!

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  1. I will have to check this series out. Thanks Lisa.

  2. You know how much I love this series. Thanks for sharing your post.

  3. Thanks for letting us know about this series. I might just have to check it out!

  4. I'll have to check these books out. Thanks for highlighting them.