Kill Them with Canvas (A Paint by Murder Mystery #2) (Hardcover)

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In Bailee Abbott’s second book in the Paint by Murder mysteries, Chloe and Izzie are taking their paint party business on the road—with murder as the first stop!

Chloe Abbington and her sister, Izzie, are enjoying huge success running Paint with a View, their paint party business in the tranquil western New York lakeside town of Whisper Cove. Now, their aunt Constance—president of the local chapter of the Chautauqua Sisterhood—has hooked them up with a gig hosting a Halloween painting party. The guests will be painting a local ghost legend, the Lady of Chautauqua Lake, who died a hundred years earlier and rises from the lake every October to haunt anyone who dares venture out on All Hallows’ Eve.
The event seems to be going off without a hitch, until Chloe overhears an argument between Constance and Viola Finnwinkle, the Sisterhood director, about the fate of the local chapter. Both women leave and the sisters finish their painting. But the next morning, Viola’s body is discovered floating face down near the town ferryboat dock, her long red hair spread around her. Eerily, the image is an exact replica of a painting Chloe and Izzie had discovered at the event the night before.
What’s more, the police find Constance’s purple knit hat lying on the ground near the crime scene. Constance pleads innocence, saying the hat mysteriously went missing during the event. Frantic that she might be charged with murder, she begs Chloe and Izzie to help her. The sisters believe their aunt is innocent, but if so, who’s the real killer—and when will the next victim turn up?

About the Author

Bailee Abbott is a retired teacher who now spends her days plotting murder and writing mysteries.She's a member of Sisters in Crime as well as of International Thriller Writers. Bailee lives with her husband and furry friend Max in the quiet suburbs of Green, Ohio. Bailee also writes the Sierra Pines B&B mystery series under the name Kathryn Long.

Praise For…

Praise for Kill Them with Canvas:
“The Abbington sisters continue to display a talent for art and murder . . . with pleasant characters and a light romantic touch.”
Kirkus Reviews

“Lighthearted sleuthing fun that is creative with a satisfying murder mystery.”
San Francisco Book Review

“Beautifully constructed and original 'whodunnit'.”
Midwest Book Review

“A delightful follow-up to the first in the series.”
The Nameless Zine

Praise for A Brush With Murder
“Plenty of local color blends with romance, an intrepid detective, and a tricky mystery.”
Kirkus Reviews

“Cleverly plotted and skillfully written, A Brush with Murder has it all."
—Bailey Cates, New York Times bestselling author of the Magical Bakery Mysteries

"Bailee Abbott's A Brush with Murder is a smart cozy mystery wtih all the trimmings: quirky cast, loyal friends, and a paint shop to die for."
—Diane Vallere, national bestselling author of The Costume Shop Mysteries

“Abbott deftly paints a colorful cast of characters and suspects.”  
—Sherry Harris, Agatha Award nominated author of the Sarah Winston Garage Sale mysteries and the Chloe Jackson Sea Glass Saloon mysteries

“A must-read for lovers of cozy mysteries. In the skilled hands of Bailee Abbott, a clever plot becomes a work of art.”
—Lane Stone, author of the Pet Palace Mysteries

“Bailee Abbott’s A Brush with Murder was a delight to read."
—Barbara Bowen, author of the Musical Murder Mysteries

“A cast of colorful characters with an abstract mystery that keeps you guessing. Family, friends, and fun frame each scene, culminating in a delightful cozy mystery that readers are sure to enjoy.” 
—Sarah E. Burr, author of the Court of Mystery series and the upcoming Glenmyre Whim Mysteries

Product Details
ISBN: 9781639101047
ISBN-10: 1639101047
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
Publication Date: October 11th, 2022
Pages: 320
Language: English
Series: A Paint by Murder Mystery