Books

All forms of art are connected to each other, and my latest artistic expressions include three recently published mystery novels having to do with art, history, travel and even a little romance.

All artist Bella Sarver really wants to do is paint and teach and enjoy her post-retirement career, but somehow she and her friends keep finding themselves in the midst of murder. Thanks to her knowledge of art, Bella manages to point the way to ‘whodunnit.’

Painting Lessons: a Bella Sarver Mystery

A painting holiday in Tuscany turns deadly.
Bella Sarver is leading a painting workshop for a group of Americans from Chicago in scenic Tuscany. All goes even better than she expected, until one of the group gets murdered. Who done it and why? Is the long-ago past reasserting itself? And what about the sudden appearance of an undiscovered Rembrandt? Bella never planned to play detective, but she knows a lot about painting. So when certain facts just don’t add up, she can’t help but put the pieces together in a new way that reveals ‘whodunnit.’

Brush With Death: a Bella Sarver Mystery

Who knew art fairs could be so dangerous? Not Bella Sarver, but the painter’s first foray into the world of summer art fairs proves more complicated than she bargained for. It’s not every day an artist finds a corpse in her tent, is it?

Paint a Murder: a Bella Sarver Mystery

Bella Sarver is teaching a painting class at an Over-55 Community when one of the residents breathes her last. As Bella discovers, it turns out these ‘active adults’ are keeping a lot of secrets. The third in the Bella Sarver Mystery series shows there’s a lot more to painting than meets the eye. And what about Art Halperin?

The next in the series, Death on the Danube, is due out before the end of 2019.

All 3 books are available on Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle versions.