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The Body in the Landscape

(A Cherry Tucker Mystery #5)

4.17  ·  Rating details ·  145 ratings  ·  52 reviews
“Anyone who likes humorous mysteries will also enjoy local author Larissa Reinhart, who captures small town Georgia in the laugh-out-loud escapades of struggling artist Cherry Tucker.” – Fayette Woman Magazine

“Cherry is a quirky spitfire who lights the match that sets her little town on fire.” – Dru’s Book Musings

When Cherry Tucker’s invited to pain
Paperback, 276 pages
Published December 15th 2015 by Henery Press
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Oct 09, 2015 rated it liked it
This is pretty well-written but just didn't quite reach me. The lead, Cherry, is an inquisitive artist who gets caught up in a murder-mystery while at at lodge to paint the winner of a hunting contest.

I just had trouble connecting to Cherry, she was just over-the-top for me. The story had too much going on and seem to take a little long to get to the end. Also, it is really heavy on the hunting references. I don't see me continuing with this series.

**Thank you to the publ
Oct 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
What can I say? Cherry Tucker is one of my favorites out of all the Henery Press published characters. I love her Walmart trailer park ways. HA!! Just some of her phrases are enough to crack me up. I can't remember the phrase but the first thought in my mind was a quote from Blazing Saddles by Mr. Taggart (Slim Pickens) about how Hedley Lamarr (Harvey Korman) used his tongue. Only real Cherry fans would know that quote. HA!!

Cherry's at it again. She's going to save the big hunt from
Samantha March
Feb 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
I received a review copy
I’m a big fan of the Cherry Tucker series, and was eager to see another book released. The mysteries are always well-written and engaging, and there was no difference with this fifth installment. It was so interesting for me to read about the Hogzilla hunt, as that isn’t what is in my typical books, but it gave a unique spin for sure. It was fun to see Cherry get out of Halo and into a new environment, but of course her romantic woes follow her even there. This seri
Jan Locke
Mar 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dogs, hogs and danger

"Although blending proves challenging when you’re wearing a neon fuchsia and lime green hand-painted camo sweatshirt with the outline of a deer rack studded in mandarin-orange crystals." And the weekend of hunting Hogzilla in a dreary, rain soaked Georgia pine forest begins! Not only is Cherry Tucker ' s fashion sense highlighted but her inability to allow an old man's death, whom she met one time, be called an accident when she believes it's murder, be pushed aside. Fami
Oct 22, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Heading to the next book

This keep me wondering in all direction basic investing with a artist eye . Can't wait to see what happens with Luke
JoAnne McMaster (Any Good Book)
Jan 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mysteries
Cherry Tucker is an artist who has been hired by her friend Max Avtaikin to paint the portrait of the winning hunter who kills Hogzilla, a giant boar that has been terrorizing farms in the area of the hunt, Big Rack Lodge. Also along is Cherry's best friend Todd, who is there to help Max, who is recovering from a bad knee.

Max's main competitor is a loudmouth with a reality show, Bob Bass, who insists it will be he and not the Bear (Max) who will make the final kill, although there ar
Lauren Jones
Feb 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
“I wanted a distraction. The local phone book had contained Abel Spencer’s address. My lodge had contained a local phone book. Some would call that a sign. Or Standard hotel phone book practice. Either way, I felt a quick visit to Mr. Spencer’s homestead in order. Just to round out my curiosity on the man. I couldn’t focus on schmoozing while my brain kept taking trips to what’s-the-deal-with-Abel-Spencer land. I’l admit my brain doesn’t always work like others. It runs along the tracks toward M ...more
Robin Leslie Coxon
Oct 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
The Body in the Landscape
Larissa Reinhart

The Body in the Landscape is the 5th book in the Cherry Tucker Mystery series by Larissa Reinhart. The setting is the Big Rack Lodge just outside Atlanta for the Great Hog Hunt. Cherry Tucker has been invited by Max Avtaikin, aka the Bear, to paint his picture with the hog, which he has assured Cherry and others that he will succeed in killing. Her fee, as well as Todd McIntosh’s, had been paid by Max in order for them to partake in the
Dec 20, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Body In The Landscape is the fifth book in the entertaining Cherry Tucker Mystery Series. Written in the first person narrative, the reader is transported back to Halo, Georgia, for the latest investigative adventure of struggling artist Cherry Tucker.

Cherry Tucker sure has a knack for getting into trouble, and in this latest installment of her quirky adventures, Cherry is commissioned to paint the portrait of the winner of the Big Rack Lodge's Hogzilla hunting competition. The f
Jane Reads
Dec 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley, reviewed
I really enjoyed The Body in the Landscape, the fifth book in the Cherry Tucker Mystery series by Larissa Reinhart. It's an amazing Five Star Read, as are the previous books in the series. [NOTE: This book can be read as a stand-alone, as far as the mystery itself; however, to fully appreciate all that is Cherry, and to understand the back-story of all of the characters, I recommend reading the series books in order.]

Unlike the previous books, none of The Body in the Landscape takes place in Cherry Tuc
Dec 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Cherry Tucker is one-of-a-kind, a petite Georgia spitfire with a big imagination and a talent for getting into trouble. Filled with wild hijinks and amazing jumps of logic, her adventures make for a hilarious read. While she is no Sherlock Holmes, Cherry manages to steamroll her way to the truth in a highly entertaining manner.

Cherry’s impulsiveness and curiosity have caused her to become involved in more than a few murder investigations, and her antics have offended more than a few
Breakaway Reviewers
Dec 03, 2015 rated it liked it
The Hogfather

No messing about here, straight in with a dead body, barely time to settle comfortably. And I don't believe that to be a spoiler because I’m talking first sentence here!! I liked the easy going, first person style of chapter one.

But as I read on though I think we have a fine example of genre fusion here, crime and chick lit, not usually a combination to get me over excited.

But to say that I didn't enjoy this book would not be true for
It's hard to believe that we are already 5 books into the world of Cherry Tucker. She's a small town girl from a backwater town in Georgia. But she has dreams, of making in big in the art world - some day. If she can ever get beyond her own insatiable curiosity when it comes to the dead bodies that she keeps finding. Because they do land her in quite the pickle from time to time.

Cherry sees the world in shades of oil paint colors, describing a scene in the colors she would use to cap
Nov 03, 2015 rated it liked it
This is a new series and author for me. This book is the fifth in the series.

Cherry Tucker is an artist who has been hired to paint the portrait of the winner of a hunting contest. The winner will be the one who has killed a “hogzilla” which has been running rampant near a luxurious hunting lodge.

This plot was interesting to me, but at times it seemed to become bogged down in too much detail. We start with two separate dead bodies and at first it is not certain whether th
Paula  Phillips
Dec 13, 2015 rated it liked it
One of my favourite publishing companies that I enjoy reading their releases is Henery Press as they write enjoyable cosy mysteries with a romantic side chucked into the mix, they are also fast-paced and filled with adventure and more often than not the leading character is a female heroine who always finds themselves bang smack in the middle of trouble. They often remind me of a Stephanie Plum by Janet Evanovich type character. In The Body in the Landscape, we meet Cherry Tucker who is an artis ...more
Feb 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mysteries
For Southern girl and painter Cherry Tucker, finding commissions have been challenging. However, it seems as if her luck is about to chang as she has just been asked to paint a portrait of the winner of the Big Rack Hogzilla hunt. As she and her boyfriend Luke are at a stall because their families have a hatred that rivals the Hatfield and McCoys; Cherry thinks it will be good to get away from it all. But things do not go quite as expected: instead of sunshine there is rain, a series of pranks a ...more
Andrea Stoeckel
Sep 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
[ I received this book free from the publisher through NetGalley. I thank them for their generousity. In exchange, I was simply asked to write an honest review, and post it. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising]

"I’ll admit my brain doesn’t always work like others. It runs along the tracks toward Morbidity and Inq
Judy Lesley
Nov 08, 2015 rated it it was ok
Cherry Tucker and I could never become friends. Not even the sit quietly in the same room kind of friends. Mainly that would be because Cherry seems incapable of knowing which thoughts to keep locked up tight in her brain and which ones are fine to share with others. If there was ever a modern version of The Perils of Pauline, this character is spot on. Need to move quietly through the woods while following someone? Let Cherry loose and everybody in the county will know she's behind you. Need to ...more
Brandy Barber
Dec 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mystery
Poor Cherry don't have any luck even when she gets a vacation of sorts. I like her and Luke taking a breather. I want them together but I want them to work out some of the family drama first. That way they might have a chance at happiness with out them sticking in their two cents.I kind of missed all the people we have come to Love in this book but her spending some time away again was good and although we didn't see Max that much I think he is a hoot and wonder how much of a crush he really doe ...more
Dec 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
I love a good mystery with a dash of humor and romance, so I really enjoyed The Body in the Landscape. Cherry Tucker is back for her 5th mystery, and this time she is in the middle of the woods in the midst of a wild hog hunt with a couple of dead bodies thrown in. She has accepted the opportunity to paint the portrait of the winner of the hunt, and it’s a good opportunity to get away from her hometown and the troubles in her personal life. However, she didn’t think her life would be in danger, ...more
Dec 01, 2015 rated it it was ok
Just who is this all so nosy artist who just keeps encountering crimes including murder? And why is her brother in jail? And who is Tod? Luke? Max? And what are her relationships with them? How did Max hurt his knee?
For me, whilst this was a light-hearted romp through crime and murder, it was clearly not at all aimed at people who had not read the previous books in the series. There were a lot of complicated relationships. Family rivalries and past incidents that affected how people behave
Christa Nardi
Feb 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
Cherry Tucker's life is anything but boring. The family feud continues to thwart the rocky relationship between Cherry and Luke, but at least she has a painting ordered. What sounds like a dream job - hang out while the hunters do their thing and then paint the winner - turns sour when Cherry finds a dead body. Her interactions with the man are at odds with what townsfolk and police say about him. They are all willing to accept an accident, but not Cherry. And the hunt goes on, despite pranks an ...more
Dec 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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Margaret Tidwell
Jan 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: review-books
The Body In The Landscape by Larissa Reinhart was an okay book. I wasn’t a huge fan of the story but it was well written and I am sure that most people would enjoy this story. I want to check out other books by this author because I loved the authors writing style and I try not to write an author off if I don’t like the first book I read by them. This is the 5th book in the series and it is the first one I have read. I was able to understand what was going on in this book but it would have been ...more
Dec 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
Another big hit, in my opinion, for Larissa Reinhart. Cherry Tucker is back and as smart and sassy as always. Out in the beautiful countryside, while she is out painting and as hard as it is to believe (lol)
she happens to come across a body. Really how many people does that happen to? As this is mighty common for Cherry, I'll leave it there and hope that you go out and buy Larissa's latest.
Larissa is a super author and knows how to draw her fans in. No matter what the book is about,
Lynn Farris
Nov 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
As the story opens, Cherry Tucker has been hired to paint the “kill portrait” for the winner of the Big Rack Lodge’s Hogzilla hunt and is spending the weekend with famous hunters at the resort. While she is waiting for the hunt, she decides to paint a watercolor landscape and notices a strange royal blue in setting. When she investigates, she finds a hat. But near the hat is a dead body. The police believe that the local drunk just took an accidental spill, but Cherry thinks it is more than that ...more
Oct 01, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cozy, netgalley-arc
This looked like a really fun book to read. Unfortunately I stopped a third of the way through.

Firstly. I put that down to having never read any of the previous 4 books in the Cherry Tucker series. So I am lost on the characters back history…and there is a lot of threads of back history within the first third of the book that I read. And it made my head spin and it was very confusing.

Secondly. I couldn’t seem to gel with the main character Cherry Tucker. If you are a Cher
Spunky N Sassy
SNSBAH Rating: 3.5

~~~~~~~~~~Tracy's ★★★ Review~~~~~~~~~~

Cherry has been hired to paint the winner of the Hogzilla Hunt and it comes at the best time with trouble on the home front between her boyfriend's family and her own. She could use a vacation away. While out painting she discovers a body and the mystery takes us from there. Cherry isn't one to just accept what people are telling her and her digging deeper is only putting herself in more danger and putting the bulls
Nov 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Great Series!
This is a great book in a wonderful series; this is the fifth book in the A Cherry Tucker Mystery series by Larissa Reinhart. Cherry Tucker is a struggling artist; she is invited to pain the winning portrait for Big Rack Lodge’s Hogzilla hunt. She is ready to get away for a weekend. Cherry’s R&R turns bad when she finds a body in the woods. The local police think that the local drunk took an accidental spill but Cherry believes that it was not an accident. Cherry is determ
Jan 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
***Mild Spoilers Ahead***

Cherry's fifth outing delivers. This time around she is commissioned to paint the portrait of a wild boar called "Hogzilla" and the contestant in an organized hunt to who bags him. As always, where Cherry goes, so does a dead body or two. The Bear and a singer/reality show star are in heavy competition to win. B/C the story is set in a neighboring county and not Halo, I was missing Tater, Snickerdoodle, Red and the rest of the gang. Todd is accompanying The B
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A Wall Street Journal bestselling author, Larissa writes the Cherry Tucker Mystery, Maizie Albright Star Detective, and Finley Goodhart Crime Caper series. She loves to tell funny stories about about Southern women looking for love (and sometimes dead bodies) in all the wrong places.

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