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Color Me Dead

(Henry Park #1)

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Artist Gabby Wolfe has the ability to see not only the beauty of the living, but the despair of the dead. When she returns to her childhood home in Henry Park Colorado, she is forced to bring along her younger brother Mitch. He is on a “break” from college where he was majoring in wine, women and song. If that isn’t enough they also have Mitch’s rambunctious beagle Luigi a ...more
Kindle Edition, 207 pages
Published January 5th 2017
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Leslie aka StoreyBook Reviews
I thought this was a great start to a new series. Gabby is an artist and is hired to illustrate some children's books, but that isn't all there is to her. She gets visions of things that are going to happen and is able to sketch the image she sees while in a trance like state. She finds out when she moves back to Henry Park (she lived there as a child/teen) that someone else shares the same gift. And then she has a vice that she tries to hide from everyone, she is a smoker. It is actually quite ...more
Kathleen
Jan 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
In Color Me Dead, the first book in the Henry Park Mystery Series, author Teresa Trent weaves an intriguing cozy mystery tale that easily draws the reader into following illustrator Gabby Wolfe, as she uses her gift of precognition to solve the murder of local house cleaner Amelia Jones.

Gabby has been hired by children's author Clarence Bradford to create illustrations for his Adventure Kids children's books. Gabby and younger brother Mitch leave Denver to return to their childhood home in Henry
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Cassidy
Jan 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
Like most cozy mysteries, this was a light read. Actually, I enjoyed it more than I expected. Not usually a fan of paranormal tales, the author had this reader almost suspending disbelief and accepting Gabby and her psychic powers at face value. The mystery surrounding her vision is intricate, and the motivation and identity of the killer were far from obvious. It is easy to relate to Gabby as she rediscovers Henry Park, establishes new friendships, and embarks on a new stage in her career.  A f ...more
Denise Zendel
Jul 05, 2017 rated it liked it
Artist Gabby Wolfe has just landed her dream job in her hometown of Henry Park, Colorado. She will be illustrating the latest book of a famous children’s author who lives in Henry Park. Her younger brother, Mitch, and his beagle, Luigi, come along for the ride. Mitch is hapless and directionless and Gabby’s mother thinks it would be a good idea for him to spend some time with his stable older sister. Stable Abby has a secret talent – she gets psychic flashes from people, usually not involving go ...more
Julie
Jan 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017-challenge
Enjoyable cozy mystery....interesting characters, full of interesting relationships, twists and turns, even some humor. Kept me guessing....looking forward to more books in this series.
Valerie
From the beginning, I was absolutely riveted by this book. It was very hard to read this when I was at work (breaks and lunch) because I did NOT want to put it down and go back out to the public desks. Mind you, I love my job and most of the time I love being out on the desks and helping people. That’s why I went to library school, so I could be a reference librarian and help people find the information they need/want. I was just so riveted to this book that I didn’t want to put it down, though ...more
Katreader
Jan 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
COLOR ME DEAD by Teresa Trent
The First Henry Park Mystery

Gabby Wolfe returns to her childhood home of Henry Park, Colorado with two jobs, to start work as an illustrator for children's book author Clarence Bradford, and look after her younger brother, Mitch, a magnet for trouble. Gabby's always seen snippets of things to come, but now she starts to draw a disturbing image, and it's not from one of Clarence's stories. Reconnecting with old friends and making new enemies Gabby tries to make sense
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Laura Reading
I have a soft spot for artists and small towns. Teresa Trent teams those interests up and throws in a form of psychic awareness for bonus points. A complicated and dangerous mystery in which Gabby doesn't know who to trust. She has even tried to hide her special abilities from her brother. That becomes more difficult when they become room mates.

This is a well crafted cozy mystery that will keep you rethinking your choice of murderer until the final page is turned. Most readers change their mind
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Reader43
Jan 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Gabby sees a murder

Tabby "sees" things, usually innocuous but this time she's sees a murder. She has just moved to town to do illustrations for an Independent author when she visualizes a hand sticking out of the lake. Then she is out by the lake late at night and hears someone dragging something. She reports it to the sheriff who ignores it. A woman is reported missing. This is a short read with twist and interesting asides. I enjoyed reading this book. I received this free and I am voluntarily
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BarbaraH
Jan 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Very good Cozy Mystery
A illustrator for a children's book moves to a small town with her brother who she is to keep out of trouble. She is getting disturbing visions. She feels she needs to figure out what going on



Becky
Feb 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Thoroughly enjoyable.

I liked this story and will read any others in the series. Really enjoyed Gabby and Mitch. I had no clue who the murderer was either so it wasn't predictable. I enjoyed it so much I will be checking out the Pecan Bayou series too.
Karin
May 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Gigi, Tobii and Gabby make a great team – even if they aren’t always happy with the results. I enjoyed the story and highly recommend the book.
Sharon
Feb 25, 2017 rated it liked it
This book was okay but it didn't hold my interest.
Suzi Willis
Feb 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Color me impressed!!!

This book had great characters that seemed real. I could actually imagine the events as they happened. I will definitely read more books by Teresa Trent she is a gifted writer, really very talented.
Jane Leslie
Feb 09, 2017 rated it liked it
Okay

While this wasn't a bad book, it wasn't a great one either. The majority of the characters were 2 dimensional and their speech was stilted, not the way most people would talk. Some of the paranormal elements were a little over the top. I did like the basic plot though. I just thought that the writing could use some work.
David Whitmore
Feb 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Good suspense!

This book started a bit slow for me and I was resolved to putting it down; but I wanted to read another chapter first, to get a better measure of the author's style.
Then, Stuff happened.
I got sucked in. I could not put it down. I was reading it everywhere. Any chance I could get. I wanted to know what was going to happen next.
And, I needed to know 'who done it '.

This author has an amazing style, one I don't see much of in today's publishing world. I applaud her; and I can't wai
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a.
Feb 07, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2017
Good plot and ideas that were poorly executed.
Marilyn
Feb 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Good

the crimes that were committed kept the people looking for answers so busy that they were unable to put the prices to getter.
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Teresa Trent writes hilarious cozy mysteries that take place in the small towns of Texas. She was first inspired to create Pecan Bayou after visiting the Texas Hill Country to view the millions of springtime flowers alongside the roads and highways.
Teresa also writes the Piney Woods Series with Camel Press and debuted the first book in the series January 2018.
Teresa also features other cozy auth
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