While painting on location in one of her family's hayfields, Jessie absentmindedly brushes a note of turquoise onto the canvas. Curious about what added the lovely spot of color, the artist walks over to discover a tennis shoe. The mate is still on the foot of a dying Native American girl crammed between the haybales.
The story becomes more personal when old flame, Sheriff Russell Bonham, reveals that Amber Reynolds, a grad student writing a thesis for her art history major, was attacked while on her way to speak to Jessie's family about two missing Thomas Moran masterpieces worth millions. The paintings disappeared nearly a hundred years ago from St. Benedict's Mission School. Right after the unsolved murder of Jessie's great aunt Kate.
DEATH on CANVAS was a 2014 award winner in the Great Beginnings competition (mystery genre) hosted by the Romance Writers of America...Utah chapter
. . . It’s as tightly woven and beautifully crafted as Cherry's paintings...I couldn’t put the book down. Kendra Page, Florida
Second in the Jessie O'Bourne art mystery series, Death by Promotion takes Jessie and Jack to an art show during the dead of winter...
Due to be released fall of 2016