Mary Ann Cherry

the Jessie O'Bourne art mysteries

The search for the missing morans

A 2014 award winner - Great Beginnings competition (mystery genre) hosted by the Romance Writers of America...Utah chapter  and an Award Finalist in the Reader's Favorites International 2016 Mystery/Sleuth competition

You'll love Sage bluff. . .

  . . . It’s as tightly woven and beautifully crafted as Cherry's paintings...I couldn’t put the book down.  Kendra Page, Florida

DEATH in CROOKED CREEK, the second Jessie O'Bourne art mystery recently won an award on the first chapter in the Idaho Writers' Guild. The novel takes Jessie and Jack to an art show during an unseasonable spring snow blizzard...
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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.

Read the Kirkus Review HERE
Read the review HERE