Murder in the Art Gallery (Pet Portraits Mystery #1)
Georgie Kaye lives every day as if it were a gift, because to her it is. She beat cancer, against all predictions, and is following her life’s dream to draw portraits of the fur babies of the world. When Georgie and her twin sister Aleta arrive at an art gallery that wants to show Georgie’s work, they schmooze with donors, charm the artists, and overindulge at the sweets table. Everything is working perfectly in their favor, until an owner of the gallery is killed. Georgie must help solve the mystery before the opportunity to have her first art show disappears. Working with Aleta and her detective ex-husband Stan, Georgie sleuths her way to the answers, running into unexpected twists along the way. This is Book 1 in a brand new series, Pet Portraits Cozy Mysteries, and includes recipes!

Murder in the Art Gallery (Pet Portraits Mystery #1) Details

TitleMurder in the Art Gallery (Pet Portraits Mystery #1)
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ReleaseOct 11th, 2017
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GenreMystery, Cozy Mystery

Murder in the Art Gallery (Pet Portraits Mystery #1) Review

  • Kathleen
    January 1, 1970
    “Murder in the Art Gallery” earns 5/5 Dynamic Duo Siblings…Fun!Sisters? That may scream sibling rivalry, but despite being opposites in personality and choices of automobiles, Georgia and her twin Aleta truly work well together especially when enjoying the ‘sweet table’ or when the first body shows up. Sandi Scott has penned a great new series about a pair of sixty-somethings: Georgia Kaye, cancer survivor and budding artist, and Aleta Kaye, detail-oriented retired accountant and along for Georg “Murder in the Art Gallery” earns 5/5 Dynamic Duo Siblings…Fun!Sisters? That may scream sibling rivalry, but despite being opposites in personality and choices of automobiles, Georgia and her twin Aleta truly work well together especially when enjoying the ‘sweet table’ or when the first body shows up. Sandi Scott has penned a great new series about a pair of sixty-somethings: Georgia Kaye, cancer survivor and budding artist, and Aleta Kaye, detail-oriented retired accountant and along for Georgia’s ride. The story starts with fun banter between the sisters, which weaves through the story, as they arrive at an art gallery evening to connect with gallery owner, Nate Stephenson. He has shown interest in Georgia’s work and in giving her an exhibition. She creates pet portraits (a delightful theme), and when Nate suggests a meeting the next day to go over details for a show, Georgia is all excited and Aleta wants specifics. The two greatly enjoyed the evening’s festivities eating and pocketing marvelous mini desserts, overhearing odd conversations, and meeting partners, angry collectors, and a disgruntled artist. Georgia and Aleta hear complaints about an art critic, learn details about the questionable finances of a collector, see the recluse who lives upstairs make an appearance, and witness a shunned artist’s drunken threats to burn everything to the ground. Is any of that motive? Sure, it is, now…Instead of the meeting Georgia was looking forward to, they are met with an unlocked door, silence, and a dead body. Together with Georgia’s ex-husband/detective, they run around Chicago’s art world to find a killer.I love this “dynamic duo”! Being a sixty-something myself, it is nice to see women of maturity in lead roles, and desserts for breakfast? Hell, yeah! Who wouldn’t do that? The story was clever and engaging, a short 150 pages, but not short on humor, twists and turns, and a “Wow!” ending that put the girls in jeopardy. The characters, especially Georgia and Aleta, are well-developed, some quirky, and offer something with which for every age can identify. It is the epitome of a ‘cozy mystery’ putting murder on the periphery and focusing more on developing characters, delightful interactions, and exciting predicaments. I enjoyed the dynamic between Georgia and her ex-husband…rekindling? I highly recommend this story, and hope for more books in the future. "Disclosure: A review copy of this book was sent to me by the author. However, all of the above opinions are my own.”
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  • Merry Chapman
    January 1, 1970
    A Laugh out loud cozy mystery with incredibly likable heroines who just happen to be twin sisters in their 60sOne sister, Georgie wants to show her animal paintings at this famous gallery so she and her twin Aleta get into (quietly crash) another artist's showing and meet the gallery co-owner, Nate who sets up an appointment with her to see if he wants to show her paintings. While at the showing, the sisters witness an awful screaming and threatening match between another artist whose work the g A Laugh out loud cozy mystery with incredibly likable heroines who just happen to be twin sisters in their 60sOne sister, Georgie wants to show her animal paintings at this famous gallery so she and her twin Aleta get into (quietly crash) another artist's showing and meet the gallery co-owner, Nate who sets up an appointment with her to see if he wants to show her paintings. While at the showing, the sisters witness an awful screaming and threatening match between another artist whose work the gallery owner won't show and the gallery owner. The drunk artist yells he will burn down the gallery before he gets taken out. The sisters are very attached to each other but their demeaner is so opposite. The artist sister is flighty and very outgoing ready to dress crazily and take risks while her twin is a retired CPA and much more reserved, but goes along with her sister even to just keep her sister from doing anything too crazy! They come back the next day for the meeting with Nate, the co-owner only to find the door open and Jamal the other co-owner dead on the floor. The detective who is assigned to investigate the death is Stan, Georgie's ex-husband. Georgie is told to stay out of it, but she wants the gallery showing and feels that the only way that will happen is to find out who killed Jamal. And so goes the story....With lots of laughs, crazy antics and the meeting of a new man who seems to take to Georgie. I Loved this book and can't wait to read what Sandi Scott has in store for us next in Book 2! I received and ARC but the opinions expressed here are strictly my own!
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  • Tam
    January 1, 1970
    Fantastic start to a new series! I LOVED that the sleuths were more "mature" ladies. This was a quick, very enjoyable read full of mystery, suspense, humor and hijinks. The story held my attention from the first page to the last. I am very much looking forward to the next in this series!*I received a complimentary ARC of this story in order to read and provide a voluntary, unbiased and honest review, should I choose to do so.
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  • Jessica Wilhoite
    January 1, 1970
    This book was a great first in a new cozy series. I really enjoyed the characters and I love the idea of pet portraits. I found it to be a very unique concept. I'm excited to continue this series and see what happens to Georgie and Aleta in book #2!I voluntarily reviewed this book as it was sent to me by the author.
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  • Seraphia
    January 1, 1970
    Murder in the Art Gallery by Sandi Scott is the first book in her a Pet Portrait Cozy Mystery series. In this book we are introduced to two twin sisters in their mid-60s, Georgie and Aleta Kaye. At the beginning of the story they are heading to the Occhipinti Art Gallery for its first international artist and to meet with the owner. Georgie is also looking forward to the opportunity to potentially having her own art work put on display at the art gallery. While at the event the sisters get more Murder in the Art Gallery by Sandi Scott is the first book in her a Pet Portrait Cozy Mystery series. In this book we are introduced to two twin sisters in their mid-60s, Georgie and Aleta Kaye. At the beginning of the story they are heading to the Occhipinti Art Gallery for its first international artist and to meet with the owner. Georgie is also looking forward to the opportunity to potentially having her own art work put on display at the art gallery. While at the event the sisters get more than they bargain for in entertainment when a struggling artist comes in and makes a scene. On his way of being escorted out by security he makes a threat to burn down the gallery. When a dead body turns up the next morning the question of who committed the crime and why shoot to the top of everyone’s minds. Murder in the Art Gallery is a fun cozy mystery that has some fun twists and more than a couple surprises. Georgie and Aleta are a dynamic duo who you can tell are close and have a good relationship. With Georgie battling and beating cancer their relationship is stronger than ever. Georgie’s ex-husband, Stan, is a detective with the police department. He’s also trying to work his way back into Georgie’s heart after burning out the wanderlust that caused him to leave in the first place. While the list of suspects in the murder isn’t long, putting the pieces together won’t be a total piece of cake. I have to say, I very much enjoyed the characters in this story. I like a story that keeps me wondering who is guilty of the crime for over half the story, and the author does exactly that. I love the challenge of figuring out who did it before the truth is revealed, and I’m happy to say I did exactly that. I like that the author gives us an engaging description of Georgie’s talents as an artist, and so much more concerning herself as a character. Both she and her sister have such sweet and unique pets, and I love the dynamics between the animals as well. This book is very well written and enjoyable. For those who are fans of cozy mystery novels, then I think that this will be a book that they want to add to their collection. I like that Stan and Georgie have such an amicable relationship. It’s so refreshing to see that in a story. I am rating this book 5 out of 5 stars. The story is light, fun and an easy read. I look forward to reading more stories from this author in the near future.
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  • Helen Drake
    January 1, 1970
    I received an advanced copy of this book from the author for an honest Review.I love this new series! The twin sisters are in their mid 60’s and are delightful. They are so very different but the combination of both of their personalities works well when trying to solve a murder. Georgie is a flamboyant artist who does drawings of animals and drives an old orange VW Bug named Pablo which has squeaky doors. Aleta is a semi-retired accountant who drives a Mercedes. Their fashion styles also reflec I received an advanced copy of this book from the author for an honest Review.I love this new series! The twin sisters are in their mid 60’s and are delightful. They are so very different but the combination of both of their personalities works well when trying to solve a murder. Georgie is a flamboyant artist who does drawings of animals and drives an old orange VW Bug named Pablo which has squeaky doors. Aleta is a semi-retired accountant who drives a Mercedes. Their fashion styles also reflects their occupations. They are natives of Chicago, the setting of the story.Georgie is divorced from Stan, a police detective who had a midlife crisis and went out west to prospect for gold. When that didn’t work out for him, he returned to Chicago and his job with the Chicago police. He is now trying to get back with Georgie.Aleta is a widow with a daughter who now runs her mother’s accounting firm, but has her Aunt Georgie’s fashion sense. She also assists in the investigation.Aleta and Georgie go to a prestigious art gallery for an opening because the gallery owner tells Georgie he is thinking of giving her her own art exhibit for her animal drawings. Some of their actions at this opening are hilarious if a little cliched. Of course there is a lot of drama at the opening and the owner suggests that she return the next day to discuss her exhibit.When the sisters return the following day, they find the gallery owner’s business partner murdered. When they dial 911 for the police, Georgie’s ex gets the call.There are plenty of suspects: the inebriated artist who threatened the owner and everyone at the opening, the art critic who panned every art exhibition at the gallery, the broke socialite who couldn’t pay her gallery bills and lost her status with other galleries as well, or someone else. The gallery is closed until the murder is solved, so Georgie will not get her own exhibit until then. This means Georgie and Aleta have to solve the murder as fast as possible. The sisters combine their talents to investigate the suspects. Some of Georgie’s antics in her investigation are hilarious.My only issue with the book is that it ended too abruptly for me. I wanted more! I highly recommend this book and I’m certainly ready for next book in this series!
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  • Kim
    January 1, 1970
    Murder in the Art Gallery: Pet Portraits Cozy Mysteries #1 by Sandi ScottGeorgie Kaye and her twin sister Aleta are attending an event at the art gallery so Georgie can talk to the owner about a showing for her pet portraits. While attending the event they meet the owners, art collectors, and other artists. They also witness an interesting scene when a drunk disgruntled artist shows up to tell the owners how he feels about them not showing his work. The next morning when the sisters arrive at th Murder in the Art Gallery: Pet Portraits Cozy Mysteries #1 by Sandi ScottGeorgie Kaye and her twin sister Aleta are attending an event at the art gallery so Georgie can talk to the owner about a showing for her pet portraits. While attending the event they meet the owners, art collectors, and other artists. They also witness an interesting scene when a drunk disgruntled artist shows up to tell the owners how he feels about them not showing his work. The next morning when the sisters arrive at the gallery for Georgie’s meeting about her art exhibit they find the dead body of one of the gallery owners. What does this mean for the future of the gallery? For Georgie’s exhibit? Did they meet the killer the night before? Can Georgie help solve the murder without getting herself hurt?I really enjoyed this book. Twin sisters Georgie and Aleta are complete opposites in personality which helps to bring a realistic sibling relationship to life. The sisters clearly love one another and will do anything for the other however they cannot resist teasing each other when the opportunity presents itself. I can relate to how Aleta worries about how the discovery of a murder victim will affect Georgie’s health. Georgie is a cancer survivor; my mother is a survivor as well and I worry about how things will affect her health. Despite Aleta’s fears Georgie is exactly that a survivor and determined to live her life to the fullest and be herself no matter what others think; I love this about Georgie. Being a pet lover I really liked seeing that Georgie and Aleta both have pets they love like family. This is a great start to a new series. Author Sandi Scott is great at adding in a few red herrings throughout the story to keep you questioning who the murderer is until the moment she wants to unveil the culprit. This is a well-written, fun, fast-paced story with interesting characters. True to the cozy genre there is no graphic sex, language, or violence in the story. I recommend this book to anyone looking for a fun new cozy series. I am looking forward to the next book in the series. **I was provided with an ARC of this book with the hopes I would review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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  • Karen Siddall
    January 1, 1970
    Oh, I am so going to like this series if this first novella, Murder in the Art Gallery, is any indication of what’s to come!Set in Chicago, the story revolves around the 66-year-old twin sisters, Georgie and Aleta Kaye. Georgie, the older, more outgoing, and artistic of the two, has dragged a reluctant (but supportive) Aleta to the opening of a new exhibit of the hot, new Occhipinti Art Gallery. She is actually there to meet the gallery owner, Nate Stephenson, and discuss his interest in exhibit Oh, I am so going to like this series if this first novella, Murder in the Art Gallery, is any indication of what’s to come!Set in Chicago, the story revolves around the 66-year-old twin sisters, Georgie and Aleta Kaye. Georgie, the older, more outgoing, and artistic of the two, has dragged a reluctant (but supportive) Aleta to the opening of a new exhibit of the hot, new Occhipinti Art Gallery. She is actually there to meet the gallery owner, Nate Stephenson, and discuss his interest in exhibiting her pet portrait artwork that he had admired in the neighborhood Earwax Coffeehouse. In addition to scoring some awesome noms at the exhibit, the sisters are front row & center when another local artist crashes the reception and loudly threatens to burn down the gallery and murder the owner’s financial partner, Jamal Landry.The next day when the sisters return to the gallery to follow up with Nate regarding the details for Georgie’s proposed exhibit, they discover the Jamal’s dead body sprawled in one of the galleries. I really enjoyed the sisters, their family and friends. The Chicago setting is presented and used so well I was ready to plan a vacation to go see the sights. I particularly enjoyed the back and forth between the sisters and between Georgie and her ex-husband, Police Detective Stan Toon. I was hoping for their collaboration and reconciliation from their first scene together.I’m definitely looking forward to more titles in this series with more dogs, too. I can recommend this book to mystery readers that enjoy their mysteries on the cozy side and are looking for sleuths on the far side of 40.
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  • Tammy
    January 1, 1970
    This book was a quick read. The characters were unique. I liked the banter between the old gals. You could tell they had been fully developed by the way they talked to people. There’s were not cookie cutter characters. I do wish Georgie would have flirted a bit more. She seems like the type who would. They were acting like you expect an amateur sleuth would, flying by the seat of their pants, doing foolish things, thinking outside the box.There was quite a bit of rehashing when Georgie would bri This book was a quick read. The characters were unique. I liked the banter between the old gals. You could tell they had been fully developed by the way they talked to people. There’s were not cookie cutter characters. I do wish Georgie would have flirted a bit more. She seems like the type who would. They were acting like you expect an amateur sleuth would, flying by the seat of their pants, doing foolish things, thinking outside the box.There was quite a bit of rehashing when Georgie would bring Aleta up to speed. That is tricky how to do that. I would have liked to see Aleta more involved. Would have given more banter, like in some of the 80s detective shows. I felt like Nate was a bit cold and boring. Which made for a good contrast, but maybe take it up a notch, a bit more exaggerated, to show that’s the way he was, not that it looked like he wasn’t developed enough, if that’s the case?I liked the way the ex was treated in the story. It goes to show some people can part ways and still remain decent about it.The scenery was very well written. Very good descriptions, you could get the feel of what the place was like without it being boring.I would be willing to read a sequel, and give it another shot, see if the characters grow.I was given this book in advance for an honest review.
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  • Trish Elliott
    January 1, 1970
    This is a great cozy mystery! The main characters in the book are twin sisters,in their mid 60's, Georgie and Aleta and they had me laughing out loud, they are a hoot! As twins are the same...they are just the opposite and Sandi Scott adds a bit of a romantic tension between Georgie and her ex husband, Stan, who just happens to be a detective that gets involved in their case!Georgie is a artist who does drawings of animals and Aleta is a semi-retired accoutant, with a daughter her runs her mothe This is a great cozy mystery! The main characters in the book are twin sisters,in their mid 60's, Georgie and Aleta and they had me laughing out loud, they are a hoot! As twins are the same...they are just the opposite and Sandi Scott adds a bit of a romantic tension between Georgie and her ex husband, Stan, who just happens to be a detective that gets involved in their case!Georgie is a artist who does drawings of animals and Aleta is a semi-retired accoutant, with a daughter her runs her mother's accounting firm. The author describes the daughter, with the same fashion sense as her , Aunt Georgie, which is hilarious. I guarantee you will be laughing out load and will keep the pages turning to find out the different suspects,which there are plenty of who dun it's!Georgie's antics in her investigation are hilarious! You want to keep reading, so you can read more adventures of these ladies! You can just see that in the future series they will get into and out of a lot of funny situations! I can't wait for another book in the Pet Portraits Mystery in the future!I received this as an ARC from the author,for an honest review and I know you will enjoy this delightful cozy mystery!
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  • Nancy Silk
    January 1, 1970
    "A Great Amateur Crime Hunt By Two Old Sisters"This is definitely a fun, entertaining story of two 66-year old sisters (one divorced, the other widow), Georgie and Aleta Kay. They are twins and attending an art display at the Occhipinti Art Gallery in the Wicker Park area of Chicago. Georgie is an artist hoping to have her work on the walls of the art gallery. She talked to the manager, Nate Stephensen, and he asks her to drop by the next morning to review her wonderful pet portraits. One man al "A Great Amateur Crime Hunt By Two Old Sisters"This is definitely a fun, entertaining story of two 66-year old sisters (one divorced, the other widow), Georgie and Aleta Kay. They are twins and attending an art display at the Occhipinti Art Gallery in the Wicker Park area of Chicago. Georgie is an artist hoping to have her work on the walls of the art gallery. She talked to the manager, Nate Stephensen, and he asks her to drop by the next morning to review her wonderful pet portraits. One man also attending the gathering is Roman Wells who is drunk and falls on the floor before security removes him. He then threatens to burn down the gallery. The next morning as Georgie and Aleta arrive at the gallery for their appointment, the front doors are unlocked. They walk in and discover the body of Jamal, a co-owner of the gallery. Investigator Stan Toon (Georgie's ex-husband) is assigned to the case. He asks Georgie to let the police work the case, but if you know Georgie, she and Aleta are going to hit the trail first. Georgie believes the first suspect to visit is Ronan Wells and goes directly to his apartment. This story is well written and captivating. I loved it and can't wait to read the rest of the books forthcoming in this series.
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  • John Presler
    January 1, 1970
    Georgie Kaye paints pet portraits and is hoping to get a showing at the Occhipinti Art Gallery. The Gallery is owned and operated by Nate Stephenson, with financial support from his friend, Jamal Landry. At an art showing where Georgie hopes to talk with Nate about her own show, the evening is disrupted by Ronan Wells, an artist who is very drunk and insulting. Following the disturbance, Georgie makes an appointment with Nate to meet next morning to discuss arrangements to show her art.When Geor Georgie Kaye paints pet portraits and is hoping to get a showing at the Occhipinti Art Gallery. The Gallery is owned and operated by Nate Stephenson, with financial support from his friend, Jamal Landry. At an art showing where Georgie hopes to talk with Nate about her own show, the evening is disrupted by Ronan Wells, an artist who is very drunk and insulting. Following the disturbance, Georgie makes an appointment with Nate to meet next morning to discuss arrangements to show her art.When Georgie and her twin sister, Aleta, arrive at the gallery the next morning, they find that Jamal has been murdered. The detective assigned to the case turns out to be Stan Toon, Georgie's ex-husband. Hoping to keep her art showing from being cancelled, Georgie and Aleta start their own investigation.Who killed Jamal and why? Will Georgie's art showing be cancelled? Can Georgie, Aleta, and Stan solve the unmask the culprit?As the first book in a new series, Sandi Scott does an excellent job of introducing her characters and giving then unique personalities. The situations are very real and the story has a nice steady pace to it.
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  • Nadine
    January 1, 1970
    It was everything I want in a cozy!Georgie and Aleta are twins, 66 years old. When they find one of the owners of the gallery (where Georgie is promised a showing of her pet portraits) dead, they start investigating themselves. Because Georgie doesn’t want her showing cancelled and she doesn’t want to wait for her ex-husband slash police detective Stan to solve the case; he is good but slow. But he can’t know about it, so they have to do it secretly! Of course, there is quite a bit of sisterly b It was everything I want in a cozy!Georgie and Aleta are twins, 66 years old. When they find one of the owners of the gallery (where Georgie is promised a showing of her pet portraits) dead, they start investigating themselves. Because Georgie doesn’t want her showing cancelled and she doesn’t want to wait for her ex-husband slash police detective Stan to solve the case; he is good but slow. But he can’t know about it, so they have to do it secretly! Of course, there is quite a bit of sisterly bickering, lovingly so it’s funny. And they are so attuned to one another! But as in synch as they are, they are also very different. Georgie is eccentric, a bit devious at times, and artistic. Aleta is artistically impaired, but she has a good head for business. How they’re not super super fat is anyone’s guess, with the amount of cake and desserts they eat! I LOVED it, it was everything I want in a cozy! So much fun!!! I would LOVE to see this series continued. I received a complimentary copy of this book and voluntarily posted an honest review.
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  • Molly
    January 1, 1970
    66 year old twins Georgie and Aleta are funny super sleuths, complete with funny, drooling pug, and bossy cat. Together they face the challenges of friendship, loss of husband to death or divorce, and life moving on. Murder an other mayhem thrown in as well to keep thing even more exciting. The murder of a gallery owner, though intriguing, is not nearly as appealing as the connection between these hilarious twins. To die for!They conquered puberty, marriage, childbirth, teenagers of their own, a 66 year old twins Georgie and Aleta are funny super sleuths, complete with funny, drooling pug, and bossy cat. Together they face the challenges of friendship, loss of husband to death or divorce, and life moving on. Murder an other mayhem thrown in as well to keep thing even more exciting. The murder of a gallery owner, though intriguing, is not nearly as appealing as the connection between these hilarious twins. To die for!They conquered puberty, marriage, childbirth, teenagers of their own, and Cancer. A little murder barely slows them down, but does make for an interesting day or two for them. An there's even a hint or two of romance.It's always more fun to laugh at someone else's sister stuff. I was honored to read an advanced copy of this book.Looking forward to buying one for my own sister!If you like a humorous read, and love your siblings even more with a bit of levity, this could be a great read for you.
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  • Bev
    January 1, 1970
    I enjoyed this story very much! Georgie and her twin sister Aleta Kaye attend an art gallery opening. Georgie would like to have her "pet portraits" be shown here, and Nate Stephenson has given her an appointment the next day to discuss it. The next morning, the twins go to the art gallery per their appointment time, and find Jamal Landry's dead body. Jamal is Nate's business partner in the gallery. Georgie's ex-husband Stan Toon, is the detective in this case. Their story is a must read in this I enjoyed this story very much! Georgie and her twin sister Aleta Kaye attend an art gallery opening. Georgie would like to have her "pet portraits" be shown here, and Nate Stephenson has given her an appointment the next day to discuss it. The next morning, the twins go to the art gallery per their appointment time, and find Jamal Landry's dead body. Jamal is Nate's business partner in the gallery. Georgie's ex-husband Stan Toon, is the detective in this case. Their story is a must read in this book! The girls go off investigating the murder and of course all kinds of folly type things happen. Will they figure out who killed Jamal before Georgie's ex-husband does? Can Georgie ever get her portraits shown to other people to become a 'real artist'? You will need to read this light ventured story to find out. I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book.
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  • Kathleen
    January 1, 1970
    I received this book as an ARC and will not show up as a verified purchase. These opinions are my own and unsolicited.This is the first book in the Cozy Mystery series by Sandi Scott. The story centers on sixty-six year old twin sisters who live relatively close to one another and have a strong family relationship. Georgie is an artist that draws particularly realistic pet portraits and Aleta is a retired financial wizard, who has passed the rains onto her daughter.The two sisters attend an art I received this book as an ARC and will not show up as a verified purchase. These opinions are my own and unsolicited.This is the first book in the Cozy Mystery series by Sandi Scott. The story centers on sixty-six year old twin sisters who live relatively close to one another and have a strong family relationship. Georgie is an artist that draws particularly realistic pet portraits and Aleta is a retired financial wizard, who has passed the rains onto her daughter.The two sisters attend an art showing and the next day one of the owners is found dead in the gallery. I found the characters strong and independent. I enjoyed the relationship between Georgie and Stan , her ex. I knew who did it roughly after I learned of the murder but the book is entertaining and a quick read.For an entertaining and enjoyable read, pick up this book.
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  • Samantha
    January 1, 1970
    Murder at the Art Gallery is a story of twin sisters, Georgie and Aleta Kaye, who attend an art exhibition opening party and later discover the gallery owner dead. Since Georgie, an artist who is talented at painting pet portraits, wants her paintings to be featured in the gallery, she feels the need to help the police figure out who killed the owner so she can get her show. Solving the crime becomes a little complicated when the detective in charge of the case happens to be Georgie's ex-husband Murder at the Art Gallery is a story of twin sisters, Georgie and Aleta Kaye, who attend an art exhibition opening party and later discover the gallery owner dead. Since Georgie, an artist who is talented at painting pet portraits, wants her paintings to be featured in the gallery, she feels the need to help the police figure out who killed the owner so she can get her show. Solving the crime becomes a little complicated when the detective in charge of the case happens to be Georgie's ex-husband Stan.Sandi Scott has done a great job creating characters that pull you into the story; people you feel are friends, as well as building a plot that keeps you guessing until the end. I thoroughly enjoyed Murder at the Art Gallery and can't wait for the next in the series.
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  • Carol
    January 1, 1970
    A pair of twins who are as different as chalk is from cheese, but both as feisty and fun-loving as you can get. Georgie, the artist has a potential showing at the well known Occhipinti Art Gallery, when disaster strikes and one of the owners is found dead. On the plus side, the detective in charge of the case is Stan, Georgie's ex-husband who is meticulous and careful and there is little chance of the killer not getting caught....eventually. On the minus side..... the eventually, by which time G A pair of twins who are as different as chalk is from cheese, but both as feisty and fun-loving as you can get. Georgie, the artist has a potential showing at the well known Occhipinti Art Gallery, when disaster strikes and one of the owners is found dead. On the plus side, the detective in charge of the case is Stan, Georgie's ex-husband who is meticulous and careful and there is little chance of the killer not getting caught....eventually. On the minus side..... the eventually, by which time Georgie's pet portraits may well be shown post humously! So it makes sense for the twins to try to solve the case sooner rather than later.Nice read, a good start to a new series. I received an ARC for an honest review
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  • Linda
    January 1, 1970
    The Kaye twins (Georgie and Aleta) live next door to each other and depend upon one another for companionship and support. Georgie is an artist and wants to have a show at the Occhipinti Art Gallery. The twins go to a show there so that Georgie can talk to Nate Stephenson. However after a drunk makes a scene they decide to go home and talk to him the next day. That's where murder enters the story and Georgie's ex-husband is the police detective assigned to the case.There are more twist and turns The Kaye twins (Georgie and Aleta) live next door to each other and depend upon one another for companionship and support. Georgie is an artist and wants to have a show at the Occhipinti Art Gallery. The twins go to a show there so that Georgie can talk to Nate Stephenson. However after a drunk makes a scene they decide to go home and talk to him the next day. That's where murder enters the story and Georgie's ex-husband is the police detective assigned to the case.There are more twist and turns to the plot of this fun story than a road in the mountains. I very much enjoyed this book.I received an ARC copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Amy
    January 1, 1970
    Twin sisters Aleta and Georgie Kaye attend an art gallery event. The next day a body is discovered in the art gallery by the sisters, and it just happens to be one of the gallery owners. Now what happens to the art gallery? Will Georgie still be able to have an exhibit to show her work? Can Georgie help solve the murder, even though her ex husband is a detective on the case?Twin sisters with so very different personalities. Love Georgie’s quirky personality. Great start to this new series. Well Twin sisters Aleta and Georgie Kaye attend an art gallery event. The next day a body is discovered in the art gallery by the sisters, and it just happens to be one of the gallery owners. Now what happens to the art gallery? Will Georgie still be able to have an exhibit to show her work? Can Georgie help solve the murder, even though her ex husband is a detective on the case?Twin sisters with so very different personalities. Love Georgie’s quirky personality. Great start to this new series. Well written, fast paced fun story that will keep you guessing. I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Reader Copy of this book.
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  • Thomas
    January 1, 1970
    Georgie and Aleta, her 60 yr. old twin go to an art show where Georgie has been invited to show off her own pictures by one of the owners of the gallery. When Georgie and her sister show up the next morning to talk about a possible show, they find one of the Owners has been killed. The ladies decide they will investigate the murder themselves in order to keep the gallery from closing so her work can be shown. How much danger and trouble will these ladies find themselves in.Sandi Scott wrote a fu Georgie and Aleta, her 60 yr. old twin go to an art show where Georgie has been invited to show off her own pictures by one of the owners of the gallery. When Georgie and her sister show up the next morning to talk about a possible show, they find one of the Owners has been killed. The ladies decide they will investigate the murder themselves in order to keep the gallery from closing so her work can be shown. How much danger and trouble will these ladies find themselves in.Sandi Scott wrote a fun mystery that has well developed characters and a solid story line, along with some humorous situations. She is also the author of the Seagrass Sweets Cozy Mysteries, which I enjoy quite a bit.
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  • Lisa Hudson
    January 1, 1970
    CLEVER!Georgie Kaye lives life to the fullest. As a cancer survivor, she believes in seizing the day and making the most of every moment. Georgia savors French pastries & coffee, painting pet portraits, spending time with her family – especially her twin sister Aleta - and solving crimes. This is a clever mystery that is both entertaining and enjoyable! Great characters, intriguing murder mystery and enough suspects that will keep you guessing to the end. A true delight! I was provided an AR CLEVER!Georgie Kaye lives life to the fullest. As a cancer survivor, she believes in seizing the day and making the most of every moment. Georgia savors French pastries & coffee, painting pet portraits, spending time with her family – especially her twin sister Aleta - and solving crimes. This is a clever mystery that is both entertaining and enjoyable! Great characters, intriguing murder mystery and enough suspects that will keep you guessing to the end. A true delight! I was provided an ARC by the author but I have already preordered a copy of this book. The opinions expressed here are completely my own and without influence.
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  • Nancy Baker
    January 1, 1970
    Trying to solve a mystery can get sticky but especially when the detective on the case is your ex-husband. But Georgie Kaye feels obligated to get involved since she and her twin sister Aleta found the body in an art gallery. Also, she needs the case solved so that she has a chance at booking a show in that gallery.I enjoyed the mystery but I enjoyed the character of Georgie even more. She is a quirky, fun character that does not let the fact that she is 66 years old alter her opportunities in l Trying to solve a mystery can get sticky but especially when the detective on the case is your ex-husband. But Georgie Kaye feels obligated to get involved since she and her twin sister Aleta found the body in an art gallery. Also, she needs the case solved so that she has a chance at booking a show in that gallery.I enjoyed the mystery but I enjoyed the character of Georgie even more. She is a quirky, fun character that does not let the fact that she is 66 years old alter her opportunities in life. This fun, easy to read story is book 1 in A Pet Portraits Cozy Mystery series.
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  • Marci
    January 1, 1970
    Georgie and Aleta are inquisitive older sisters who like spending time together and solving crimes. I loved this book and you will too if you're looking for an easy, fun, noncomplex read. The character's backgrounds come through naturally, not forced upon the reader. No extra characters or story lines thrown in to complicate the story. Just relax and read.I received an ARC in exchange for my honest review. This is my personal opinion and the 5 stars are based on the genre. If you're looking for Georgie and Aleta are inquisitive older sisters who like spending time together and solving crimes. I loved this book and you will too if you're looking for an easy, fun, noncomplex read. The character's backgrounds come through naturally, not forced upon the reader. No extra characters or story lines thrown in to complicate the story. Just relax and read.I received an ARC in exchange for my honest review. This is my personal opinion and the 5 stars are based on the genre. If you're looking for something with a gritty or gruesome murder, you will not find that in this book.
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  • Kim
    January 1, 1970
    This is a really good read.Witty, and some laugh-out-loud moments!!Set in Chicago, local artist Georgie goes to a Gallery to meet one of the owners about possibly showing her work. Instead of a meeting about her art, she finds him dead.To complicate things, her ex-husband, Stan, is the detective assigned to the case. Georgie, and her twin sister, Aleta do a little snooping into the case while trying not to get caught by Stan.I really enjoyed that Georgie and her sister were in their mid-60's. It This is a really good read.Witty, and some laugh-out-loud moments!!Set in Chicago, local artist Georgie goes to a Gallery to meet one of the owners about possibly showing her work. Instead of a meeting about her art, she finds him dead.To complicate things, her ex-husband, Stan, is the detective assigned to the case. Georgie, and her twin sister, Aleta do a little snooping into the case while trying not to get caught by Stan.I really enjoyed that Georgie and her sister were in their mid-60's. It shows that you can still have fun, and have a meaningful life after 30 or 40.
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  • Sandra
    January 1, 1970
    Next door neighbors, best friends, and twin sisters, the Kate women do everything together. That includes finding bodies and solving murders. Non-conformist Georgie has a chance to show her pet portraits in a local gallery so she drags her sister Aleta to a showing at the possible venue. In the morning, after a night of devouring sugar enriched goodies amongst expensive artwork, two ladies show up for an interview and find a body. The dead man is one of the two owners of the gallery. The lead de Next door neighbors, best friends, and twin sisters, the Kate women do everything together. That includes finding bodies and solving murders. Non-conformist Georgie has a chance to show her pet portraits in a local gallery so she drags her sister Aleta to a showing at the possible venue. In the morning, after a night of devouring sugar enriched goodies amongst expensive artwork, two ladies show up for an interview and find a body. The dead man is one of the two owners of the gallery. The lead detective Stan Toon, Georgie's' ex-husband, closes the gallery until further notice forcing the sisters to investigate the murder. Georgie wants her showing. Breaking and entering, pilfering evidence, irritating both witnesses and the lead detective, the twins will do anything to get answers. This fast paced story is entertaining, laughter provoking, and filled with colorful characters. Especially the two lead ladies. I can't wait for the next installment.
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  • Kelly
    January 1, 1970
    Georgie and Aleta, are 60 year old twins. After Georgie has been invited by the owner of a gallery to show her pictures, the twins go to the art show. The next moring, the twins go to talk to the owners of the gallery about a potential show. However, they find that one of the owners of the gallery has been killed. The twins decide to investigate the murder. This is a well written and enjoyable mystery!
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  • Suzan
    January 1, 1970
    I was gifted this lovely book with the understanding that I would leave an honest review. I enjoyed this cozy mystery and look forward to reading more in this fun series. Georgie and her twin sister Aleta are a hoot and I can see that in future books they will get into and out of much fun. I also liked the playful romantic tension between Georgie and her ex Stan who just happens to be a detective so fun. Okay add a cute dog and you have me. I look forward to more in this series.
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  • Mary Cadahia
    January 1, 1970
    Do yourself a favor and get this book. Great read. the two sisters interaction is flawlessly believable and they make a great team. they have just enough similarities much as love of sweets and mysteries and subtle differences such as one has a dog name Bohdi and the other a cat and their banter just makes it seem like you are reading about friends not a storyline. Get this book. highly entertaining and you will be shock to realize that you have already got to the last page. sequel now
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  • Lisa Denn
    January 1, 1970
    Author Sandi Scott's Murder At The Gallery pairs middle age twins Georgir and Aleta to discover who is the mastermind behind the murder following the latest art exhibit on display at the local gallery. Toss in an ex-husband on the local police force, more than a few likely suspects and lots of harmless, sibling rivalry and you get a fun, quick read you'll sure to enjoy. I know I sure did! Highly recommend.
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