Monday, July 20, 2009

The Missing Ink by Karen Olson

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The Painted Lady, a tattoo shop in contemporary Las Vegas, and its owner, artist turned tattooist Brett Kavanaugh, are central to this pleasantly jargon-free themed mystery from Olson (the Annie Seymour mysteries). When a woman requests a devotion tattoo from Brett and then vanishes, her disappearance is quickly linked to a series of murders involving tattooing equipment and rival shop Murder Ink. Brett's police detective brother, Tim, requests her expertise, and a murder at an engagingly excessive fictional hotel leads to Brett meeting its mysteriously handsome manager, Simon Chase, providing a solid base for further sleuthing and romance. Readers need not be conversant with street flash or other industry terms to enjoy the setting and follow Brett down a trail of needles and gloves to the dramatic finale (from Amazon)


Park Avenue Princess said...

I really can't wait to read this one! I've been seeing it around quite a bit lately!

xoxo Amy (Park-Avenue Princess)

Kelly @ The Novel Bookworm said...

I haven't had the chance to get to this one yet, it sure looks good! I'm looking forward to your review of it!