A Palette For Murder -- Now Available


The New Cozy Mystery From Vanessa A. Ryan

Lana Davis arrives in New Mexico from Los Angeles, planning to look up a former boyfriend and take in some sightseeing. But this all-expense-paid trip is not a vacation. She's here to find Antonio Chavez, last seen in Santa Fe. He's the missing beneficiary of a large life insurance policy her company issued. 

The heat is on because a disgruntled heir insists he should receive the proceeds instead. However bogus his claim is, the public relations nightmare he causes for her company is real. If Lana doesn't find Antonio, her job is on the line.

Lana's search for Antonio brings her into the inner circle of a powerful art gallery in Santa Fe, owned by the daughter of a wealthy family. Although Lana's knowledge of art is limited to the one art history class she took in college, she soon discovers, when art and greed collide, the result is deadly. But her knack for finding dead bodies makes the police nervous. And finding herself a target for murder is more than she signed up for.

Kirkus Review
"An insurance claims agent is drafted to play detective, first by her own company and later by the owner of a tony art gallery. . . good fun." 

Booklist Review
"As Lana uncovers infidelity, art forgery, and theft while she investigates the gallery's employees and customers, several people are murdered and she is attacked. Framed with details of the culture of Santa Fe and that city's art scene, this mystery will appeal to those who enjoyed The Blank Canvas by Glen Ebisch."

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Vanessa A. Ryan is the author of:
Horror At The Lake, A Vampire Tale mystery trilogy:
Book 1, The Legacy Of Fear -- order now 
Book 2, The Trail Of Terror -- order now
Book 3, The Blood Of Redemption -- order now

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