Ink Flamingos by Karen E. Olson
Date Read: October 2012
Genre: Cozy Mystery, Mystery
Dee Carmichael, lead singer of the pop sensation The Flamingoes, has been one of Brett Kavanaugh's most dedicated customers at her tattoo shop. When Dee is discovered dead surrounded by ink pots and needles, Brett is branded a suspect.
It seems that someone is impersonating Brett. And if she doesn't act fast, the killer is sure to put the dye in dying once again...
Series: Tattoo Shop Mystery #4
Read for Fun!
Overall Rating 4.25
Story Rating 4.00
Character Rating 4.50
Fall Funk Reviews (Quick and Dirty because I am in a Review Writing Funk)
First Thought When Finished: Ink Flamingos is a twisty, turny page turner that kept me on my toes!
What I Thought of the Case: Ink Flamingos was a great stalker case which is a little different for a cozy mystery because the leading character, Brett, was the one being stalked. I enjoyed the cat and mouse game the stalker had with Brett and Karen took some great twists/turns with the story.
What I Thought of the Characters: Brett is a fantastic leading character for a cozy mystery series. Her brother is a cop so while she gets involved she does keep him in the loop. For some reason that makes it seem a little more plausible to me. I also really like Brett’s family, coworkers, and friends. Each character is really well written and fun to read!
Final Thought: The Tattoo Shop mysteries are fun, engaging, and addictive! Pick them up 🙂
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