Brett Kavanaugh is a tattoo artist and owner of an elite tattoo parlor in Las Vegas. When a girl makes an appointment for a tattoo of the name of her fiance embedded in a heart, Brett takes the job but the girl never shows. Read more...
Brett Kavanaugh is a tattoo artist and owner of an elite tattoo parlor in Las Vegas. When a girl makes an appointment for a tattoo of the name of her fiance embedded in a heart, Brett takes the job but the girl never shows. The next thing Brett knows, the police are looking for her client, and the name she wanted on the tattoo isn't her fiance's...
- ISBN-13: 9780451227461
- ISBN-10: 0451227468
- Publisher: Obsidian Mysteries
- Publish Date: July 2009
- Page Count: 306
- Reading Level: Ages 18-UP
- Dimensions: 6.76 x 4.26 x 0.89 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.33 pounds
Series: Tattoo Shop Mystery
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page 117.
- Review Date: 2009-04-27
- Reviewer: Staff
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. (July)