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Friday, January 27, 2017

Color Me Dead by Teresa Trent (Book Review)

In association with Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours, Jersey Girl Book Reviews is pleased to host the virtual book tour event for Color Me Dead by author Teresa Trent!

Book Review

Color Me Dead by Teresa Trent
Book 1: Henry Park Mystery Series 
Publisher: Independent Self Publishing
Publication Date: January 5, 2017
Format: eBook - 207 pages
               Kindle - 1171 KB
ISBN: 978-0984041770
Genre: Cozy Mystery

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* The Book is Free During The Tour! *

Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book from the author in exchange for my honest review and participation in a virtual book tour event hosted by Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours.

Book Description:

Artist Gabby Wolfe has the ability to see not only the beauty of the living, but the despair of the dead. When she returns to her childhood home in Henry Park Colorado, she is forced to bring along her younger brother Mitch. He is on a “break” from college where he was majoring in wine, women and song. If that isn’t enough they also have Mitch’s rambunctious beagle Luigi along who prefers to spend his days wallowing in junk food. When Gabby draws the death of a young woman before it happens, she knows she must tell someone and risk a new job and her professional credibility. Will she reveal her secret in time to save the woman in the water or will it be too late?

My Book Review:

In Color Me Dead, the first book in the Henry Park Mystery Series, author Teresa Trent weaves an intriguing cozy mystery tale that easily draws the reader into following illustrator Gabby Wolfe, as she uses her gift of precognition to solve the murder of local house cleaner Amelia Jones.

Gabby has been hired by children's author Clarence Bradford to create illustrations for his Adventure Kids children's books. Gabby and younger brother Mitch leave Denver to return to their childhood home in Henry Park, Colorado, for the illustration project. Gabby was having visions of a young woman floating in water, and after arriving back in Henry Park, the amount of visions were increasing. When local house cleaner Amelia Jones disappears and is later found dead in Lake Henry, Gabby's brother Mitch becomes a suspect, and Gabby is determined to clear Mitch's name and find the real killer.

Rich in detail and vivid descriptions, the story takes place in the small mountain town of Henry Park, Colorado. This captivating and fast-paced whodunit tale has enough quirky characters, witty humor, drama, a growing list of suspects, and intriguing twists and turns that will keep you engaged and guessing. You can't help but get caught up in the drama and mystery that ensues as Gabby relies on her precognitive gift to solve the murder while trying not to be the next victim. Gabby's story unfolds with a wonderful balance of comedy, drama, suspense, and intriguing twists and turns that easily kept me guessing, and left me wanting more.

Color Me Dead is an entertaining cozy murder mystery that will engage you to join Gabby in solving an intriguing murder mystery.


About The Author

Teresa Trent lives in Houston, Texas and is an award-winning mystery writer. She writes the Pecan Bayou Mystery Series, is a regular contributor to the Happy Homicides Anthologies. Teresa is happy to add her Henry Park Mystery Series to her publishing credits with Color Me Dead, the first book in the series. Teresa has also won awards for her work in short stories where she loves to dabble in tales that are closer to the Twilight Zone than small town cozies. When Teresa isn’t writing, she is a full-time caregiver for her son and teaches preschoolers music part-time. Her favorite things include spending time with family and friends, waiting for brownies to come out of the oven, and of course, a good mystery.

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Virtual Book Tour

Tour Schedule:

January 23 – Valerie’s Musings – REVIEW

January 23 – Books,Dreams,Life – SPOTLIGHT

January 23 – StoreyBook Reviews – REVIEW

January 23 – Readeropolis – INTERVIEW

January 24 – 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, &, Sissy, Too! – SPOTLIGHT

January 24 – Books Direct – GUEST POST

January 24 – Community Bookstop – REVIEW

January 24 – Island Confidential – SPOTLIGHT

January 25 – Celticlady’s Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

January 25 – Cassidy’s Bookshelves – REVIEW

January 25 – Brooke Blogs – GUEST POST

January 26 – Christa Reads and Writes – REVIEW

January 26 – Laura’s Interests – REVIEW

January 26 – A Blue Million Books – INTERVIEW

January 26 – Mystery Thrillers and Romantic Suspense Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

January 27 – Cozy Up With Kathy – REVIEW, INTERVIEW

January 27 – Jersey Girl Book Reviews – REVIEW

January 27 – Turning the Pages – REVIEW


  1. Wow! What a great review. Thank you for letting me come visit and being a part of my Color Me Dead tour. This is the last day the book will be free, so I hope your readers pick up a copy!

    1. Hi Teresa! Thank you for the opportunity to host your virtual book tour. I really enjoyed reading Color Me Dead, and I can't wait to read the next book in the series. :)

  2. Great review! I like the idea of a an illustrator with psychic abilities. Sounds interesting!

    1. Hi Ashley! Thank you for visiting my blog and posting your kind comment, I appreciate it. I hope you get a chance to read this cozy mystery. :)