Friday, May 22, 2009

Karen E. Olson's latest THE MISSING INK (A Tattoo Shop Mystery)

It's a busy Friday for me at work today, but it is also a happy, happy day because. . . I received the ARC of Karen E. Olson's latest book THE MISSING INK (A Tattoo Shop Mystery Series)! This is the first time I got hold of an ARC (advance review copy) and I have Karen to thank for for her generosity. A beautiful postcard featuring the book cover was also enclosed with a personalized message from Karen.

If you are curious to see how an ARC looks like, I have it on photo for you (see above). The actual cover of the book is really nice and although pink isn't my colour, I thought it looks really cool on it--absolutely funky and gorgeous! Do tell me what you think of the cover (see below--my colleagues loved it!).

I can't wait to tell you more about Karen's book so here you go.

Karen's Note: "To Alice - Hope you enjoy this! Karen"

About THE MISSING INK: Brett Kavanaugh is a tattoo artist and owner of The Painted Lady, catering to high-profile clients in Las Vegas. But in her free time, she does a little investigating too - because murder really gets under her skin. . . .

When a girl makes an appointment to get devotion ink with the name of her fiancé embedded in a heart, Brett takes the job, but the girl never shows. The next thing Brett knows, the police are looking for her mysterious client and the name she wanted on the tattoo isn't the name of her fiancé.

An alliance with an unlikely partner leads Brett to a dead body, a suave Englishman, and an Elvis karaoke bar. And who is the tattooed stranger stalking her? Brett draws lines between the clues, unwittingly putting herself in danger. But she intends to see justice done, since death, like a tattoo, is permanent. . . . Read the first chapter of The Missing Ink

About Karen E. Olson: Born in New Haven, Connecticut, I grew up in the city's suburbs. Early on, I developed a love of books and great pizza. I wrote my first "book" when I was 9.

I went to Roanoke College in southwestern Virginia to study literature. In addition to reading a lot of dead white male British writers, I worked on the school newspaper. Woodward and Bernstein had inspired me, and I still wanted to write fiction, but thought I could supplement that with a newspaper job. [Read more...]

You can pre-order THE MISSING INK at, Borders, or Barnes & Noble.

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