Review: PAINT THE TOWN DEAD by Sybil Johnson
PAINT THE TOWN DEAD is one of the most relaxing cozies I have read. This second in the Aurora Anderson. Mysteries Is laid back, gentle, and heartwarming. (Guess that should be in the definition of "cozy.") Aurora ("Rory") is a tole-painter and freelance programmer in Vista Beach, California, a formerly quiet community--until the new Akaw Hotel was constructed. Now some residents are angry, picketing--and throwing rocks in windows, including Rory' s. But all that shouldn't conflict with the Ocean Painting Society's inaugural convention, should it? Hopefully not, but then Rory' s childhood friend, who suffers from narcolepsy, collapses in a tole class at the convention. This time, she isn't asleep.