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“An artistic but deadly combination of brides, bank robberies, and blame, set against the quaint backdrop of the Vista Beach community. What’s not to love about this Valentine’s-themed cozy?” – Jennifer J. Chow, Agatha, Anthony & Lefty Award-Nominated Author of Death By Bubble Tea

“If you’ve been missing this series, you’ll be glad to glad to get a new entry. If you are new to the characters, Brush Up on Murder will have you hunting down Rory’s earlier cases.” -Carstairs Considers

“Brush Up On Murder is another wonderful book in the Aurora Anderson Mystery series, it is engaging, flows well, and keeps the reader on their toes. The author does a great job creating a world that grabs the reader and pulls them in, keeping them engaged from start to finish. The characters are vibrant and exciting.” -Sapphyria’s Books

Painted Love

Love is in the air in the quiet Los Angeles County city of Vista Beach, home of computer programmer and decorative-painting enthusiast, Aurora (Rory) Anderson.

As Valentine’s Day approaches, residents are training for the annual Love Run and expressing their undying affection for each other by attaching love locks to the pier railings. But a string of bank robberies is ruining the romantic vibe.

While Rory helps friends prepare for a Valentine’s Day wedding, a body is found and the groom is implicated in the murder. Convinced of his innocence, Rory puts her heart into the investigation. Can she identify the killer before someone else encounters their own brush with death?

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Author Sybil Johnson as child, age 2, looking at books

Me, age 2

Thanks for stopping by. I’m a writer and avid reader. Books have been part of my life for as long as I can remember. I read pretty much everything: fiction, non-fiction, mysteries, science fiction, historical fiction, biographies. I’ve even been known to voluntarily pick up a textbook or two. But mysteries are my passion. Here you can find out about me or my books and short stories. Check out my links page for a lot of interesting sites to visit and be sure to sign up for my newsletter before you go.