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review 2019-10-20 02:46
Review: The Missing Ink by Karen E. Olson
The Missing Ink - Karen E. Olson

Title: The Missing Ink
Author: Karen E. Olson
Series: Tattoo Shop Mystery, 1
Format: mass market paperback
Length: 299 pages
Rating: 4 stars


Synopsis: Murder leaves a mark
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 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 client, and the name she wanted on the tattoo isn't her fiancé's...


Favourite character: Brett
Least favourite character: Bruce


Mini-review: I really enjoyed this. Most cozy mysteries are set around bakers or crafters so to read one about a tattoo artist was really fun. A breath of fresh air, if you will. So unique. I loved reading about the tattoo shop and the people who work for Brett. I loved the tattoo design aspect, as well.


Fan Cast:
Brett Kavanaugh - Elizabeth Debicki
Joel Sloane - Jonathan Groff
Ace - Zahn McClarnon
Bitsy Hendricks - Vanessa Hudgens
Tim Kavanaugh - Nicholas Braun
Chip Manning - Dane DeHaan
Elise Lyons - Melissa Benoist
Simon Chase - Nicholas Hoult
Jeff Coleman - Frank Grillo
Bruce Manning - Dermot Mulroney
Matthew Masters - John Cena

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text 2019-08-20 18:55
Reading progress update: I've read 1 out of 320 pages.
The Missing Ink - Karen E. Olson

Opening line: "I've made grown men cry."


I like this book already.

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review 2013-09-18 00:00
Pretty In Ink: A Tattoo Shop Mystery
Pretty in Ink - Karen E. Olson The second book in the series. I enjoyed the first one, so I just kept going into this one. And although these books are not as crafted as, let’s say, the …in Death series by J.D. Robb, I had a good time reading them. I don’t know when I’m going to read the third, because after a while the books tend to be the same as the previous one. Just a nice, quick and enjoyable read.
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review 2013-09-17 00:00
Ink Flamingos - Karen E. Olson I've said it before and I'll say it again...I love this series! Brett Kavanaugh owns The Painted Lady, a high-class tattoo shop in Las Vegas. I love Brett but I also really like her cohorts Bitzy, Joel and Jeff. I also like her long-suffering brother (the cop) who puts up with Brett's interference in his cases. In this one, a famous client is found murdered and Brett is the prime suspect. Of course, she's vowed to stop investigating but she just can't help herself and once again finds herself in the middle of everything with police scrutiny on one side and rabid fans on the other. Oh I guess I should tell you that someone is setting her up to take the fall for the murder in various and interesting ways. This is one that kept me turning pages. Though I figured out part of the mystery, I was surprised by the ending.

I'm so sad. I just heard that this is the last in the series. I'm going to miss Brett and her gang and her love life was just getting interesting. Darn!
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review 2013-07-09 00:00
The Missing Ink: A Tattoo Shop Mystery
The Missing Ink - Karen E. Olson Pros:* Vegas* Tattoos* MysteryCons:* Is this really a mystery?I learned a new term, "cozy mystery." Evidently there is an entire sub-genre of crime fiction that tends to have amateur female detectives who solve crimes in their hometown. This is definitely a cozy mystery. Though before learning this I would have told my friends, "it's a fun beach read."The characters are fun and the mystery is not complex. Much like Janet Evanovich's numbers series, the enjoyment is in the characters interactions and the situations, not in the mystery.
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