The Missing Ink: 07/20/16
The Missing Ink by Karen E. Olson is the first of the Tattoo Shop mystery series. I think it's been on my wishlist since 2011. It was recommended to me by a post on Dollycas's Thoughts a blog I used to follow. Thanks to my library now offering access to a wide range of ebooks through two different services, I was finally able to dive in.
Brett Kavanaugh is a classically trained artist with a specialty in Impressionism. She's turned her talents to being a tattoo artist and she runs her own parlor. She's dragged into a murder investigation when a client goes missing.
Of course she's tied to a high powered family one with influence in Vegas. Kavanaugh's knowledge of tattoos and tattoo artists in the area and her ties to the LVPD makes it impossible for her to leave things alone.
In terms of location or main character it's not my typical cozy. Las Vegas just isn't on my radar. Gambling isn't my thing. And although I'm a librarian, I don't sport any tattoos. Nonetheless the book was fun enough to warrant checking out the second book in the series. There are four books total so changes are very good that I'll read it to completion.