“Landscape in Scarlet” is the second installment in the Miss Henry Cozy Mystery Series.It all started with the balloon man. Until the old bag of skin and bones slouched by, Juliet Henry would have rated the upcoming White Oaks Autumn Art Festival and Wine Tasting a fairly average event. But this guy raised the psyche’s hackles. Even without the subtle skeleton face-paint, patchy hair, dusty frock coat and collection of monstrous balloons clutched by his freakishly long fingers, his gauntness would have been painful to look upon. With it, he was the grim reaper made flesh. The balloon man wasn’t the only sinister figure at the faire and Juliet was not terribly surprised when death happened during the punkin chunkin. Sheriff Garret needs her help to sort through the hundreds of suspects, but Juliet’s efforts to solve the bloody crime are hampered by the appearance of an agent from the NSA. Someone from her old life wants to talk to her and won’t take NO! for answer.
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Melanie has been writing her entire life. In fact, one of her earliest fond memories is receiving an IBM Selectric typewriter for her birthday. After publishing romance novels (Scottish historical and paranormal) for New York based publisher Dorchester Publishing from 1999 to 2010, Melanie chose to begin self-publishing cozy mysteries. Since then she has released the Chloe Boston, Butterscotch Jones, Wendover House, Kenneth Mayhew and Miss Henry Mystery series.Melanie Jackson is the award-winning author of more than one hundred novels, novellas and poems published in various languages. She was a 2004 Romantic Times Career Achievement Award Finalist—Contemporary New Reality, a 2003 Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award Finalist—Best Historical Paranormal Fantasy, a 2003 Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award Finalist—Best Contemporary Paranormal and won the 2001 Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award—Best Time-travel. Melanie lives with her writer husband and her bossy cat in the Sonoma wine country. Besides gardening, she is involved with animal charities.