The Portrait of Doreene Gray – Review

Available in hardback and ebook right now.

Lesa Holstein is the winner of the 2009 and 2010 Spinetingler Awards for Best Reviewer, plus a slew of other awards. Here’s her review of the second in my Tripping Magazine mystery series.

Once again, Esri Allbritten has given readers a solid mystery with a well-developed cast of characters. But, it’s the staff of Tripping Magazine that are the best characters, as they argue and plot their way to the solution of the mystery. Angus tries to find a paranormal connection and Michael tries to debunk all such possibilities. If you enjoy a little local history, a few ghost stories, fun sleuths, and a great deal of humor, you won’t go wrong with the latest Chihuahua mystery, The Portrait of Doreene Gray.

Click here to read the entire review.

Click here to read the first chapters of the book.

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And if you haven’t read the first book in the series, it’s available in paperback now.

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About Esri Allbritten

Esri Allbritten lives in Boulder, Colorado with her husband, Angel Joe, her cat, Musette La Plume, and her Chihuahua puppy, Josie O. In addition to sushi, bowling and marimba, Esri enjoys discovering quirky, real-life towns and wreaking fictional havoc in them. She is the author of Chihuahua of the Baskervilles and The Portrait of Doreene Gray (Tripping Magazine mystery series), Jokers & Fools, and (as Esri Rose) Bound to Love Her and Stolen Magic.

Posted on July 3, 2012, in Books, Portrait of Doreene Gray and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 16 Comments.

  1. Esri, are you doing ok with all the fires in Colorado? My part of Wyoming, Laramie, is finally getting some rain. Good time to stay in and read The Portrait Of Doreene Gray!

  2. The smoke haze from Denver to Boulder yesterday was severe, and some of it was apparently from Wyoming. The Colorado Springs fire is contained – they’re just waiting for it to burn itself out, and I think the Boulder fire is out, too. We just now had a torrential rain. Hopefully the lightning didn’t start any more fires. Stay safe!

  3. Just finished reading PORTRAIT. Guessed right on one point, loved all of it!

  4. Ooh, Dori, [anyone else, there is a hint of spoiler in my question to her - you've been warned] was it the magic trick? Is that what you guessed?

  5. Lovely to see you are publishing again! I was so disappointed when your Boulder Elves series was discontinued. Ordering the first in the Chihuahua series now (I got the rec from Lesa’s Book Critiques which has a very nice write-up of the second, but I only order the paperbacks here at the library so will have to wait for that one to come out.)

  6. By the way, it was NOT the magic trick. I don’t want to ruin it for others.

  7. I do love when I figure out a magic trick. However, this was more a question of…heredity!

  8. By the way, I have been working on that memoir I mentioned at PPWC. I hope they haven’t had too much trouble from the fire.

    • It has *not* been good, for sure, but when I left town a couple of days ago (I’ve been in Vegas for a conference), it was mostly contained and on the way to burning out. But at least 360 houses were lost, last I heard. Biggest fire in their history.

  9. Sure has gotten quiet in here. Is the conference in Vegas ongoing?

  10. I unnerstan’ that! I get to take my son to Denver, tomorrow, for another hospitalization…listen…did you hear everyone go, “Ohhhh.” Don’t panic, people, it’s just routine CF stuff.

  11. Hope everything is as expected. Are you on FB, Dori? I’m on there more than here.

  12. We’re just waiting for his room. I have been on facebook. Considering trying it, again.

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