A Brush with Death

A Brush with Death

Agatha Christie meets Downton Abbey in this delightful new series introducing pet portraitist and amateur super-sleuth, Susie Mahl. In the village of Spire, murder is afoot. Rich landowner Alexander, 9th Earl of Greengrass, is caught with his trousers down in the village graveyard before meeting a gruesome end. Luckily Susie Mahl happens to be on hand. With her artist?s eye Agatha Christie meets Downton Abbey in this delightful new series introducing pet portraitist and amateur super-sle...

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Title:A Brush with Death
Author:Ali Carter
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:A Brush With Death
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:311 pages pages

A Brush with Death Reviews

  • Kerry
    Aug 23, 2018

    I became interested in this book after reading a negative review. I had read this author and I wondered about some of the comments made. I decided to read it. I am happy, I did as I enjoyed this book very much. The one complaint I wished that the Deerhound, Situp had a bigger part in t...

    I have been picking up cozy mysteries more often this year and this one was a stand-out for me. I love British mysteries in particular, and this one took place among the upper classes, with the added perspective of a protagonist who is an outsider. The amateur sleuth, Susie Mahl, was r...

    Painter Susie Mahl, who makes her living painting pet portraits for wealthy people, is hired by, and goes to stay with, a young couple who live near the Earl of Greengrass. He and his wife are friends of Susie's, which is why it's so shocking when she's among the small group that finds...

    Sometimes you just need some mystery, some laughs, some witty wordplay, some clever plotting, some captivating characters, and some unexpected - but insightful - loo comparisons. PLUS PETS! (A dog here; a cameo by a wee black cat, for cat-lovers.). I thoroughly enjoyed this debut Sus...

    Susie Mahl is an artist whose bread and butter trade is drawing dogs. Susie had drawn a picture for the Earl and Countess Greenglass and become a family friend. Through the Countess, Susie is commissioned by neighbors and, while staying with them, discovers the Earl's body. To ever...

    Susie Mahl is an artist who specializes in pet portraits. While staying with friends, the Earl and Countess of Greengrass at their beautiful house in the village of Spire, the Earl is found dead and Susie with her witty and inquisitive nature quickly starts her own investigation into t...

    https://audrasbookblabbing.wordpress.... Cleanliness: Yuck (10+ curse words. Other content: smoking, drinking, mention of sex, descriptions of privates, religion, murder, and death.) 3.5 stars This book was simply odd. I think I expected too much of it. There was mystery, a ti...

    A glittering, funny and sharply observed cosy murder mystery in a quintessential English country setting. Wonderful details, great characters and a welcome new talent. ...

    A very enjoyable and entertaining book. It kept hooked till the end. It's well written and with very intersting characters. Recommended! Many thanks to Netgalley and Oneworld Publications ...

    This was a super-sweet book. Light on suspense and intrigue, but pleasant with well-developed characters and great artistic metaphors. And cute dogs. He main character is an every-woman, and I liked her. ...

    A lovely, easy to read novel which I thoroughly enjoyed. ...

    Susie is an artist who paints pets, usually for the well-heeled in and around Sussex. Staying with her friends, the Greengrasses, while painting a neighbor?s dog, Susie becomes embroiled in the murder of Lord Greengrass. A pleasant whodunit, with a large cast of unique characters, a ...

    I received this book through LibraryThing Early Reviewers. Susie Mahl is an artist who does commission work, portraits of pets. She travels in the world of the aristocracy, as they are her best clients. And has learned the ways and manners of this British social class. While visi...

    Fans of "Downton Abbey" and books involving the rich British upper-class may enjoy Ali Carter's debut mystery, A Brush with Death. I found it a little too detailed and slow-paced for my taste, but those who enjoy all the details of English grand homes may enjoy this. Susie Mahl, the...

    In the first of this appealing new British country cozy mystery series, the spunky heroine applies her considerable skills of observation as an artist to solving murder most foul. ...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I hope it?s only the first of many to come! ...

    Find it at the West Hempstead Public Library http://encore.alisweb.org/iii/encore/... ...

    Very cute little mystery. Perfect last book of the summer. Looking forward to reading more about Susie the Pet Detective! ...

  • Lesa
    Jul 07, 2018

    I became interested in this book after reading a negative review. I had read this author and I wondered about some of the comments made. I decided to read it. I am happy, I did as I enjoyed this book very much. The one complaint I wished that the Deerhound, Situp had a bigger part in t...

    I have been picking up cozy mysteries more often this year and this one was a stand-out for me. I love British mysteries in particular, and this one took place among the upper classes, with the added perspective of a protagonist who is an outsider. The amateur sleuth, Susie Mahl, was r...

    Painter Susie Mahl, who makes her living painting pet portraits for wealthy people, is hired by, and goes to stay with, a young couple who live near the Earl of Greengrass. He and his wife are friends of Susie's, which is why it's so shocking when she's among the small group that finds...

    Sometimes you just need some mystery, some laughs, some witty wordplay, some clever plotting, some captivating characters, and some unexpected - but insightful - loo comparisons. PLUS PETS! (A dog here; a cameo by a wee black cat, for cat-lovers.). I thoroughly enjoyed this debut Sus...

    Susie Mahl is an artist whose bread and butter trade is drawing dogs. Susie had drawn a picture for the Earl and Countess Greenglass and become a family friend. Through the Countess, Susie is commissioned by neighbors and, while staying with them, discovers the Earl's body. To ever...

    Susie Mahl is an artist who specializes in pet portraits. While staying with friends, the Earl and Countess of Greengrass at their beautiful house in the village of Spire, the Earl is found dead and Susie with her witty and inquisitive nature quickly starts her own investigation into t...

    https://audrasbookblabbing.wordpress.... Cleanliness: Yuck (10+ curse words. Other content: smoking, drinking, mention of sex, descriptions of privates, religion, murder, and death.) 3.5 stars This book was simply odd. I think I expected too much of it. There was mystery, a ti...

    A glittering, funny and sharply observed cosy murder mystery in a quintessential English country setting. Wonderful details, great characters and a welcome new talent. ...

    A very enjoyable and entertaining book. It kept hooked till the end. It's well written and with very intersting characters. Recommended! Many thanks to Netgalley and Oneworld Publications ...

    This was a super-sweet book. Light on suspense and intrigue, but pleasant with well-developed characters and great artistic metaphors. And cute dogs. He main character is an every-woman, and I liked her. ...

    A lovely, easy to read novel which I thoroughly enjoyed. ...

    Susie is an artist who paints pets, usually for the well-heeled in and around Sussex. Staying with her friends, the Greengrasses, while painting a neighbor?s dog, Susie becomes embroiled in the murder of Lord Greengrass. A pleasant whodunit, with a large cast of unique characters, a ...

    I received this book through LibraryThing Early Reviewers. Susie Mahl is an artist who does commission work, portraits of pets. She travels in the world of the aristocracy, as they are her best clients. And has learned the ways and manners of this British social class. While visi...

    Fans of "Downton Abbey" and books involving the rich British upper-class may enjoy Ali Carter's debut mystery, A Brush with Death. I found it a little too detailed and slow-paced for my taste, but those who enjoy all the details of English grand homes may enjoy this. Susie Mahl, the...

  • Susan
    Aug 06, 2018

    I became interested in this book after reading a negative review. I had read this author and I wondered about some of the comments made. I decided to read it. I am happy, I did as I enjoyed this book very much. The one complaint I wished that the Deerhound, Situp had a bigger part in t...

    I have been picking up cozy mysteries more often this year and this one was a stand-out for me. I love British mysteries in particular, and this one took place among the upper classes, with the added perspective of a protagonist who is an outsider. The amateur sleuth, Susie Mahl, was r...

    Painter Susie Mahl, who makes her living painting pet portraits for wealthy people, is hired by, and goes to stay with, a young couple who live near the Earl of Greengrass. He and his wife are friends of Susie's, which is why it's so shocking when she's among the small group that finds...

  • Annarella
    Apr 08, 2018

    I became interested in this book after reading a negative review. I had read this author and I wondered about some of the comments made. I decided to read it. I am happy, I did as I enjoyed this book very much. The one complaint I wished that the Deerhound, Situp had a bigger part in t...

    I have been picking up cozy mysteries more often this year and this one was a stand-out for me. I love British mysteries in particular, and this one took place among the upper classes, with the added perspective of a protagonist who is an outsider. The amateur sleuth, Susie Mahl, was r...

    Painter Susie Mahl, who makes her living painting pet portraits for wealthy people, is hired by, and goes to stay with, a young couple who live near the Earl of Greengrass. He and his wife are friends of Susie's, which is why it's so shocking when she's among the small group that finds...

    Sometimes you just need some mystery, some laughs, some witty wordplay, some clever plotting, some captivating characters, and some unexpected - but insightful - loo comparisons. PLUS PETS! (A dog here; a cameo by a wee black cat, for cat-lovers.). I thoroughly enjoyed this debut Sus...

    Susie Mahl is an artist whose bread and butter trade is drawing dogs. Susie had drawn a picture for the Earl and Countess Greenglass and become a family friend. Through the Countess, Susie is commissioned by neighbors and, while staying with them, discovers the Earl's body. To ever...

    Susie Mahl is an artist who specializes in pet portraits. While staying with friends, the Earl and Countess of Greengrass at their beautiful house in the village of Spire, the Earl is found dead and Susie with her witty and inquisitive nature quickly starts her own investigation into t...

    https://audrasbookblabbing.wordpress.... Cleanliness: Yuck (10+ curse words. Other content: smoking, drinking, mention of sex, descriptions of privates, religion, murder, and death.) 3.5 stars This book was simply odd. I think I expected too much of it. There was mystery, a ti...

    A glittering, funny and sharply observed cosy murder mystery in a quintessential English country setting. Wonderful details, great characters and a welcome new talent. ...

    A very enjoyable and entertaining book. It kept hooked till the end. It's well written and with very intersting characters. Recommended! Many thanks to Netgalley and Oneworld Publications ...

  • Rose
    Jan 16, 2019

    I became interested in this book after reading a negative review. I had read this author and I wondered about some of the comments made. I decided to read it. I am happy, I did as I enjoyed this book very much. The one complaint I wished that the Deerhound, Situp had a bigger part in t...

    I have been picking up cozy mysteries more often this year and this one was a stand-out for me. I love British mysteries in particular, and this one took place among the upper classes, with the added perspective of a protagonist who is an outsider. The amateur sleuth, Susie Mahl, was r...

    Painter Susie Mahl, who makes her living painting pet portraits for wealthy people, is hired by, and goes to stay with, a young couple who live near the Earl of Greengrass. He and his wife are friends of Susie's, which is why it's so shocking when she's among the small group that finds...

    Sometimes you just need some mystery, some laughs, some witty wordplay, some clever plotting, some captivating characters, and some unexpected - but insightful - loo comparisons. PLUS PETS! (A dog here; a cameo by a wee black cat, for cat-lovers.). I thoroughly enjoyed this debut Sus...

    Susie Mahl is an artist whose bread and butter trade is drawing dogs. Susie had drawn a picture for the Earl and Countess Greenglass and become a family friend. Through the Countess, Susie is commissioned by neighbors and, while staying with them, discovers the Earl's body. To ever...

    Susie Mahl is an artist who specializes in pet portraits. While staying with friends, the Earl and Countess of Greengrass at their beautiful house in the village of Spire, the Earl is found dead and Susie with her witty and inquisitive nature quickly starts her own investigation into t...

    https://audrasbookblabbing.wordpress.... Cleanliness: Yuck (10+ curse words. Other content: smoking, drinking, mention of sex, descriptions of privates, religion, murder, and death.) 3.5 stars This book was simply odd. I think I expected too much of it. There was mystery, a ti...

    A glittering, funny and sharply observed cosy murder mystery in a quintessential English country setting. Wonderful details, great characters and a welcome new talent. ...

    A very enjoyable and entertaining book. It kept hooked till the end. It's well written and with very intersting characters. Recommended! Many thanks to Netgalley and Oneworld Publications ...

    This was a super-sweet book. Light on suspense and intrigue, but pleasant with well-developed characters and great artistic metaphors. And cute dogs. He main character is an every-woman, and I liked her. ...

    A lovely, easy to read novel which I thoroughly enjoyed. ...

    Susie is an artist who paints pets, usually for the well-heeled in and around Sussex. Staying with her friends, the Greengrasses, while painting a neighbor?s dog, Susie becomes embroiled in the murder of Lord Greengrass. A pleasant whodunit, with a large cast of unique characters, a ...

    I received this book through LibraryThing Early Reviewers. Susie Mahl is an artist who does commission work, portraits of pets. She travels in the world of the aristocracy, as they are her best clients. And has learned the ways and manners of this British social class. While visi...

    Fans of "Downton Abbey" and books involving the rich British upper-class may enjoy Ali Carter's debut mystery, A Brush with Death. I found it a little too detailed and slow-paced for my taste, but those who enjoy all the details of English grand homes may enjoy this. Susie Mahl, the...

    In the first of this appealing new British country cozy mystery series, the spunky heroine applies her considerable skills of observation as an artist to solving murder most foul. ...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I hope it?s only the first of many to come! ...

    Find it at the West Hempstead Public Library http://encore.alisweb.org/iii/encore/... ...

    Very cute little mystery. Perfect last book of the summer. Looking forward to reading more about Susie the Pet Detective! ...

    Given the blurb's mentioning Downton Abbey, I thought this mystery would be set in the early 1900's rather than in contemporary times. I like period mysteries, but nonetheless this one held my interest very much. The characters were engaging, though a little under-developed and sort of...

    2.5 stars for a bit of a mixed bag of a light-hearted cozy mystery. The best parts are the English countryside settings, some of the ridiculous (ironic?) character names (hello, Asquintha, Lady Cornfield) and Susie's observations regarding her fellow human beings and the animals that s...

    I?m not sure this really achieved what it was trying to. The mystery isn?t great, I couldn?t work out of the lead character was meant to be whimsically eccentric or if she was just annoying. Never mind. You win some, you lose some. ********copy from Netgalley in return for an ...

    I liked the descriptions of Susie's paintings and her interaction with the pets she makes portraits of. However, as a cozy English mystery it certainly wasn't a la Agatha Christie as stated on the back of the book. The mystery was too easy to solve. It's a good book to read on the beac...

    Clunky writing but an interesting premise for the protagonist. An observant artist who travels to posh houses to paint dogs. but the mystery itself was obvious (despite crucial clues sprung at the end). And the characters cartoonish. DPL book ...

    Not worth much from the doggy point of view. Maybe worth it from the artist point of view, but I don't think so. Very stilted in general. ...

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  • Megan
    Jun 30, 2018

    I became interested in this book after reading a negative review. I had read this author and I wondered about some of the comments made. I decided to read it. I am happy, I did as I enjoyed this book very much. The one complaint I wished that the Deerhound, Situp had a bigger part in t...

    I have been picking up cozy mysteries more often this year and this one was a stand-out for me. I love British mysteries in particular, and this one took place among the upper classes, with the added perspective of a protagonist who is an outsider. The amateur sleuth, Susie Mahl, was r...

    Painter Susie Mahl, who makes her living painting pet portraits for wealthy people, is hired by, and goes to stay with, a young couple who live near the Earl of Greengrass. He and his wife are friends of Susie's, which is why it's so shocking when she's among the small group that finds...

    Sometimes you just need some mystery, some laughs, some witty wordplay, some clever plotting, some captivating characters, and some unexpected - but insightful - loo comparisons. PLUS PETS! (A dog here; a cameo by a wee black cat, for cat-lovers.). I thoroughly enjoyed this debut Sus...

    Susie Mahl is an artist whose bread and butter trade is drawing dogs. Susie had drawn a picture for the Earl and Countess Greenglass and become a family friend. Through the Countess, Susie is commissioned by neighbors and, while staying with them, discovers the Earl's body. To ever...

    Susie Mahl is an artist who specializes in pet portraits. While staying with friends, the Earl and Countess of Greengrass at their beautiful house in the village of Spire, the Earl is found dead and Susie with her witty and inquisitive nature quickly starts her own investigation into t...

    https://audrasbookblabbing.wordpress.... Cleanliness: Yuck (10+ curse words. Other content: smoking, drinking, mention of sex, descriptions of privates, religion, murder, and death.) 3.5 stars This book was simply odd. I think I expected too much of it. There was mystery, a ti...

    A glittering, funny and sharply observed cosy murder mystery in a quintessential English country setting. Wonderful details, great characters and a welcome new talent. ...

    A very enjoyable and entertaining book. It kept hooked till the end. It's well written and with very intersting characters. Recommended! Many thanks to Netgalley and Oneworld Publications ...

    This was a super-sweet book. Light on suspense and intrigue, but pleasant with well-developed characters and great artistic metaphors. And cute dogs. He main character is an every-woman, and I liked her. ...

    A lovely, easy to read novel which I thoroughly enjoyed. ...

    Susie is an artist who paints pets, usually for the well-heeled in and around Sussex. Staying with her friends, the Greengrasses, while painting a neighbor?s dog, Susie becomes embroiled in the murder of Lord Greengrass. A pleasant whodunit, with a large cast of unique characters, a ...

    I received this book through LibraryThing Early Reviewers. Susie Mahl is an artist who does commission work, portraits of pets. She travels in the world of the aristocracy, as they are her best clients. And has learned the ways and manners of this British social class. While visi...

    Fans of "Downton Abbey" and books involving the rich British upper-class may enjoy Ali Carter's debut mystery, A Brush with Death. I found it a little too detailed and slow-paced for my taste, but those who enjoy all the details of English grand homes may enjoy this. Susie Mahl, the...

    In the first of this appealing new British country cozy mystery series, the spunky heroine applies her considerable skills of observation as an artist to solving murder most foul. ...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I hope it?s only the first of many to come! ...

    Find it at the West Hempstead Public Library http://encore.alisweb.org/iii/encore/... ...

    Very cute little mystery. Perfect last book of the summer. Looking forward to reading more about Susie the Pet Detective! ...

    Given the blurb's mentioning Downton Abbey, I thought this mystery would be set in the early 1900's rather than in contemporary times. I like period mysteries, but nonetheless this one held my interest very much. The characters were engaging, though a little under-developed and sort of...

    2.5 stars for a bit of a mixed bag of a light-hearted cozy mystery. The best parts are the English countryside settings, some of the ridiculous (ironic?) character names (hello, Asquintha, Lady Cornfield) and Susie's observations regarding her fellow human beings and the animals that s...

    I?m not sure this really achieved what it was trying to. The mystery isn?t great, I couldn?t work out of the lead character was meant to be whimsically eccentric or if she was just annoying. Never mind. You win some, you lose some. ********copy from Netgalley in return for an ...

    I liked the descriptions of Susie's paintings and her interaction with the pets she makes portraits of. However, as a cozy English mystery it certainly wasn't a la Agatha Christie as stated on the back of the book. The mystery was too easy to solve. It's a good book to read on the beac...

    Clunky writing but an interesting premise for the protagonist. An observant artist who travels to posh houses to paint dogs. but the mystery itself was obvious (despite crucial clues sprung at the end). And the characters cartoonish. DPL book ...

    Not worth much from the doggy point of view. Maybe worth it from the artist point of view, but I don't think so. Very stilted in general. ...

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  • Caroline Ingvaldsen
    Sep 20, 2018

    I became interested in this book after reading a negative review. I had read this author and I wondered about some of the comments made. I decided to read it. I am happy, I did as I enjoyed this book very much. The one complaint I wished that the Deerhound, Situp had a bigger part in t...

    I have been picking up cozy mysteries more often this year and this one was a stand-out for me. I love British mysteries in particular, and this one took place among the upper classes, with the added perspective of a protagonist who is an outsider. The amateur sleuth, Susie Mahl, was r...

    Painter Susie Mahl, who makes her living painting pet portraits for wealthy people, is hired by, and goes to stay with, a young couple who live near the Earl of Greengrass. He and his wife are friends of Susie's, which is why it's so shocking when she's among the small group that finds...

    Sometimes you just need some mystery, some laughs, some witty wordplay, some clever plotting, some captivating characters, and some unexpected - but insightful - loo comparisons. PLUS PETS! (A dog here; a cameo by a wee black cat, for cat-lovers.). I thoroughly enjoyed this debut Sus...

    Susie Mahl is an artist whose bread and butter trade is drawing dogs. Susie had drawn a picture for the Earl and Countess Greenglass and become a family friend. Through the Countess, Susie is commissioned by neighbors and, while staying with them, discovers the Earl's body. To ever...

    Susie Mahl is an artist who specializes in pet portraits. While staying with friends, the Earl and Countess of Greengrass at their beautiful house in the village of Spire, the Earl is found dead and Susie with her witty and inquisitive nature quickly starts her own investigation into t...

    https://audrasbookblabbing.wordpress.... Cleanliness: Yuck (10+ curse words. Other content: smoking, drinking, mention of sex, descriptions of privates, religion, murder, and death.) 3.5 stars This book was simply odd. I think I expected too much of it. There was mystery, a ti...

    A glittering, funny and sharply observed cosy murder mystery in a quintessential English country setting. Wonderful details, great characters and a welcome new talent. ...

    A very enjoyable and entertaining book. It kept hooked till the end. It's well written and with very intersting characters. Recommended! Many thanks to Netgalley and Oneworld Publications ...

    This was a super-sweet book. Light on suspense and intrigue, but pleasant with well-developed characters and great artistic metaphors. And cute dogs. He main character is an every-woman, and I liked her. ...

    A lovely, easy to read novel which I thoroughly enjoyed. ...

    Susie is an artist who paints pets, usually for the well-heeled in and around Sussex. Staying with her friends, the Greengrasses, while painting a neighbor?s dog, Susie becomes embroiled in the murder of Lord Greengrass. A pleasant whodunit, with a large cast of unique characters, a ...

    I received this book through LibraryThing Early Reviewers. Susie Mahl is an artist who does commission work, portraits of pets. She travels in the world of the aristocracy, as they are her best clients. And has learned the ways and manners of this British social class. While visi...

    Fans of "Downton Abbey" and books involving the rich British upper-class may enjoy Ali Carter's debut mystery, A Brush with Death. I found it a little too detailed and slow-paced for my taste, but those who enjoy all the details of English grand homes may enjoy this. Susie Mahl, the...

    In the first of this appealing new British country cozy mystery series, the spunky heroine applies her considerable skills of observation as an artist to solving murder most foul. ...

  • Caroline
    Sep 10, 2018

    I became interested in this book after reading a negative review. I had read this author and I wondered about some of the comments made. I decided to read it. I am happy, I did as I enjoyed this book very much. The one complaint I wished that the Deerhound, Situp had a bigger part in t...

    I have been picking up cozy mysteries more often this year and this one was a stand-out for me. I love British mysteries in particular, and this one took place among the upper classes, with the added perspective of a protagonist who is an outsider. The amateur sleuth, Susie Mahl, was r...

    Painter Susie Mahl, who makes her living painting pet portraits for wealthy people, is hired by, and goes to stay with, a young couple who live near the Earl of Greengrass. He and his wife are friends of Susie's, which is why it's so shocking when she's among the small group that finds...

    Sometimes you just need some mystery, some laughs, some witty wordplay, some clever plotting, some captivating characters, and some unexpected - but insightful - loo comparisons. PLUS PETS! (A dog here; a cameo by a wee black cat, for cat-lovers.). I thoroughly enjoyed this debut Sus...

    Susie Mahl is an artist whose bread and butter trade is drawing dogs. Susie had drawn a picture for the Earl and Countess Greenglass and become a family friend. Through the Countess, Susie is commissioned by neighbors and, while staying with them, discovers the Earl's body. To ever...

    Susie Mahl is an artist who specializes in pet portraits. While staying with friends, the Earl and Countess of Greengrass at their beautiful house in the village of Spire, the Earl is found dead and Susie with her witty and inquisitive nature quickly starts her own investigation into t...

    https://audrasbookblabbing.wordpress.... Cleanliness: Yuck (10+ curse words. Other content: smoking, drinking, mention of sex, descriptions of privates, religion, murder, and death.) 3.5 stars This book was simply odd. I think I expected too much of it. There was mystery, a ti...

    A glittering, funny and sharply observed cosy murder mystery in a quintessential English country setting. Wonderful details, great characters and a welcome new talent. ...

    A very enjoyable and entertaining book. It kept hooked till the end. It's well written and with very intersting characters. Recommended! Many thanks to Netgalley and Oneworld Publications ...

    This was a super-sweet book. Light on suspense and intrigue, but pleasant with well-developed characters and great artistic metaphors. And cute dogs. He main character is an every-woman, and I liked her. ...

    A lovely, easy to read novel which I thoroughly enjoyed. ...

    Susie is an artist who paints pets, usually for the well-heeled in and around Sussex. Staying with her friends, the Greengrasses, while painting a neighbor?s dog, Susie becomes embroiled in the murder of Lord Greengrass. A pleasant whodunit, with a large cast of unique characters, a ...

    I received this book through LibraryThing Early Reviewers. Susie Mahl is an artist who does commission work, portraits of pets. She travels in the world of the aristocracy, as they are her best clients. And has learned the ways and manners of this British social class. While visi...

    Fans of "Downton Abbey" and books involving the rich British upper-class may enjoy Ali Carter's debut mystery, A Brush with Death. I found it a little too detailed and slow-paced for my taste, but those who enjoy all the details of English grand homes may enjoy this. Susie Mahl, the...

    In the first of this appealing new British country cozy mystery series, the spunky heroine applies her considerable skills of observation as an artist to solving murder most foul. ...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I hope it?s only the first of many to come! ...

  • Liz
    Oct 31, 2018

    I became interested in this book after reading a negative review. I had read this author and I wondered about some of the comments made. I decided to read it. I am happy, I did as I enjoyed this book very much. The one complaint I wished that the Deerhound, Situp had a bigger part in t...

    I have been picking up cozy mysteries more often this year and this one was a stand-out for me. I love British mysteries in particular, and this one took place among the upper classes, with the added perspective of a protagonist who is an outsider. The amateur sleuth, Susie Mahl, was r...

    Painter Susie Mahl, who makes her living painting pet portraits for wealthy people, is hired by, and goes to stay with, a young couple who live near the Earl of Greengrass. He and his wife are friends of Susie's, which is why it's so shocking when she's among the small group that finds...

    Sometimes you just need some mystery, some laughs, some witty wordplay, some clever plotting, some captivating characters, and some unexpected - but insightful - loo comparisons. PLUS PETS! (A dog here; a cameo by a wee black cat, for cat-lovers.). I thoroughly enjoyed this debut Sus...

    Susie Mahl is an artist whose bread and butter trade is drawing dogs. Susie had drawn a picture for the Earl and Countess Greenglass and become a family friend. Through the Countess, Susie is commissioned by neighbors and, while staying with them, discovers the Earl's body. To ever...

    Susie Mahl is an artist who specializes in pet portraits. While staying with friends, the Earl and Countess of Greengrass at their beautiful house in the village of Spire, the Earl is found dead and Susie with her witty and inquisitive nature quickly starts her own investigation into t...

    https://audrasbookblabbing.wordpress.... Cleanliness: Yuck (10+ curse words. Other content: smoking, drinking, mention of sex, descriptions of privates, religion, murder, and death.) 3.5 stars This book was simply odd. I think I expected too much of it. There was mystery, a ti...

    A glittering, funny and sharply observed cosy murder mystery in a quintessential English country setting. Wonderful details, great characters and a welcome new talent. ...

    A very enjoyable and entertaining book. It kept hooked till the end. It's well written and with very intersting characters. Recommended! Many thanks to Netgalley and Oneworld Publications ...

    This was a super-sweet book. Light on suspense and intrigue, but pleasant with well-developed characters and great artistic metaphors. And cute dogs. He main character is an every-woman, and I liked her. ...

    A lovely, easy to read novel which I thoroughly enjoyed. ...

    Susie is an artist who paints pets, usually for the well-heeled in and around Sussex. Staying with her friends, the Greengrasses, while painting a neighbor?s dog, Susie becomes embroiled in the murder of Lord Greengrass. A pleasant whodunit, with a large cast of unique characters, a ...

    I received this book through LibraryThing Early Reviewers. Susie Mahl is an artist who does commission work, portraits of pets. She travels in the world of the aristocracy, as they are her best clients. And has learned the ways and manners of this British social class. While visi...

    Fans of "Downton Abbey" and books involving the rich British upper-class may enjoy Ali Carter's debut mystery, A Brush with Death. I found it a little too detailed and slow-paced for my taste, but those who enjoy all the details of English grand homes may enjoy this. Susie Mahl, the...

    In the first of this appealing new British country cozy mystery series, the spunky heroine applies her considerable skills of observation as an artist to solving murder most foul. ...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I hope it?s only the first of many to come! ...

    Find it at the West Hempstead Public Library http://encore.alisweb.org/iii/encore/... ...

    Very cute little mystery. Perfect last book of the summer. Looking forward to reading more about Susie the Pet Detective! ...

    Given the blurb's mentioning Downton Abbey, I thought this mystery would be set in the early 1900's rather than in contemporary times. I like period mysteries, but nonetheless this one held my interest very much. The characters were engaging, though a little under-developed and sort of...

    2.5 stars for a bit of a mixed bag of a light-hearted cozy mystery. The best parts are the English countryside settings, some of the ridiculous (ironic?) character names (hello, Asquintha, Lady Cornfield) and Susie's observations regarding her fellow human beings and the animals that s...

  • Olgalijo
    Nov 27, 2018

    I became interested in this book after reading a negative review. I had read this author and I wondered about some of the comments made. I decided to read it. I am happy, I did as I enjoyed this book very much. The one complaint I wished that the Deerhound, Situp had a bigger part in t...

    I have been picking up cozy mysteries more often this year and this one was a stand-out for me. I love British mysteries in particular, and this one took place among the upper classes, with the added perspective of a protagonist who is an outsider. The amateur sleuth, Susie Mahl, was r...

    Painter Susie Mahl, who makes her living painting pet portraits for wealthy people, is hired by, and goes to stay with, a young couple who live near the Earl of Greengrass. He and his wife are friends of Susie's, which is why it's so shocking when she's among the small group that finds...

    Sometimes you just need some mystery, some laughs, some witty wordplay, some clever plotting, some captivating characters, and some unexpected - but insightful - loo comparisons. PLUS PETS! (A dog here; a cameo by a wee black cat, for cat-lovers.). I thoroughly enjoyed this debut Sus...

    Susie Mahl is an artist whose bread and butter trade is drawing dogs. Susie had drawn a picture for the Earl and Countess Greenglass and become a family friend. Through the Countess, Susie is commissioned by neighbors and, while staying with them, discovers the Earl's body. To ever...

    Susie Mahl is an artist who specializes in pet portraits. While staying with friends, the Earl and Countess of Greengrass at their beautiful house in the village of Spire, the Earl is found dead and Susie with her witty and inquisitive nature quickly starts her own investigation into t...

    https://audrasbookblabbing.wordpress.... Cleanliness: Yuck (10+ curse words. Other content: smoking, drinking, mention of sex, descriptions of privates, religion, murder, and death.) 3.5 stars This book was simply odd. I think I expected too much of it. There was mystery, a ti...

    A glittering, funny and sharply observed cosy murder mystery in a quintessential English country setting. Wonderful details, great characters and a welcome new talent. ...

    A very enjoyable and entertaining book. It kept hooked till the end. It's well written and with very intersting characters. Recommended! Many thanks to Netgalley and Oneworld Publications ...

    This was a super-sweet book. Light on suspense and intrigue, but pleasant with well-developed characters and great artistic metaphors. And cute dogs. He main character is an every-woman, and I liked her. ...

    A lovely, easy to read novel which I thoroughly enjoyed. ...

    Susie is an artist who paints pets, usually for the well-heeled in and around Sussex. Staying with her friends, the Greengrasses, while painting a neighbor?s dog, Susie becomes embroiled in the murder of Lord Greengrass. A pleasant whodunit, with a large cast of unique characters, a ...

    I received this book through LibraryThing Early Reviewers. Susie Mahl is an artist who does commission work, portraits of pets. She travels in the world of the aristocracy, as they are her best clients. And has learned the ways and manners of this British social class. While visi...

    Fans of "Downton Abbey" and books involving the rich British upper-class may enjoy Ali Carter's debut mystery, A Brush with Death. I found it a little too detailed and slow-paced for my taste, but those who enjoy all the details of English grand homes may enjoy this. Susie Mahl, the...

    In the first of this appealing new British country cozy mystery series, the spunky heroine applies her considerable skills of observation as an artist to solving murder most foul. ...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I hope it?s only the first of many to come! ...

    Find it at the West Hempstead Public Library http://encore.alisweb.org/iii/encore/... ...

    Very cute little mystery. Perfect last book of the summer. Looking forward to reading more about Susie the Pet Detective! ...

    Given the blurb's mentioning Downton Abbey, I thought this mystery would be set in the early 1900's rather than in contemporary times. I like period mysteries, but nonetheless this one held my interest very much. The characters were engaging, though a little under-developed and sort of...

    2.5 stars for a bit of a mixed bag of a light-hearted cozy mystery. The best parts are the English countryside settings, some of the ridiculous (ironic?) character names (hello, Asquintha, Lady Cornfield) and Susie's observations regarding her fellow human beings and the animals that s...

    I?m not sure this really achieved what it was trying to. The mystery isn?t great, I couldn?t work out of the lead character was meant to be whimsically eccentric or if she was just annoying. Never mind. You win some, you lose some. ********copy from Netgalley in return for an ...

    I liked the descriptions of Susie's paintings and her interaction with the pets she makes portraits of. However, as a cozy English mystery it certainly wasn't a la Agatha Christie as stated on the back of the book. The mystery was too easy to solve. It's a good book to read on the beac...

    Clunky writing but an interesting premise for the protagonist. An observant artist who travels to posh houses to paint dogs. but the mystery itself was obvious (despite crucial clues sprung at the end). And the characters cartoonish. DPL book ...

    Not worth much from the doggy point of view. Maybe worth it from the artist point of view, but I don't think so. Very stilted in general. ...

  • Liz V.
    Nov 25, 2018

    I became interested in this book after reading a negative review. I had read this author and I wondered about some of the comments made. I decided to read it. I am happy, I did as I enjoyed this book very much. The one complaint I wished that the Deerhound, Situp had a bigger part in t...

    I have been picking up cozy mysteries more often this year and this one was a stand-out for me. I love British mysteries in particular, and this one took place among the upper classes, with the added perspective of a protagonist who is an outsider. The amateur sleuth, Susie Mahl, was r...

    Painter Susie Mahl, who makes her living painting pet portraits for wealthy people, is hired by, and goes to stay with, a young couple who live near the Earl of Greengrass. He and his wife are friends of Susie's, which is why it's so shocking when she's among the small group that finds...

    Sometimes you just need some mystery, some laughs, some witty wordplay, some clever plotting, some captivating characters, and some unexpected - but insightful - loo comparisons. PLUS PETS! (A dog here; a cameo by a wee black cat, for cat-lovers.). I thoroughly enjoyed this debut Sus...

    Susie Mahl is an artist whose bread and butter trade is drawing dogs. Susie had drawn a picture for the Earl and Countess Greenglass and become a family friend. Through the Countess, Susie is commissioned by neighbors and, while staying with them, discovers the Earl's body. To ever...

  • Verity W
    Jan 14, 2019

    I became interested in this book after reading a negative review. I had read this author and I wondered about some of the comments made. I decided to read it. I am happy, I did as I enjoyed this book very much. The one complaint I wished that the Deerhound, Situp had a bigger part in t...

    I have been picking up cozy mysteries more often this year and this one was a stand-out for me. I love British mysteries in particular, and this one took place among the upper classes, with the added perspective of a protagonist who is an outsider. The amateur sleuth, Susie Mahl, was r...

    Painter Susie Mahl, who makes her living painting pet portraits for wealthy people, is hired by, and goes to stay with, a young couple who live near the Earl of Greengrass. He and his wife are friends of Susie's, which is why it's so shocking when she's among the small group that finds...

    Sometimes you just need some mystery, some laughs, some witty wordplay, some clever plotting, some captivating characters, and some unexpected - but insightful - loo comparisons. PLUS PETS! (A dog here; a cameo by a wee black cat, for cat-lovers.). I thoroughly enjoyed this debut Sus...

    Susie Mahl is an artist whose bread and butter trade is drawing dogs. Susie had drawn a picture for the Earl and Countess Greenglass and become a family friend. Through the Countess, Susie is commissioned by neighbors and, while staying with them, discovers the Earl's body. To ever...

    Susie Mahl is an artist who specializes in pet portraits. While staying with friends, the Earl and Countess of Greengrass at their beautiful house in the village of Spire, the Earl is found dead and Susie with her witty and inquisitive nature quickly starts her own investigation into t...

    https://audrasbookblabbing.wordpress.... Cleanliness: Yuck (10+ curse words. Other content: smoking, drinking, mention of sex, descriptions of privates, religion, murder, and death.) 3.5 stars This book was simply odd. I think I expected too much of it. There was mystery, a ti...

    A glittering, funny and sharply observed cosy murder mystery in a quintessential English country setting. Wonderful details, great characters and a welcome new talent. ...

    A very enjoyable and entertaining book. It kept hooked till the end. It's well written and with very intersting characters. Recommended! Many thanks to Netgalley and Oneworld Publications ...

    This was a super-sweet book. Light on suspense and intrigue, but pleasant with well-developed characters and great artistic metaphors. And cute dogs. He main character is an every-woman, and I liked her. ...

    A lovely, easy to read novel which I thoroughly enjoyed. ...

    Susie is an artist who paints pets, usually for the well-heeled in and around Sussex. Staying with her friends, the Greengrasses, while painting a neighbor?s dog, Susie becomes embroiled in the murder of Lord Greengrass. A pleasant whodunit, with a large cast of unique characters, a ...

    I received this book through LibraryThing Early Reviewers. Susie Mahl is an artist who does commission work, portraits of pets. She travels in the world of the aristocracy, as they are her best clients. And has learned the ways and manners of this British social class. While visi...

    Fans of "Downton Abbey" and books involving the rich British upper-class may enjoy Ali Carter's debut mystery, A Brush with Death. I found it a little too detailed and slow-paced for my taste, but those who enjoy all the details of English grand homes may enjoy this. Susie Mahl, the...

    In the first of this appealing new British country cozy mystery series, the spunky heroine applies her considerable skills of observation as an artist to solving murder most foul. ...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I hope it?s only the first of many to come! ...

    Find it at the West Hempstead Public Library http://encore.alisweb.org/iii/encore/... ...

    Very cute little mystery. Perfect last book of the summer. Looking forward to reading more about Susie the Pet Detective! ...

    Given the blurb's mentioning Downton Abbey, I thought this mystery would be set in the early 1900's rather than in contemporary times. I like period mysteries, but nonetheless this one held my interest very much. The characters were engaging, though a little under-developed and sort of...

    2.5 stars for a bit of a mixed bag of a light-hearted cozy mystery. The best parts are the English countryside settings, some of the ridiculous (ironic?) character names (hello, Asquintha, Lady Cornfield) and Susie's observations regarding her fellow human beings and the animals that s...

    I?m not sure this really achieved what it was trying to. The mystery isn?t great, I couldn?t work out of the lead character was meant to be whimsically eccentric or if she was just annoying. Never mind. You win some, you lose some. ********copy from Netgalley in return for an ...

  • Madeleine (Top Shelf Text)
    Aug 12, 2018

    I became interested in this book after reading a negative review. I had read this author and I wondered about some of the comments made. I decided to read it. I am happy, I did as I enjoyed this book very much. The one complaint I wished that the Deerhound, Situp had a bigger part in t...

    I have been picking up cozy mysteries more often this year and this one was a stand-out for me. I love British mysteries in particular, and this one took place among the upper classes, with the added perspective of a protagonist who is an outsider. The amateur sleuth, Susie Mahl, was r...

  • Ellen
    Jul 21, 2018

    I became interested in this book after reading a negative review. I had read this author and I wondered about some of the comments made. I decided to read it. I am happy, I did as I enjoyed this book very much. The one complaint I wished that the Deerhound, Situp had a bigger part in t...

    I have been picking up cozy mysteries more often this year and this one was a stand-out for me. I love British mysteries in particular, and this one took place among the upper classes, with the added perspective of a protagonist who is an outsider. The amateur sleuth, Susie Mahl, was r...

    Painter Susie Mahl, who makes her living painting pet portraits for wealthy people, is hired by, and goes to stay with, a young couple who live near the Earl of Greengrass. He and his wife are friends of Susie's, which is why it's so shocking when she's among the small group that finds...

    Sometimes you just need some mystery, some laughs, some witty wordplay, some clever plotting, some captivating characters, and some unexpected - but insightful - loo comparisons. PLUS PETS! (A dog here; a cameo by a wee black cat, for cat-lovers.). I thoroughly enjoyed this debut Sus...

    Susie Mahl is an artist whose bread and butter trade is drawing dogs. Susie had drawn a picture for the Earl and Countess Greenglass and become a family friend. Through the Countess, Susie is commissioned by neighbors and, while staying with them, discovers the Earl's body. To ever...

    Susie Mahl is an artist who specializes in pet portraits. While staying with friends, the Earl and Countess of Greengrass at their beautiful house in the village of Spire, the Earl is found dead and Susie with her witty and inquisitive nature quickly starts her own investigation into t...

    https://audrasbookblabbing.wordpress.... Cleanliness: Yuck (10+ curse words. Other content: smoking, drinking, mention of sex, descriptions of privates, religion, murder, and death.) 3.5 stars This book was simply odd. I think I expected too much of it. There was mystery, a ti...

    A glittering, funny and sharply observed cosy murder mystery in a quintessential English country setting. Wonderful details, great characters and a welcome new talent. ...

    A very enjoyable and entertaining book. It kept hooked till the end. It's well written and with very intersting characters. Recommended! Many thanks to Netgalley and Oneworld Publications ...

    This was a super-sweet book. Light on suspense and intrigue, but pleasant with well-developed characters and great artistic metaphors. And cute dogs. He main character is an every-woman, and I liked her. ...

    A lovely, easy to read novel which I thoroughly enjoyed. ...

    Susie is an artist who paints pets, usually for the well-heeled in and around Sussex. Staying with her friends, the Greengrasses, while painting a neighbor?s dog, Susie becomes embroiled in the murder of Lord Greengrass. A pleasant whodunit, with a large cast of unique characters, a ...

  • Chazzi
    Jun 10, 2018

    I became interested in this book after reading a negative review. I had read this author and I wondered about some of the comments made. I decided to read it. I am happy, I did as I enjoyed this book very much. The one complaint I wished that the Deerhound, Situp had a bigger part in t...

    I have been picking up cozy mysteries more often this year and this one was a stand-out for me. I love British mysteries in particular, and this one took place among the upper classes, with the added perspective of a protagonist who is an outsider. The amateur sleuth, Susie Mahl, was r...

    Painter Susie Mahl, who makes her living painting pet portraits for wealthy people, is hired by, and goes to stay with, a young couple who live near the Earl of Greengrass. He and his wife are friends of Susie's, which is why it's so shocking when she's among the small group that finds...

    Sometimes you just need some mystery, some laughs, some witty wordplay, some clever plotting, some captivating characters, and some unexpected - but insightful - loo comparisons. PLUS PETS! (A dog here; a cameo by a wee black cat, for cat-lovers.). I thoroughly enjoyed this debut Sus...

    Susie Mahl is an artist whose bread and butter trade is drawing dogs. Susie had drawn a picture for the Earl and Countess Greenglass and become a family friend. Through the Countess, Susie is commissioned by neighbors and, while staying with them, discovers the Earl's body. To ever...

    Susie Mahl is an artist who specializes in pet portraits. While staying with friends, the Earl and Countess of Greengrass at their beautiful house in the village of Spire, the Earl is found dead and Susie with her witty and inquisitive nature quickly starts her own investigation into t...

    https://audrasbookblabbing.wordpress.... Cleanliness: Yuck (10+ curse words. Other content: smoking, drinking, mention of sex, descriptions of privates, religion, murder, and death.) 3.5 stars This book was simply odd. I think I expected too much of it. There was mystery, a ti...

    A glittering, funny and sharply observed cosy murder mystery in a quintessential English country setting. Wonderful details, great characters and a welcome new talent. ...

    A very enjoyable and entertaining book. It kept hooked till the end. It's well written and with very intersting characters. Recommended! Many thanks to Netgalley and Oneworld Publications ...

    This was a super-sweet book. Light on suspense and intrigue, but pleasant with well-developed characters and great artistic metaphors. And cute dogs. He main character is an every-woman, and I liked her. ...

    A lovely, easy to read novel which I thoroughly enjoyed. ...

    Susie is an artist who paints pets, usually for the well-heeled in and around Sussex. Staying with her friends, the Greengrasses, while painting a neighbor?s dog, Susie becomes embroiled in the murder of Lord Greengrass. A pleasant whodunit, with a large cast of unique characters, a ...

    I received this book through LibraryThing Early Reviewers. Susie Mahl is an artist who does commission work, portraits of pets. She travels in the world of the aristocracy, as they are her best clients. And has learned the ways and manners of this British social class. While visi...

  • Anna At A Wondrous Bookshelf
    Mar 31, 2018

    I became interested in this book after reading a negative review. I had read this author and I wondered about some of the comments made. I decided to read it. I am happy, I did as I enjoyed this book very much. The one complaint I wished that the Deerhound, Situp had a bigger part in t...

    I have been picking up cozy mysteries more often this year and this one was a stand-out for me. I love British mysteries in particular, and this one took place among the upper classes, with the added perspective of a protagonist who is an outsider. The amateur sleuth, Susie Mahl, was r...

    Painter Susie Mahl, who makes her living painting pet portraits for wealthy people, is hired by, and goes to stay with, a young couple who live near the Earl of Greengrass. He and his wife are friends of Susie's, which is why it's so shocking when she's among the small group that finds...

    Sometimes you just need some mystery, some laughs, some witty wordplay, some clever plotting, some captivating characters, and some unexpected - but insightful - loo comparisons. PLUS PETS! (A dog here; a cameo by a wee black cat, for cat-lovers.). I thoroughly enjoyed this debut Sus...

    Susie Mahl is an artist whose bread and butter trade is drawing dogs. Susie had drawn a picture for the Earl and Countess Greenglass and become a family friend. Through the Countess, Susie is commissioned by neighbors and, while staying with them, discovers the Earl's body. To ever...

    Susie Mahl is an artist who specializes in pet portraits. While staying with friends, the Earl and Countess of Greengrass at their beautiful house in the village of Spire, the Earl is found dead and Susie with her witty and inquisitive nature quickly starts her own investigation into t...

  • Paula
    Sep 13, 2018

    I became interested in this book after reading a negative review. I had read this author and I wondered about some of the comments made. I decided to read it. I am happy, I did as I enjoyed this book very much. The one complaint I wished that the Deerhound, Situp had a bigger part in t...

    I have been picking up cozy mysteries more often this year and this one was a stand-out for me. I love British mysteries in particular, and this one took place among the upper classes, with the added perspective of a protagonist who is an outsider. The amateur sleuth, Susie Mahl, was r...

    Painter Susie Mahl, who makes her living painting pet portraits for wealthy people, is hired by, and goes to stay with, a young couple who live near the Earl of Greengrass. He and his wife are friends of Susie's, which is why it's so shocking when she's among the small group that finds...

    Sometimes you just need some mystery, some laughs, some witty wordplay, some clever plotting, some captivating characters, and some unexpected - but insightful - loo comparisons. PLUS PETS! (A dog here; a cameo by a wee black cat, for cat-lovers.). I thoroughly enjoyed this debut Sus...

    Susie Mahl is an artist whose bread and butter trade is drawing dogs. Susie had drawn a picture for the Earl and Countess Greenglass and become a family friend. Through the Countess, Susie is commissioned by neighbors and, while staying with them, discovers the Earl's body. To ever...

    Susie Mahl is an artist who specializes in pet portraits. While staying with friends, the Earl and Countess of Greengrass at their beautiful house in the village of Spire, the Earl is found dead and Susie with her witty and inquisitive nature quickly starts her own investigation into t...

    https://audrasbookblabbing.wordpress.... Cleanliness: Yuck (10+ curse words. Other content: smoking, drinking, mention of sex, descriptions of privates, religion, murder, and death.) 3.5 stars This book was simply odd. I think I expected too much of it. There was mystery, a ti...

    A glittering, funny and sharply observed cosy murder mystery in a quintessential English country setting. Wonderful details, great characters and a welcome new talent. ...

    A very enjoyable and entertaining book. It kept hooked till the end. It's well written and with very intersting characters. Recommended! Many thanks to Netgalley and Oneworld Publications ...

    This was a super-sweet book. Light on suspense and intrigue, but pleasant with well-developed characters and great artistic metaphors. And cute dogs. He main character is an every-woman, and I liked her. ...

    A lovely, easy to read novel which I thoroughly enjoyed. ...

    Susie is an artist who paints pets, usually for the well-heeled in and around Sussex. Staying with her friends, the Greengrasses, while painting a neighbor?s dog, Susie becomes embroiled in the murder of Lord Greengrass. A pleasant whodunit, with a large cast of unique characters, a ...

    I received this book through LibraryThing Early Reviewers. Susie Mahl is an artist who does commission work, portraits of pets. She travels in the world of the aristocracy, as they are her best clients. And has learned the ways and manners of this British social class. While visi...

    Fans of "Downton Abbey" and books involving the rich British upper-class may enjoy Ali Carter's debut mystery, A Brush with Death. I found it a little too detailed and slow-paced for my taste, but those who enjoy all the details of English grand homes may enjoy this. Susie Mahl, the...

    In the first of this appealing new British country cozy mystery series, the spunky heroine applies her considerable skills of observation as an artist to solving murder most foul. ...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I hope it?s only the first of many to come! ...

    Find it at the West Hempstead Public Library http://encore.alisweb.org/iii/encore/... ...

    Very cute little mystery. Perfect last book of the summer. Looking forward to reading more about Susie the Pet Detective! ...

    Given the blurb's mentioning Downton Abbey, I thought this mystery would be set in the early 1900's rather than in contemporary times. I like period mysteries, but nonetheless this one held my interest very much. The characters were engaging, though a little under-developed and sort of...

    2.5 stars for a bit of a mixed bag of a light-hearted cozy mystery. The best parts are the English countryside settings, some of the ridiculous (ironic?) character names (hello, Asquintha, Lady Cornfield) and Susie's observations regarding her fellow human beings and the animals that s...

    I?m not sure this really achieved what it was trying to. The mystery isn?t great, I couldn?t work out of the lead character was meant to be whimsically eccentric or if she was just annoying. Never mind. You win some, you lose some. ********copy from Netgalley in return for an ...

    I liked the descriptions of Susie's paintings and her interaction with the pets she makes portraits of. However, as a cozy English mystery it certainly wasn't a la Agatha Christie as stated on the back of the book. The mystery was too easy to solve. It's a good book to read on the beac...

    Clunky writing but an interesting premise for the protagonist. An observant artist who travels to posh houses to paint dogs. but the mystery itself was obvious (despite crucial clues sprung at the end). And the characters cartoonish. DPL book ...

    Not worth much from the doggy point of view. Maybe worth it from the artist point of view, but I don't think so. Very stilted in general. ...

    ...

  • Marcia Killingsworth
    Jun 09, 2018

    I became interested in this book after reading a negative review. I had read this author and I wondered about some of the comments made. I decided to read it. I am happy, I did as I enjoyed this book very much. The one complaint I wished that the Deerhound, Situp had a bigger part in t...

    I have been picking up cozy mysteries more often this year and this one was a stand-out for me. I love British mysteries in particular, and this one took place among the upper classes, with the added perspective of a protagonist who is an outsider. The amateur sleuth, Susie Mahl, was r...

    Painter Susie Mahl, who makes her living painting pet portraits for wealthy people, is hired by, and goes to stay with, a young couple who live near the Earl of Greengrass. He and his wife are friends of Susie's, which is why it's so shocking when she's among the small group that finds...

    Sometimes you just need some mystery, some laughs, some witty wordplay, some clever plotting, some captivating characters, and some unexpected - but insightful - loo comparisons. PLUS PETS! (A dog here; a cameo by a wee black cat, for cat-lovers.). I thoroughly enjoyed this debut Sus...

  • Betty
    Oct 20, 2018

    I became interested in this book after reading a negative review. I had read this author and I wondered about some of the comments made. I decided to read it. I am happy, I did as I enjoyed this book very much. The one complaint I wished that the Deerhound, Situp had a bigger part in t...

  • Judith
    Aug 09, 2018

    I became interested in this book after reading a negative review. I had read this author and I wondered about some of the comments made. I decided to read it. I am happy, I did as I enjoyed this book very much. The one complaint I wished that the Deerhound, Situp had a bigger part in t...

    I have been picking up cozy mysteries more often this year and this one was a stand-out for me. I love British mysteries in particular, and this one took place among the upper classes, with the added perspective of a protagonist who is an outsider. The amateur sleuth, Susie Mahl, was r...

    Painter Susie Mahl, who makes her living painting pet portraits for wealthy people, is hired by, and goes to stay with, a young couple who live near the Earl of Greengrass. He and his wife are friends of Susie's, which is why it's so shocking when she's among the small group that finds...

    Sometimes you just need some mystery, some laughs, some witty wordplay, some clever plotting, some captivating characters, and some unexpected - but insightful - loo comparisons. PLUS PETS! (A dog here; a cameo by a wee black cat, for cat-lovers.). I thoroughly enjoyed this debut Sus...

    Susie Mahl is an artist whose bread and butter trade is drawing dogs. Susie had drawn a picture for the Earl and Countess Greenglass and become a family friend. Through the Countess, Susie is commissioned by neighbors and, while staying with them, discovers the Earl's body. To ever...

    Susie Mahl is an artist who specializes in pet portraits. While staying with friends, the Earl and Countess of Greengrass at their beautiful house in the village of Spire, the Earl is found dead and Susie with her witty and inquisitive nature quickly starts her own investigation into t...

    https://audrasbookblabbing.wordpress.... Cleanliness: Yuck (10+ curse words. Other content: smoking, drinking, mention of sex, descriptions of privates, religion, murder, and death.) 3.5 stars This book was simply odd. I think I expected too much of it. There was mystery, a ti...

    A glittering, funny and sharply observed cosy murder mystery in a quintessential English country setting. Wonderful details, great characters and a welcome new talent. ...

    A very enjoyable and entertaining book. It kept hooked till the end. It's well written and with very intersting characters. Recommended! Many thanks to Netgalley and Oneworld Publications ...

    This was a super-sweet book. Light on suspense and intrigue, but pleasant with well-developed characters and great artistic metaphors. And cute dogs. He main character is an every-woman, and I liked her. ...

    A lovely, easy to read novel which I thoroughly enjoyed. ...

    Susie is an artist who paints pets, usually for the well-heeled in and around Sussex. Staying with her friends, the Greengrasses, while painting a neighbor?s dog, Susie becomes embroiled in the murder of Lord Greengrass. A pleasant whodunit, with a large cast of unique characters, a ...

    I received this book through LibraryThing Early Reviewers. Susie Mahl is an artist who does commission work, portraits of pets. She travels in the world of the aristocracy, as they are her best clients. And has learned the ways and manners of this British social class. While visi...

    Fans of "Downton Abbey" and books involving the rich British upper-class may enjoy Ali Carter's debut mystery, A Brush with Death. I found it a little too detailed and slow-paced for my taste, but those who enjoy all the details of English grand homes may enjoy this. Susie Mahl, the...

    In the first of this appealing new British country cozy mystery series, the spunky heroine applies her considerable skills of observation as an artist to solving murder most foul. ...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I hope it?s only the first of many to come! ...

    Find it at the West Hempstead Public Library http://encore.alisweb.org/iii/encore/... ...

    Very cute little mystery. Perfect last book of the summer. Looking forward to reading more about Susie the Pet Detective! ...

    Given the blurb's mentioning Downton Abbey, I thought this mystery would be set in the early 1900's rather than in contemporary times. I like period mysteries, but nonetheless this one held my interest very much. The characters were engaging, though a little under-developed and sort of...

  • Dogsandbooks
    Oct 02, 2018

    I became interested in this book after reading a negative review. I had read this author and I wondered about some of the comments made. I decided to read it. I am happy, I did as I enjoyed this book very much. The one complaint I wished that the Deerhound, Situp had a bigger part in t...

    I have been picking up cozy mysteries more often this year and this one was a stand-out for me. I love British mysteries in particular, and this one took place among the upper classes, with the added perspective of a protagonist who is an outsider. The amateur sleuth, Susie Mahl, was r...

    Painter Susie Mahl, who makes her living painting pet portraits for wealthy people, is hired by, and goes to stay with, a young couple who live near the Earl of Greengrass. He and his wife are friends of Susie's, which is why it's so shocking when she's among the small group that finds...

    Sometimes you just need some mystery, some laughs, some witty wordplay, some clever plotting, some captivating characters, and some unexpected - but insightful - loo comparisons. PLUS PETS! (A dog here; a cameo by a wee black cat, for cat-lovers.). I thoroughly enjoyed this debut Sus...

    Susie Mahl is an artist whose bread and butter trade is drawing dogs. Susie had drawn a picture for the Earl and Countess Greenglass and become a family friend. Through the Countess, Susie is commissioned by neighbors and, while staying with them, discovers the Earl's body. To ever...

    Susie Mahl is an artist who specializes in pet portraits. While staying with friends, the Earl and Countess of Greengrass at their beautiful house in the village of Spire, the Earl is found dead and Susie with her witty and inquisitive nature quickly starts her own investigation into t...

    https://audrasbookblabbing.wordpress.... Cleanliness: Yuck (10+ curse words. Other content: smoking, drinking, mention of sex, descriptions of privates, religion, murder, and death.) 3.5 stars This book was simply odd. I think I expected too much of it. There was mystery, a ti...

    A glittering, funny and sharply observed cosy murder mystery in a quintessential English country setting. Wonderful details, great characters and a welcome new talent. ...

    A very enjoyable and entertaining book. It kept hooked till the end. It's well written and with very intersting characters. Recommended! Many thanks to Netgalley and Oneworld Publications ...

    This was a super-sweet book. Light on suspense and intrigue, but pleasant with well-developed characters and great artistic metaphors. And cute dogs. He main character is an every-woman, and I liked her. ...

    A lovely, easy to read novel which I thoroughly enjoyed. ...

    Susie is an artist who paints pets, usually for the well-heeled in and around Sussex. Staying with her friends, the Greengrasses, while painting a neighbor?s dog, Susie becomes embroiled in the murder of Lord Greengrass. A pleasant whodunit, with a large cast of unique characters, a ...

    I received this book through LibraryThing Early Reviewers. Susie Mahl is an artist who does commission work, portraits of pets. She travels in the world of the aristocracy, as they are her best clients. And has learned the ways and manners of this British social class. While visi...

    Fans of "Downton Abbey" and books involving the rich British upper-class may enjoy Ali Carter's debut mystery, A Brush with Death. I found it a little too detailed and slow-paced for my taste, but those who enjoy all the details of English grand homes may enjoy this. Susie Mahl, the...

    In the first of this appealing new British country cozy mystery series, the spunky heroine applies her considerable skills of observation as an artist to solving murder most foul. ...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I hope it?s only the first of many to come! ...

    Find it at the West Hempstead Public Library http://encore.alisweb.org/iii/encore/... ...

    Very cute little mystery. Perfect last book of the summer. Looking forward to reading more about Susie the Pet Detective! ...

    Given the blurb's mentioning Downton Abbey, I thought this mystery would be set in the early 1900's rather than in contemporary times. I like period mysteries, but nonetheless this one held my interest very much. The characters were engaging, though a little under-developed and sort of...

    2.5 stars for a bit of a mixed bag of a light-hearted cozy mystery. The best parts are the English countryside settings, some of the ridiculous (ironic?) character names (hello, Asquintha, Lady Cornfield) and Susie's observations regarding her fellow human beings and the animals that s...

    I?m not sure this really achieved what it was trying to. The mystery isn?t great, I couldn?t work out of the lead character was meant to be whimsically eccentric or if she was just annoying. Never mind. You win some, you lose some. ********copy from Netgalley in return for an ...

    I liked the descriptions of Susie's paintings and her interaction with the pets she makes portraits of. However, as a cozy English mystery it certainly wasn't a la Agatha Christie as stated on the back of the book. The mystery was too easy to solve. It's a good book to read on the beac...

    Clunky writing but an interesting premise for the protagonist. An observant artist who travels to posh houses to paint dogs. but the mystery itself was obvious (despite crucial clues sprung at the end). And the characters cartoonish. DPL book ...

  • Maryellie
    Aug 12, 2018

    I became interested in this book after reading a negative review. I had read this author and I wondered about some of the comments made. I decided to read it. I am happy, I did as I enjoyed this book very much. The one complaint I wished that the Deerhound, Situp had a bigger part in t...

    I have been picking up cozy mysteries more often this year and this one was a stand-out for me. I love British mysteries in particular, and this one took place among the upper classes, with the added perspective of a protagonist who is an outsider. The amateur sleuth, Susie Mahl, was r...

    Painter Susie Mahl, who makes her living painting pet portraits for wealthy people, is hired by, and goes to stay with, a young couple who live near the Earl of Greengrass. He and his wife are friends of Susie's, which is why it's so shocking when she's among the small group that finds...

    Sometimes you just need some mystery, some laughs, some witty wordplay, some clever plotting, some captivating characters, and some unexpected - but insightful - loo comparisons. PLUS PETS! (A dog here; a cameo by a wee black cat, for cat-lovers.). I thoroughly enjoyed this debut Sus...

    Susie Mahl is an artist whose bread and butter trade is drawing dogs. Susie had drawn a picture for the Earl and Countess Greenglass and become a family friend. Through the Countess, Susie is commissioned by neighbors and, while staying with them, discovers the Earl's body. To ever...

    Susie Mahl is an artist who specializes in pet portraits. While staying with friends, the Earl and Countess of Greengrass at their beautiful house in the village of Spire, the Earl is found dead and Susie with her witty and inquisitive nature quickly starts her own investigation into t...

    https://audrasbookblabbing.wordpress.... Cleanliness: Yuck (10+ curse words. Other content: smoking, drinking, mention of sex, descriptions of privates, religion, murder, and death.) 3.5 stars This book was simply odd. I think I expected too much of it. There was mystery, a ti...

    A glittering, funny and sharply observed cosy murder mystery in a quintessential English country setting. Wonderful details, great characters and a welcome new talent. ...

    A very enjoyable and entertaining book. It kept hooked till the end. It's well written and with very intersting characters. Recommended! Many thanks to Netgalley and Oneworld Publications ...

    This was a super-sweet book. Light on suspense and intrigue, but pleasant with well-developed characters and great artistic metaphors. And cute dogs. He main character is an every-woman, and I liked her. ...

    A lovely, easy to read novel which I thoroughly enjoyed. ...

    Susie is an artist who paints pets, usually for the well-heeled in and around Sussex. Staying with her friends, the Greengrasses, while painting a neighbor?s dog, Susie becomes embroiled in the murder of Lord Greengrass. A pleasant whodunit, with a large cast of unique characters, a ...

    I received this book through LibraryThing Early Reviewers. Susie Mahl is an artist who does commission work, portraits of pets. She travels in the world of the aristocracy, as they are her best clients. And has learned the ways and manners of this British social class. While visi...

    Fans of "Downton Abbey" and books involving the rich British upper-class may enjoy Ali Carter's debut mystery, A Brush with Death. I found it a little too detailed and slow-paced for my taste, but those who enjoy all the details of English grand homes may enjoy this. Susie Mahl, the...

    In the first of this appealing new British country cozy mystery series, the spunky heroine applies her considerable skills of observation as an artist to solving murder most foul. ...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I hope it?s only the first of many to come! ...

    Find it at the West Hempstead Public Library http://encore.alisweb.org/iii/encore/... ...

    Very cute little mystery. Perfect last book of the summer. Looking forward to reading more about Susie the Pet Detective! ...

    Given the blurb's mentioning Downton Abbey, I thought this mystery would be set in the early 1900's rather than in contemporary times. I like period mysteries, but nonetheless this one held my interest very much. The characters were engaging, though a little under-developed and sort of...

    2.5 stars for a bit of a mixed bag of a light-hearted cozy mystery. The best parts are the English countryside settings, some of the ridiculous (ironic?) character names (hello, Asquintha, Lady Cornfield) and Susie's observations regarding her fellow human beings and the animals that s...

    I?m not sure this really achieved what it was trying to. The mystery isn?t great, I couldn?t work out of the lead character was meant to be whimsically eccentric or if she was just annoying. Never mind. You win some, you lose some. ********copy from Netgalley in return for an ...

    I liked the descriptions of Susie's paintings and her interaction with the pets she makes portraits of. However, as a cozy English mystery it certainly wasn't a la Agatha Christie as stated on the back of the book. The mystery was too easy to solve. It's a good book to read on the beac...

  • Audra Watts
    Jan 08, 2019

    I became interested in this book after reading a negative review. I had read this author and I wondered about some of the comments made. I decided to read it. I am happy, I did as I enjoyed this book very much. The one complaint I wished that the Deerhound, Situp had a bigger part in t...

    I have been picking up cozy mysteries more often this year and this one was a stand-out for me. I love British mysteries in particular, and this one took place among the upper classes, with the added perspective of a protagonist who is an outsider. The amateur sleuth, Susie Mahl, was r...

    Painter Susie Mahl, who makes her living painting pet portraits for wealthy people, is hired by, and goes to stay with, a young couple who live near the Earl of Greengrass. He and his wife are friends of Susie's, which is why it's so shocking when she's among the small group that finds...

    Sometimes you just need some mystery, some laughs, some witty wordplay, some clever plotting, some captivating characters, and some unexpected - but insightful - loo comparisons. PLUS PETS! (A dog here; a cameo by a wee black cat, for cat-lovers.). I thoroughly enjoyed this debut Sus...

    Susie Mahl is an artist whose bread and butter trade is drawing dogs. Susie had drawn a picture for the Earl and Countess Greenglass and become a family friend. Through the Countess, Susie is commissioned by neighbors and, while staying with them, discovers the Earl's body. To ever...

    Susie Mahl is an artist who specializes in pet portraits. While staying with friends, the Earl and Countess of Greengrass at their beautiful house in the village of Spire, the Earl is found dead and Susie with her witty and inquisitive nature quickly starts her own investigation into t...

    https://audrasbookblabbing.wordpress.... Cleanliness: Yuck (10+ curse words. Other content: smoking, drinking, mention of sex, descriptions of privates, religion, murder, and death.) 3.5 stars This book was simply odd. I think I expected too much of it. There was mystery, a ti...

  • Samuel
    Apr 15, 2018

    I became interested in this book after reading a negative review. I had read this author and I wondered about some of the comments made. I decided to read it. I am happy, I did as I enjoyed this book very much. The one complaint I wished that the Deerhound, Situp had a bigger part in t...

    I have been picking up cozy mysteries more often this year and this one was a stand-out for me. I love British mysteries in particular, and this one took place among the upper classes, with the added perspective of a protagonist who is an outsider. The amateur sleuth, Susie Mahl, was r...

    Painter Susie Mahl, who makes her living painting pet portraits for wealthy people, is hired by, and goes to stay with, a young couple who live near the Earl of Greengrass. He and his wife are friends of Susie's, which is why it's so shocking when she's among the small group that finds...

    Sometimes you just need some mystery, some laughs, some witty wordplay, some clever plotting, some captivating characters, and some unexpected - but insightful - loo comparisons. PLUS PETS! (A dog here; a cameo by a wee black cat, for cat-lovers.). I thoroughly enjoyed this debut Sus...

    Susie Mahl is an artist whose bread and butter trade is drawing dogs. Susie had drawn a picture for the Earl and Countess Greenglass and become a family friend. Through the Countess, Susie is commissioned by neighbors and, while staying with them, discovers the Earl's body. To ever...

    Susie Mahl is an artist who specializes in pet portraits. While staying with friends, the Earl and Countess of Greengrass at their beautiful house in the village of Spire, the Earl is found dead and Susie with her witty and inquisitive nature quickly starts her own investigation into t...

    https://audrasbookblabbing.wordpress.... Cleanliness: Yuck (10+ curse words. Other content: smoking, drinking, mention of sex, descriptions of privates, religion, murder, and death.) 3.5 stars This book was simply odd. I think I expected too much of it. There was mystery, a ti...

    A glittering, funny and sharply observed cosy murder mystery in a quintessential English country setting. Wonderful details, great characters and a welcome new talent. ...

  • maureen collinge
    Jun 29, 2018

    I became interested in this book after reading a negative review. I had read this author and I wondered about some of the comments made. I decided to read it. I am happy, I did as I enjoyed this book very much. The one complaint I wished that the Deerhound, Situp had a bigger part in t...

    I have been picking up cozy mysteries more often this year and this one was a stand-out for me. I love British mysteries in particular, and this one took place among the upper classes, with the added perspective of a protagonist who is an outsider. The amateur sleuth, Susie Mahl, was r...

    Painter Susie Mahl, who makes her living painting pet portraits for wealthy people, is hired by, and goes to stay with, a young couple who live near the Earl of Greengrass. He and his wife are friends of Susie's, which is why it's so shocking when she's among the small group that finds...

    Sometimes you just need some mystery, some laughs, some witty wordplay, some clever plotting, some captivating characters, and some unexpected - but insightful - loo comparisons. PLUS PETS! (A dog here; a cameo by a wee black cat, for cat-lovers.). I thoroughly enjoyed this debut Sus...

    Susie Mahl is an artist whose bread and butter trade is drawing dogs. Susie had drawn a picture for the Earl and Countess Greenglass and become a family friend. Through the Countess, Susie is commissioned by neighbors and, while staying with them, discovers the Earl's body. To ever...

    Susie Mahl is an artist who specializes in pet portraits. While staying with friends, the Earl and Countess of Greengrass at their beautiful house in the village of Spire, the Earl is found dead and Susie with her witty and inquisitive nature quickly starts her own investigation into t...

    https://audrasbookblabbing.wordpress.... Cleanliness: Yuck (10+ curse words. Other content: smoking, drinking, mention of sex, descriptions of privates, religion, murder, and death.) 3.5 stars This book was simply odd. I think I expected too much of it. There was mystery, a ti...

    A glittering, funny and sharply observed cosy murder mystery in a quintessential English country setting. Wonderful details, great characters and a welcome new talent. ...

    A very enjoyable and entertaining book. It kept hooked till the end. It's well written and with very intersting characters. Recommended! Many thanks to Netgalley and Oneworld Publications ...

    This was a super-sweet book. Light on suspense and intrigue, but pleasant with well-developed characters and great artistic metaphors. And cute dogs. He main character is an every-woman, and I liked her. ...

    A lovely, easy to read novel which I thoroughly enjoyed. ...

    Susie is an artist who paints pets, usually for the well-heeled in and around Sussex. Staying with her friends, the Greengrasses, while painting a neighbor?s dog, Susie becomes embroiled in the murder of Lord Greengrass. A pleasant whodunit, with a large cast of unique characters, a ...

    I received this book through LibraryThing Early Reviewers. Susie Mahl is an artist who does commission work, portraits of pets. She travels in the world of the aristocracy, as they are her best clients. And has learned the ways and manners of this British social class. While visi...

    Fans of "Downton Abbey" and books involving the rich British upper-class may enjoy Ali Carter's debut mystery, A Brush with Death. I found it a little too detailed and slow-paced for my taste, but those who enjoy all the details of English grand homes may enjoy this. Susie Mahl, the...

    In the first of this appealing new British country cozy mystery series, the spunky heroine applies her considerable skills of observation as an artist to solving murder most foul. ...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I hope it?s only the first of many to come! ...

    Find it at the West Hempstead Public Library http://encore.alisweb.org/iii/encore/... ...

    Very cute little mystery. Perfect last book of the summer. Looking forward to reading more about Susie the Pet Detective! ...

    Given the blurb's mentioning Downton Abbey, I thought this mystery would be set in the early 1900's rather than in contemporary times. I like period mysteries, but nonetheless this one held my interest very much. The characters were engaging, though a little under-developed and sort of...

    2.5 stars for a bit of a mixed bag of a light-hearted cozy mystery. The best parts are the English countryside settings, some of the ridiculous (ironic?) character names (hello, Asquintha, Lady Cornfield) and Susie's observations regarding her fellow human beings and the animals that s...

    I?m not sure this really achieved what it was trying to. The mystery isn?t great, I couldn?t work out of the lead character was meant to be whimsically eccentric or if she was just annoying. Never mind. You win some, you lose some. ********copy from Netgalley in return for an ...

    I liked the descriptions of Susie's paintings and her interaction with the pets she makes portraits of. However, as a cozy English mystery it certainly wasn't a la Agatha Christie as stated on the back of the book. The mystery was too easy to solve. It's a good book to read on the beac...

    Clunky writing but an interesting premise for the protagonist. An observant artist who travels to posh houses to paint dogs. but the mystery itself was obvious (despite crucial clues sprung at the end). And the characters cartoonish. DPL book ...

    Not worth much from the doggy point of view. Maybe worth it from the artist point of view, but I don't think so. Very stilted in general. ...

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  • Micaela
    Sep 28, 2018

    I became interested in this book after reading a negative review. I had read this author and I wondered about some of the comments made. I decided to read it. I am happy, I did as I enjoyed this book very much. The one complaint I wished that the Deerhound, Situp had a bigger part in t...

    I have been picking up cozy mysteries more often this year and this one was a stand-out for me. I love British mysteries in particular, and this one took place among the upper classes, with the added perspective of a protagonist who is an outsider. The amateur sleuth, Susie Mahl, was r...

    Painter Susie Mahl, who makes her living painting pet portraits for wealthy people, is hired by, and goes to stay with, a young couple who live near the Earl of Greengrass. He and his wife are friends of Susie's, which is why it's so shocking when she's among the small group that finds...

    Sometimes you just need some mystery, some laughs, some witty wordplay, some clever plotting, some captivating characters, and some unexpected - but insightful - loo comparisons. PLUS PETS! (A dog here; a cameo by a wee black cat, for cat-lovers.). I thoroughly enjoyed this debut Sus...

    Susie Mahl is an artist whose bread and butter trade is drawing dogs. Susie had drawn a picture for the Earl and Countess Greenglass and become a family friend. Through the Countess, Susie is commissioned by neighbors and, while staying with them, discovers the Earl's body. To ever...

    Susie Mahl is an artist who specializes in pet portraits. While staying with friends, the Earl and Countess of Greengrass at their beautiful house in the village of Spire, the Earl is found dead and Susie with her witty and inquisitive nature quickly starts her own investigation into t...

    https://audrasbookblabbing.wordpress.... Cleanliness: Yuck (10+ curse words. Other content: smoking, drinking, mention of sex, descriptions of privates, religion, murder, and death.) 3.5 stars This book was simply odd. I think I expected too much of it. There was mystery, a ti...

    A glittering, funny and sharply observed cosy murder mystery in a quintessential English country setting. Wonderful details, great characters and a welcome new talent. ...

    A very enjoyable and entertaining book. It kept hooked till the end. It's well written and with very intersting characters. Recommended! Many thanks to Netgalley and Oneworld Publications ...

    This was a super-sweet book. Light on suspense and intrigue, but pleasant with well-developed characters and great artistic metaphors. And cute dogs. He main character is an every-woman, and I liked her. ...

    A lovely, easy to read novel which I thoroughly enjoyed. ...

    Susie is an artist who paints pets, usually for the well-heeled in and around Sussex. Staying with her friends, the Greengrasses, while painting a neighbor?s dog, Susie becomes embroiled in the murder of Lord Greengrass. A pleasant whodunit, with a large cast of unique characters, a ...

    I received this book through LibraryThing Early Reviewers. Susie Mahl is an artist who does commission work, portraits of pets. She travels in the world of the aristocracy, as they are her best clients. And has learned the ways and manners of this British social class. While visi...

    Fans of "Downton Abbey" and books involving the rich British upper-class may enjoy Ali Carter's debut mystery, A Brush with Death. I found it a little too detailed and slow-paced for my taste, but those who enjoy all the details of English grand homes may enjoy this. Susie Mahl, the...

    In the first of this appealing new British country cozy mystery series, the spunky heroine applies her considerable skills of observation as an artist to solving murder most foul. ...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I hope it?s only the first of many to come! ...

    Find it at the West Hempstead Public Library http://encore.alisweb.org/iii/encore/... ...

    Very cute little mystery. Perfect last book of the summer. Looking forward to reading more about Susie the Pet Detective! ...

    Given the blurb's mentioning Downton Abbey, I thought this mystery would be set in the early 1900's rather than in contemporary times. I like period mysteries, but nonetheless this one held my interest very much. The characters were engaging, though a little under-developed and sort of...

    2.5 stars for a bit of a mixed bag of a light-hearted cozy mystery. The best parts are the English countryside settings, some of the ridiculous (ironic?) character names (hello, Asquintha, Lady Cornfield) and Susie's observations regarding her fellow human beings and the animals that s...

    I?m not sure this really achieved what it was trying to. The mystery isn?t great, I couldn?t work out of the lead character was meant to be whimsically eccentric or if she was just annoying. Never mind. You win some, you lose some. ********copy from Netgalley in return for an ...

    I liked the descriptions of Susie's paintings and her interaction with the pets she makes portraits of. However, as a cozy English mystery it certainly wasn't a la Agatha Christie as stated on the back of the book. The mystery was too easy to solve. It's a good book to read on the beac...

    Clunky writing but an interesting premise for the protagonist. An observant artist who travels to posh houses to paint dogs. but the mystery itself was obvious (despite crucial clues sprung at the end). And the characters cartoonish. DPL book ...

    Not worth much from the doggy point of view. Maybe worth it from the artist point of view, but I don't think so. Very stilted in general. ...

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  • WHPL Reference
    May 29, 2018

    I became interested in this book after reading a negative review. I had read this author and I wondered about some of the comments made. I decided to read it. I am happy, I did as I enjoyed this book very much. The one complaint I wished that the Deerhound, Situp had a bigger part in t...

    I have been picking up cozy mysteries more often this year and this one was a stand-out for me. I love British mysteries in particular, and this one took place among the upper classes, with the added perspective of a protagonist who is an outsider. The amateur sleuth, Susie Mahl, was r...

    Painter Susie Mahl, who makes her living painting pet portraits for wealthy people, is hired by, and goes to stay with, a young couple who live near the Earl of Greengrass. He and his wife are friends of Susie's, which is why it's so shocking when she's among the small group that finds...

    Sometimes you just need some mystery, some laughs, some witty wordplay, some clever plotting, some captivating characters, and some unexpected - but insightful - loo comparisons. PLUS PETS! (A dog here; a cameo by a wee black cat, for cat-lovers.). I thoroughly enjoyed this debut Sus...

    Susie Mahl is an artist whose bread and butter trade is drawing dogs. Susie had drawn a picture for the Earl and Countess Greenglass and become a family friend. Through the Countess, Susie is commissioned by neighbors and, while staying with them, discovers the Earl's body. To ever...

    Susie Mahl is an artist who specializes in pet portraits. While staying with friends, the Earl and Countess of Greengrass at their beautiful house in the village of Spire, the Earl is found dead and Susie with her witty and inquisitive nature quickly starts her own investigation into t...

    https://audrasbookblabbing.wordpress.... Cleanliness: Yuck (10+ curse words. Other content: smoking, drinking, mention of sex, descriptions of privates, religion, murder, and death.) 3.5 stars This book was simply odd. I think I expected too much of it. There was mystery, a ti...

    A glittering, funny and sharply observed cosy murder mystery in a quintessential English country setting. Wonderful details, great characters and a welcome new talent. ...

    A very enjoyable and entertaining book. It kept hooked till the end. It's well written and with very intersting characters. Recommended! Many thanks to Netgalley and Oneworld Publications ...

    This was a super-sweet book. Light on suspense and intrigue, but pleasant with well-developed characters and great artistic metaphors. And cute dogs. He main character is an every-woman, and I liked her. ...

    A lovely, easy to read novel which I thoroughly enjoyed. ...

    Susie is an artist who paints pets, usually for the well-heeled in and around Sussex. Staying with her friends, the Greengrasses, while painting a neighbor?s dog, Susie becomes embroiled in the murder of Lord Greengrass. A pleasant whodunit, with a large cast of unique characters, a ...

    I received this book through LibraryThing Early Reviewers. Susie Mahl is an artist who does commission work, portraits of pets. She travels in the world of the aristocracy, as they are her best clients. And has learned the ways and manners of this British social class. While visi...

    Fans of "Downton Abbey" and books involving the rich British upper-class may enjoy Ali Carter's debut mystery, A Brush with Death. I found it a little too detailed and slow-paced for my taste, but those who enjoy all the details of English grand homes may enjoy this. Susie Mahl, the...

    In the first of this appealing new British country cozy mystery series, the spunky heroine applies her considerable skills of observation as an artist to solving murder most foul. ...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I hope it?s only the first of many to come! ...

    Find it at the West Hempstead Public Library http://encore.alisweb.org/iii/encore/... ...

  • Chelsey
    Nov 08, 2018

    I became interested in this book after reading a negative review. I had read this author and I wondered about some of the comments made. I decided to read it. I am happy, I did as I enjoyed this book very much. The one complaint I wished that the Deerhound, Situp had a bigger part in t...

    I have been picking up cozy mysteries more often this year and this one was a stand-out for me. I love British mysteries in particular, and this one took place among the upper classes, with the added perspective of a protagonist who is an outsider. The amateur sleuth, Susie Mahl, was r...

    Painter Susie Mahl, who makes her living painting pet portraits for wealthy people, is hired by, and goes to stay with, a young couple who live near the Earl of Greengrass. He and his wife are friends of Susie's, which is why it's so shocking when she's among the small group that finds...

    Sometimes you just need some mystery, some laughs, some witty wordplay, some clever plotting, some captivating characters, and some unexpected - but insightful - loo comparisons. PLUS PETS! (A dog here; a cameo by a wee black cat, for cat-lovers.). I thoroughly enjoyed this debut Sus...

    Susie Mahl is an artist whose bread and butter trade is drawing dogs. Susie had drawn a picture for the Earl and Countess Greenglass and become a family friend. Through the Countess, Susie is commissioned by neighbors and, while staying with them, discovers the Earl's body. To ever...

    Susie Mahl is an artist who specializes in pet portraits. While staying with friends, the Earl and Countess of Greengrass at their beautiful house in the village of Spire, the Earl is found dead and Susie with her witty and inquisitive nature quickly starts her own investigation into t...

    https://audrasbookblabbing.wordpress.... Cleanliness: Yuck (10+ curse words. Other content: smoking, drinking, mention of sex, descriptions of privates, religion, murder, and death.) 3.5 stars This book was simply odd. I think I expected too much of it. There was mystery, a ti...

    A glittering, funny and sharply observed cosy murder mystery in a quintessential English country setting. Wonderful details, great characters and a welcome new talent. ...

    A very enjoyable and entertaining book. It kept hooked till the end. It's well written and with very intersting characters. Recommended! Many thanks to Netgalley and Oneworld Publications ...

    This was a super-sweet book. Light on suspense and intrigue, but pleasant with well-developed characters and great artistic metaphors. And cute dogs. He main character is an every-woman, and I liked her. ...

    A lovely, easy to read novel which I thoroughly enjoyed. ...

    Susie is an artist who paints pets, usually for the well-heeled in and around Sussex. Staying with her friends, the Greengrasses, while painting a neighbor?s dog, Susie becomes embroiled in the murder of Lord Greengrass. A pleasant whodunit, with a large cast of unique characters, a ...

    I received this book through LibraryThing Early Reviewers. Susie Mahl is an artist who does commission work, portraits of pets. She travels in the world of the aristocracy, as they are her best clients. And has learned the ways and manners of this British social class. While visi...

    Fans of "Downton Abbey" and books involving the rich British upper-class may enjoy Ali Carter's debut mystery, A Brush with Death. I found it a little too detailed and slow-paced for my taste, but those who enjoy all the details of English grand homes may enjoy this. Susie Mahl, the...

    In the first of this appealing new British country cozy mystery series, the spunky heroine applies her considerable skills of observation as an artist to solving murder most foul. ...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I hope it?s only the first of many to come! ...

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    Very cute little mystery. Perfect last book of the summer. Looking forward to reading more about Susie the Pet Detective! ...

    Given the blurb's mentioning Downton Abbey, I thought this mystery would be set in the early 1900's rather than in contemporary times. I like period mysteries, but nonetheless this one held my interest very much. The characters were engaging, though a little under-developed and sort of...

    2.5 stars for a bit of a mixed bag of a light-hearted cozy mystery. The best parts are the English countryside settings, some of the ridiculous (ironic?) character names (hello, Asquintha, Lady Cornfield) and Susie's observations regarding her fellow human beings and the animals that s...

    I?m not sure this really achieved what it was trying to. The mystery isn?t great, I couldn?t work out of the lead character was meant to be whimsically eccentric or if she was just annoying. Never mind. You win some, you lose some. ********copy from Netgalley in return for an ...

    I liked the descriptions of Susie's paintings and her interaction with the pets she makes portraits of. However, as a cozy English mystery it certainly wasn't a la Agatha Christie as stated on the back of the book. The mystery was too easy to solve. It's a good book to read on the beac...

    Clunky writing but an interesting premise for the protagonist. An observant artist who travels to posh houses to paint dogs. but the mystery itself was obvious (despite crucial clues sprung at the end). And the characters cartoonish. DPL book ...

    Not worth much from the doggy point of view. Maybe worth it from the artist point of view, but I don't think so. Very stilted in general. ...

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  • Christa Potter
    Jul 06, 2018

    I became interested in this book after reading a negative review. I had read this author and I wondered about some of the comments made. I decided to read it. I am happy, I did as I enjoyed this book very much. The one complaint I wished that the Deerhound, Situp had a bigger part in t...

    I have been picking up cozy mysteries more often this year and this one was a stand-out for me. I love British mysteries in particular, and this one took place among the upper classes, with the added perspective of a protagonist who is an outsider. The amateur sleuth, Susie Mahl, was r...

    Painter Susie Mahl, who makes her living painting pet portraits for wealthy people, is hired by, and goes to stay with, a young couple who live near the Earl of Greengrass. He and his wife are friends of Susie's, which is why it's so shocking when she's among the small group that finds...

    Sometimes you just need some mystery, some laughs, some witty wordplay, some clever plotting, some captivating characters, and some unexpected - but insightful - loo comparisons. PLUS PETS! (A dog here; a cameo by a wee black cat, for cat-lovers.). I thoroughly enjoyed this debut Sus...

    Susie Mahl is an artist whose bread and butter trade is drawing dogs. Susie had drawn a picture for the Earl and Countess Greenglass and become a family friend. Through the Countess, Susie is commissioned by neighbors and, while staying with them, discovers the Earl's body. To ever...

    Susie Mahl is an artist who specializes in pet portraits. While staying with friends, the Earl and Countess of Greengrass at their beautiful house in the village of Spire, the Earl is found dead and Susie with her witty and inquisitive nature quickly starts her own investigation into t...

    https://audrasbookblabbing.wordpress.... Cleanliness: Yuck (10+ curse words. Other content: smoking, drinking, mention of sex, descriptions of privates, religion, murder, and death.) 3.5 stars This book was simply odd. I think I expected too much of it. There was mystery, a ti...

    A glittering, funny and sharply observed cosy murder mystery in a quintessential English country setting. Wonderful details, great characters and a welcome new talent. ...

    A very enjoyable and entertaining book. It kept hooked till the end. It's well written and with very intersting characters. Recommended! Many thanks to Netgalley and Oneworld Publications ...

    This was a super-sweet book. Light on suspense and intrigue, but pleasant with well-developed characters and great artistic metaphors. And cute dogs. He main character is an every-woman, and I liked her. ...

  • Kate Boyle
    Jul 30, 2018

    I became interested in this book after reading a negative review. I had read this author and I wondered about some of the comments made. I decided to read it. I am happy, I did as I enjoyed this book very much. The one complaint I wished that the Deerhound, Situp had a bigger part in t...

    I have been picking up cozy mysteries more often this year and this one was a stand-out for me. I love British mysteries in particular, and this one took place among the upper classes, with the added perspective of a protagonist who is an outsider. The amateur sleuth, Susie Mahl, was r...

    Painter Susie Mahl, who makes her living painting pet portraits for wealthy people, is hired by, and goes to stay with, a young couple who live near the Earl of Greengrass. He and his wife are friends of Susie's, which is why it's so shocking when she's among the small group that finds...

    Sometimes you just need some mystery, some laughs, some witty wordplay, some clever plotting, some captivating characters, and some unexpected - but insightful - loo comparisons. PLUS PETS! (A dog here; a cameo by a wee black cat, for cat-lovers.). I thoroughly enjoyed this debut Sus...

    Susie Mahl is an artist whose bread and butter trade is drawing dogs. Susie had drawn a picture for the Earl and Countess Greenglass and become a family friend. Through the Countess, Susie is commissioned by neighbors and, while staying with them, discovers the Earl's body. To ever...

    Susie Mahl is an artist who specializes in pet portraits. While staying with friends, the Earl and Countess of Greengrass at their beautiful house in the village of Spire, the Earl is found dead and Susie with her witty and inquisitive nature quickly starts her own investigation into t...

    https://audrasbookblabbing.wordpress.... Cleanliness: Yuck (10+ curse words. Other content: smoking, drinking, mention of sex, descriptions of privates, religion, murder, and death.) 3.5 stars This book was simply odd. I think I expected too much of it. There was mystery, a ti...

    A glittering, funny and sharply observed cosy murder mystery in a quintessential English country setting. Wonderful details, great characters and a welcome new talent. ...

    A very enjoyable and entertaining book. It kept hooked till the end. It's well written and with very intersting characters. Recommended! Many thanks to Netgalley and Oneworld Publications ...

    This was a super-sweet book. Light on suspense and intrigue, but pleasant with well-developed characters and great artistic metaphors. And cute dogs. He main character is an every-woman, and I liked her. ...

    A lovely, easy to read novel which I thoroughly enjoyed. ...