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The Portrait of Doreene Gray

A Chihuahua Mystery

Esri Allbritten


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"A little bit X-Files, a little bit Agatha Christie and a whole lotta charming. If you like your mysteries baffling, bizarre and, above all, fun, you're going to love it."

--Steve Hockensmith, author of "Holmes on the Range "

In this laugh-out-loud-funny mystery, Angus MacGregor and the zany staff of "Tripping Magazine, "a travel magazine that covers paranormal destinations, investigate a bizarre story in a town brimming with secrets. Forty years ago, Maureene Pinter painted a portrait of her twin sister, Doreene. In an eerie turn of events, Doreene hasn't aged, although her portrait has. When Doreene decides to sell the portrait, the "Tripping "team travel to Doreene's mansion in Port Townsend, Washington, a Victorian town wreathed in mists and mysteries, to get the scoop on this intriguing story.

When strange strips of paper appear in her soup, Doreene invites "Tripping" to stay and solve the town's many puzzles. Why does a man named Enrico Russo sit in a white Impala outside the mansion? And what does Lupita, the housekeeper, fear? Soon, it becomes clear that while Doreene has kept her youthful looks, the past is catching up with her. Packed with laughs and featuring a mystery with a delightful literary twist, Esri Allbritten's "The Portrait of Doreene Gray "is a fabulously entertaining tale.

Praise For The Portrait of Doreene Gray: A Chihuahua Mystery

Praise for Chihuahua of the Baskervilles:

"Frightfully funny." --Mystery Scene

"A light and engaging tale with charming characters that will appeal to those outside of both mystery and canine genres."
--Kirkus Reviews

"Eccentric characters, a lively pace, and adorable tiny dogs... [For] dog lovers and those who like their mysteries on the light side."
--Publishers Weekly
"Likable characters, an intriguing mystery, and a quaint setting. Her series debut will appeal to cozy mystery lovers."--Library Journal

Minotaur Books, 9780312569167, 306pp.

Publication Date: July 3, 2012

About the Author

ESRI ALLBRITTEN is the author of "Chihuahua of the Baskervilles, "the first book in this series. She lives in Boulder, Colorado.