The Portrait of Doreene Gray

A Chihuahua Mystery

A Tripping Magazine Mystery (Volume 2)

Esri Allbritten

Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books

Download Image Esri Allbritten  The Portrait of Doreene Gray

Available Formats

BookeBook

“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.

Connect with the Author

Esri Allbritten

Official Sites


Related Links


Sign Up for
Author Updates

Macmillan Newsletter


Sign up to receive information about new books, author events, and special offers.

Sign up now

Book Excerpts

Read an Excerpt

One
 

Outside the darkened windows of Doreene Gray’s second-floor bedroom, a squall buffeted the house and whistled across the gingerbread trimming. A mile away, it sang through the rigging of ships in the harbor of Port Townsend, Washington, whipping the black water into whitecaps, then speckling the foam with rain.
Doreene slid out of bed, grimacing slightly at a twinge in her lower back. At fifty-eight, she could avoid many of the signs of age, but not all.
The young man beneath the sheets stretched one tanned arm across the bed.

Read the full excerpt

Back

Reviews

Praise for The Portrait of Doreene Gray

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

Reviews from Goodreads

Back

About the Author

Esri Allbritten

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

Esri Allbritten

Back

Community

 

Latest on Facebook

Latest on Twitter

Back

Buy the Book

Available Formats and Book Details

The Portrait of Doreene Gray
A Chihuahua Mystery
Esri Allbritten

e-Book Agency

e-Book Agency
St. Martin's Press
Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books
July 2012
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781250011510
ISBN10: 1250011515
320 pages
$7.99

Hardcover

Hardcover
St. Martin's Press
Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books
July 2012
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780312569167
ISBN10: 0312569165
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 320 pages
$24.99
Back

From The Publisher

Minotaur Books

Latest on Facebook

Latest on Twitter

Back