Cover Reveal: HiJack in Abstract by Larissa Reinhart

I’m so thrilled to scoop and reveal the terrific cover for the third book in the “Cherry Tucker” mystery series, HIJACK IN ABSTRACT, coming out on November 5, 2013 from Henery Press.

HiJack in Abstract

Cherry Tucker’s love life has shifted into neutral. And her siblings, Grandpa, and sort-of-ex-husband have flipped her personal life to greasy side up. But life in Halo, Georgia, isn’t all bad for the sassy, Southern artist. Her career has pushed into full throttle. A classical series sold. A portrait commissioned. Then Uncle Will, Forks County Sheriff, calls in a favor to have Cherry draw a composite sketch of a hijacker. Suddenly, life takes a hairpin when the composite leads to a related murder, her local card sharking buddy Max Avtaikin becomes bear bait, and her Amazonian nemesis labels the classical series “pervert art,” causing Cherry to be shunned by the town.

Cherry’s jamming gears between trailer parks, Atlanta mansions, and trucker bars searching for the hijacker who left a widow and orphan destitute and Max Avtaikin in legal jeopardy. While she seeks to help the misfortunate and save her local reputation, Cherry’s hammer down attitude has her facing the headlights of an oncoming killer, ready to grind her gears for good.

** Praises for the Cherry Tucker Series **

“Southern-Fried Sleuthing…If you’re a fan of Charlaine Harris’ Sookie Stackhouse but could do without the “supes,” then you will love Reinhart’s Cherry Tucker!” – Fayette Woman Magazine

“Reinhart’s country-fried mystery is as much fun as a ride on the Tilt-a-Whirl at a state fair. Her sleuth wields a paintbrush and unravels clues with equal skill and flair. Readers who like a little small-town charm with their mysteries will enjoy Reinhart’s series.” — Denise Swanson, New York Times Bestselling Author of the Scumble River and Devereaux’s Dime Store Mysteries

“The hilariously droll Larissa Reinhart cooks up a quirky and entertaining page-turner! This charming mystery is delightfully Southern, surprisingly edgy, and deliciously unpredictable.” – Hank Phillippi Ryan, Agatha, Anthony and Macavity Award-Winning Author of The Other Woman

“A sweet, southern stroke of brilliance… Action, humor, mystery and a dash of romance all packed into one quirky creation.” — Kerri Nelson, The Book Boost

“Author Reinhart dishes out shovelfuls of ribald humor and mayhem. It takes a rare talent to successfully portray a beer-and-hormone-addled artist as a sympathetic and worthy heroine, but Reinhart pulls it off with tongue-in-cheek panache.” – Betty Webb, Mystery Scene Magazine

“If I liked Cherry before, I love her now. That girl has gumption and everyone better move out her way when she’s in the pursuit of justice…this action-filled whodunit [is] entertainingly delightful.” – Dru Ann Love, Dru’s Book Musings

Larissa is giving away a CHERRY TUCKER swag pack and a digital copy of Portrait of a Dead Guy. Giveaway is open to US only and ends on Saturday July 20, 2013 at midnight EST.

If you haven’t read the Cherry Tucker series, start with:
Final Cover FrontIn Halo, Georgia, folks know Cherry Tucker as big in mouth, small in stature, and able to sketch a portrait faster than kudzu climbs telephone poles. Unfortunately, commissions are scarce. When a family wants a portrait of their murdered son, Cherry scrambles to win their patronage from her small town rival. Not factored into the project are the still life’s stepbrother — her old flame — and a desperate killer combing Halo for stolen goods.

Cherry Tucker’s in a stew as art commissions dry up after her nemesis, Shawna Branson, became president of the County Arts Council. Desperate and broke, Cherry and her friend, Eloise, spend a sultry summer weekend hawking their art at the Sidewinder Annual Brunswick Stew Cook-Off. When a bad case of food poisoning breaks out and Eloise dies, the police brush off the death as accidental, but Cherry suspects someone spiked the stew and killed her friend. As Cherry calls on Cook-Off competitors, Deputy Luke Harper steams over her interference and the poisoner readies to cook Cherry’s goose.

Both books are available at Henery Press, retail and online booksellers.

Growing up in a small town, Larissa Reinhart couldn’t wait to move to an exotic city far from corn fields. After moving around the US and Japan, now she loves to write about rough hewn characters that live near corn fields, particularly sassy women with a penchant for trouble. HIJACK IN ABSTRACT is the third in the Cherry Tucker Mystery Series from Henery Press, following STILL LIFE IN BRUNSWICK STEW (May 2013) and PORTRAIT OF A DEAD GUY, a 2012 Daphne du Maurier finalist. QUICK SKETCH, a Cherry Tucker prequel to PORTRAIT, is in the mystery anthology THE HEARTACHE MOTEL (December 2013). She lives near Atlanta with her minions and Cairn Terrier, Biscuit. Visit her website or find her chatting with the Little Read Hens on Facebook.


  1. Thanks for sharing! Love the book cover! She is a funny clever and a GREAT AUTHOR. I hope she keeps writing

  2. I love this series and the covers are beautiful! I’m happy to see the new cover which is just as lovely as the other two.
    I already have a paperback copy of the first book and a digital copy of the second. Can’t wait for Highjack in Abstract.

  3. Larissa, I love the cover for the new book!!!! You are an amazing person and writer! Good luck and many blessings to you!

  4. I have read your first book and am in the middle of the second. I look forward to “Hijack in Abstract”. It is more fun to read a book if you know the author personally and I am still of the “old” school — my books are not digital — I like to hold them in my hand and have something for the author to sign!

    • I hope I get to sign the second one for you soon, Deanne! I’m going to be in IL the last week of July/first of August. I don’t suppose you’ll be traveling through there? But I also plan to get back down to Dallas next year.

  5. Love the cover. I thoroughly enjoyed the first two books in the series and look forward to this one. I would love to win a copy. Thanks for the give-away.

  6. I’m glad you’re giving away the first book in the series so one can get started right away. Sounds like a good series. Please include me in the giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity.

  7. I have read and enjoyed Larissa’s other novels, and will be looking forward to this new one this fall. I love her style of writing and how her characters come to life for me. She is such a talented woman and I wish her continued success. Thank you Larissa, and thank you Dru for doing the interview. It is a wonderful write up.

    Have a great weekend.


  8. These books sound really good! I would love to start reading them! Thank you for the giveaway!

  9. I am embarrassed to admit I’ve missed this series so I’m grabbing Portrait of a Dead Guy & Still Life in Brunswick Stew on my Kindle. I read fast – I’ll be ready in a few days to read Cherry Tucker’s adventures in Hijack in Abstract! 🙂 Thanks for the review, Dru & Larissa thanks for writing a series that sounds so great & funny too!

  10. I’m in. I’ll be looking for other of your books, Larissa. Thanks for the giveaway. judydee22002@yahoo dot com

  11. this sounds really funny. I can’t wait to read it. Thanks for the giveaway and the reviews.

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