In Sharon Pape's Sketch Me If You Can, the first installment in the portrait of a crime paranormal cozy mystery series, we had a twist of a ghost story with a compelling crime. For sketch artist Aurora "Rory" McCain, she took over her uncle's PI agency after he died from a heart attack. Later, one of his former clients asked her to look into the case of his sister's murder. Though she couldn't moonlight, she agreed to look into the case and finished what her uncle started. She also inherited a ghost named Zeke Marshal, a US Marshal from the 1800s, who wants to protect Rory and to find out who killed him. We do get to see a hint of his backstory inside this cozy. As Rory looked into the case, she followed the clues of evidence and did her own investigating, when she met Vince Conti, a charming guy. When the case unraveled before her eyes, she learned who killed Gail Oberlin, her uncle and wanted her next, as her life was on the line and her career, too.
This was an intriguing paranormal cozy mystery with the twist. I liked Rory as sketch artist and Zeke as a troubled ghost. I liked the connection to her uncle's death was linked into the murder somehow. I didn't like Conti one bit, but I really liked the others in the series. I loved the New York central location for the settings. This has a quirky paranormal twist with a hint of historical slant. This would bedazzle you and make you amazed and awe on how they all came together in the end.
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