Murder, Mayhem and Monet: A New Mystery from Karen Hudgins

I am pleased to feature a new mystery from a long-time author friend, Karen Hudgins.


            Diane Phipps, P.I., bounds into investigative action when Arabella Laruen, a noted art restorer in historic Manitou Springs, is found strangled. Slumped over a Claude Monet masterpiece, she’s left a possible clue and many questions. As Diane explores the victim’s world, she discovers convoluted relationships, temptation, and dirty dealings. Did Arabella’s own brother kill her? Or, maybe it was Yves, curator of the Stonegate Collection? Perhaps, James, her new boyfriend had moved in for the kill? What about her ex-lover Sam? Had metal artist Rydell lost his cool again? And what’s this about a secret daughter? Diane intrepidly sifts through all to find out—Whodunit and Why! 

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About the Author:

Karen Hudgins has always loved stories—in all their forms—and settled into writing fiction about 19 years ago. She particularly likes creating characters and making settings seem like characters. Born in Lancaster County, PA, her life has since offered her chances to live in the South, the Mid-West, and now in the West in Colorado.

She first devoted her spirit, creativity, and imagination to learning the craft of writing and creating contemporary, single-title romance novels, exploring the ups and downs of true love with happy endings. Seven of them.

Her latest efforts have shown up in the mystery genre with the Diane Phipps, P.I., series. She is sticking with happy endings because Diane fights the good fight and solves stubborn or cold cases. Karen has just completed writing her eleventh mystery novella, The Kokopelli Caper, set near Garden of the Gods, Colorado. 

Karen has a B.S. in Behavioral Science, which comes in handy for writing about story people. She’s a mom, a grandmother, and is her ginger cat’s best buddy. When not writing Karen likes photography, gardening, music, movies, time with people, Nature, and her book club. She’s active on Facebook, keeping connected to friends, former classmates and co-workers, and family.