The Portrait of Doreene Gray
A Chihuahua MysteryBook - 2012
A follow-up to Chihuahua of the Baskervilles finds the crack team of paranormal experts at Tripping Magazine investigating a bizarre pair of twins, one of whom has not aged in 25 years while a portrait painted by her sister has changed to reflect her actual age. 20,000 first printing.
"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'sThe Portrait of Doreene Gray is a fabulously entertaining tale.
The crack team of paranormal experts at "Tripping Magazine" investigates a bizarre pair of twins, one of whom has not aged in twenty-five years while a portrait painted by her sister has changed to reflect her actual age.