Tallulah Jones, or Tally runs an ice cream shop called Remember the A-la-Mode. in her town. Here Sister Bree and Bree's daughter Alice, a collage student, work there. In Scoop to kill Alice Stumble's on finding a body of Bryan, A grad student, who was the nephew of the police officer Cal. Finger are pointed to an English professor who the dead student accused of sexual harassment. But a few days later the professor dead too(not spoiling...it is said on the back of the book). Tally of course steps out to find out who killed Bryan and the professor.
I love cozy mysteries. They are fast reads. The subjects of them are fun. This one is no different. I could of read this book in a couple of days straight. I enjoyed reading this book. It was a light read. And like most cozy mysteries with food related themes to them, this book has a couple recipes at the end of the book. But its is another series where the female lead character is torn between two men that she really likes. I mean com on why do they do this?! In this series Tally is torn with Finn her High school sweet Heart(and bad boy during high school), who Tally broke his heart, and Cal, police officer who always had feeling for her but the timing was never right to tell her. Personally I would of picked Cal. :P
Here is my art work for the book.
The background I did was taking painters tape and putting it where ever on the page. I did cut the tape in half before taping it on the page. This is a very old school technique that I learned yeas ago when I first got into rubber stamping. But instead of brayering ink from an ink pad I used sprays. I used a Yellow spray ink from Inkadinado and Bubble gum pink by Dylusions. I did spray some water after spraying the color and took a paper towel to blot off. I never really understood that step, as I always thought your wasting all that spray. And lets face it the sprays are not cheap! LOL But as pulled the towel away i can see what a difference it made. I pulled the tape off and got the cool background.
I then took a pencil and sketched out an ice cream cone, and 2 scoops of ice cream. Colored it with prisma's color pencils and Neo 2's. I looked at it and thought it was drawn by a kid. :P I'm not the best drawer. :P I took a brown marker and made the lines of the cone and out lined everything.
I took Tatter Angel Glimmer Glam in Be Postitive and made drips on the cone and on the top of the page to look like blood on the page. also some pooled on the bottom of the page. I ten added some splatters with it. Finally I took a alpha stencil and traced the words of the Killer scoop. It was meant to say the title, but I couldn't remember the title when i did it. Opps! LOL
The book I'm going to be reading for April is Smokin' Seventeen By Janet Evanovich