Friday, November 21, 2014

Blog Tour: FRAME CHANGE : A Nina Bannister Mystery by T'Gracie and Joe Reese

Nina Bannister loves to paint, and she thinks her hobby is painless enough. But she is wrong. Her love of doing seascapes leads to a friendship with a young ex docent from The Chicago Art Museum–and to their entry into the murky and dangerous world of international art smuggling.

Can she save her young friend, who has been kidnapped to the mountains of southern Austria? Can she determine the identity and motives of the mysterious Red Claw? Can she see the real painting that is hidden beneath the false one?

Her success in these matters–indeed her very survival–depend on her ability to perform a last ditch Frame Change!

Nina and her friends take an art class and create some seascapes of limited worth - mostly of worth to the painter for her accomplishments.  Having first gotten the feedback to take them off display, her friend Carol suddenly decides a new frame will make the difference.  Miraculously, her first seascape suddenly sells and the frame change and a few extra enhancements continues with unexpectedly quick sales. All part of a complex art smuggling ring, orchestrated by Michael and thwarted by Red Claw. Carol continues her involvement as she needs the money, but another woman is kidnapped by Red Claw.  As Nina unfolds what is going on, and her unintended involvement, she works to identify Red Claw and ensure the safety of her friends. An interesting twist to the usual cozy mystery.  This is the 5th book in the Nina Bannister Mystery series.

About the Authors:
Pam (T’Gracie) Britton Reese is an Assistant Professor in the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department at Indiana-Purdue University at Fort Wayne. She has published books about autism with LinguiSystems. She enjoys teaching and research, but is never happier than when plotting (with her husband) a new murder, or coming up with ways that Nina Bannister can solve it.

Joe Reese is a novelist, playwright, storyteller, and college teacher. He has published seven novels, several plays, and a number of stories and articles. He and his wife, Pam have three children: Kate, Matthew and Sam.

Author Links:
Twitter: Nina Bannister@NinaBFurl
Facebook: Nina Bannister

Purchase Links:
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GIVEAWAY : 1 ebook will be given away at each stop.  Leave a comment to be entered and then stop back when the tour is over to see who wins!


  1. (Pat) T.Gracie and Joe, thanks for providing a cozy mystery that shows you can't just a book by it's cover. I have added this to my to be read list. Also thanks to Pat for her work in the field of language and autism. I have been blessed with a son who has autism so I appreciate your work in this area.

  2. This looks like a fun and lively read.