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Color coded love stories and revealing female anatomies lead to the murder of world renowned sculptor, Bruce Jones. In life, the artist loved women, almost as much as women loved him. Adored for his art and colorful personality, Bruce is mourned by the world at large. The tale is launched with the multifaceted perspectives of four ex-wives, the current wife, and his new loColor coded love stories and revealing female anatomies lead to the murder of world renowned sculptor, Bruce Jones. In life, the artist loved women, almost as much as women loved him. Adored for his art and colorful personality, Bruce is mourned by the world at large. The tale is launched with the multifaceted perspectives of four ex-wives, the current wife, and his new love interest and their children. Mary , Bruce’s wealthy first love, is always in perfect pink; the color of love. Mother of Clair the famous actress and Aaron the corporate lawyer. Leslie The Second’s color is yellow for her sunny nature as much as for her fears and insecurities. Her only son Bobby is vulnerable and lost. Mourning his father’s death, he finds himself. Petra The Third, is outstanding in orange, representing not only her native Holland but also her love of the fruit. Cherished her freedom and had no children of her own. Toni The Fourth is a vibrant passionate Italian red and part of the eventual glue that creates and solidifies this dysfunctional Jones family. Her teenage daughters Tina and Isa are as different as night and day. Brooke The Fifth a gold-digger. Green, her color, reflects the color of money and envy. Her young son’s Kyle and Caleb are too young to understand why their world has been turned upside-down. Mara, as blue as the ocean was the last woman to steal Bruce’s heart. Mother to newborn Baby Peter is the unexpected gift and surprise. Bruce Jones’ eight children speak out, too. They are as distinctive as the women he loved, their mothers. Loose ends are tied up by the insights of Sylvia, Aaron’s wife and a trusted keeper of secrets; Scott, the private investigator and family friend; Nona, the quintessential grandmother everyone loves but to whom few are truly related; and Detective Jim Miller who will not rest until he discovers Bruce Jones’ murderer. ...

Title : Death of a Sculptor in Hue, Shape and Color
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ISBN : 33874112
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Number of Pages : 80 Pages
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Death of a Sculptor in Hue, Shape and Color Reviews

  • Kristine Hall
    2019-05-21 17:12

    Despite Death of a Sculptor in Hue, Shape, and Color chiming in at less than seventy-five pages, after finishing it, I truly felt like I had experienced a full length novel. Readers enjoy narration from sixteen (yes! 16!) different characters and get their sixteen different perspectives of the life and death of Bruce Jones. Amazingly, author M.C.V. Egan makes this work. "I could tell by the sculptures he had loved her seven years." -- Mary, the First Bruce Jones was larger than life, and his art revealed his heart. Through the lenses of his ex-wives, lover, children, and a few others, readers see how Bruce's death mends broken hearts and bridges together all of Bruce's loves. As each person narrates, a new layer of Bruce's life is revealed. Careful readers will pick up hints of what is coming as the book takes a few surprising turns.Color plays an extremely important part in the story as each of the women Bruce has loved is associated with a color in life and art. The colors help define these women as much as their own narrations and descriptions by others do as well. It is a very interesting and unique device, which ties in nicely with Bruce's being an artist. And as a side note, the cover is gorgeous and the image and colors tie-in specifically to someone in the story.The copy I reviewed wasn't final, so I will assume all the errors I saw are corrected in the final version. I hope so, because the author has a great writing style and does well with giving unique voices to each of the sixteen narrators. She also uses figurative language to really enhance her descriptions. For example, Egan writes that Bruce's funeral was "like a forged work of art" that was beautiful but lacking something. Believe it or not, there was still one more narrator that I would have liked to have heard from, but to reveal that person would be a bit of a spoiler. There was just a little more information I needed to make the surprise twist make more sense. With that exception, the story winds up with a tidy ending and uplifting message that love conquers all, even when it's found in a most unconventional way. Thank you to the author and Magic of Books promotions for providing me an eBook copy in exchange for my honest opinion -- the only kind I give. Full review and excerpt on my blog

  • Jenny Bynum Black Words-White Pages
    2019-05-15 20:18

    Read my full review at absolutely loved how the author wrote this story. This author has always had a unique style of writing and can reel in and capture her audience with her words on paper and this story is no different. This story was so much fun to read!! It was a magnificent mystery full of surprises, and a few giggles, that I didn't see coming, with a remarkable twist to it at the end. The characters were incredible and the story-line was just fantastic. I loved how we got to know the thoughts and feelings of each individual character that played a roll in Bruce's life. I also loved how each ex-wife was a different color in the sculptor's mind and how the death of Bruce brought the whole family together in the end. This was a great work of art and I can say that I believe that this author is a complete genius!! I highly recommend this story to all adults to enjoy!!

  • Fran Bernitz
    2019-05-07 17:21

    Terrific, quick read with a host of interesting characters and points-of-view. Particularly enjoyed reading this in Delray Beach.....This certainly makes you think about the colorful sources of inspiration for beautiful sculptures! Thank you for a great read, Catalina Egan!

  • Nancy (The Avid Reader)
    2019-05-23 19:55

    A rich and famous artist known all over the world for his sculptures, Bruce Jones has died at the age of 62. Bruce was loved by many. He was loved by his 5th and current wife as well as his four exes’ and a mistress plus his seven children. Bruce gave each of his wives a different color of his choosing for his own personal reasons. Bruce loved and cared for each of his wives very deeply and differently. He liked to sculpture each of them in the color he gave them. We find out who and what kind of person Bruce was through the pov of each of his wives and his seven children as well. We find out more about Bruce through the eyes of a private investigator and a Detective, plus a few more people too. We also hear what all the “wives” think about each other and their stepchildren. I love watching tv shows on the ID channel among others. But two of my favorites are James Patterson’s MURDER IS FOREVER and Betrayed. When I was reading Death of a Sculptor I kept thinking of these two shows. I know that Death of a Sculptor is fiction but I think it would fit right in with Murder is Forever with each of the wives and children playing their part. I love how Murder is Forever portrayed; like a movie or tv show instead of a documentary. I can just hear Bruce on Betrayed narrow rating his own death. I did relate to a couple of the wives in some ways as I am the fourth wife and I have never had children of my own. We are one big family with wife number two and the mother of my two wonderful stepsons and her family. Death of a Sculptor is a very short read with just enough info that will leave you wanting more because the story is so great that you just need to know more about their stories and lives. But in the end, it does leave you with that satisfied feeling that Bruce’s story is complete with no loose ends. I would recommend Death of a Sculptor to anyone looking for a great read that can be read in one sitting, a story that is filled with lots of love for one man and his family and a little murder on the side.

  • Toi Thomas
    2019-04-26 15:56

    What a bizarrely functional dysfunctional family this is now that Bruce is gone. The story starts with his death and the gathering of his many ex-wives and children, but of course, there’s more to it. There is the question of how Bruce really died; the question of how the estranged family will cope, and the question of who is the woman with the blue hair? I gotta say, anyone who saw this story coming is a genius. The way all the drama wrapped up at the end is still whirling in my head. I know death has been known to bring families together, but if I say any more, I’ll be spoiling it… and I definitely don’t want to do that. This story is so worth the read. Even though this is a short read, it didn’t feel short, which is always a plus. Because the whole situation plays out like a TV crime drama, I’m still having trouble accepting some things, but that’s what makes it such a good story. I think the small handful of issues I had would probably be turn-ons to someone else. I think the movie star daughter was my favorite of the family and I kinda felt bad that the cop had a crush on her, but I was glad she got her HEA… that’s the only semi-spoiler I’m giving.I will say, that whatever I feel about the story and or characters, I enjoyed the experience of reading this book. I’d recommend it to fans of mystery and crime dramas, and to fans of family dramas. Not suitable for pre-teens and small children.

  • Tracey Quintin
    2019-05-24 17:56

    Seriously, how is it that I thoroughly enjoyed this color coded story of the death of a loved one? I SURE DID! Not that I wanted a character to die, it was the crafting of this story by the author that was fantastic.This is the first book I've read by this author and I feel that M.C.V. Egan did a remarkable job at telling a beautiful story of Bruce, the Sculptor, his loves which were his ex-wives, his current wife, his current love and his children.WOW...I had never read a story before where each chapter was devoted to an individual character in the story. I was given unique insight into each character by the author doing this and the story flowed beautifully!This was not a somber read at all. Actually, quite enlightening and even some chuckles. Although the total number of pages in this story are short, I didn't feel it was a short story at all. This author wrote this story very artistically in a manner perfect so that even those not familiar with the "art world" could very easily envision and understand. Well done M.C V. Egan, a highly recommended read by me!

  • M.C.V. Egan
    2019-05-02 18:56