I wasn't a disgruntled artist, I was a successful one, and I ran an art supply store within my multi-award-winning art gallery. That store sold more high-quality art supplies during the time I managed it, without any theft from staff—as having ethics, I attracted loyal ethical followers.
The reason my art store sold more of the quality supplies than any other in my state in Australia at that time was that I gave free advice with a purchase.
That worked for decades—then, with internet growth, it changed. Artists would come to me from outside my area, pretended they wished to purchase materials, asked questions, sort an art demonstration of the products, literally conned me into giving them a private art lesson. Then, having worked out what they wanted, they walked out the door and no doubt ordered the goods from a discount online store.
I closed the supplies store door to all aside from the artists I taught. I have no time for people who mess you about.
Being a poor artist doesn't excuse a lack of integrity. I'd never con a storekeeper like that, nor steal from them.
Honesty doesn't cost anything—even poor artists can effort to treat store owners with respect.
Ruth Randall's novel "A Judgement in Stone," opens with this line.
"Eunice Parchman killed the Coverdale family because she could not read or write."
In open mystery novel, the reader knows who the murderer is, from the beginning; the mystery is why, and how, they did it, and if they will be caught.
In The Stolen Years series of novels, the reader has a view of who commits many of the crimes. There is plenty of suspense while no one else suspects who the murderer is.
The Stolen Years Series
From an Australian bestselling author comes mystery thriller of determination to find one's place in a world that men are threatening to tear apart.
Psychological thrillers often deal with characters who have post traumatic stress disorder often caused by a mysterious suspenseful situation as happens within The Stolen Years Series of novels by Ryn Shell.
Noir or hardboiled, often detective fiction is a genre of crime novels featuring detectives or private detectives who see the dark, edgy side of life. As in The Stoles Years, Ryn Shell is writing of a dark side of Australian history these novels fit the rural noir sub-genre. These novels by Ryn Shell are lightened, to make the reading enjoyable, by the family saga story of resilience and love.
Historical mystery genres are often crossed with other genres. Ryn Shell has always combined two or more genres or sub-genre in the telling of the complex stories in her books. Her characters come to life in her head while she writes them and demand more.
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