PAINT BY MURDERS - a Harrisburg Homicide Mystery

By M. Travis DiNicola

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Paint by Murders is an original, as of yet unpublished, mystery novel. It is the first in a series of Harrisburg Homicides. It is written, hosted, and narrated by M. Travis DiNicola.

Overview: The Capital city and its art galleries, bars, restaurants, and long-held secrets are featured in this cozy-inspired mystery that is as unpredictable as the mighty Susquehanna River it sits on.

When painter Keith Reed stumbles across a dead body in a Harrisburg bookstore, he doesn’t yet know that the victim was bludgeoned with an autographed brick once used in a work by the internationally famous “bad boy” artist Alan Moonshine. Moonshine has been dead for ten years, but his dangerous legacy pushes Keith and his wife, Ginger, to try to paint a picture of what happened before anyone else is murdered, or before Keith’s narcolepsy catches him napping at the worst possible moment. 

After a local art gallery recreates a few of Moonshine’s outrageous performances, the actor who portrayed Moonshine is arrested for the crime. Keith suspects that the real killer is still on the loose in this river town: a theory that proves true when a second body is found, floating in the Susquehanna. 

Like any good amateur detective mystery there are cats, detailed descriptions of gourmet meals, unique locations, and a quirky community. However, there are also “recreations” of Alan Moonshine’s most important performances, thought-provoking observations about the contemporary art world, and genre-bending moments that bring this story alive.

Each episode of this podcast will feature subsequent installments from the novel.

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Episode Date
E17: PAINT BY MURDERS - Chapters 57-60, Epilogue, and Bonus Content!
Dec 26, 2023
E16: PAINT BY MURDERS - Chapters 53-56
Dec 26, 2023
E15: PAINT BY MURDERS - Chapters 49-52
Dec 20, 2023
E14: PAINT BY MURDERS - Chapters 44-48
Dec 19, 2023
E13: PAINT BY MURDERS - Chapters 39-43
Dec 13, 2023
E12: PAINT BY MURDERS - Chapters 35-38
Dec 11, 2023
E11: PAINT BY MURDERS - Chapters 31-34
Dec 06, 2023
E10: PAINT BY MURDERS - Chapters 28-30
Dec 04, 2023
E9: PAINT BY MURDERS - Chapters 25-27
Nov 28, 2023
E8: PAINT BY MURDERS - Chapters 22-24
Nov 21, 2023
E7: PAINT BY MURDERS - Chapters 19-21
Nov 20, 2023
E6: PAINT BY MURDERS - Chapters 16-18
Nov 15, 2023
E5: PAINT BY MURDERS - Chapters 12-15
Nov 08, 2023
E4: PAINT BY MURDERS - Chapters 9-11
Nov 02, 2023
E3: PAINT BY MURDERS - Chapters 6-8
Oct 31, 2023
E2: PAINT BY MURDERS - Chapters 3-5
Oct 25, 2023
E1: PAINT BY MURDERS - Prologue and Chapters 1 & 2
Oct 19, 2023