Why do a sleazy antique dealer and a wealthy collector suddenly become interested in an unknown artist named Jo Allison? Is it the mysterious goblet she used in three still-life paintings? Jo's apartment is burglarized, and she is followed and threatened. When she attempts to determine the provenance of the goblet, she discovers that it might be a priceless artifact. Thieves follow her to Chicago and to the home of a blind woman in Riverside who also owns one of the goblets. The exciting climax takes place on the steps of the Art Institute of Chicago, between the roaring lions.
©2012 Helen Macie Osterman (P)2015 Helen Macie Osterman
I received this book in the audio version and thoroughly enjoyed it. There is a bit of violence but wasn't graphic. Great story line. Great mystery. The only thing that I thought was lacking was more in the romance department. Sure, I knew that the characters would fall in love, but I really didn't get see it. I also thought that the narrator, Lori Faiella, did a great job! I will definitely listen to more of her narrations, as well as reading more from the author, Helen Osterman.
Marker's Mark was a realistic story with well developed ideas and a quick pace. The characters were believable and engaging. The plot was interesting and suspenseful. I liked that Jo Allison's character was independent and did not take unnecessary risks. The danger involved in the book was subtle but very real. All in all it was enjoyable reading experience that I would recommend to anyone who lie cozy mysteries.
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The art angle and that it was interesting information as well as a good story, okay plot
Many mispronunciations! Doesn't sound like it was proofed very well. "Bed raggled", and a "coop" instead of coup, and many more
Nice narration style but the mispronounced words were just grinding to my ears.
Suspenseful, well written
You always felt the hairs on the back of your neck waiting for the unknown to strike!
Jo was brave and tenacious to solve the mystery.
It was very enthralling. I was captivated throughout the story.
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I am addicted to books. Nothing makes me happier than crawling inside a good book.
Yes, this is a really great book. It kept me intrigued from start to finish.
Macie helping Jo throughout the story. It is really touching that Jo connected to a homeless person.
Yes, the story was smooth and transitioned well. The narrator really brought the book alive with her smooth voice.
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I enjoyed this story, it had an interesting premise and I really liked the main character, Jo Allison. The narrator, Lori Faiella, had a pleasant voice, but was a little bland, she showed very little emotion when narrating. She did seem to improve towards the end, but that may be because I got used to her style or maybe because I was enjoying the story that I forgot about how bland the narrating was.
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Enjoyed the story, it's a good read.
Loved the mix of art and history.
Good voice but a little on the soft and monotone side, I would have preferred a little more drama in her voice.
This would make a great movie although the history side of the story lacked research and details. Could have been more fleshed out.
Most of my critique would be that although the writing was solid it was littered with cliches. The men have 'penetrating eyes' and our independent-minded heroine seems to 'burst into tears' an awful lot. She also has a habit of walking alone at night and never calling the police in the most obvious times. Th e ending was a bit 'Harlequin-esque' for my taste.
I just didn't find the mystery very mysterious
She didn't. Not really.
Well, I didn't think it was horrible. The author does have potential. I liked the concept of the story. Just thought the execution could've been better
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"A mystery sprinkled with art and history."
I really liked the main character, Jo. She was engaging as s lead and I enjoyed the story. It builds in pace as it goes and ends nicely.
Jo. She manages to engage on her quest for answers in a manner that's realistic and makes a good story.
She has a lovely voice that you can easily listen too.
Yes. It took three so I was obviously engaged enough to come back to it.
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