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Feint of Art
- An Annie Kincaid Mystery
- By: Juliet Blackwell, Hailey Lind
- Narrated by: Xe Sands
- Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
Annie's got bad news for her ex-boyfriend, curator Ernst Pettigrew: the snooty Brock Museum's new 15-million-dollar Caravaggio painting is as fake as a three-dollar bill. And the same night Annie makes her shattering appraisal, the janitor on duty is killed - and Ernst disappears. To top it all off, a well-known art dealer has absconded with multiple Old Master drawings, leaving yet more forgeries in their places. Finding the originals - and pocketing the reward money - will get Annie's new landlord off her back.
Huge Juliet Blackwell / Xe Sands Fan
- By Sandra Dunn on 11-18-17
The start of another good mystery series
I purchased this book because I have read and enjoyed other Juliet Blackwell cozy mystery series. Feint of Art is a strong start to a new series, and with art as the focal point it should attract new readers who enjoy art mysteries as well as loyal Blackwell readers. Juliet Blackwell and co-author Hailey Lind have crafted an interesting and enjoyable mystery that takes place where the art forgery and museum worlds intersect (or one could say collide). Xe Sands is the narrator once again for this series, which I appreciate. For me, she has always been a good fit for Blackwell's books, although I know some readers disagree. I have already purchased books 2 and 3 in the series and look forward to listening to them.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
- By: Connie Willis
- Narrated by: Dennis Boutsikaris
- Length: 2 hrs and 21 mins
Rob, a professional debunker, is watching yet another performance by a supposed psychic. But as she calls forth the spirit entity known as Isus, another voice suddenly interrupts. And this one is so unexpected and so real, even the hardened skeptic finds he can't help but believe.
Terrific, but too short
- By Linda on 05-15-08
Delightful light novella
Would you listen to Inside Job again? Why?
Yes, This story is well written, a delight after what seemed like listening to a string of sloppily written books. It is also very well read. The fact that it is just under 2 1/2 hours is perfect for a trip or other occasion when you don't want to commit to a long book.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Rob. I like that he is the professional skeptic who questions his own gullibility in this case.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
It had me smiling throughout because it was so well writtern -- sly and humorous.
Any additional comments?
Don't expect a deep story, but if (like me) you enjoyed Connie Willis' To Say Nothing of the Dog then I think you will also enjoy this novella.