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Since she went straight, Annie Kincaid's been applying her genius for fine art forgery to her own faux finishing business in San Francisco. She hasn't seen the inside of a jail cell since she was 17, although sometimes it takes all of her arts-fine or otherwise-to keep it that way....

Annie knows that art security can be inadequate, but it's crazy to think that an Old Master painting could be hanging unguarded in the local columbarium where she's doing restoration work. Still, when she gets a tip that the chapel's copy of Raphael's exquisite La Fornarina might be the real thing, Annie has to take a look. And when she runs into a certain sexy art thief on the premises, alarm bells go off in her head as well as her heart.

Tired of being an art world pariah, Annie hopes that if she can help return the masterpiece to Italy, she'll finally be redeemed. But when murder enters the picture, Annie realizes that it won't be so easy to put things at the cemetery to rest....

©2007 Julie Goodson-Lawes and Carolyn Lawes (P)2018 Tantor

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Get a clue: don't take chances!

I've listened to all three of the books in the series. If I'd have had to read them I might have just skipped to the end to see if the main character survived her stupidity. After listening to the third book I've decided that although I enjoy the art information, and it's interesting to learn art history facts, and the story is quick moving, I'll give the rest of the series a miss. I get fed up with the main character's constantly putting herself and others in danger. You'd think she'd learn. It's just becoming boring to wait and see if she'll become any smarter. Xe Sands is the reason I kept buying and listening. She has a fun and pleasant voice. She is one of the better performers on Audible.

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Spicy main character and one of my favorite readers

I like this art mysteries series due to its quirky cast of characters and the fact I always learn a little about art and the world of restoration and forgery.
Plus Xe Sands seems to me a good reader for Juliet Blackwell's books as she seems to get the rye sense of humor and different voices

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Great books

Love ,love the stories are great..can't put it down til done. The characters are wonderful!!!!! Who will Annie choose????frank, Michael ????? George, what will happen next...!!!!!!

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  • Beatrice
  • Houston, TX, United States
  • 02-16-18

Entertaining and light

Julirt Blackwell and Hailey Lind are a great writing team. I look forward to the next book.

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Gripping!

The best book so far! I appreciate the connections FINALLY made between Annie and the men in her life, but more so I appreciate the focus being on her more than anyone else. Michael and Frank still made appearances but not as much as in the previous book and we get to really focus on Annie and her conscious as she listens to the mental voice of her grandfather. I'm dying to hear the next chapter of her life as soon as the next audio book is released.

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Annie seemed to regress

After 2 adventures Annie seemed to have lost her mind and kept soing really stupid things like facing down a possible killer without any backup 3 times.

So will she help the killer in book 4 end the series. lets hope she returns to her book 2 best at least if not more cautious about confrontations