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Feint of Art

An Annie Kincaid Mystery
Narrated by: Xe Sands
Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (265 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

At 10, painting a perfect Mona Lisa made Annie Kincaid a prodigy. A similar copy at 17 made her a crook. Lesson learned: genuine art is priceless, and forgery gets you arrested. Now Annie puts her artistic talents to honest use as a faux finisher in San Francisco. But her past may not be painted over as well as she thought....

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. But it could also draw her into the underworld of fakes and forgers she swore she'd left behind, starting with a close encounter with a changeable but charming art thief....

©2006 Julie Goodson-Lawes and Carolyn Lawes (P)2017 Tantor

Critic Reviews

"The art world is murder in this witty and entertaining mystery!" (Cleo Coyle, New York Times best-selling author of the Coffeehouse mystery series)

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Huge Juliet Blackwell / Xe Sands Fan

Very fun - listening to J & X my favorite way to wind down. A little different style than others series and I enjoyed the change up.

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Fun story- laugh out loud.

Interesting characters, description of people & places in the Bay Area makes me nostalgic. Our heroine doesn’t take herself too seriously.

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Really enjoyed this audiobook

I really enjoyed this audiobook. Hailey Lind, Juliet Blackwell crafted very likable characters. This mystery was quite enjoyable. Xe Sands, as usual, gave a wonder performance bringing it all to life.

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#QuickLaugh

I love the author and her style of writing and humor. She definitely brought that into this book. She also has so much detail in this book that it amazes me. She went into detail about artwork. The mystery was deep and twisted. The romance was a perfect combination of love and hatred. #Tagsgiving #Sweepstakes

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Picture perfect book and narrator!!!! Lol

I love everything about this book - shark snappy writing - great characters - non-stop plot and mystery and the best narrator - EVER!!! Effortless - funny - fantastic

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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.

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What a great lil find

This is one was just a fun read. Enough humor to keep the book lite but you still can enjoy all the characters in the book and the murder mystery.

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An Artist Tale

Everything about this I loved...the narration spot on, the story line great..well done!

About 85% of artwork out there in museums etc., is forged..

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Xe Sands is a great narrator

I don't understand reviews saying otherwise.

A fun romp of a book. Glad to have a third Blackwell series to listen to. Annie has a temper, which is something I can relate to.

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ENTERTAINING

LOVED THIS BOOK. LIGHT, FUNNY, CLEAN BUT NOT BORING. ANNIE, THE X MAN, FRANK - VERY PROMISING IN SO MANY WAYS. I AM BUYING THE NEXT ONE NOW.

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