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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

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"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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While the plot was fair, the narration provided little variance between characters. It was like the narrator was simply reading the book outloud.

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