Alix London

4 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 1,981 ratings

A Dangerous Talent Publisher's Summary

From the outside, Alix London appears to have it all: a glamorous career as an art consultant, a sumptuous condo in Seattle’s toniest neighborhood, a gorgeous figure, and a presence that positively exudes Ivy League breeding and old money. Unfortunately for Alix, what you see isn’t exactly what you get. A brilliant, once-promising art student, the daughter of a prominent New York art conservator, Alix and her world were left in ruins when her father went to prison for art forgery. Now a Harvard dropout with an emptied bank account, she is languishing in a career that has produced little more than a lucky house-sitting gig.

Then she meets Christine Lemay, a novice art collector with deep pockets and a handle on a recently discovered painting by American master Georgia O’Keeffe. Chris needs the painting authenticated, and Alix’s career desperately needs the boost that will come from such a high-profile assignment. But when an attempted art theft goes horribly wrong, Alix is plunged into a tangled web of forgery, deceit - and murder. Only her connoisseur’s eye (and a little unlikely help from her roguish father) can give the FBI the expertise they need to crack the case…assuming the killer doesn’t come for her next.

Witty and surprising, A Dangerous Talent introduces a clever and enchanting new sleuth to the ranks of American detective fiction.

©2012 Aaron Elkins and Charlotte Elkins (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • A Dangerous Talent

    • By: Charlotte Elkins, Aaron Elkins
    • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
    • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,210
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,090
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,091

    From the outside, Alix London appears to have it all. Unfortunately for Alix, what you see isn’t exactly what you get. A brilliant, once-promising art student, the daughter of a prominent New York art conservator, Alix and her world were left in ruins when her father went to prison for art forgery. Then she meets Christine Lemay, a novice art collector with deep pockets and a handle on a recently discovered painting by American master Georgia O’Keeffe. Chris needs the painting authenticated....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I enjoyed this

    • By Constance Jenkins on 09-11-17

    Regular price: $13.99

  • Book 2

    • A Cruise to Die For

    • An Alix London Mystery, Book 2
    • By: Charlotte Elkins, Aaron Elkins
    • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
    • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 338
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 296
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 294

    The second Alix London Mystery finds the art restorer in a world brimming with idle luxury, spectacular locations, and deadly intrigue. Surrounded by art and wealth and the sun-drenched Greek isles, she's aboard a sumptuous mega-yacht with no responsibilities save the occasional lecture to the guests of her temporary employer, Panos Papadakis, one of the world's richest men. But there's a catch: Papadakis has long been suspected of being at the center of a multi-million dollar Ponzi scheme and Alix is actually there as an undercover operative of FBI special agent Ted Ellesworth, a member of the Bureau's Art Crime Team.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent cozy mystery

    • By Wayne on 09-18-17

    Regular price: $13.99

  • Book 3

    • The Art Whisperer

    • By: Charlotte Elkins, Aaron Elkins
    • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
    • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 239
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 214
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 213

    When art conservator Alix London spots a forgery, she knows trouble will follow. So she’s understandably apprehensive when her connoisseur’s eye spots something off about a multimillion-dollar Jackson Pollock painting at Palm Springs’s Brethwaite Museum - her current employer. Alix is already under fire, the object of a vicious online smear campaign. Now the Brethwaite’s despicable senior curator, obsessed with the "maximization of monetized eyeballs," angrily refuses to decommission the celebrated Pollock piece.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Another excellent Alix London art mystery

    • By Wayne on 09-22-17

    Regular price: $10.49

  • Book 4

    • The Trouble with Mirrors

    • An Alix London Mystery, Book 4
    • By: Aaron Elkins, Charlotte Elkins
    • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
    • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 194
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 177
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 179

    Alix London, the art restorer and FBI consultant renowned as the Art Whisperer, can spot a counterfeit masterpiece before the paint even dries. What she can't see is why an elite European art dealer would offer her big money for a little mirror that's no more than a homemade gift from her beloved uncle Tiny. Not that Alix would part with it at any price. But when the mirror is abruptly stolen from her home, she realizes that someone sees more in the looking glass than mere sentimental value.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Alix marries the FBI agent who...

    • By Wayne on 09-24-17

    Regular price: $10.49