Art Lover’s Mystery Series

4 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 565 ratings

Feint of Art 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
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  • Book 1

    • Feint of Art

    • An Annie Kincaid Mystery
    • By: Juliet Blackwell, Hailey Lind
    • Narrated by: Xe Sands
    • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 238
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 219
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 218

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Huge Juliet Blackwell / Xe Sands Fan

    • By Sandra Dunn on 11-18-17

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 2

    • Shooting Gallery

    • Art Lover’s Mystery Series, Book 2
    • By: Juliet Blackwell, Hailey Lind
    • Narrated by: Xe Sands
    • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 177
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 164
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 163

    Geez, make a splash in the world of art forgery at the age of 17 and people can't stop bringing it up. 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 carving out a new reputation can be a creative challenge.... Modernism isn't Annie's thing, but even she is surprised to discover that the "sculpture" in a prestigious gallery's grisly new exhibition is an all-too-real corpse - the artist's.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • LOL

    • By Bonnie on 02-28-18

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 3

    • Brush With Death

    • Art Lover’s Mystery Series, 3
    • By: Juliet Blackwell, Hailey Lind
    • Narrated by: Xe Sands
    • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 150
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 138
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 136

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Get a clue: don't take chances!

    • By Jane Austen on 04-18-18

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 4

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