Marked for Revenge An Art Heist Thriller
(Zelda Richardson Mystery Series Book 3)
Jennifer S. Alderson
General Fiction (Adult) , Mystery & Thrillers
Pub Date 19 May 2019
An adrenaline-fueled adventure set in the Netherlands, Croatia, Italy, and Turkey about stolen art, the mafia, and a father’s vengeance.
When researcher Zelda Richardson begins working at a local museum, she doesn’t expect to get entangled with an art theft, knocked unconscious by a forger, threatened by the mob, or stalked by drug dealers.
To make matters worse, a Croatian gangster is convinced Zelda knows where a cache of recently pilfered paintings is. She must track down an international gang of art thieves and recover the stolen artwork in order to save those she loves most.
The trouble is, Zelda doesn’t know where to look. Teaming up with art detective Vincent de Graaf may be her only hope at salvation.
The trail of clues leads Zelda and Vincent on a pulse-pounding race across Europe to a dramatic showdown in Turkey that may cost them their lives.
Marked for Revenge is the third book in the Zelda Richardson Mystery Series. The novels in this series can be read in any order.
This is a great Art Heist Chase story. Rather unusual in its
detail about how forgeries are made and set in Amsterdam as the starting town.
Which gives lots of opportunities for haring across Europe easily of course.
Interesting that it is the Balkans which are blamed for crime families and that
the old Mafia gangs are no longer used.
I do wonder if the Dutch law about stolen art was real and
if so, is it still in place? Obviously does not apply to holocaust Art but
still. I did try and research the law but couldn’t find any reference to it
A different crime story with a good twist, and enjoyable
romp into a different crime genre.
Cornish Cream Tea Bus
HarperCollins UK, HarperFiction
Pub Date 08 Aug 2019
Baking fanatic, Charlie Quilter, inherits a vintage bus in her late uncle’s will and is keen to give it a new lease of life. Charlie thinks it will be the perfect mobile café for afternoon tea, so she heads to the picturesque Cornish village of Porthgolow, hoping for a new start. However, Daniel Harper, the owner of the posh spa up on the hill isn’t very pleased that her bus is parked outside his lovely hotel. Has Charlie’s Cornish dream developed a soggy bottom? Or can she convince Daniel that her bus could take them somewhere wonderful?
I just wish I had been on holiday in Cornwall when the
weather was so good – in one place. I remember holidays when we chased the sun
across the peninsula and others where we sheltered from the storms in a fish
and chip shop. It is true, when the sun comes out, it can be the most magical
place with wonderful landscapes and flowers – the gardens are spectacular.
This story was better written and with more content than so
many of the Cornish fantasies. It had nice characters and we felt for Gertie
when she got stuck in the mud and would have liked to have a tour sitting
upstairs with tea and scones. I thought more could have been made about the
various wonderful small towns and villages in the tour and was sad none of the
stunning gardens were visited.
Daring To Love The Duke's Heir
The Beauchamp Heirs
by Janice Preston
Women's Fiction, Historical
Mills & Boon
Pub Date 27 Jun 2019
She’s totally unsuitable…
…to be his Duchess!
Part of The Beauchamp Heirs: Dominic Beauchamp, Lord Avon, is a powerful duke’s heir and it’s his duty to marry well. His bride must have impeccable breeding, manners and grace. But can anyone meet his exacting standards? Certainly not the irrepressible Liberty Lovejoy, who’s been thrust into society after years of being a provincial nobody. She’s too bold, too bubbly…so why is she the only lady he’s thinking about?
Oh the ‘Ton’ and their ideas that women should be seen and
not heard – unless they agree with men of course – in very simpering way.
A time it seems of true misogyny, at least in the ranks of
the privileged few. Bearing in mind that very few women had any control over
property, children or money. Let alone voting and politics. Not even the
ability to pay bills it seems.
What therefore is a woman with a mind, a voice, and emotions
going to do when her twin brother seems determined to fritter away their newly
acquired fortune and she can’t control him or the money or…
Clearly she was not going to marry a Duke. Except that this
is a love story and…
Nicely written and one feels for both the hero and heroine. The hero because he has been brought up in a world of expectations and the heroine because she has so little control over her life and yet is passionate and meddling..!
by Inara Scott
contemporary fiction, romance,
Entangled Publishing, LLC
Pub Date 26 Aug 2019
As close friends and coworkers, attorney Zoe Riva and tech genius Connor Ashton know they can never get involved.
Until a scooter accident lands Zoe in Connor's arms—and his overnight custody—and she starts to see a man she's never seen before. With her career and her heart on the line, Zoe can't afford to take any chances. But when combustible chemistry takes over, even the smartest people in the room can make the biggest of mistakes…
A romance about two troubled souls, both nerdy and brilliant
but wit troubled backgrounds and difficult family relationships. She is an
engineer and a lawyer, (girls please note this possibility), and he is an IT
They work together and office rules say no romances with
co-workers but.. a nice story with good characterisation.
(The Colville Stories Book 1)
Literary Fiction , Women's Fiction
Pub Date 01 Apr 2019
"There’s everyone else in the world. And then there is you."
World-class heart surgeon Dr. Peter Sutter runs his life with the instinctive precision of a master of the universe. But when he leaves the operating room, the only living thing waiting for him is a golden retriever. Then a chance encounter with an enigmatic woman changes everything.
Exploring the depths of Rosalind's intoxicating body and captivating spirit, Peter quickly falls under her spell. Miraculously, the feeling is mutual.
But fate is waiting just around the corner. And it might be carrying a lead pipe.
Rosalind is a sensual, witty, moving story about the joy of real love, the surprise and delight of unexpected passion, and the transcendent power of human connection
It took me a while to get into this story as it was written
from the male perspective and thinking which was initially confusing for
me. I have read stories written this way
before so this was surprising, however I persevered and was glad. The prose
improved in style and content and I began to understand the author’s mindset.
And it clicked. I saw the rationale for his behaviours as his explanations
became clear, and it was in truth a real love story.