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.
The Vampire knitting club & Stitches and Witches
Vampire Knitting Club (7 Book Series)
(4 Oct. 2018)
Vampires who knit A troublemaking witch Who killed Granny — and is she really dead?
At a crossroads between a cringe-worthy past (Todd the Toad) and an uncertain future (she's not exactly homeless, but it's close), Lucy Swift travels to Oxford to visit her grandmother. With Gran's undying love to count on and Cardinal Woolsey's, Gran's knitting shop, to keep her busy, Lucy can catch her breath and figure out what she's going to do.
Except it turns out that Gran is the undying. Or at least, the undead. But there's a death certificate. And a will, leaving the knitting shop to Lucy. And a lot of people going in and out who never use the door—including Gran, who is just as loving as ever, and prone to knitting sweaters at warp speed, late at night. What exactly is going on?
When Lucy discovers that Gran did not die peacefully in her sleep, but was murdered, she has to bring the killer to justice without tipping off the law that there's no body in the grave. Between a hot 600-year-old vampire and a dishy detective inspector, both of whom always seem to be there for her, Lucy finds her life getting more complicated than a triple cable cardigan. The only one who seems to know what's going on is her cat ... or is it ... her familiar?
First in a new series of paranormal cozy mysteries with bite!
A Vampire Kitty and knitting circles – 2 books reviewed.
So there is this nice and cosy, old fashioned, Oxford
Knitting shop. With a secret.
And the secret is huge… and involves knitting and
I am surprised that students in Oxford have enough money to
buy knitting wool, but I guess if they are at Oxford, and studying law, maybe
they have rich parents. I am also surprised how much trade a knitting shop has
– these days it’s tricky to make a living from them, the wool is so expensive,
but if you know vampires, and they can knit a jumper in a night, and they have
lots of cash then anything is possible.
I read the first 2 books in this series and found book 1
better than book 2, mainly because the big secret is out and thus book 2 had
less to offer. I shall not be following up the series further.