Aug 15, 2014

The Art Whisperer by Charlotte and Aaron Elkins

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The Art Whisperer
What would you do if your book got these kinds of one-star ratings?

Book beginning:
The Conservation of Art: Methods and Aims, A Brief Guide
By Alix London...
 Reader's Forum Reviews. Newest First 
Worse Than Useless
Don't Waste Your Money
Clueless
Shameful and Pathetic
Look Elsewhere
That was as much as Alix could take in one sitting, and not for the first time her fingers itched - literally truly itched - to send in a response of her own, a fiery rejoinder that would blow these captious faultfinders out of the water, but deep down she knew it wasn't worth the bitterness of getting into a fight with them. 

page 56:
"But I thought as lead detective on this character's cases you'd want to know and maybe -"
"Maybe get my ass over there too?"
Book description:
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. In her third mystery, Alix London must see through mirages in the desert to uncover the knotted history of the painting, and save herself in the process.

15 comments:

Kathy Martin said...

This sounds like a good mystery series. I'll have to add it to my wishlist. Happy reading!

Brian Joseph said...

Though I usually prefer it when a book begins slowly, I actually love the opening of this one.

i also like it when the plot of a book involves other forms of art.

sherry fundin said...

I love a good mystery. Thanks for sharing.
sherry @ fundinmental

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

This one does sound enticing...thanks for sharing! Here's mine; “SAVE THE DATE”

Anne@HeadFullofBooks said...

If I wrote a book and it got such awful reviews I'd seriously wonder at what kind of bad editor I had that would publish my book even though it was worse than worthless. But what an enticing opening line.

Anne's Friday Memes

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Sounds like a good mystery. I like the tie-in with art as well as the Palm Springs setting.
Here's the link to my Friday post: MADE FOR TWO.

Suko said...

This sounds wonderful. I enjoy mysteries about art. I look forward to reading more about this one, or maybe actually reading it myself! :-)

Vicki said...

Sounds interesting! I love mysteries!

Carol said...

I have this one. I'm looking forward to it - while I didn't love the last one in the series I read, I did enjoy the characters.

Katherine P said...

I love the premise for this one! It sounds great and I like the excerpts. This one is going on my wishlist.

fredamans said...

I like a good mystery!
Happy weekend!

Unknown said...

Great opening. This was recently recommended to me and now I'm very curious.
Here is my 56 - http://fuonlyknew.com/2014/08/15/the-friday-56-32-waking-the-merrow-by-heather-rigney-not-so-nice-mermaids/

Tea said...

Sounds like he needs to be there.

The Bookworm said...

Sounds like an interesting mystery, enjoy it!

Elizabeth said...

I LOVE the title. Beautiful.

Would be fun to unravel an art mystery.

Thanks for sharing.

Elizabeth
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