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Perfect
     

Perfect

4.4 9
by Marne Davis Kellogg
 

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Despite her best intentions, Kick Keswick�international jewel thief, fabulous dresser, gourmet cook, and woman-about-town�finds herself drawn into the glamorous, dangerous world of jewels (and the people who covet them) . . .



It should have been the start of a perfect sojourn in Provence. Kick Keswick had just settled down to warm chocolate souffl�

Overview

Despite her best intentions, Kick Keswick�international jewel thief, fabulous dresser, gourmet cook, and woman-about-town�finds herself drawn into the glamorous, dangerous world of jewels (and the people who covet them) . . .



It should have been the start of a perfect sojourn in Provence. Kick Keswick had just settled down to warm chocolate souffl� with a decadent Grand Marnier sauce and a small glass of Armanac when she received startling news: The personal jewels of the Queen of England herself have gone missing. And she wants Kick to get them back. Most of the world knows Kick as an expert in jewels and antiquities, having been the right hand at Ballantine & Company Auctioneers in London, but others know Kick as the world's finest jewel thief, a woman who can stand out in a crowd at will, but who can also blend in when she wants to.



Kick desires nothing more now than a quiet life, but Her Majesty requests her expertise (and Kick's vanity is more than tickled). So the chase is on, in a race that takes her from Provence to Paris, London, St. Moritz, and Milan - and puts all her wiles and talents to the test as she faces a thief whose skills match her own. And with Kick Keswick on the case, there will be trouble afoot - of the multifaceted kind.



With sophistication, wit, and insider details, PERFECT is a madcap adventure that takes you on a quest for the things that make life worth living . . . or at least worth talking about.



"Kellogg's focus tends be on the luxurious food, clothing and jewels of the heroine and less on the mystery at hand, but it works. It is all part of a well-developed and charismatic character. Kick is why we are reading the novel and the mystery at hand is really the sideshow. . . Kellogg is a master at detective novels. With this addition to her Kick Keswick series, "Perfect" is just that."

�The Denver Post



"A sharp dressed vixen who never let her job get in the way of having a decadent meal or a good long soak, Kick is tailor-made for a slick, smart women's film in which the adventures are daring but hardly life-threatening and filled with an addictive la dolce vita buzz."

�The Hollywood Reporter



". . .a breezy, addictive entertainment . . . Kick is a delightful protagonist: utterly indulgent and yet self-disciplined, needing only herself to get through life, but loving her husband for the fun of it. Kellogg's burnished prose deftly immerses readers in a deeply pleasurable world of shameless wealth, yet neither author nor heroine ever seems like a snob."

�Kirkus Reviews



"The author has truly hit her stride in this series, which she writes with an arch tone and a terrific sense of humor. PERFECT is her third romp through the lifestyles of the rich and reclusive - those who have not just money but good taste. It's a fantasy set in a private Swiss resort, with mink-trimmed Bogner outfits, enormous jewels and lines such as "Your sleigh is here, ma'am." PERFECT is a perfect chocolate souffl� - one of Kick's signature dishes because, of course, she's also a gourmet cook - airy, light and delicious."

�Rocky Mountain News

Product Details

BN ID:
2940148405818
Publisher:
Marne Davis Kellogg
Publication date:
10/16/2013
Series:
Kick Keswick Mysteries , #3
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
468,571
File size:
554 KB

Meet the Author

Marne Davis Kellogg is the international, best-selling author of 11 mysteries, including the highly popular series of capers featuring Kick Keswick, the world�s greatest jewel thief. In addition to her writing life, she is Executive Vice President of The Kellogg Organization, Inc. Marne and her husband, Peter, live in Denver and on their Colorado ranch in the summertime where she cooks the decadent meals found in her books. Marne and Peter visit England, France and Italy at least once a year where they research Kick and Thomas's environs to make certain they're as accurately portrayed as possible.

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Perfect (Kick Keswick Series) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My favorite series!
harstan More than 1 year ago
After retiring as the highly publicized Shamrock Burglar, Kick Keswick, with her husband former Scotland Yard Chief Inspector Thomas Curtis, who moonlighted as the Samaritan Burglar, retired to their farmhouse in Provence. With the money and jewels they saved from their various heists, they have enough money to live in the most luxurious lifestyle imaginable if they so choose. Thomas gets called up from Scotland Yard occasionally to work on a tough case and Kick helps him in her own manner and style. --- Now the Queen Elizabeth has asked personally for Thomas¿s help because some of the crown jewels were stolen by her trusted footman Bradford who helped her pack them for the royal tour she is going on. Thomas learns that Bradford changed his name to Sebastian Tremaine and is the business manager and companion for opera singer Constantin. Thomas has a plan to get Kick in position to get close to Sebastion and Constantin but she has her own methods of doing things and escapes his scrutiny the first change she gets. She tries and succeeds in meeting one of the world¿s richest men George Naxos and his beautiful wheelchair bound wife Alma. Kick maneuvers them into letting her visit his large isolated estate (more like at a small hamlet) in Switzerland where the rich and famous stay including Constantin and Sebastion. She concocts a daring plan to steal the jewels back from Sebastion but in this garden of Eden there lies a serpent waiting to strike at her and stop her plan from succeeding even if it means killing her. --- Kick Keswick is very different than the usual heroine. She is self confident, comfortable in her own skin (even if she is twenty-five pounds overweight) and believes there isn¿t a jewel she can¿t rob given enough time. The way she maneuvers people to get them to do what she wants is a talent few people possess and the way she does it seems so reasonable at the time that readers find themselves believing she is an average person . This enjoyable crime caper is delightful and charming.--- Harriet Klausner
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Sonfollower More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book, but not as much as the first two in the series. Some things were not credible.
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