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The Real Thing
     

The Real Thing

3.6 9
by Marne Davis Kellogg
 
Life has changed. The world has changed. Kick Keswick, the world's greatest jewel thief, has changed.

Kick is retired and settled into her comfortable Provencal life on her farm, La Petite Pomme. But when one of Paris’s most exclusive jewelry stores is robbed for several million dollars worth of jewels and two security guards are killed in the heist,

Overview

Life has changed. The world has changed. Kick Keswick, the world's greatest jewel thief, has changed.

Kick is retired and settled into her comfortable Provencal life on her farm, La Petite Pomme. But when one of Paris’s most exclusive jewelry stores is robbed for several million dollars worth of jewels and two security guards are killed in the heist, Kick’s husband, Sir Thomas Curtis, head of the International Security Task Force, asks her to help.

Kick soon finds herself on a high-speed train ride to the Côte d’Azur tracking the ringleader of one of Europe’s most dangerous gangs.

THE REAL THING is what happens just when you think you have everything in its perfect place and God steps in and clears the table.
Kick Keswick and her adventures are:

"Addictive"
—The Hollywood Reporter

"As delightful as a chocolate souffle."
—Booklist

"Delicious."
—Janet Evanovich

Product Details

BN ID:
2940148876540
Publisher:
Marne Davis Kellogg
Publication date:
11/04/2013
Series:
Kick Keswick Mysteries , #5
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
327,608
File size:
529 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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The Real Thing 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
BikerBabs More than 1 year ago
Kick Keswick, the world's greatest jewel thief may be middle-aged and in terrible physical condition, but she continues to get in and out of trouble and prove her mettle time and again. I thought this last adventure was just perfect. Thankfully, there are still plenty of lighter moments to offset the heavier, darker storyline because Kick's dealing with a lot more than bypassing alarms and switching jewels these days.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not nearly as enjoyable as previous books in the series. Turned off by religious references.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Still great
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sonfollower More than 1 year ago
Ugh! Didn't like this one at all. Made myself finish so I could say I read all five. Not worth my time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My first try at this series recommended by my wife, she has good taste [in men and books]. I was afraid of a "chick book" and it definitely is that, but the story is fun, the protagonist funny and action wonderful. well worth you attention
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A lovely way to end this series - if it is indeed ended...
Amers19 More than 1 year ago
I always enjoy a good Kick Keswick story; however, Ms. Davis Kellogg seems to have undergone a severe religioys awakening since the last book and decided to interject a great deal of it into Kick. The plot is outstanding and different enough from the previous to keep things fresh. Kick does experience personal growth which is nice to see  in a beloved character, but I felt that all the religion detracted from my overall enjoyment of the book. I will probably read it again, but it is nt my favorite in the series and I now look forward to the next book with a bit of treipdation.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
We find Kick Keswick deep in the thick of another heist. Kick is on her own journey as well. Both plots move the book along and make Kick confront some issues which she has not resolved. It's a delightful book and a fun read. We want Kick to succeed but we also want Kick and her husband Thomas to be the ultimate winners. What does the future hold for them? We hope Ms. Davis Kellogg gets busy soon so we can enjoy the next installment of Kick and Thomas.