Another Day, Another Dali (Serena Jones Mysteries Book #2)

Another Day, Another Dali (Serena Jones Mysteries Book #2)

by Sandra Orchard

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A Fast-Paced, Keep-You-Guessing Whodunit with a Dash of Romance

When a valuable Salvador Dali painting belonging to her grandmother's friend is mysteriously replaced by a forgery, FBI Special Agent Serena Jones is called in to investigate. Serena hopes finding the thief will also mean finally measuring up to Nana's expectations. But when the evidence points to members of the owner's own household, it becomes increasingly clear that Serena won't be winning any popularity contests.

The Dali isn't the only painting that's fallen prey to the forgery-replacing thief, raising the specter of a sophisticated theft ring--one with links to dirty cops, an aspiring young artist, and the unsolved murder of Serena's grandfather.

With plenty of edge-of-your-seat moments, Another Day, Another Dali gives the plucky Serena Jones--and readers--a new high-stakes case to crack.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493405220
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/18/2016
Series: Serena Jones Mysteries , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 211,877
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Sandra Orchard is the award-winning author of several books, including A Fool and His Monet and the Port Aster Secrets series. The winner of five Canadian Christian Writing Awards and a Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award, Sandra has also received a HOLT Medallion Award of Merit, a National Readers' Choice Award, and a Daphne du Maurier Award. She lives in Ontario, Canada. Learn more at
Sandra Orchard is the award-winning author of many inspirational romantic suspense and mysteries, including Deadly DevotionBlind Trust, and Desperate Measures. Her writing has garnered several Canadian Christian Writing Awards, a Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award, a National Readers' Choice Award, a HOLT Medallion Award of Merit, and a Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense. In addition to her busy writing schedule, Sandra enjoys speaking at events and teaching writing workshops. She lives in Ontario, Canada. Learn more about Sandra's books and check out the special bonus features, such as deleted scenes and location pics, at

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Another Day, Another Dali 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
inkwellreviews More than 1 year ago
My review from Serena Jones is at it again, solving crime, finding art and keeping her aunt Martha out of trouble. This book is exactly like the cover, it’s quirky, it’s fun and has a clever plot. On top of that it has a boatload of funny adventure. If you haven’t already guessed it, it isn’t the most realistic. Most of the things she does has you scratching your head and thinking “an FBI agent would never do that”. I would not label this book as suspense, rather mystery; which is fine with me, there are plenty of suspense books out there to choose from. The quirky characters really make this book complete. Yet, at some times, it is a bit difficult to follow. I’ve never been a fan of love triangles, so when it comes to Nate and Tanner I wish Serena would just make up her mind. The problem I have with this book is the lack of detail. Sometimes I got really lost. For instance, I got through half a chapter before I realized that she is actually driving her car and Aunt Martha is with her. Of course, that is probably my fault but still, it isn’t very clear. I really enjoyed reading it and would recommend it. This book is very similar to the first one, A Fool and His Monet. If you liked that one, then you will enjoy reading Another Day Another Dali.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story. Good character development. Fun read.
ShareeS More than 1 year ago
Another Day Another Dali is book two in the Serena Jones series and a great addition. Serena is a hoot. I love her quirkiness and the woman does find a way to get herself into the most interesting predicaments and of course, getting herself out of them is always entertaining. As she hunts down art forgers, Serena inadvertently digs up truths about her grandfather’s cold case. Old hurts and perceived actions are in desperate need of clarification in her family. Serena is caught between two men who are helpful and cute. And if her mother gets her way, they’ll be on the Husband To Be list. If only Serena agreed. I loved this story and especially Aunt Martha. She’s always fun. Sandra Orchard once again delivers a great mystery filled with suspense and a dash of romance.
lolly-pops More than 1 year ago
ANOTHER DAY ANOTHER DALI is the second in Ms. Orchard's Serena Jones Mystery series. Fans will want to follow along with the romance between Nate and Serena and Tanner and Serena as they via against each other for her affections, but otherwise the mystery is stand-alone, other than the continuing mystery regarding who killed Serena's grandfather. I enjoyed reading ANOTHER DAY ANOTHER DALI as this one delved into the world of forgeries and how it related to art -- who is forging? Who stole an original from an older lady and replaced it with a fake? And how does this tie into the (unrelated?) case that Tanner is investigating? The story does start slow, but it picks up about midway. I thought I had this one figured out, but there are many twists, turns and red herrings so I wasn't sure until the very end when it is revealed. I can't wait to read the third book in this series (out now and will be reviewed later this month. Don't miss ANOTHER DAY ANOTHER DALI. I got this book free. My opinion is my own.
Heidi_Reads More than 1 year ago
I just like Serena Jones. She's such a great main character, even if she drives me a little crazy sometimes! She's a study of contrasts- tenacious yet tender, keeps her romantic interests at "friends status" but has a secret hope to marry one day and raise a family. The mystery plot is set at a quick pace throughout the novel as Serena works the clues of two cases that overlap. Tanner, Nate, and Aunt Martha all help in various ways and provide an interesting dynamic. I can't wait for the next Serena Jones mystery! (I received a complimentary copy of this book; all opinions expressed are my own)
Bookworm_Debbie More than 1 year ago
This is another fantastic mystery! This book is part of a “true” series. The plotline of Serena’s murdered grandfather continues in this book. I love the cast of characters in this book. Many of them are the same as in book one. There are a lot of different quirks and personalities among them. It is fascinating to see how Serena interacts with each of them and tries to keep a balance between her profession and dealing with family. I thoroughly enjoyed seeing how Aunt Martha “helps” Serena throughout the book. She is so enthralled with mysteries and trying to solve them herself that she is a riot. Yet at times she does have some good ideas. The plot for the separate mystery in this book is wonderful. I was hooked and knew that I had to finish the story to find out how it turned out from early on. There are enough different suspects to confuse things nicely. There is a second ongoing story from book one that is very amusing. I can’t wait to see if either Tanner or Nate will end up being a romantic interest for Serena. She keeps insisting that they are both “just” friends. I’m looking forward to seeing what happens in the next book. I received a free copy of this book from the publisher. I have chosen to write this review to express my personal opinion. Disclaimer: *Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention/review it on my blog. I was not required to give a positive review, only my honest opinion - which I've done. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own and I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.*
coramdeo540 More than 1 year ago
Another Day, Another Dali Sandra Orchard Book Summary: A Fast-Paced, Keep-You-Guessing Whodunit with a Dash of Romance When a valuable Salvador Dali painting belonging to her grandmother's friend is mysteriously replaced by a forgery, FBI Special Agent Serena Jones is called in to investigate. Serena hopes finding the thief will also mean finally measuring up to Nana's expectations. But when the evidence points to members of the owner's own household, it becomes increasingly clear that Serena won't be winning any popularity contests. The Dali isn't the only painting that's fallen prey to the forgery-replacing thief, raising the specter of a sophisticated theft ring--one with links to dirty cops, an aspiring young artist, and the unsolved murder of Serena's grandfather. With plenty of edge-of-your-seat moments, Another Day, Another Dali gives the plucky Serena Jones--and readers--a new high-stakes case to crack. Review: Really like this series. I was a little slow with reading the book, but it did not fail to be a fast pace story that had so many twists and turns. I can’t decide whether Tanner or Nate should get the honor of being with Serena. It was such a fun mystery. I am already looking forward to the next book. I found that so much was resolved with Serena and her Nana. It also added some details to her Grandfather’s death. I always love the idea of a secret passage. To me that is the coolest thing! I love the writing and the characters!! This story had many twists and turns enough to keep you on your toes. There many funny moments that broke the tension. I would like to thank Net Galley and Revell for allowing me to read and review this book in return for a free copy and I was never asked to write a favorable review by anyone. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.
Fitzysmom More than 1 year ago
Another Day Another Dali has the earmarks of a cozy mystery like quirky characters and hilarious situations but it also has a serious storyline that lends to the mystery designation. This is the second book in the series and I enjoyed it even more than the first. Serena Jones is a special agent with the FBI and she works in the art theft division. She is located in the St. Louis area so it was fun to read about familiar landmarks and be able to clearly visualize what was going on. Her family, especially her Nana and her aunt, are priceless additions to the cast of characters. As I said earlier this book tends to lean towards a cozy mystery but it goes much deeper in the plot than a regular cozy does. In fact I'm quite pleased with the twists and turns that this story took. There are several suspects with ample motive but in the end it turns out to have unexpected entanglements that give the story depth. In my opinion this isn't really a stand alone title. The first book A Fool and His Monet has a completely different mystery to solve. What connects the two stories is the characters and the unsolved murder of Serena's grandfather. That particular murder also involves an art theft so Serena is continually trying to use her resources to bring closure and solve the crime. If you skip the first book I don't think you'll get a really good grasp of all the underlying nuances that are taking place between the characters. Another Day Another Dali is a quick read but worth every one of those minutes. Aside from the obvious mystery there is also an ongoing romantic triangle playing out between Serena and her apartment super Nate and her friend and trainer Tanner. For the record I'm on team Tanner! I look forward to the next installment to finally find out all the details in her grandfather's murder and to see who she winds up with. I recommend this book (and series) to anyone looking for a light read that is full of funny people and situations. I received a copy of this book to facilitate my review.
DarleneLTurner More than 1 year ago
Serena Jones stumbles on to another intriguing mystery when her grandmother approaches her about taking a friend’s case—off the books. A valuable painting has been stolen and Serena can’t resist a good mystery, especially when it comes to stolen art, so she plunges in feet first. And soon everyone else is involved too—from her quirky aunt to her hunky partner and good-looking superintendent. Even though she’s trying to keep the investigation on the down low. And who’s taking shots at her? The mysterious clues keep piling up. Two men are vying for her attention. They both have great qualities. Which one will she choose? Another Day, Another Dali is another great read by Sandra Orchard. This cozy mystery will have you biting your nails and laughing the next minute. Ms. Orchard has created an awesome cast of characters and they’re back for another intriguing puzzle. I have to admit, I found book 2 in the Serena Jones Mystery series a bit slow in the beginning and also confusing at times and had to go back a few pages every now and then to get back on track. However, once I got into the story more it flowed well and I wanted to catch the clues and figure it out along with Serena. I love the characters in this book. Each one is quirky in their own way, especially Aunt Martha. Everyone needs an Aunt Martha! Even Harold the cat has a personality all his own. I love Serena’s interaction with the trusted and wacky feline. Priceless. I kept wanting Serena to choose between the two men and see a little more romance in the book. I’ve finally chosen a side. I’m on Team Tanner. Yay! I enjoyed this book and definitely look forward to book 3 in the series. I give Another Day, Another Dali four forgeries. It’s a mystery you’ll want to solve! *I received this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.
SeasonsofGrace More than 1 year ago
After reading book one of the series a while back, I was excited to get to read book two! Sandra keeps you guessing in this fun mystery with multiple twists and turns at every corner. Just about the time I thought I had it all figured out, some new twist would show up and change my mind again. Serena Jones is an FBI, art fraud detective, who investigates cases related to stolen art. Her grandfather was murdered by an art thief when she was ten, and she has been looking for his killer ever since she was old enough to join the force. It's what drives her. Much to her mother's dismay she is still single and can't seem to make up her mind between her dad's choice of her partner, Tanner, or her aunts choice of her apartment manager, Nate. Personally, I am voting for Tanner, and hoping soon to find out which is her pick. A person shouldn't ride the fence for long. I also really enjoy Aunt Martha's character. She is a witty older woman, who always seems to be one step ahead of Serena, and usually gets herself into trouble! This book is deeper than just the outward appearance of art, mystery, and enjoyable characters. There are significant undertones in play. I love how the author put it in her note at the end. "Too often we see only what we expect to see in situations and others... Sometimes it takes an appraiser's objective perspective to recognize forgery, whether in art or in life." I enjoyed book one, as well as, this one. You can read one without the other as they mysteries are completely unrelated other than the main characters in the book. Of course there are a few things, that may refer back, but not enough to cause any problems getting the gist of the story. I received a free copy of this book from Revell to review. All opinions are my own and I was not asked to review positively.
CaraPutman More than 1 year ago
Starting in no particular order, Another Day Another Dali by Sandra Orchard. This book is a delightful first person romp through the cases of a art crimes FBI agent. Serena Jones has two men she's not really interested in -- or is she? She also has a delightful Greek chorus of supporting characters from her sleuthy great-aunt, to her mother and father, and don't forget her disapproving grandma who actually asks her to help solve what happened with a missing piece of Salvador Dali. There are two art cases and enough mysteries to keep Serena stumped and in trouble. Don't forget a good amount of danger, and the slowly building possibility of romance with either Tanner, her FBI trainer, or Nate, the super for her apartment building. While this is the second in the series I highly recommend you avail yourself of this plucky, first person mystery. I really enjoy quirky Serena and her forays into the world of art crimes. The layers and red herrings are numerous enough to keep the most discerning mystery reader satisfied.
NatalieRae More than 1 year ago
Another Day Another Dali is book 2 in the Serena Jones Mystery series and takes readers back into the life of FBI Special Agent Serena Jones as she investigates an art heist. This is the first book I've read in the series and it's my recommendation that readers pick up book 1 (A Fool and His Monet) to get the introduction they'll need to follow the very large cast of characters in this story-as least that's my assumption. Lots of names and lots of faces kept me guessing who and how everyone was connected. From the beginning I felt very disconnected to the story-maybe because I was coming into these character's lives late or it could be that I never quite figured out what Serena's goal was...find the stolen art or solve the murder of her grandfather? Along with a mixed motive, it was difficult to discern the love triangle. Two guys both vying for Serena's attention and her having those warm fuzzy feelings but then pushing them aside...but why? Again, the goal was elusive. Because this story is told in first-person point-of-view I was limited to what I could "see"or "know" as the character and so much of the crime-solving information came through exposition or "off-stage". There were a couple of times I was like, "Wait-what happened?" The story quickly wraps up with what felt like a rushed tie-up of all the plot pieces and just when I think I'll figure it out...the story ends with Serena knowing something but me, the reader-I'm left scratching my head until the next book in the series comes out. Frustrated. I've read Sandra Orchard before and have enjoyed her stories and writing but this is not one of my favorites. If you like mystery, art, and have read A Fool and His Monet you'll enjoy Another Day Another Dali. *I received this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.
AngelN1 More than 1 year ago
I stayed up way too late finishing this book. I didn't want to put it down, which is always the sign of an excellent book. Author Sandra Orchard has created another action-packed and fun romp with FBI agent Serena Jones. I love Serena's character, and the slowly revealed details from her family life give many of the characters added depth. Tanner and Nate are both back and given prominent roles in this book. Aunt Martha remains a funny and enigmatic character. There is plenty of action in the story. The humor throughout the book makes it a treat. I love Serena's stream-of-conscious narrating. This could be read as a stand-alone novel, but I recommend reading the first one prior to this one, just because the series is so good. I can't wait to read more from this series. I highly recommend this book. I received a copy from the publisher, Revell, for the purpose of writing a review, but all opinions are my own.
LannieM More than 1 year ago
I recently finished reading Another Day, Another Dali by Sandra Orchard. Goodness, I just love this series so much! I don't think I've loved a detective so much since my Nancy Drew days! Serena Jones is the complete package! She's brave, bold, daring, talented, relatable, and she has two gorgeous men fawning over her (Team Tanner for the win)! And can we take a moment to appreciate that cover? I adore the use of bold primary colors and art related puns in this series's cover design! Speaking of puns, I'd be seriously remiss if I didn't mention how much time I spent laughing during this book! Honestly! Plus, the mystery is so well done! And that little bit of family drama, not too much, but just enough to be relatable without making you cringe? Perfect! It made me adore Serena and her family even more! All in all, if you are looking for a book with hardcore heroine, lots of belly laughs, and a heart-racing mystery, then Serena Jones is the girl for you! I received this book from the publisher, but I was in no way required to give a positive review. All opinions are my own.
KatrinaEpperson More than 1 year ago
Sandra Orchard brings us the second installment in the Serena Jones Mysteries. Even though this book is part of a series, I believe this is a stand alone story. The story opens as Serena and her partner, Tanner Calhoun, has been called in to the scene of a drug investigation of a well known drug dealer who has a "Renoir" hanging in his den. While on the scene she receives a request/demand from her grandmother to investigate a missing Dali owned by a close friend. As the investigation heats up Serena finds there are could be links to her grandfather's death. I found the two men, Tanner Calhoun her partner and Nate Butler her building superintendent, in her life were enough to make your heart start pumping. Both are available for help and want to keep her safe from harm. One of my favorite characters in this series is Aunt Martha, and of course Harold. Aunt Martha is always trying to solve mysteries and tends to get involved where she shouldn't. Now Harold is the cat she inherited from Aunt Martha along with the apartment she now lives. This is a wonderful story that has elements of suspense, mystery, and humor that's interlaced with a hint of romance. The characters are engaging and quickly pull the reader into the story. The plot flows effortlessly and is somewhat fast paced. The author brings this book to life with her vivid imagery. This is a book I would recommend to anyone who loves a good mystery. **I received this book from the publisher as part of their book blogging program. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another Day, Another Dali is the second book in the Serena Jones Mystery series, following A Fool and His Monet. Special Agent Serena Jones is a member of the FBI’s art crime team, but it was her Nana that got her involved in solving the theft of a Dali painting. This on the heels of rushing into a drug dealer’s home based on the possibility of a valuable painting being found on site. Then things get really interesting when Serena helps out another agent who is investigating the Russian mob. All of these cases seem to be intertwined, and all Serena knows is that someone is targeting her; the trick is to figure out which of the cases her attacker or attackers is linked to. When reading a mystery, we expect to be looking for motives, and questioning motives. In life we also look for motives, and unfortunately often make incorrect assumptions about why people do what they do. In Another Day, Another Dali Orchard drives this point home. Those incorrect assumptions may result in hurt feelings and unwanted and unnecessary consequences, feelings and consequences that could be avoided with adequate trust and communication. I am looking forward to reading Serena Jones’ next adventure, and Orchard’s next clever title. I recommend this series to cozy mystery lovers and to those “more mature” ladies who have been looking for fun characters in their age bracket. Both groups (regardless of their age) are going to love Serena’s Aunt Martha. The series makes a great vacation or fun weekend read. I thank Revell Publishing and the Christian Blog Alliance for providing me with a copy of Another Day, Another Dali in exchange for my honest opinion. I received no monetary compensation.
Blooming-with-Books More than 1 year ago
A fun and cozy mystery Another Day Another Dali A Serena Jones Mystery #2 By Sandra Orchard Serena Jones is back with another case and thanks to a favor to her grandmother she also has an "unofficial" case that she is working on. With both cases dealing with forgeries of well known pieces of art Serena has a forger to track down. The only question is did the forger switch out the missing original artwork or was someone else responsible for the theft? When Serena helps out Tanner with a little after hours surveillance her life gets a whole lot more complicated. And unfortunately for her someone notices and assumes they are a couple. If only she can keep her cousin from talking and her mother from planning a wedding! The deeper Serena gets into her investigation the more secrets she uncovers - and someone wants to keep their secrets private, even if it means stopping Serena's investigation forever. Adding to the fun that Serena calls her life is Aunt Martha and her own investigative endeavors. And then there is Nate her building supervisor, who is still a little creepy though maybe a little less than in book 1 (A Fool and His Monet). There is something about Nate that I don't totally trust and the fact that Aunt Martha sees him as a Serena's only chance at a happily-ever-after makes me roll my eyes. Another Day Another Dali is a fun read. Serena finds herself in some truly interesting situations that just have to bring a smile out. This is a book that is light reading and a pure enjoyment, perfect for getting away from the everyday. I thoroughly enjoyed this second book in the Serena Jones Mystery series as much as the first book if not more. As a side note Serena should never be named Maid of Honor for any wedding. I was provided a review copy of this book by the publisher Revell with no expectations of a positive review - all opinions expressed are my own.
MaureenST More than 1 year ago
Be ready for danger to assault around every corner, or so it seemed, and Dear Aunt Martha, seems to be in the target as well as her niece Serena. This book is another of Serena’s adventures, and this one is going to leave you wanting more, and yes some big questions are going to be answered. There are two men casually, or a bit more, vying for Serena’s attention, or are they, yes and no, but you will have to make up your own mind. You are going to be wondering who the culprits are right up to the end; I kept changing my mind, and was really surprised at who is really the bad guy! Even when she is shopping, no one is safe, and Zoe, her best friend is even afraid to be around her. Once you pick this one up your ready for a big adventure, and a bumpy ride right to the end, with a page turning read. I received this book through the Publisher Revell’s Blogger Tour, and was not required to give a positive review.
ARS8 More than 1 year ago
Another Day Another Dali by Sandra Orchard followed in the great footsteps of the first book. Serena Jones is a strong heroine who is just hilarious to read about- and very relatable for all us new adults who find ourselves able to empathize with one or two of the things she faces, like quirky family rife with matchmakers- plus art thieves and threats. The story itself is a great mystery, keeping you guessing until the very end and filled with both action (like I said- art thieves and threats) and romance (Tanner…). Speaking of romance, the hinted at love triangle between Serena, Nate, and Tanner continues, and while Nate is a nice enough guy, go Tanner! I don’t know if it was just me, but I think there was more of him in this book which is just what I want to see. And keep seeing. Tanner. Sigh. All around, it’s a clever book and I want to see more like it on the market. And more Tanner period! I received this book for free from the publisher. A favorable review was not required and all opinions and views expressed are my own.
SemmieWise More than 1 year ago
FBI Agent Serena Jones is once again pulled into the art forgery world in Sandra Orchard’s “Another Day, Another Dali.” When Serena’s grandmother’s friend, Gladys, realizes her Dali painting has been exchanged for a forgery, Nana asks Serena to quietly look into it. But Serena quickly realizes there is more to the story … and it just might have something to do with the Russian mafia case her partner, Tanner, is looking into. What follows is a funny, witty, quirky mystery tale, filled with robberies, forgeries, kidnappings and murder. And with this latest case, Serena continues to delve into the murder of her grandfather almost two decades ago — and trying to determine if today’s case has anything to do with his unsolved murder. Serena is a great, relatable character. She’s not some perfect woman found on the page, but has very real flaws. And in “Another Day” she also continues to struggle between knowing her true feelings for two guys — partner Tanner and her building supervisor Nate. Orchard masterfully brings her characters together to help Serena try to solve the case, right down to feisty and fun Aunt Martha, whom you will love! While “Another Day, Another Dali” really doesn’t have a strong presence of spiritual lessons, characters do offer up quick prayers to God when in need of help. The novel also deals with the themes of overcoming guilt and shame, finding absolution, expectations of oneself as well as from others, and finding the real truth behind any situation. The Serena Jones stories make up a fun, yet suspenseful series, and I can’t wait to read the next one. Five stars out of five. Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, provided this complimentary copy for my honest, unbiased review.
PTBradley More than 1 year ago
I love, love this story by Sandra Orchard and hated for it to end. Her character, Serena Jones, is quirky and I love watching the two men in her life vie for her attention. And Aunt Martha. I want to be her when I grow up. I mean, Kung-fu moves! The story starts with a bang--almost literally and the mystery never lets up with Orchard sprinkling clues to the murderer's identity. There are plenty of red herrings and it wasn't until the end that the reader finds out which clues are red herrings and which are real. Having just spent time in the part of St. Louis that the story takes place made reading about the area doubly enjoyable. Orchard created a mood of nostalgia for me--for a time where family counts and everyone is looking out for each other. All in all a good read! I started reading one afternoon and didn't put it down until I finished. While I received a copy of the book from the publisher, I will buy a copy for my sister for Christmas! And the teaser at the back of the book makes it hard to wait for the next book!
Becky5 More than 1 year ago
I love this series! The mysteries are light, but yet fraught with danger. Not only is there a love interest, it's an unsteady triangle! Both Nate and Tanner are appealing in their separate ways. Sandra Orchard inserts a unique twist here: readers can contact her with their preference of beau for Serena, and that could influence the future!! Add in a quirky aunt;parents who are trying to (un)subtly marry off Serena;and a few dealings with the mob and dirty police; and one needs to duck before the bullet spray begins! FBI agent Serena Jones has to match wits against art thieves,art forgers, and find who took the missing Dali from her grandmother's friend's home. Will Serena successfully solve the case,or will she make one too many enemies in the effort? I definitely added Another Day, Another Dali by Sandra Orchard to my favorites list. I received a complimentary copy of the book from the publisher. All opinions are strictly my own, in a freely offered review.
GrandaddyA More than 1 year ago
Serena Jones is quite an interesting FBI agent. She is a Special Agent who works cases involving high-dollar art theft and forgeries. Without her quirky sense of humor and strength of character, several of her family members would probably drive her crazy. In fact, she has a friend or two that would do the same. Her Aunt Martha shows up at the most inconvenient times but other times she suddenly appears just when she is needed. I don’t know if I could deal with a grandmother like Nana or an Aunt Martha. A bit of romance creeps into the story as her mother and her aunt try to push her toward the altar, but they don’t seem to necessarily agree on the guy. Aunt Martha wants to match Serena up with her building superintendent. Sometimes that seems all right with her mother, but usually her mother seems to go with whichever guy Serena is with at the time just as long as he’s not one of the bad guys. The story includes several of those. I won’t say for a certainty but it seems some of them were bad but appeared to be good guys, while some who were good appeared to be bad guys. Sandra Orchard does an excellent job of hiding the clues to keep the reader guessing about which people are victims and which are crooks. The fact that the local St. Louis police wanted to protect their turf from the FBI made matters even more complicated. If you enjoy a good clean mystery with some humor and romance included, I recommend you get your hands on this book and enjoy the fun. I received a complimentary copy from the publisher on behalf of the author. #anotherdayanotherdali
joyful334209 More than 1 year ago
The world of art theft can be a deadly game--one that Serena Jones understands all too well. When FBI Special Agent Serena Jones takes on the case of a forged Dali painting as a favor to her grandmother, she assumes it will be a typical investigation. Hopefully collaring the thief will also mean finally measuring up in her grandmother's eyes. But the deeper she delves into the forgery and the suspects surrounding it, the less typical it becomes. The Dali isn't the only painting that's fallen prey to the forgery-replacing thief, raising the possibility of a sophisticated theft ring--one with links to dirty cops, an aspiring young artist, and the unsolved murder of Serena's grandfather. To make matters worse, someone connected to the forgeries seems to be determined to stop Serena's investigation--no matter the cost. Another Day, Another Dali gives the plucky Serena Jones--and readers--a new high-stakes case to crack. You won't want to miss a single brushstroke! This book is so intriguing to me - what an unusual job - one that isn't talked much today - it is so insatiable - I could not believe how you just couldn't put it down - even when you just have to go to sleep, but what is sleep when there has been a murder - ok albeit fifteen years earlier but it was her grandfathers - Serena was an FBI agent in the stolen art department / art forgery etc - so when one of the Dali's were found to be forged she was asked to find it or who done it - so she went and tried to find out - well when she did - down the rabbit whole she went and in that rabbit whole where family members - and the possibility the fact of her grandfather being murdered - and when you think that you have it figured out - nope something else happens and then you think - yup ok now I have it - nope  that isn't it - it goes on and you are like - ah now you are I have it this time - nope - you are wrong til the very end and this my friends is the proof of an excellent mystery book.  You need to get it for you to find out who what where when and how - it is so worth it.  I received a copy of this book to read and give an honest review