by Ritter Ames


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Here comes the fifth globetrotting adventure in the fast-paced Bodies of Art Mystery series from USA TODAY bestselling author Ritter Ames.

A masterpiece swapped for a forgery, a murder victim left behind, and a relentless game of hide and seek keeps Laurel Beacham and Jack Hawkes on the run. They are racing to find answers despite roadblocks at every turn.

The chase crisscrosses the Atlantic as they pursue threads to murders and thefts that extend from the current day and back several decades.

A startling forgery points toward an unexpected new nemesis, and the team pursues a Paris forger for additional clues.

When evidence starts falling into place, Laurel must use her connections and engage an unconventional resource to help bring an arrogant murderer to justice for crimes both contemporary and long past.

Crimes that tie both personally and professionally to the Beacham name.

While the ruthless criminal’s acts include art history ties, the threat to Laurel is a clear and present danger. It will take every trick and technique she and Jack can conjure to gain the evidence necessary to nab their enemy and start pulling down his empire—before he takes them down instead.

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BRONZED BETRAYALS by Ritter Ames | A Henery Press Mystery. If you like one, you’ll probably like them all.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781635113549
Publisher: Henery Press
Publication date: 06/26/2018
Series: A Bodies of Art Mystery , #5
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.54(d)

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Bronzed Betrayals 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
iiiireader More than 1 year ago
I’ve read all of the books in this series and recommend that you do the same rather than read them out of order. The reason being that the true plot of the story is on-going. There is action and murders throughout but not anything that specifically needs to have a whodunnit type solution. You are generally presented with a crime that one or more individuals from Laurel Beacham’s past (our sleuth) and have to figure out which may be responsible. The story comes across more as action than mystery, which is okay with me as I like action. If you are looking for a straight-forward mystery, this may not be the book or series for you. There are definitely more books in the future as a surprising twist happens on the last page of the book. I look forward to where this action style book is heading but I won’t be putting on my Sherlock Holmes hat to solve it. I was provided a digital advance reader copy of this book by the publisher via Netgalley.
Rockport_rocker More than 1 year ago
I fell in love with this series four years ago and have become more attached with each book. Bronzed Betrayals is a sophisticated and intelligent contemporary suspense novel with a classic feel. The book is riveting from the first page; the combination of high-intensity action, intricate plotting, and witty characters held me enthralled throughout the book. A little lethal danger, a little romance, a little witty repartee, what more could we ask for? I love that it is Laurel, a female, who walks the line between legal and questionable in her battle to see justice done and who sometimes steps over that line in the name of protecting artworks (Laurel calls it “squashy ethics”); guys usually get the fun roles! I like that the members of the art recovery group and Jack enjoy spending time together and appreciate each other and that they carry out their complex roles with independence and pride. Finally, I adored seeing a positive bit of Laurel’s background. Although there is connecting story line for the series, each book has a self-contain plot, and Ritter Ames interweaves the backstory in such a way as not to confuse or distract from the current tale. While I think any reader would draw greater enjoyment from getting to know the characters as they are revealed through the series, I also believe that Bronzed Betrayals can be read as a standalone novel. I was delighted to receive an Advanced Readers Copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley even though I have mine on order because I am too excited about the series to wait and I love sharing my love for each book as I discover the fun and complexities that the team faces.
Boohimdanno More than 1 year ago
This is a series of book that art loves and mystery loves will not be able to get enough of. Ritter Ames transport reader around the world following two characters that will remind you of the classic movies of Cat and Mouse. Laurel and Jack come alive as readers chase along side them in an adventure that end with perfect amount of action, mystery and sexual tension to keep reader dying for more. This is the perfect action, adventure mystery that will give reader what they have been missing. Twist of James bond, add a dash of Oceans Movies, and shake of Remington Steele and you have The Bodies Of Art Series. Thank you to the publisher Henery Press and author for the advance copy of Ritter Ames Bronzed Betrayals.
ArizonaJo More than 1 year ago
Bronzed Betrayals by Ritter Ames was another amazing adventure with Laurel, Jack, Cassie and Nino. I have never been disappointed by Ms. Ames and she definitely has a home run with this one. The story grabbed me from the first page and moved so quickly that I couldn't put it down, until real life called. So many twists and turns (the redheaded Amazon is supposed to be Laurel's bodyguard?), new and old suspects, and a continued investigation into the untimely death of Laurel's mother. These characters are so well developed; and Ms. Ames has given them a rich background to intrigue each reader as this series progresses. I loved every second while reading this book and want the next one in the series now. Oh, and that little cliffhanger at the end? Well played, Ms. Ames, well played I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book from Henery Press via NetGalley. All of the above opinions are my own.
gdsnv More than 1 year ago
I love the Bodies of Art Mystery Series by Ritter Ames and I always say the same thing: I love the action, I love the suspense, I love the “gadgets”, and I love Laurel and Jack…and Nico and Cassie, too. While there is a great mystery to solve in this story, I think the heart of it is really all about Laurel and her own, let’s call them demons. She spends time in her own head – trying to navigate all that has happened to her, both when she was young, when she was a teen, and now that she works as a…Ms. Ames writes her as an “art world socialite representing the Beacham Foundation.” But oh, she is so much more. There are car chases, dangling from buildings, explosives, great gadgets (although Nico doesn’t have a huge part in this book. Trust that it puts his nose a bit out of joint, too!) and heartwarming scenes between Jack and Laurel. And once again, Laurel loses her luggage, however un-typical the situation is. Considering she almost loses her life, too, well, the luggage is the least of her worries. Whenever I read one of the stories in this series, I know that I will be carried away to whatever faraway place Laurel and Jack end up. This time, they even make it to New Jersey. Seriously, the descriptions by Ms. Ames always blow me away because it truly feels like I’m right in the thick of things, in whatever country these two take their work, and I sometimes feel like I’m hanging from a ledge, just as Laurel would. No spoilers. Just know that the action is fast and incredible, but you’ll have to experience it yourself by reading. There was one jaw-dropping moment, at least for me, right at the end of the book…not a cliffhanger but Laurel had one of those outta-left-field events that left me speechless. From the comfort of my couch, I will have to cross my fingers and hope a new story will be on the horizon next year. Once again, I highly recommend this book and series. I received a free, advance copy of this book from the publisher. This is my unbiased and voluntary review.