Feint of Art (Art Lover's Mystery Series #1)

Feint of Art (Art Lover's Mystery Series #1)

Feint of Art (Art Lover's Mystery Series #1)

Feint of Art (Art Lover's Mystery Series #1)



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At ten, painting a perfect Mona Lisa made Annie Kincaid a prodigy.  A similar copy at seventeen made her a crook.  Lesson learned: genuine art is priceless, and forgery gets you arrested.  Now Annie puts her artistic talents to honest use as a faux finisher in San Francisco. But her past may not be painted over as well as she thought…
Annie’s got bad news for her ex-boyfriend, curator Ernst Pettigrew: the snooty Brock Museum’s new fifteen-million-dollar Caravaggio painting is as fake as a three-dollar bill.  And the same night Annie makes her shattering appraisal, the janitor on duty is killed—and Ernst disappears. To top it all off, a well-known art dealer has absconded with multiple Old Master drawings, leaving yet more forgeries in their places. Finding the originals—and pocketing the reward money—will get Annie’s new landlord off her back. But it could also draw her into the underworld of fakes and forgers she swore she’d left behind, starting with a close encounter with a changeable but charming art thief…

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101198445
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/03/2006
Series: Art Lover's Mystery Series , #1
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: eBook
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 174,414
File size: 327 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Hailey Lind is a pseudonym for two sisters, one an artist and the other a historian. Julie Goodson-Lawes is a muralist and portrait painter who has run her own faux-finishing and design business in the San Francisco Bay area for more than a decade. Carolyn J. Lawes is associate professor of history at Old Dominion University on Norfolk, Virginia, where she specializes in nineteenth-century U.S. history, with a particular interest in women's history.
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