by Marne Davis Kellogg

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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: 324,580
File size: 554 KB

About 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) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 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
drbubbles on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Most disappointing. I wanted to like it, I really did, but it requires too much suspension of disbelief.Unlike the first book, the second and now this third one are not about the heroïne herself per se, but her adventures in honorable jewel theft. One learns little about her character (which was much of what made me adore the first book). Instead it's just a narrative of the planning and execution of a heist in a secret Eurotrash mountain lair: luxury shopping, manipulating people, and using super-gadgets. (And she's the *good guy.*) Also, mystery? Not really. The only mysteries are who's doing the dishonorable stealing, and what is the heroïne's plan for foiling them. The reader is provided with no clues: all of a sudden the heroïne has a flash of insight and realizes who the thief is, and by the time she starts her own plan there are so few pages left that you know it can't go too badly wrong.The (super)heroïne is rather like Ayla of Jean Auel's "Earth's Children" series in that her resources and accomplishments seem to grow exponentially between books: whereas in the first book she had the resources to 'live in comfort for a couple of hundred years,' now she's up to 'ultimate luxury for several hundred years.' Without batting an eye she drops what seems to be at least a couple million dollars on clothes, gizmos, and fake gems, almost all of which she seems to abandon in the course of her caper. (Maybe it was the housing bubble and in the fifth book she'll be down to 'contentment for a couple of decades' or something.) Her farmhouse in France seems to sprout new safes and secret passages with every growing season. It's just not credible, and it's eroded my trust in the author.The editing is poor, and there are several instances of boilerplating from the first book.
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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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