Coming out of retirement can be deadly...
After tragedy struck three years earlier, art sleuth Carmen De Luca vowed to never work in the field again. But fifty is too young to fill her days with water aerobics and bingo, so when her former partner calls and begs for her help, Carmen gladly agrees.
Yet after their first assignment - the recovery of a rare medieval prayer book from an eccentric collector living in rural France - goes horribly wrong, Carmen ends up in the crosshairs of both the local police and a murderer!
With her target dead and the stolen book missing, she and her partner will have to pull out all of the stops to sleuth out the true killer's identity - before their stay in France becomes permanent.
Introducing Carmen De Luca, an art sleuth with a nose for mystery and the job of locating valuable artwork stolen from museums around the world. If you love strong and resourceful heroines, puzzling mysteries, and a dash of art history, pick up Collecting Can Be Murder now!
Carmen De Luca Art Sleuth Mysteries:
Collecting Can Be Murder
A Statue To Die For
Forgeries and Fatalities
A Killer Inheritance
About the Author
Jennifer S. Alderson was born in San Francisco, grew up in Seattle, and currently lives in Amsterdam. After traveling extensively around Asia, Oceania, and Central America, she lived in Darwin, Australia, before settling in the Netherlands. Jennifer's love of travel, art, and culture inspires her award-winning Zelda Richardson Mystery series, her Travel Can Be Murder Cozy Mysteries, and her Carmen De Luca Art Sleuth Mysteries. Her background in journalism, multimedia development, and art history enriches her novels. When not writing, she can be found perusing a museum, biking around Amsterdam, or enjoying a coffee along the canal while planning her next research trip. Sign up for Jennifer's mailing list to receive updates on future releases, as well as two FREE short stories: A Book To Die For (cozy mystery) and Holiday Gone Wrong (mystery thriller).
"This was a fun story that reminds me of Lee Dobbins Kate Diamond series. There are developed characters, some minor intrigue, and a bit of humor."- Thomas, 5-star Goodreads review
"Find a book, catch a killer! This is a good opener for this series. It has a good plot with interesting plot twists and subplots. I finished it in one day." - J. Young 4-star Goodreads review