Wednesday, March 23, 2016

"A Fool and His Monet" by Sandra Orchard - a quirky mystery

Meet Serena Jones, FBI Art Crimes. When two paintings are discovered missing at the museum where her friend is acting chief of security, Serena immediately jumps into the case. Will she find the missing Monet and RijkaertCover Art? Or are the paintings--and the thief--long gone?

Who could resist such a clever title? And with such a fun title, there simply has to be humor . . . on which score I was not disappointed. This dizzying investigation makes for an entertaining mystery, while the cast of quirky characters keeps everything light and fun.

The best thing about the book might just be Serena's quirky family--her in-desperate-need-of-grandbabies-right-now mother and mystery-obsessed Aunt Martha. Oh my word, they are a hoot. And while entirely lovable, it's definitely questionable if having them on Serena's side is actually good for humanity . . . or at the very least, for Serena's sanity.

This book does a good job setting up the series--tantalizing us with hints about her grandfather's murder, setting us up with not one but TWO decidedly good catches to make Serena's mother happy . . . I'm definitely excited to see what happens to Serena next!

Thank you Revell for providing a free book in exchange for review; I was not required to make the review positive, and all opinions are my own.

Serena Jones Mysteries
1. A Fool and His Monet
2. Another Day, Another Dali
3. Over Maya Dead Body

1 comment:

  1. I'm definitely going to check this book out!