Monday, December 11, 2017

Review - A Painting to Die for by Joan C. Curtis

A Painting to Die For
Book 3 Jenna Scali Mystery Series
Jenna’s quiet weekend turns upside down when her house is ransacked and a body is found with her name and number in its possession. Meanwhile her long-lost cousins show up with stories about international art theft dating back to World War II.
While Jenna questions the motives of her dead father in his connection to stolen art, the police find a second body with Jenna’s name in its possession and she becomes the primary link in two murder inquiries. Sidestepping the police and dodging the mob, she and her best friend, Quentin, embark on their own investigation to save themselves and Jenna’s cousins from untimely deaths.

Offset by the quiet university town where faculty and students mill about, minding their own business, Jenna is kidnapped and held at gunpoint while her double-crossing, lying cousins chase after the missing painting worth millions.

A Painting to Die For forms a web of deceit that leaves Jenna doubting everything she believes about her father and his Italian heritage.

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Sue's Review -
A Painting TO Die For is the 3rd book in the Jenna Scali Mystery Series by Joan C. Curtis. And as far as I am concerned, this series just keeps getting better and better. I know that these are really considered standalone books in the series – but you learn so much about Jenna, if you read the books in order. E-Murderer is book 1 and Murder on Moonshine Hill is book 2. Jenna Scali was hoping for a quiet weekend – but there was no way for that when it came to Jenna’s life. When she returned to her home, she found that someone had broken in and they were obviously looking for something – but what??? The next thing she knows, the police show up in regards to a dead body that they found with her name in its possession. To make things even more interesting, some long-lost cousins show up to visit. The family members start discussing some stolen paintings, hidden masterpieces, friends who belong to the Mafia and so much more. Jenna was shocked when the cousins left as quickly as they arrived. She tells Quentin (her best friend) what has happened and they decide that they need to try to figure out what is happening before Jenna gets arrested for something she didn’t do. OK – I have to stop now, or I’ll tell you everything that is going to happen (and believe me, I have just touched on the tip of the ice berg with this book) and ruin the book for you. Just be prepared to sit and read when you start this book, because you will not want to stop until you reach the end and see you can solve the crimes and figure out the who done it!!! Looking forward to Joan C. Curtis next book!!!
Dr. Joan Curtis is an award winning writer who has published 8 books and numerous stories.
The e-Murderer: Book 1 Jenna Scali mystery series won the GOLD in the Global eBook Awards for 2016 for Mystery.
The Clock Strikes Midnight has won three major awards. FINALIST in the prestigious Eric Hoffer Book Awards 2016, FIRST PLACE Royal Palm Literary Award for mainstream/literary 2015 and the Silver in the Global eBook Awards for 2015 for Fiction/Suspense
Murder on Moonshine Hill won the SILVER in the Global eBook Awards for 2017 Mystery and the BRONZE 2017 for Southern fiction Reader’s Favorite.
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