Author: Ritter Ames
Review: This is the second book by Ritter Ames that I have read. Both books were gifts from my daughter for Mother’s day and a very enjoyable gift they were.
This book is totally different than the last book I read by this author. That books was called Organized for Murder and was the complete opposite from this one that I find very interesting. Most authors that I read seem to stick to one theme, lots of action and thrillers or softer stories about families and friends and small towns. Ritter has taken two stories from “different parts of the world” and yet both stories are good and fun fast reads!
Counterfeit Conspiracies is book 1 of this series and introduces a character by the name of Laurel. Laurel is a tall lanky blond beauty that “grew up in wealth and society until her grandfather died and her father gambled away the family fortune, now with more pedigree than trust fund she is the premier art recovery expert for museums that need to stay one step ahead of international thieves.”
Of course there is a hint of love in the offing, but the book is free of any entanglement's and a very clean read which, I for one, appreciate.
This is a good read and a good mystery full of fun and intrigue!! I give this book three stars!
Thanks Eileen for this review.
Synopsis: Laurel Beacham grew up in wealth and society—until her grandfather died and her father gambled away the family fortune. Now with more pedigree than trust fund, she is the premier art recovery expert for museums that need to stay one step ahead of international thieves. Her latest assignment pits her against a mystery man, Jack Hawkes, who is not only her equal with blue bloods, but also seems to know where all the bodies are buried. Suddenly Laurel is racing against time to find a priceless art object before the enemy does, locate a missing art world compatriot with crucial information, and decide whether or not she wants to disentangle herself from this new male nemesis, Jack, who seems to know too much about her and her business.
Paperback, 216 pages
Published December 1st 2013 by Gemma Halliday Publishing
Author Information: Ritter is an award-winning author who writes the Body of Art mystery series and the Organized for Mystery series, both published by Gemma Halliday Publishing. She focuses most of her time and writing energies on globe trotting the world via her keyboard to create memorable characters and fascinating fiction novels for readers. In this great new endeavor, her cat muse remains faithfully by her side–only voicing displeasure when the food bowl sits empty due to Ritter focusing more on writing than on kibble. Ritter tries to blog regularly athttp://ritterames.wordpress.com/ and uses her Pinterest boards at http://www.pinterest.com/ritterames/ to capture great places and ideas she wants to use in both series. Follow her blog and boards to learn more about Ritter and her upcoming books.