Thursday, March 31, 2016

A Fool & His Monet (Serena Jones Mystery #1) by Sandra Orchard

Title: A Fool & His Monet (Serena Jones Mystery #1)
Author: Sandra Orchard
Pages: 336
Release Date: March 1, 2016
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Publisher: Revell
Format: Paperback (also available in eBook)
Note: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion.

About the book:

     Sketchy politics and a palette of lies can’t stop Serena Jones from exposing the mastermind behind the daring theft of a priceless work of art.

     Serena Jones has a passion for recovering lost and stolen art – one that’s surpassed only by her zeal to uncover the truth about who murdered her grandfather. She’s joined the FBI Art Crime Team with the secret hope that one of her cases will lead to his killer. Now, despite her mother’s pleas to do something safer – like get married – Serena’s determined to catch thieves and black market traders.

     When a local museum discovers an irreplaceable Monet missing, Serena leaps into action – and a whole heap of trouble.

My review:

     An incredible mystery that also made me laugh!

     This book was a wonderful mixture of mystery, romantic interest, and comedic moments. I absolutely love Serena Jones. She is a wonderful FBI agent who also has some hang-ups that she has to deal with. She is surrounded by a whole cast of supporting characters. Some of them are very straight forward but others can only be described as quirky. Among the quirky ones my favorites are Aunt Martha and Harold. They gave me a lot to laugh about.

     The plot is a current case Serena is trying to solve with mention made of a cold case that weighs heavy on her mind. By the end of this book the current case is dealt with. I have a feeling that the cold case will be continued in future books in this series.

     There were a lot of well-crafted twists and turns in the story that really kept me guessing. Sandra did a marvelous job of throwing out different possibilities to confuse the reader. It was fun to try and unravel the mystery along with Serena.

     I am really looking forward to seeing what comes next for Serena and all her friends. This book is getting a rating of 5 stars from me. I’m highly recommending it.

     You can find out more about Sandra Orchard and her books at her website:

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