The Art of Theft

The Art of Theft

Book - 2019
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"As "Sherlock Holmes, consulting detective," Charlotte Holmes has solved murders and found missing individuals. But she has never stolen a priceless artwork--or rather, made away with the secrets hidden behind a much-coveted canvas. But Mrs. Watson is desperate to help her old friend recover those secrets and Charlotte finds herself involved in a fever-paced scheme to infiltrate a glamorous Yuletide ball where the painting is one handshake away from being sold and the secrets a bare breath from exposure. Her dear friend Lord Ingram, her sister Livia, Livia's admirer Stephen Marbleton--everyone pitches in to help and everyone has a grand time. But nothing about this adventure is what it seems and disaster is biding time on the grounds of a glittering French chateau, waiting only for Charlotte to make a single mistake."--
Publisher: New York : Berkley, 2019
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780451492470
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY THOMAS 2019
Characteristics: 294 pages ; 21 cm


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Aug 30, 2020

This series took the inevitable turn all popular fiction has taken lately. I'm done.

ACL_ChrisS Aug 29, 2020

The fourth book in the Lady Sherlock series and my favorite of the four. Complex plot but still engaging in a way that isn't true of a couple books in the series. Great character development and engaging subplots. Sherlock Holmes as a woman and a feminist! You gotta give this series a try. Start with "A Study in Scarlet Women."

Mar 05, 2020

The beauty of Thomas's novels is her characters that give the narrative a perspective from the feminine. I like that it is Mrs. Holmes and Mrs. Watson. They aren't portrayed at Barbie like and may or may not always "fall for the man". One is gay, another in choice over who to marry. The proposed art heist and it's involvement with the gang sleuths seems secondary to the current theme of female heroes.

JCLS_Ashland_Kristin Nov 04, 2019

A nice continuation of this series. This one is more a heist novel than a mystery...hoping it returns to the mystery format in the next installment.


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