Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Mini Review: Shooting Gallery

Shooting Gallery by Hailey Lind is the second Art Lover's Mystery. Set in San Francisco, they center around Annie Kincaid, owner of a faux finishing business. Oh yeah, and she has a past as an art forger, something she learned from her grandfather who still practices the crime.

This book opens with Annie at a showing only to discover the sculpter dead. Everyone thought his corpse was another piece. That same night, the Brock Museum next door is robbed and one of Annie's friends is the prime suspect. Plus Annie has been hired to get a reclusive artist to return the sculpture he was going to restore and now refuses to give back.

But if all this weren't enough, Annie's mother suddenly arrives in town and demands Annie leave the entire thing alone. Never one to listen well, Annie keeps right on going. Will she find the answers?

This is a fun romp. Between all the threads, the plot moves forward quickly and never stops until the end. Annie and her friends are a wonderful cast of characters.

And there's plenty of humor. In fact, this book has the funniest stakeout scene I've ever read. I laughed my way through the book.


Anonymous said...

Hey, this looks good! I'll have to check it out. Thanks for the review!

Mark Baker said...

Hope you enjoy.