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.
A Fool & His Monet was a more light-hearted mystery novel. Infused with a strong dose of humour and a keep-you-guessing mystery, A Fool & His Monet is an easy read that would appeal to a wider variety of readers who like a little mystery, but not heavy suspense or dark subject matter.
Serena Jones is a likeable heroine who I found admirable in that she would push through situations that gave her pause or made her nervous (her elevator phobia aside). She is very tenacious, not willing to let any stone go unturned in her quest for the truth.
The only downside to the novel was I felt the motives behind the criminal mastermind could have used a little more “oomph”. The crimes were elaborate to the extent that it felt as if the motives didn’t quite meet the severity of the crimes. But of course, criminals aren’t always the most reasonable of individuals! (lol)
Overall, A Fool & His Monet, is an easy read, laugh-out-loud funny at times, and held a twisty mystery that kept me entertained and intrigued until the very end. I’ll be interested in reading about Serena’s next escapades, and I’m very happy that I won’t have to wait too long. The next instalment is due out in the fall of this year – woohoo!
Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.