4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Mystery, forgery and murder.,
This review is from: A Dangerous Talent (An Alix London Mystery) (Paperback)
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
I generally have an aversion to co-authored novels and hadn't noticed that this was written by a husband and wife team; it turned out, however to be a pleasantly engaging little murder-mystery.
Its very much an example of the mainstream mystery genre but with an art-world theme - the action quickly moves from Seattle to New Mexico's trendy Santa Fe gallery scene and the former art colony at Taos; the art stuff is pretty accurate and well researched. For most of the novel the reader is in the company of the central character Alix, a fledgling art consultant who is advising her new friend, employer and wealthy art collector Chris. With two women in the central roles this has something of a chick-lit feel to it, with a touch of romance thrown in for good measure.
The plot is absorbing and well paced, a little like a TV movie perhaps; there is no gratuitous violence or strong language, the writing style is easy and flowing. You'll work out the whodunit bit well before the end. The storyline is properly resolved and the door is wide open for a sequel - the authors are clearly old hands at this.
"A Dangerous Talent" was a very enjoyable if undemanding read, an excellent introduction to a new mystery series and an easy novel to recommend.