Friday, September 26, 2008

148. Shooting Gallery by Hailey Lind

About the book

Modernism isn't Annie's thing, but even she is surprised to discover that the "sculpture" in a prestigious gallery's grisly new exhibition is an all-too-real corpse-the artist's. Meanwhile, a Chagall painting is stolen from the Brock Museum, and Annie's old friend Bryan is accused of being in on the fix. To track down the missing Chagall, she'll need the dubious assistance of a certain sexy art thief. And if Michael-or whatever his real name may be-isn't distraction enough, Annie's mother shows up in town, acting strangely. Annie's got to solve these mysteries, and fast-because art is long, but life can be very, very short.

I love this series. Annie and company are so much fun. They always manage to get into situations but also find their way back out again.

There are currently 3 books in this series. I am reading the third and enjoying it. I recently found out that even though the author has written the 4 book, the publisher has pulled the plug. I am so annoyed. I don't understand publishers and I never will.

I read lots of cozy mysteries. The first two books came out in 2006 and the third one in 2007. I just recently discovered this series. They have been out for 2 years which leads me to believe that not a lot of promotion was done in the beginning. If it had been maybe the sales would have been better. So who is really at fault for the poor sales. I think the publisher/marketing dept is at fault.

2 comments:

Robin said...

Thanks for the review. The books do look interesting. I had never heard of the author or the series. Looks like another addition to my wishlist. :)

happy reading

Robin of mytwoblessings

Heidi said...

You welcome. I really enjoyed all three of the books.