AUTHOR: Sandra Orchard
Serena Jones has a passion for recovering lost and stolen art--one that's surpassed only by her zeal to uncover the truth about the art thief 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 learning how to go undercover to catch thieves and black market traders.
When a local museum discovers an irreplaceable Monet missing, Jones leaps into action. The clues point in different directions, and her boss orders her to cease investigating her most promising suspect. But determined to solve the case and perhaps discover another clue in her grandfather's murder, she pushes ahead, regardless of the danger.
FBI agent Serena Jones is an easy heroine to love, and not just by readers. She has two handsome, eligible men vying for her attention, and their competition adds even more fun to this delightful tale. I loved her quirk of comparing people in her life, especially men, to well-known actors. Little details like this created a lighthearted atmosphere in spite of some real danger.
All of the characters in this book were complex and realistic. I adore Serena’s Aunt Martha and hope to meet her in subsequent books.
A Fool & His Monet is the first in Sandra Orchard’s new Serena Jones Mysteries. As such, not all the questions were answered, but enough were resolved to keep this reader from frustration. I’m hooked and will look for future books in the series.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion, which is that A Fool & His Monet earns five stars. Definitely recommended!