Book Reviews of Die in Plain Sight (Rarities Unlimited, Bk 3)

Die in Plain Sight (Rarities Unlimited, Bk 3)
Die in Plain Sight - Rarities Unlimited, Bk 3
Author: Elizabeth Lowell
ISBN-13: 9780060504113
ISBN-10: 0060504110
Publication Date: 6/1/2004
Pages: 544
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 222 ratings
Publisher: Avon Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
Great thriller.
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Lacey Quinn learned to be an artist from her grandfather who was an artist. He left his paintings to her on his death. Now someone is trying to destroy his paintings and her along with them. Ian Lapstrake is assigned the job of bodyguard to famous artist Susa Donovan. Brought together because of a charity auction where Susa is going to evaluate paintings for the local artists Ian and Lacey find themselves attracted to each other. Together they try to discover why and who is trying to kill Lacey.
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Helpful Score: 2
A great read again! Lowell pulls you in, explains everything to you and keeps you intrigued to the end! This is part of the Rarities trilogy and all three add up to a great read!
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Heavy on romance and light on mystery, Lowell's latest romantic thriller (after Running Scared), set in the art world, promises fireworks, then fizzles out. Art buyer and struggling southern California artist Lacey Quinn shows a few of her grandfather's paintings to renowned artist Susa Donovan, in the area for a charity event. The paintings are mostly landscapes, but also include a few samples from his dark later work, including detailed depictions of murder and death by fire and drowning. Believing that the landscapes are really the work of famous California plein air painter Lewis Marten, Susa asks Lacey to have them professionally appraised. Lacey resists Susa's pleas, fearing that her grandfather may have been guilty of forgery, but she discovers something far more complicated and horrifying. The murders her grandfather depicted actually took place, and as Lacey digs into her grandfather's past, strangely similar murder attempts and arsons begin cropping up. Her research leads her to Ward Forrest, a financier and real estate mogul who is obsessed with the paintings. In spite of the high-concept plot, most readers will guess the outcome well before the end of the book, and the speed and ease with which Lacey unravels three decades of murder and mayhem defy credibility. The wide array of characters and the engaging lesson on California art are enjoyable, but they can't make up for the lack of suspense.
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Lacey Quinn is determined to prove that the striking landscapes she inherited, done by her late, much loved grandfather, are as good as anything hanging in museums of California Impressionism today. But the painints now in her possession are more than the works of a talented master; they are anguished voices from the grave ... crying murder! Clues to a series of horrific unexplained killings may be hidden in the brushtrokes, clues that have now indelibly marked Lacey and Ian Lapstrake, a security specialist, for death.

Elizabeth Lowell is a master of the genre and this tale is one of her best.
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Helpful Score: 2
Just finished this in a day and I loved it~ The book was a fast read and the characters very likeable. The author did a great job with this book full of twists and turns and great suspense. Definately a page turner. Kept me guessing until the very end. Highly recommend this for anyone who loves a good suspense with a little romance and alot of intrigue.
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This one didn't seem as good as most of her other books. But, definitely got better about half way through.
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This is one really good who-dunnit! It kept me up late as I just HAD to see if the clues the author let fall were leading me down the garden path, or to the actual events.

From back cover: Lacey Quinn is determined to prove that the striking landscapes she inherited, done by her late, much-loved grandfather, are as good as anything hanging in museums of California Impressionism today. But the paintings now in her possession are more than the works of a talented master. They are anguished voices from the grave... crying murder!
Suddenly Lacey's investigation into the life and death of the enigmatic artist is leading her down an ever-darkening road paved with lies, blood, and devastating secrets. It also leads her to Ian Lapstrake, a security specialist employed by the appraisal house Rarities Unlimited, who has taken an interest in Lacey's inheritance and in her safety. Because someone wants to prevent Lacey from examining her grandfather's work too closely... by any means necessary. And clues to a series of horrific, unexplained killings may be hidden in the brushstrokes--clues that have now indelibly marked Lacey and Ian for death.
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Thrilling. kept me turning the pages.
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This is the weakest of the Rarities Unlimited series that I have read, only because there are some less-exciting segments. When the action heats up, though, Ms Lowell has made sure you're going to pay attention. A very good read.
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I loved this book. Fast paced with interesting twists to the plot.
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A good read with interesting twists!
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Lacey's investigation into the life and death of an artist lead her down an ever-darkening road paved with lies, blood and devastating secrets.
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When Lacey Quinn inherits the striking landscapes done by her late, much-loved grandfather, she believes they are as good as anything hanging in museums. But the paintings now in her possession are more than the works of a talented master. They are anguished voices from the grave . . . crying murder! Lacey begins researching her grandfather's past -- and is rocked almost immediately by a strange series of violent events. Someone wants to steal her inheritance, to reduce the paintings to unrecognizable ashes in a suspicious blaze. Someone wants to prevent Lacey from examining her grandfather's work too closely . . . by any means necessary. Ian Lapstrake, a security specialist, has taken an interest in Lacey's inheritance . . . and in her. Troubled by what he sees, he becomes Lacey's shadow, as her search for answers leads them both down an ever-darkening road paved with lies, blood, and devastating secrets.

An enjoyable, entertaining, well-written, fast and couldnt put down read!
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Just when you thought paintings were works of art for museums and your home these paintings Lacy inhereted tell a whole different story. Rarities Unlimited and Ian have taken interest in her inheritance and her welfare because she realizes the paitings are clues to muder
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I enjoyed this book very much.
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Lacey Quinn is determined to prove that the striking landscapes she inherited, done by her late, much-loved grandfather, are as good as anything hanging in museums of California impressionism today. But the paintings now in her possession are more than the works of a talented master; they are anguished voices from the grave....crying murder! Suddenly Lacey's investigation into the life and death of the enigmatic artist is leading her down an ever-darkening road paved with lies, blood, and devastating secrets. It also leads her to Ian Lapstrake, a security specialist employed by the appraisal house Rarities Unlimited, who has taken and interest in Lacey's inheritance...and in her safety. Because someone wants to prevent Lacey Quinn from examining her grandfather's work too closely, by any means necessary. And clues to a series of horrific, unexplained killings may be hidden in the brushstrokes--clues that have now indelibly marked Lacey and Ian for death.
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Heavy on romance and light on mystery, Lowell\'s latest romantic thriller (after Running Scared), set in the art world, promises fireworks, then fizzles out. Art buyer and struggling southern California artist Lacey Quinn shows a few of her grandfather\'s paintings to renowned artist Susa Donovan, in the area for a charity event. The paintings are mostly landscapes, but also include a few samples from his dark later work, including detailed depictions of murder and death by fire and drowning. Believing that the landscapes are really the work of famous California plein air painter Lewis Marten, Susa asks Lacey to have them professionally appraised. Lacey resists Susa\'s pleas, fearing that her grandfather may have been guilty of forgery, but she discovers something far more complicated and horrifying. The murders her grandfather depicted actually took place, and as Lacey digs into her grandfather\'s past, strangely similar murder attempts and arsons begin cropping up. Her research leads her to Ward Forrest, a financier and real estate mogul who is obsessed with the paintings. In spite of the high-concept plot, most readers will guess the outcome well before the end of the book, and the speed and ease with which Lacey unravels three decades of murder and mayhem defy credibility. The wide array of characters and the engaging lesson on California art are enjoyable, but they can\'t make up for the lack of suspense.
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Really enjoyed this, had a few unexpected turns, ineteresting characters.
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Excellent read! I've just started reading Elizabeth Lowell books and quickly becoming a fan..
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Great read, I thought I figured it out, but there was an unexpected twist at the end. Can't stop until you reach the end.
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Lacey Quinn makes her living selling odds and ends in her shop in Newport Beach, California, but to the consternation of her society parents, painting is her passion. Against her father's wishes, she unknowingly starts on a dangerous path when she has her grandfather's paintings appraised by the famous artist Susa Donovan at a charity event. Susa loves the paintings and the two become friends and painting partners along with Susa's bodyguard, Ian Lapstrake. Lacey and Ian, an investigator for Rarities Unlimited, set off sparks in a fiery love scene, but the heat of lust is dispelled by a series of mishaps involving Lacey and her grandfather's paintings, which generate unwanted publicity, attract a buyer who wants them at any cost, and put Lacey's life in danger. Ian extends his professional protection to include Lacey as they start investigating Lacey's grandfather. Was he a forger, or a murderer? And who so desperately wants the paintings now? Lowell tangentially touches on her well-loved Donovan family in this well-crafted, exciting romantic suspense novel. One of her best, this will enthrall Lowell fans and encourage others to join their ranks.
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Lacey Quinn makes her living selling odds and ends in her shop in Newport Beach, California, but to the consternation of her society parents, painting is her passion. Against her father's wishes, she unknowingly starts on a dangerous path when she has her grandfather's paintings appraised by the famous artist Susa Donovan at a charity event. Susa loves the paintings and the two become friends and painting partners along with Susa's bodyguard, Ian Lapstrake. Lacey and Ian, an investigator for Rarities Unlimited, set off sparks in a fiery love scene, but the heat of lust is dispelled by a series of mishaps involving Lacey and her grandfather's paintings, which generate unwanted publicity, attract a buyer who wants them at any cost, and put Lacey's life in danger. Ian extends his professional protection to include Lacey as they start investigating Lacey's grandfather. Was he a forger, or a murderer? And who so desperately wants the paintings now? Lowell tangentially touches on her well-loved Donovan family in this well-crafted, exciting romantic suspense novel. One of her best, this will enthrall Lowell fans and encourage others to join their ranks. Patty Engelmann
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A good romantic suspense novel.
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Lowell at her best.
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lacey quinn is determined to prove that the landscapes she inherited ,done by her late grandfather are as good as any hanging in a museum
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Really A Great Read
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If you love art and suspense, you'll definitely enjoy this audio.

Maria Tucci is an excellent narrator.
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Suspenseful with romance involved.
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An interesting premise....I enjoyed the book.
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Paintings that cry murder from the grave. Investigation of artist..killings hidden in the brushstrokes..NY Times Bestseller..the fine art of murder explored by Elizabeth Lowell (The Color of Death author).
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Takes you into the art world,then draws you into the mystery also
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Elizabeth Lowell is one of my favorite authors, and Die in Plain Sight was up to her best. I really enjoyed it.
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This is the first Lowell book I've read. I'll be looking for more. Top notch!
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Lacey Quinn is determined to prove that the striking landscapes she inherited, done by her late, much-loved grandfather, are as good as anything hanging in museums of California Impressionism today. But the paintings now in her possession are more than the works of a talented master; they are anguished voices from the grave...crying murder!

Suddenly Lacey's investigation into the life and death of the enigmatic artist is leading her down an every-darkening road paved with lies, blood, and devastating secrets. It also leads her to Ian Lapstrake, a security specialist employed by the appraisal house Rarities Unlimited, who has taken an interest in Lacey's inheritance...and in her safety. Because someone wants to prevent Lacey Quinn from examining her grandfather's work too closely, by any means necessary. And clues to a series of horrific, unexplained killings may be hidden in the brushstrokes - clues that have now indelibly marked Lacey and Ian for death.
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This book is brand new and never read.
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Lacey Quinn is determined to prove that the striking landscapes she inherited, done by her late, much-loved grandfather, are as good as anything hanging in the museums of California Impressionism today. But the paintings now in her possession are more than the works of a talented master; they are anguished voices from the grave..crying murder!

Suddenly Lacey's investigation into the life and death of the enigmatic artist is leading her down an ever-darkening road paved with lies, blood and devastating secrets. It also leads her to Ian Lapstrake, a security specialist employed by the appraisal house Rarities Unlimited, who has taken an interest in Lacey's inheritance...and in her safety. because someone wants to prevent Lacey Quinn from examining her grandfather's work too closely, by any means necessary. And clues to a series of horrific, unexplained killings may be hidden in the brushstrokes-clues tht have now indelibly marked Lacey and Ian for death.
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When Lacey Quinn inherits the striking landscapes painted by her late grandfather, she sets out to prove they are as good as anything hanging in museums with California Impressionists today. But the paintings in her possession are more than the works of a talented master, they are anguished voices from the graveâ¦crying murder!

Lacey researches her grandfather's past and is rocked by a strange series of violent events. Someone wants to steal her inheritance and reduce the paintings to unrecognizable ashes in a suspicious blaze.

Ian Lapstrake, a security specialist working for the appraisal house Rareties Unlimited, has taken an interest in Lacey's inheritanceâ¦and in her. Their search for answers leads them down a road paved with lies, blood, and a shocking family history. Clues to a series of unexplained murders may be hidden in the brush strokes -- clues that have now marked Lacey and Ian for death.
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Brand new!