Enjoyable read. Classic Krentz. A keeper I've reread.
***Set around an artistic haven near Seattle, a story of art glass.
This was my first JA Krentz and I liked it a lot. I loved the details of the San Juan Islands and the art scene. I loved the contrasting characters of the heroine and hero.
Intriguing and fascinating book
et in the Pacific Northwest, this book brings together romance and mystery. A museum director and private eye reluctantly join forces and go to Frog Island to investigate a pair of deaths.
When a collector dies leaving a valuable glass art collection to her Musueum(she is curator) Eugenia goes to the island where the collection is to inventory it, but the owner of the Museum insists she take a body-guard. Both she and the body-guard have hidden agendas...
New York Times Best Selling Author of Flash. A suspense with a passionate twist. An intriguing mismatched couple is sent into a sinister, high stake world of priceless art where the most valuable commodity is knowing whom to trust.
and again a great book. where does she get her ideas.
Abridged/2 Cassettes/Approx 3 hours.
Eugenia Swift is a young woman of singular sensibilities, a connoisseur of beauty...and naturally inclined to tackle even the most difficult tasks on her own. As the director of the Leabrook Glass Museum, she's been asked to travel to Frog Cove Island an artistic haven near Seattle to catalog an important collection of art glass belonging to the late Adams Daventry. But thanks to unsavory rumors surrounding Daventry's death, the museum insists that Eugenia take along Cyrus Chandler Colfax a rough-hewn private investigator whose taste in glass runs to icy cold bottles filled with beer.
When Colfax declares they must pose as a couple, Eugenia protests in terms as loud as his Hawaiian shirts. She's loath to disclose the secret purpose of her trip: investigating the disappearance of her good friend Nellie Grant...the late Adam Daventry's lover. Meanwhile, the green-eyed calm of Colfax's gaze shields his own hidden agenda locating a priceless Daventry treasure that will help him avenge an old wrong.
While Eugenia has always kept her heart on a shelf, their very lives soon depend on making an utterly convincing couple. Because among the chic galleries of Frog Cove Island lurks a killer, and their only chance for survival is the boldest, most artful collaboration they can dare to imagine.
At once a fascinating look at today's avant-garde art world and a scintillating adventure, Sharp Edges hums with the energy of a couple who bring to mind a thoroughly modern Bogart and Bacall. Add deft displays of wit and a wicked twist, and you've got another winner from Jayne Ann Krentz!