Thursday, December 26, 2013

Estate of Mind by Tamar Myers

Estate of Mind by Tamar Myers is the sixth cozy mystery novel in the Den of Anquity Series written by Ms. Myers. 

I've read eleven of the sixteen novels that make up the Den of Anquity Series written by Ms. Myers. I haven't read any of the books in chronological order after reading the first novel in the series... but I have had fun reading this series none the less! 

'Estate of Mind' is a fun, fast paced read and one I enjoyed reading during this busy holiday season. 

The following is an overview of the plot:
A Faux Van Gogh

When North Carolina antique dealer Abigail Timberlake makes a bid of $150.99 on a truly awful copy of Van Gogh's The Starry Night, she's just trying to win Mama's approval by supporting the church auction. Hopefully, she'll make her money back on the beautiful gold antique frame. Little does she expect she's bought herself a fortune...and a lot of trouble.

A masterpiece to kill for

When her ex-boyfriend shows up and offers ten bucks for the ugly Starry Night, Abby pops the frame and is stunned to discover hidden behind the faux Van Gogh canvas a multi-million dollar lost art treasure. Suddenly she's a popular lady in her old hometown, and her first visit is from Gilbert Sweeney, her schoolyard sweetheart (according to him), who claims the family's painting was donated by mistake. But social calls quickly turn from nice to nasty as it's revealed that the mysterious masterpiece conceals a dark and deadly past and some modern-day misconduct that threatens to rock the Rock Hill social structure to its core. Someone apparently thinks the art is worth killing for, and Abby knows she better get to the bottom of the secret scandal and multiple murders before she ends up buried six feet under a starry night.
The characters were wonderful. I enjoyed the well developed story and of course, the humor that Ms. Myers brings to her novels!

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