By Charlotte and Aaron Elkins (October 2016)
Alix London, the art restorer and FBI consultant renowned as the Art Whisperer, can spot a counterfeit masterpiece before the paint even dries. What she can’t see is why an elite European art dealer would offer her big money for a little mirror that’s no more than a homemade gift from her beloved uncle Tiny. Not that Alix would part with it at any price. But when the mirror is abruptly stolen from her home, she realizes that someone sees more in the looking glass than mere sentimental value.
When her uncle Tiny disappears mysteriously just after the mirror is stolen, the simple art theft becomes a personal and professional challenge Alix can’t ignore. With backup from her friends in the FBI, her game-for-anything pal Chris, and an aging-but-dogged Italian police detective, she delves into the puzzling case, only to find that there is much more to this theft than meets the eye. Once the Mafia shows up on the scene, Alix’s mission becomes a do-or-die race to find the one possible man with all the answers.
***NEXT OUT WILL BE LONG TIME COMING, AN AARON ELKINS STANDALONE, IN OCTOBER 2017
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Photo by: Bob Lampert
The Alix London Series, by Charlotte and Aaron Elkins--With good reason, she's called the Art Whisperer, but her unique and dangerous talent is as likely to get her in big trouble as it is to help her solve art crimes.
The Gideon Oliver Series, by Aaron Elkins--
Aaron's Skeleton Detective is the father of the forensic genre, having first appeared in 1982 at the age of 37. Now, over thirty years later, he's still finding skeletons in closets. (And he's only 41. How does he do it? Literary magic!)
The Chris Norgren Series, by Aaron Elkins-You'd think a museum curator of Renaissance and Baroque Art would lead a quiet, even dull, danger-free life...but you'd be dead wrong.
The Lee Ofsted Series, by Charlotte and Aaron Elkins--Young golf pro Lee Ofsted doesn't often find herself in big trouble during tournaments. But off the course....it can be murder.
The Standalone thrillers, (Loot, Turncoat, and The Worst Thing), by Aaron Elkins. Chases through the capitals of Europe, looted art, festering grievances, and the devils within us--with three different, unique protagonists.
"The Elkins show why they are perennial favorites....Just the ticket for fans of Margaret Truman or classic Mary Stewart." Library journal
"Witty, intelligent, and delightful. . . . Aaron Elkins is notable among mystery writers in that he can take a heap of nasty old human bones and turn them into suspense and humor” The Washington Times
"The thrills are indeed heady . . . Mr. Elkins and his insouciant hero have their witty fun with the corps d'elite of the international art establishment while providing some pretty amazing information on the ...forgeries and...art scams that give the experts nightmares." The New York Times Book Review
"Engaging, funny, and cleverly plotted...Lee Ofsted is an original ....charming." Syracuse Post-Standard
"These are the kind of novels that give genre fiction a good name." Booklist