Wednesday, April 19, 2023

"A Wealth of Deception"

New from Crooked Lane Books: A Wealth of Deception (A Scandal Mountain Antiques Mystery) by Trish Esden.

About the book, from the publisher:

Some people are willing to die for their art. Others are willing to kill for it.

When Vermont antique and art dealer Edie Brown discovers an unsettlingly dark collage by the famed reclusive “outsider” artist known only as Vespa, she opens a Pandora’s Box of deception and danger.

Edie teams up with Uncle Tuck and Kala to investigate the background of the collage but only uncover secrets that are more disturbing than the artwork itself. As Edie tracks down the validity of the piece, she stumbles into an art underground where some people are willing to kill to keep their schemes a secret.

Esden expertly crafts a complex cast of characters, a breathtakingly gorgeous setting, and a twisty plot that often poses more questions than answers.
Visit Trish Esden's website.

--Marshal Zeringue