The Fine Art of Deception

A Provincetown Mystery (Sydney Riley Series Book 9)

Trouble is in the wind for wedding planner and amateur sleuth Sydney Riley

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The Fine Art of Deception

Trouble is in the wind for wedding planner and amateur sleuth Sydney Riley

Her boss Glenn has grown secretive; her best friend Mirela is hiding something, and Sydney’s daily routine at the Race Point Inn has grown stale. Sydney’s boyfriend, Ali, is in town as part of an investigation whose details he’s hesitant to share, and living together in her tiny apartment has become a challenge, to say the least. Any charm she’d found in her hand-to-mouth existence has disappeared.

Something has to give—and it does: A visit from Sydney’s father turns treacherous when the investigation of a hit-and-run death leads her to the intimidating and subterranean world of high-priced art. Then Glenn vanishes as a dangerous storm races up the coast, and Sydney comes face-to-face with deception—both on canvas and in real life.

Jeannette de Beauvoir’s flare for drama, detail, and suspense brings the art world to life in this ninth book in the Provincetown Mystery Series.

What readers say about the book🧐

P-town and Sydney are in for a wild ride. A wicked storm is headed toward them, but it's the least of their problems. Everything at the Race Point Inn is out of balance. PoorSydney. Her father witnessed a hit and run death but Sydney isn't convinced that's what happened. I understood why she was suspicious. The facts add up to murder. I know that Sydney is a smart, observant woman. She feels that these are not random events. I was intrigued by a group involved in the trafficking of high priced art forgeries. With Sydney's curious nature, I knew she would get involved. I found the world of art forgeries fascinating especially when the Gardner Museum Theft was mentioned. I could see that these criminals were ruthless. I didn't want our heroine to pay for her curiosity with her life. This is a wonderful book. The plot was amazing with a complex story that kept me engrossed. There were some unexpected moments that took my breath away. For me the characters come to life and I cared about them. I especially enjoyed Mirela with her intelligence and wit. Jeannette de Beauvoir has an attention to detail that adds color and depth to her stories. I enjoy this series. These books are keepers. I received a copy of this book which I voluntarily read and reviewed. My comments are my honest opinions.


(Amazon Review)
About the Author

Jeannette de Beauvoir

Jeannette de Beauvoir didn’t set out to murder anyone—some things are just meant to be! Her mother introduced her to the Golden Age of mystery fiction when she was far too young to be reading it, and she’s kept reading those authors and many like them ever since.

She wrote historical and literary fiction and poetry for years before someone asked her what she read—and she realized mystery was where her heart was. Now working on the Sydney Riley Provincetown mystery series, she bumps off a resident or visitor to her hometown on a regular basis.

Jeannette is a member of the Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, the Author’s Guild, and the National Writers Union. She presents a weekly radio show on the arts streaming on WOMR, a Pacifica network affiliate, and is theatre critic for ptownie.com. Find out more (and read her blog or sign up for her newsletter) at jeannettedebeauvoir.com. You can also find her on Facebook, Instagram, Patreon, and Goodreads.

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