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    Something seems to be seriously awry with San Francisco's art community. Annie Kincaid, an ex-art forger-gone-straight, breaks the news that the “sculpture” hanging from a tree in an art gallery's grisly new garden exhibition is actually an all-too-real corpse. Then Annie hears that an old friend of her father's, the successful, reclusive sculptor Robert Pascal, has been accused of stealing his own work back from its rightful owners. For a hefty fee, Annie agrees to try to talk the artist into returning the massive marble carving, but there is more to this case than first meets the eye. Annie soon finds out that the cantankerous old man claims to be “repairing” large numbers of sculptures imported from Latin America, and that the original “stolen” statue has been replaced with a copy.
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      Meanwhile, a Chagall painting is stolen from the Brock Museum, and Annie's old friend Bryan is accused of being in on the fix. To track down the missing Chagall, she'll need the dubious assistance of a certain sexy art thief. And if Michael—or whatever his real name may be—isn't distraction enough, Annie's mother shows up in town, acting strangely. Annie's got to solve these mysteries, and fast—because art is long, but life can be very, very short.

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   very humorous How difficult to spot villain?    -   Difficult, but some clues given Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   60% Special suspect?    -   relative Murder of certain profession?    -   artists Kind of investigator    -   amateur citizen investigator Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Any non-mystery subplot?    -   art/artifacts Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes Is Romance a MAJOR (25%+) part of story?    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   artist Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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