Dodge and Burn de Ellen Crosby

de Ellen Crosby - Género: English
libro gratis Dodge and Burn


Washington, D.C.-based photojournalist Sophie Medina is not a murderer - but someone is determined to make sure she goes down for a crime she did not commit in this gripping mystery.

When billionaire philanthropist and art collector Robson Blake hires Sophie Medina to take photographs for him, she doesn't expect to show up and find her client dead. It seems he was the victim of a burglary gone wrong. But why was his state-of-the-art security system turned off . . . and why, in a house full of priceless Old Masters, is the only thing missing a beautiful but insignificant Ukrainian religious icon?

Before long, Sophie finds herself in the crosshairs of a D.C. homicide detective who suspects she knows more than she is saying about Blake's murder – and he's not wrong. To Sophie's mixed delight and horror, she's recently learned she has a half-brother . . . who might also be an international art thief, with eyes on Blake's...

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Ellen Crosby has been one of my must-read authors for the last five years. Between her amateur investigation series and this revived Sophia Medina series, I am always entertained and learn a significant amount of knowledge about history, politics, and art. In Dodge and Burn, Sophie learns about a half-brother who shows up in the middle of a murder that's happened a little close to work. As Crosby unveils connections between Ukrainian art, theft, and disastrous relationships among the wealthy DC political world, readers watch Sophia heal from her husband's murder and a decision on how she should move forward. Not a suspense series, nor a cozy mystery, it's square in the middle but filled with intrigue and edge. Sophie's relationship with her mother is complicated, but you know they want to be there for each other which makes it feel all the more real. Sophie's path to falling in love again will be difficult but I am enjoying the rocky steps she's taking to try to live in the open again too. Looking forward to another in this series.1-fiction 3-multi-book-series 4-netgalley34 s AdrianaAuthor 1 book20

Enjoyed this book very much. This was my first Sophie Medina novel, but I had no problems jumping right into the story. Sophie is very relatable and I loved learning about local history, art, and politics. All those details are fascinating and woven very well into the story. There's lots of tension -- internal and external -- and I loved guessing what might come next in terms of the mystery, her relationship with her mom and friends, and potential love interests. I don't want to give away too much in terms of plot, but the stolen art angle/story is very well done. Writing style is crisp and clean, which I appreciate, the action moves along at a nice pace, and Sophie is a very sympathetic character. Well done! Now I need to go back and read the rest of the series... Homerun22,322 13

This is a superior series, featuring semi-retired photojournalist Sophie Medina in an interesting Washington D.C. setting. Sophie is widowed, and financially independent. She is asked to take some photos for a wealthy art collector/philanthropist and arrives at the appointment to find him murdered.

The door opens on the world of "stolen" (unethically acquired) artworks and the details are fascinating. Then a personal family discover makes Sophie's involvement even more perilous.

This is a well-written series and the narrative moves quickly. I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.first-reads Pat Dupuy489 12

This is a fast moving story that escalates from two simple photography requests: one pro bono for a good cause, and one for a multimillionaire. The plot twists and turns until Sophie doesn't know if she's coming or going but she's afraid of the possibilities. I love the familiarity with Washington, D.C. the author displays. I feel I could follow along with the book and wind up wherever Sophie does. This is my first Sophie Medina book and I really enjoyed it. Now I have to catch up and read the earlier ones! Annarella13.2k 143

A well plotted and gripping mystery, an interesting main character. It kept me guessing and turning pages.
I appreciated the style of writing and the storytelling.
Highly recommended.
Many thanks to the publisher for this ARC, all opinions are minemystery netgalley1 George Stenger392 19

This was a Goodreads Giveaway Kindle book. Sophie Medina is a retired professional photographer who is soon caught up in a murder investigation as well as an investigation in international art thefts. It is a compelling and quick read. giveaways goodreads-free-book kindle ...more3 s Cathy Cole2,116 60

I always enjoy Ellen Crosby's books for their strong female lead characters, their mysteries, and their intelligent writing. In Dodge and Burn, the characters shine once again. From Sophie herself to her newfound half-brother to her basketcase of a mother to the friends in her circle, I enjoy the time I spend with each and every one. (Well, maybe not so much Sophie's mother...)

I don't know why, but I've always enjoyed plots that revolve around jewelry and art thefts, so I was wired to this book from the start. The information Crosby shares on stolen art is fascinating. I rely on this author to teach me many new things without making me feel as though I'm sitting in a classroom, and she does it once again in Dodge and Burn.

As strong as the characters are and as fascinating as the world of stolen art is, I did feel as though the plotting in this latest book in the Sophie Medina series was a bit of a letdown, and I found the ending to be predictable. Is this going to stop me from reading future books in the series? Absolutely not, and it shouldn't stop you from becoming acquainted with Sophie. I suggest you begin with the first book in the series, Multiple Exposure.

(Review copy courtesy of the publisher and Net Galley) JudyAuthor 13 books24

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