Tuesday, 16 January 2018

The Matter of the Crown by Linda Ferreri

The Matter of the Crown by Linda Ferreri
Self published in America in September 2014.

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The Crown of the Andes, one of the world's most precious and beautiful sacred objects, has been stolen right off the stage at Satterling's Auction House in New York City. Five pounds of magnificent baroque gold that ransomed the Inca Ruler Atahaulpa, and hundreds of perfect Colombian emeralds, all gone without a trace! Will this legendary treasure be destroyed for its gold and emeralds? One woman is dead and another one in hot pursuit.

Unfortunately I didn't get on well with this book. The early Italian scenes were nicely done, but I felt overall there was far too much repetition and padding. None of the characters are believable and I hated that so many pivotal scenes scenes happened of the page. Even the theft itself is hidden from readers - we are told about it a few pages later when two people are, yet again, chatting over coffee. If I hadn't been reading this for a blog tour, I wouldn't have struggled through to the end.

Meet the author:
Linda Ferreri is a well-known art lawyer and author.  Her books include novels about the Crown of the Andes, a novella entitled The King of UNINI, and whimsical hand-illustrated iBooks.  She is known also for her drawings.  She divides her time between Italy and the United States and lectures widely around the world about art and history.  Her next novel is in progress.

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  1. Sounds like this one does combines art, history and crime all into one. It sounds pretty interesting, and I hadn't heard of it before. Thanks for introducing it to me x

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    1. It explores a lot of history of religious icons that previously I hadn't known much about