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3.26 out of 53.26 out of 53.26 out of 53.26 out of 53.26 out of 5 3.26 (39 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Elizabeth Lowell Narrator: Maria Tucci Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Rarities Unlimited Series Release Date: August 2004 ISBN: 9780060783259
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The incomparable New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Lowell explores the fine art of murder.

Lacey Quinn is determined to prove that the striking landscapes she inherited, done by her late, much-loved grandfather, are as good as anything hanging in museums of California Impressionism today. But the paintings now in her possession are more than the works of a talented master; they are anguished voices from the grave . . . crying murder!

Suddenly Lacey’s investigation into the life and death of the enigmatic artist is leading her down an ever-darkening road paved with lies, blood, and devastating secrets. It also leads her to Ian Lapstrake, a security specialist employed by the appraisal house Rarities Unlimited, who has taken an interest in Lacey’s inheritance . . . and in her safety. Because someone wants to prevent Lacey Quinn from examining her grandfather’s work too closely, by any means necessary. And clues to a series of horrific, unexplained killings may be hidden in the brushstrokes—clues that have now indelibly marked Lacey and Ian for death.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “This author delivers pure, undiluted excitement.”

    Jayne Ann Krentz, New York Times bestselling author

  • “A cut above.”

    Raleigh News & Observer

  • “Suspenseful…engrossing storytelling. An excellent recipe for a thrilling evening.”

    Booklist

  • “Strong, interesting, and sexy.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Exotic, erotic…fun.”

    Ft. Worth Star-Telegram

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beflow06 | 2/15/2014

    " Excellent! Perfect mixture of suspense and romance. Also, I like that it's realistic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christa | 2/7/2014

    " bad guy is evident before the end, denounment is not especially a surprise either. The characters are pleasant and it was interesting watching them figure it all out. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Yvette | 2/7/2014

    " As usual, Elizabeth Lowell delivers a good read. It's just a light romantic mystery to read on a rainy day. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rlthorkildsen | 1/30/2014

    " Action and sappy romance all in one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Martha | 1/24/2014

    " Wish I liked this book better. What started out as a mystery in the art world, and had a lot of promise, got bogged down by annoying sexcapades and drippy dialogue. On top of that, the mystery fizzles out at the end. I could write more, but it's not worth the effort. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sam | 1/21/2014

    " An enjoyable but predictable read and definately not my favorite Lowell book. I enjoy reading about the art in Lowell's books as it seems to be very well researched and this book is no exception. This is the first time I have been introduced to Suza Donovan and I really liked her and the reference to "The Donovan" so I will pick up their book at some point. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kara | 1/3/2014

    " I really need to pay attention and start recording the books that I have already read. I already listened to this on CD a long while ago. It is a good one! I have a really big weakness-art. This one delves into the art world and gets murder and mayhem and a little romance. Super fun! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 12/16/2013

    " Liked the painting aspects; very interesting storyline! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joy | 11/15/2013

    " Enjoyable read, but I really feel like Lowell has covered this ground again (Western art, powerful political clans) in some of her St. Kilda books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Penny | 11/14/2013

    " Not as bad as I was predicting. I really enjoyed the non-sexual intimacies that Lowell included between the couple. The plot was fairly predictable however. I don't think I'll be seeking her out as a novelist. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shelley | 11/10/2013

    " There were so many interesting areas that could have been developed in this book. Perfect for a plane, but not a must read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cupcakencorset | 10/29/2013

    " My fav so far in the Rarities Unlimited series. (Only one more to go!) Although I figured out a big plot twist well before it was revealed, but I still didn't know who the bad guy was until the final confrontation. I like it when that happens, in books and movies, if not in real life! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alicia | 10/7/2013

    " Nice solid mystery with a bit of romance thrown in. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol | 7/26/2013

    " I kind of liked this story until the very end when dishonesty and greed and DISHONESTY were all explained. But I did have part of the plot figured out-now that is amazing! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mitchie R | 6/18/2013

    " Too much sex and use of the "r rated" word. Enjoyed her humor and wit, good dialogue. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emma McCann | 2/25/2013

    " Thanks again Audrey! I enjoyed this book....It was hard to put down. I can't wait to read about the Donovan's...sounds interesting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary G. | 2/16/2013

    " This was a fun and enjoyable novel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jackie Colt | 2/10/2013

    " I love all the Rarities series. Ms. Lowell does a wonderful job writing about art and jewelry in her mysteries. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tanya | 2/21/2012

    " This book was awesome! I cannot wait to read her next book! =) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kelly Hays | 12/29/2011

    " Everything just wrapped up really quickly in the end and just fizzled off to disappointment. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ellenh | 7/8/2011

    " While the mystery was interesting, the conversations were wayyyy too clever, (like she'd collected clever sayings for her characters to say), the characters were too beautiful, rich & sexy to be believable. Anyway, it made me groan. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Erna | 6/2/2011

    " This was more love story than mystery and not usually the kind of book I choose. A quick read but a predictable outcome. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shannan Henry | 2/6/2011

    " this was a good book, but it just didn't draw me in. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judy | 1/8/2011

    " Good reading. Like her style. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dale | 12/25/2010

    " Decent mystery. Should have read them in order, but did enjoy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tina | 10/28/2010

    " This was a very enjoyable book that kept me reading and reading and reading. I couldn't put it down.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cupcakencorset | 10/7/2010

    " My fav so far in the Rarities Unlimited series. (Only one more to go!) Although I figured out a big plot twist well before it was revealed, but I still didn't know who the bad guy was until the final confrontation. I like it when that happens, in books and movies, if not in real life! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 8/29/2010

    " This was a fun and enjoyable novel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Penny | 2/25/2010

    " Not as bad as I was predicting. I really enjoyed the non-sexual intimacies that Lowell included between the couple. The plot was fairly predictable however. I don't think I'll be seeking her out as a novelist. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mitchie | 1/11/2010

    " Too much sex and use of the "r rated" word. Enjoyed her humor and wit, good dialogue. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Stefanie | 12/22/2009

    " I couldn't get into this book. I didn't love the characters, the story was so-so and predictable. I felt the same way with the first book in the Rarities Unlimited series. I haven't read #2 yet and I still plan to read it even though I didn't really care for #1 or #3. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Iris | 12/20/2009

    " I haven't read Elizabeth Lowell in a long time and I forgot how much I like her mysteries. There's romance, sure, but it's not all about that. It's not just a romance novel and I appreciate it. Great plot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kara | 8/7/2009

    " I really need to pay attention and start recording the books that I have already read. I already listened to this on CD a long while ago. It is a good one! I have a really big weakness-art. This one delves into the art world and gets murder and mayhem and a little romance. Super fun! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ellenh | 8/4/2009

    " While the mystery was interesting, the conversations were wayyyy too clever, (like she'd collected clever sayings for her characters to say), the characters were too beautiful, rich & sexy to be believable. Anyway, it made me groan. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shannan | 8/3/2009

    " this was a good book, but it just didn't draw me in. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judy | 2/7/2009

    " Good reading. Like her style. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rlthorkildsen | 10/15/2008

    " Action and sappy romance all in one. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jen | 9/12/2008

    " Two and a half is probably a better rating, but there wasn't anything spectacular about this mystery, and I had the twist pegged a hundred pages or so from the end. The last two chapters felt rushed. That said, it was a fine audio book to entertain me on my way to work. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tina | 8/15/2008

    " This was a very enjoyable book that kept me reading and reading and reading. I couldn't put it down.... "

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About the Author
Author Elizabeth Lowell

Elizabeth Lowell’s acclaimed suspense novels include the New York Times bestsellers Blue Smoke and Murder, Innocent as Sin, The Wrong Hostage, Always Time to Die, The Color of Death, Die in Plain Sight, Running Scared, and Moving Target, as well as four books featuring the Donovan family: Amber Beach, Jade Island, Pearl Cove, and Midnight in Ruby Bayou. She has more than thirty million books in print. She lives in Arizona and Seattle, Washington, with her husband, with whom she writes mystery novels under a pseudonym.

About the Narrator

Maria Tucci is an Italian born actress. She has had roles on Broadway for over twenty years and was nominated for a 1967 Tony Award as Best Supporting or Featured Actress (Dramatic) for The Rose Tattoo. In films, she is best known for her role in To Die For. She has appeared in numerous television series, including Law & Order. As a professional audiobook narrator, she has shared with other cast members in the Audie Award nomination in 2010 for Selected Shorts: A Touch of Magic and in 2007 for Selected Shorts: Vol. 19 Timeless Classics. She is married to the eminent American editor Robert Gottlieb.