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Author: Jayne Ann Krentz Narrator: Jayne Ann Krentz Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 1998 ISBN: 9780743546010
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Eugenia Swift is a young woman of singular sensibilities, a connoisseur of beauty...and naturally inclined to tackle even the most difficult tasks on her own. As the director of the Leabrook Glass Museum, she's been asked to travel to Frog Cove Island—an artistic have near Seattle—to catalog an important collection of art glass belonging to the late Adams Daventry. But thanks to unsavory rumors surrounding Daventry's death, the museum insists that Eugenia take along Cyrus Chandler Colfax—a rough-hewn private investigator whose taste in glass runs to icy cold bottles filled with beer.

When Colfax declares they must pose as a couple, Eugenia protests in terms as loud as his Hawaiian shirts. She's loath to disclose the secret purpose of her trip: investigating the disappearance of her good friend Nellie Grant...the late Adam Daventry's lover. Meanwhile, the green-eyed calm of Colfax's gaze shields his own hidden agenda—locating a priceless Daventry treasure that will help him avenge an old wrong.

While Eugenia has always kept her heart on a shelf, their very lives soon depend on making an utterly convincing couple. Because among the chic galleries of Frog Cove Island lurks a killer, and their only chance for survival is the boldest, most artful collaboration they can dare to imagine.

At once a fascinating look at today's avant-garde art world and a scintillating adventure, Sharp Edges hums with the energy of a couple who bring to mind a thoroughly modern Bogart and Bacall. Add deft displays of wit and a wicked twist, and you've got another winner from Jayne Ann Krentz!

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Quotes & Awards

  • A fast-paced mystery.” 

    Chicago Tribune

  • “Entertaining…The dialogue cuts through with…sarcasm and snappy double entendres.”

    People

  • “Jayne Anne Krentz is an impresario for creating characters that are both quirky and original…One of the very best things about reading a Jayne Ann Krentz romance is that her heroines are always intelligent!”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “Fast-paced, sexy, romantic…[A] fast-paced romance that will appeal to the writer's many fans.” 

    Library Journal

  • A New York Times Bestseller

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  • 4.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 5 Milee | 1/3/2017

    " I enjoy Jayne Krentz novels, she writes the suspense and romance so well. With that said, this has been the only book I have been a little sad about- it's only 3 hours long. I love the books so much I wish it had been unabridged. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judy | 12/8/2013

    " This book's hero, Cyrus Chandler Colfax, is one of my favorite's by JAK. I love his collection of Aloha shirts and the way he always quotes his Grandpappy Beau. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 BonSue | 11/26/2013

    " Good story; at first I thought it was somewhat predictable, but then it had a couple good twists. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashley | 11/15/2013

    " Romance Fluff, but I enjoyed it :) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cindy | 11/11/2013

    " Dam you Euginina! Over all, not a bad listen but I think the read would have been painful! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea | 11/10/2013

    " This book did keep me guessing til the very end but it's not really my cup of tea so I'd have to say it was an ok read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 C.J. | 10/30/2013

    " Great characters and unique premise "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lauren | 6/14/2013

    " I'm pretty sure at some point in the past, I had picked up this book, and there was a section of pretty bad puns. While I enjoy puns, it seems that they're a bit out of place in a romance story. Great plot tho. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 5/18/2013

    " Standard Jayne Ann Krentz fare - solid but not spectacular. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Suzette | 4/23/2013

    " I loved the book mostly because of all the discussion of art glass. Also, good mystery. Quick, fun read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Annette | 3/3/2013

    " It didn't go the way I thought it would - which was good - it kept me guessing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chuck | 2/25/2013

    " Simplistically written mystery/love story about a stolen piece of famous glass art and it's recovery. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Barbara | 11/10/2012

    " A low 2 stars. Too much talk explaining life, the universe and everything. I prefer books where the explanations emerge from the story itself, not from characters emoting. I did thoroughly enjoy the art glass and Seattle threads. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lesley | 2/8/2012

    " this book was ok I have read better books than this one, slow to start and somewhat dull. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joy | 1/12/2012

    " Pretty standard Jayne Krentz--her books do sort of all blur together after a while. I liked the details about glass art, but found the characters had somewhat less pop than usual. She can do better things with these particular character types. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brianna | 10/4/2011

    " pretty good, but i think it could have been better in some ways. but in other ways, i wouldn't have change it. it's a good story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Darsha18 | 7/6/2011

    " fun to read and thrilling. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judy | 4/21/2011

    " Enjoyed the book. Good mystery. Didn't know right away who the thief/killer was until the end. Easy to read. Read it in one day. Will definitely look for more books at the library by Jayne Ann Krentz. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Barbara | 3/20/2011

    " A low 2 stars. Too much talk explaining life, the universe and everything. I prefer books where the explanations emerge from the story itself, not from characters emoting. I did thoroughly enjoy the art glass and Seattle threads. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 10/14/2010

    " Standard Jayne Ann Krentz fare - solid but not spectacular. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brianna | 6/19/2010

    " pretty good, but i think it could have been better in some ways. but in other ways, i wouldn't have change it. it's a good story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chuck | 5/27/2010

    " Simplistically written mystery/love story about a stolen piece of famous glass art and it's recovery.
    "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea | 5/15/2010

    " This book did keep me guessing til the very end but it's not really my cup of tea so I'd have to say it was an ok read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judy | 8/21/2009

    " Enjoyed the book. Good mystery. Didn't know right away who the thief/killer was until the end. Easy to read. Read it in one day. Will definitely look for more books at the library by Jayne Ann Krentz. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashley | 3/27/2009

    " Romance Fluff, but I enjoyed it :) "

About the Author

Author Jayne Ann Krentz

Jayne Ann Krentz is the acclaimed author of numerous New York Times betstselling novels. She writes contemporary romantic suspense novels under her own name, futuristic novels as Jayne Castle, and historical romance novels under the pseudonym Amanda Quick. There are over thirty-five million copies of her books in print. She holds a degree in library science from San Jose State University and previously worked as a librarian at Duke University.