Marne Davis Kellogg
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Kick Keswick, one of the most charming, enchanting, and best-dressed heroines of fiction, discovers that a life of crime can be impossible to leave behind . . .
Kick Keswick has lived an extraordinary life. For twenty-five years she was the power behind the throne at a venerable London auction house and a master jewel thief. (Stealing only from those who deserved it, of course.) That changed when she fell in love with Commander Thomas Curtis of Scotland Yard and retired to Provence to live respectably, surrounded by beautiful food, wine and picnics in lavender-filled fields. But now, someone is stealing irreplaceable jewels from Paris to Portofino - and using Kick's signature techniques. To make matters worse, Thomas has disappeared with her secret cache of precious stones. It looks like someone is trying to lure Kick out of retirement, and perhaps Thomas is involved. With Marne Davis Kellogg's trademark descriptions of fabulous places, wonderful food, and the ultimate in luxurious living, PRICELESS is a deliciously indulgent treat, told with style and wit.
"PRICELESS is a delightful caper. Fast-paced, atmospheric, and wryly amusing, the Kick saga (like the Dom Perignon Kick is so fond of) has aged well and lost none of its fizz."
"This is a small gem, as carefully crafted as a Cartier bijou. Kellogg tells the story in Kick's inimitable voice, and it's as much fun to hear her describe her magnificent outfits and accessories as it is to listen to her plot crimes. And like a ring set in platinum, the Italian Riviera landscape makes a gorgeous backdrop for Kick's escapades."
—Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. All rights reserved.
"Of course, this is all pure fantasy, but it's well-paced and loaded with details that will have readers lusting after Kick's luxury cars, wardrobe, jewelry and unabashed appetite for not only her husband ... but also for great food. How refreshing in these days of Size Zero stars: a voluptuous heroine who carries just a little extra weight, looks fabulous in her Chanels, and thoroughly enjoys every ounce."
—The Seattle Times
"PRICELESS is a cocktail of romance and intrigue that takes place at a level of society that most readers can only imagine.
—The Denver Post
"Here's a heroine who loves diamonds, great food, and great ways to get revenge. What more could any woman want? I loved Kick Keswick -- I wouldn't want to mess with her, but I would enjoy hanging out with her."
"Kick Keswick proves a strong, delightful and intelligent antiheroine as she leads the reader on a marvelous romp through London auction houses, the homes of the rich and famous, and the Provence countryside...Full of fun and flare...a gem."
"Kellogg's sophisticated and lavishly fun tale of greed and daring...presents a full-figured, tough, and atypical heroine readers will cheer for."
"Marne Davis Kellogg's portrait of a world of opulence and decadence is so vivid, she must be an insider."
—Harry Smith, Anchor of CBS's "The Early Show"
About the Author: Marne Davis Kellogg is the international, best-selling author of 11 mysteries, including the highly popular series of capers featuring Kick Keswick, the world’s greatest jewel thief. In addition to her writing life, she is Executive Vice President of The Kellogg Organization, Inc. Marne and her husband, Peter, live in Denver and on their Colorado ranch in the summertime where she cooks the decadent meals found in her books. Marne and Peter visit England, France and Italy at least once a year where they research Kick and Thomas's environs to make certain they're as accurately portrayed as possible.
Kick is back
Delightful romp along the Riviera and in Portofino as Kick tries to discover who is pretending to be the retired Shamrock Burglar while Thomas has disappeared back to Scotland Yard.