Monday, October 17, 2016

"Another Day, Another Dali" by Sandra Orchard



About this book:

  The world of art theft can be a deadly game--one that Serena Jones understands all too well.
  When FBI Special Agent Serena Jones takes on the case of a forged Dali painting as a favor to her grandmother, she assumes it will be a typical investigation. Hopefully collaring the thief will also mean finally measuring up in her grandmother's eyes. But the deeper she delves into the forgery and the suspects surrounding it, the less typical it becomes.
  The Dali isn't the only painting that's fallen prey to the forgery-replacing thief, raising the possibility of a sophisticated theft ring--one with links to dirty cops, an aspiring young artist, and the unsolved murder of Serena's grandfather. To make matters worse, someone connected to the forgeries seems to be determined to stop Serena's investigation--no matter the cost.
 
Another Day, Another Dali gives the plucky Serena Jones--and readers--a new high-stakes case to crack. You won't want to miss a single brushstroke!”


Series: Book #2 in the “Serena Jones Mystery” series. (Book #1 Review Here!)


Spiritual Content- Prayers; ‘H’s are capital when referring to God; Mentions of God & rest; Mentions of prayers & blessings over food; Mentions of churches, church going & Bible studies; A mention of Jews;
*Note: A mention of having a cave-woman grip on a fork.


Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a form of ‘biddy’, a ‘crud’, a ‘duh’, a ‘dumb’, a form of ‘screw up’, a ‘sissy’, two ‘blast’s, two ‘stupid’s, two forms of ‘wimp’, and six ‘idiot’s; Mentions of curses (said, not written); Sarcasm & Eye rolling; Nearly all about thieves, forgers & crimes; Pain, blood, being shot at, gunfire, guns pointed, a car crash & explosion (up to semi-detailed): Guns are aimed & fists are thrown; Many mentions of a murder, killer & burglary; Many mentions of mobs/gangs, mobsters & ties to a mob; Many mentions of fighting, beatings, being beat up & injuries (up to semi-detailed); Mentions of another murder, the killing, body & how it happened (up to semi-detailed); Mentions of bombs/grenades & injuries; Mentions of fires, an explosion, car crashes, gasoline & injuries; Mentions of a heist, kidnapping, hostage & death; Mentions of gunfire, being shot at, injuries, blood & stitches (up to semi-detailed); Mentions of drugs; Mentions of drinking, bars & beer; Mentions of DUIs, jail & arrests; Mentions of a thought-to-be-stalker & being held at gunpoint (Book #1); Mentions of threats; Mentions of divorce & an abusive husband; Mentions of eating frog legs; Mentions of cigars, cigarettes, smoke & the smell; Mentions of a nightmare; Mentions of gossip & rumors; A few mentions of a smelly diaper & human waste; A couple mentions of World War II; A couple mentions of tattoos; A mention of cannibalism; A mention of a former butcher shop;
            *Notes: A mention of a few brand names (Armani and BMW); A few mentions of a doll that looks like someone & sticking pins in it.


Sexual Content- a hand kiss and a cheek kiss; Touches, Warmth & Tingles (barely-above-not-detailed); Nearness, Butterflies & Smelling (barely-above-not-detailed); Some Noticing; two forms of ‘hunk’ and three ‘hot’s; Mentions of affairs & spouses cheating on each other (and thinking the other is, plus mentions of the lovers); Mentions of kissing & kisses; Mentions of crushes; Mentions of dating, dates & girlfriends; Mentions of jealousy; Mentions of staring; Mentions of flirting & blushes; A few mentions of a blown kiss; A few mentions of a paternity test/suit; A couple mentions of bad boys; A couple mentions of a Casanova/player; A couple mentions of creeps terrorizing women; A couple mentions of a honeymoon; A couple mentions of a wife almost dying from pregnancy complications;
           *Note: A mention of a man answering the door in his boxers (no details); A mention of a woman wearing a number that left little to the imagination; A mention of a teen boy hiding girly photos on the other side of band posters in his room; A mention of a knee to the groin.

-Serena Jones, age 28
                                         1st person P.O.V. of Serena
                                                        336 pages

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My personal Rating-
{Add ½ star for girls interested in law enforcement.}
I have eagerly been waiting for this sequel to the fabulous A Fool & His Monet. I was completely giddy opening this suspense/mystery novel. I absolutely adore the cover, back-cover & spine—it’s just so perfect for the feel of this series! I kind of literally want to be Serena, she’s just plain awesome. I’m completely blaming Sandra Orchard & Lisa Harris for the reason I’m currently taking a Criminal Justice course. ;) The humor & overall plot of this novel was wonderful & just what I was expecting. Summer 2017 will be great with the new Serena Jones Mystery and I’m hoping for a lot more of her and Nate in the third book of the series. ;)  


See y’all on Wednesday with a new review!


*BFCG may (Read the review to see) recommend this book by this author. It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author.
*I received this book for free from the Publisher (Revell) for this honest review.

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