Sharp Edges and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Buy New
$20.66
Qty:1
  • List Price: $22.95
  • Save: $2.29 (10%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Add to Cart
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Sharp Edges Paperback – December 22, 2008


See all 19 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
$20.66
$2.48 $0.40

Frequently Bought Together

Sharp Edges + Lost and Found
Price for both: $27.85

Buy the selected items together
  • Lost and Found $7.19

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

New Adult Fiction by Rainbow Rowell
Acclaimed author Rainbow Rowell's latest book, Landline, offers a poignant, humorous look at relationships and marriage. Learn more

Product Details

  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Gallery Books (December 22, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1439154473
  • ISBN-13: 978-1439154472
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.9 x 8.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,305,098 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

Amazon.com Review

Jayne Anne Krentz is an impresario for creating characters that are both quirky and original. Eugenia Swift is the Director of a world renowned glass museum, Cyrus Chandler Colfax is a private detective who is as rough hewn as Eugenia is slick. When the two get together, readers know that sparks will fly and glass will shatter--especially since the two are posing as a couple to investigate the mysterious death of a famous glass collector. Since this is a romantic suspense, passion flames and ignites molten love despite the ulterior motives of the two leading characters. One of the very best things about reading a Jayne Ann Krentz romance is that her heroines are always intelligent! --Kate Ryan --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From Library Journal

Krentz sends museum director Eugenia Swift to catalog an important glass collection whose dead owner was the lover of one of Swift's friends, now vanished. No wonder she takes along a private investigator.
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

More About the Author

The author of over 50 New York Times bestsellers, JAYNE ANN KRENTZ writes romantic-suspense in three different worlds: Contemporary (as Jayne Ann Krentz), historical (as Amanda Quick) and futuristic (as Jayne Castle). There are over 35 million copies of her books in print.

Amazon Author Rankbeta 

(What's this?)

Customer Reviews

Popular Discussion Topics

beta: what do you think?
  • "Romantic" 9
  • "Characters" 5
  • "Writing" 4
  • "Passion" 2
  • "Funny" 1
  • All Topics

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By "inazz" on November 25, 2000
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Deep Waters and Absolutely, Positively converted me into a Jayne Ann Krentz fan and I went on to read her earlier work after those two books, including her Regency romances under the pseudonym Amanda Quick. Her trademarks are intelligent, independent heroines and brooding heroes with dark histories. They usually have names that you don't normally tag to romantic heroes and heroines, like Gideon, Molly and Harry.
In this story, it's Cyrus, a private detective, and Eugenia, a Museum Director. The death of a glass collector on Frog Cove Island bring the two together on official missions that hide their real motives: Eugenia to investigate the death of her artist friend (who was also one of the collector's many girlfriends) and Cyrus to hunt down an ancient artifact that was stolen under his security watch three years ago. Their initial suspicion of each other plays against strong physical attraction, but while there is heat and sexual tension, there's no sense of inevitability that these two characters deserve each other and should fall headlong into each other's arms. The main characters are disappointingly flat and the love scenes seem contrived. Krentz tries too hard to make the characters outwardly different that they end up as stereotypes - the sleek, sophisticated Museum Director and the strong, silent detective with the too-colorful shirts. The novel's redeeming features are the snappy dialogue and the quirky secondary characters.
If you want to start on a Krentz romance, I'd strongly recommend Absolutely, Positively, Grand Passion or Deep Waters. While Sharp Edges is still a good read, it won't warm you up on cold nights.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Tanya L. Schaub on October 18, 2002
Format: Audio Cassette
In this story by Jayne Ann Krentz I think that the Audio version (3 hr abridged) is a bit to abridged. I felt like I was missing part of the story at times! but, the overall story did still ragte a 4.
Eugenia Swift is caught up in a mystery when she goes to catalogue a glass collection for the museum that she works for. Along comes Adam - posing as her assistant but he is really investigating the loss of a valuable glass piece that disappeared from his protection years ago while he was transporting it. Then again Eugenia is not only cataloguing the glass but she is trying to figure out why a fiend of hers has been killed... and she is not even sure that she is really dead.... Both are lead along a merry chase with many different twists and turns and they end up helping each other in the end...
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 19, 1997
Format: Hardcover
On the surface, they could not have been more opposite. Cyrus Colfax Chandler is a country boy, who loves beer, meat and potatoes. Eugenia Swift is an arty intellect, who is a museum director that knows artifacts like no one does. Cyrus realizes that this feisty woman is nothing like the fragile and dependent female who was his deceased wife. He acknowledges that he needs her help if he wants to gain access to Glass House in order to regain the priceless Hades Cup that his former partner stole from him. That was the same man who seduced and ultimately killed his spouse.
Eugenia does not want anything to do with Cyrus even as she is stuck with the man at the insistence of her boss. She ostensibly goes to Glass House to categorize the collection that the Seabrook Glass Museum will inherit. However, she also has a hidden agenda. She travels to Frog Cove Island in hopes of finding out what really happened to her former friend, who allegedly was lost at sea near here. Thus, these two individuals end up confiding in each other and soon work together as a team. Ultimately, they fall in love with one another.
SHARP EDGES is a fun to read romantic suspense that also challenges the reader. The lead characters and their relationship provides the light hearted entertainment needed to cool down the intensive tension-charged story line. Jayne Ann Krentz has produced another winner that deserves to become her latest New York Times bestseller.
Harriet Klausner
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lover of Mysteries on September 9, 2000
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This was my first Krentz novel. I never read romances, but I enjoyed Sharp Edges so much that I have read 10 more Krentz novels since. Krentz's writing style is crisp and easy to read. The stories are about mature, educated women and not starry-eyed, lithe heroines with heaving bosoms. I enjoy the mystery subplot that goes along with each romance.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 23, 1998
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Two unlikely strangers join together for a common goal brings us to the world of mystery that will give us something new to think about. Ms. Krentz truly shows her ingenuity in this book and she has the readers spellbound with her characters. Imagine two totally oppistes discovering love and finds happieness in each other. It's about time we take a look around us and see the goods in each other to understand that we're actually very much alike after all. I'd recommend this book for anyone who enjoys a good book and expects quality that only Ms. Krentz can deliver. Ms. Krentz holds the strings that tugs at our hearts.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 18, 1998
Format: Hardcover
This latest Jayne Krentz offering shows her writing technique at its best. While not my favorite work, I thoroughly enjoyed it for all the qualities her work has always displayed: a fine blend of humor, adventure and romance and wonderful characters in both the main and supporting roles. But what makes this one rate well is the craft she exhibits in the plot development, which is better than in some of the other novels that I find just fun reads. One of the most interesting points which longtime Krentz' readers should pick up on is the parallels between this book and Grand Passion, with a little role reversal thrown in.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Customer Images

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Search

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?