"This is a fantastic mystery thatgoes where regrettably few mysteries go: the creation of memorablecharacters. Polly Iyer eschewed the cardboard cutout in favor of folksthat live and breathe. Yet she doesn't skimp on the genre, either. Anall around great read that will have you up late into the night."
~ Craig A. Hart, author of Becoming Moon
"Iyer's latest mystery/suspensenovel is a pure delight to read. The characters and the settings felt so real, it was as if I was there." ~ Maggie Toussaint, author of the Cleopatra Jones and Dreamwalker Mystery series.
From the Author
Q. Where did the idea for this book come from?
Like my heroine, I grew up in the Boston area and wentto the same college. I was horrified when I learned about the IsabellaStewart Gardner Museum heist. Who had taken the paintings, and wherehave they been for the last twenty-five years? I used the real crime tocreate a fictional story.
Q. What was the hardest part of writing this book?
This is a three-part answer. One: creating a sympathetic character who commits an act many readers might find unacceptable - The Indiscretion. Two: Keeping to the facts of an actual unsolved event and turning it into fiction. Three: hoping the stolen art is found eventhough it would kill my novel.
Q. What draws you to this genre?
I love to read page-turners, so it stands to reason Ilove to write them. The enjoyment for me is to put ordinary charactersin extraordinary situations. In most cases, they're forced to cross anethical line to extricate themselves from whatever trouble they're in.What could be more fun?
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"Knocked it out of the park with this one! It takes off like a shot and doesn't slow down." ~ RP Dahlke, author of the Dead Red Mystery Series
"What a stay-up-all-night-to-read mystery!" ~ Donna Glaser, author of the Letty Whittaker 12 Step Mystery Series and Kindle Scout winner, A Scrying Shame
"Iyer is a master of original characters." ~ Eileen Hamer, author of the Chicago Stories
"Ms. Iyer does a first-class plot, complex and twisted, with intriguing characters who aren't what they first seem." ~ Ellis Vidler, author of Time of Death, Cold Comfort, and Prime Target
"Iyer weaves a tale rich in history (the very real unsolved art theft at the Gardner Museum in Boston), good guys who are bad and bad guys who are good, and complicated family relationships." ~ James M. Jackson, author of the Seamus McCree novels