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Title:
Lost and found
Author:
Krentz, Jayne Ann.
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Publication Information:
New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2001.
Physical Description:
341 pages ; 24 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780399146695
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Book

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Summary

Summary

Art consultant Cady Briggs was happy not to be more involved with the family art gallery Chatelaine, so when her aunt dies, she's shocked to learn that she's inherited a controlling block of shares in the gallery. Suspicious about the circumstances of her aunt's death, she enlists the aid of Mack Easton, who runs an exclusive lost and found for antiques on-line service to help her uncover the truth, and a possible murderer.


Author Notes

Jayne Ann Krentz was born in Borrego Springs, California on March 28, 1948. She received a B.A. in history from the University of California at Santa Cruz and a master's degree in library science from San Jose State University. Before becoming a full-time author, she worked as a librarian.

She has written under seven different names: Jayne Bentley, Amanda Glass, Stephanie James, Jayne Taylor, Jayne Castle, Amanda Quick and Jayne Ann Krentz. Her first book, Gentle Pirate, was published in 1980 under the name Jayne Castle. She currently uses only three personas to represent her three specialties. She uses the name Jayne Ann Krentz for her contemporary pieces, Amanda Quick for her historical fiction pieces, and Jayne Castle for her futuristic pieces. Her novels include Truth or Dare, All Night Long, Copper Beach, River Road, Promise not to Tell, and Untouchable..

She has received numerous awards for her work including the 1995 Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award for Trust Me, the 2004 Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award for Falling Awake, the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award, the Romantic Times Jane Austen Award, and the Susan Koppelman Award for Feminist Studies for Dangerous Men and Adventurous Women: Romance Writers on the Appeal of the Romance. In 2015 she made The New York Times Best Seller List with both Trust Me, Trust No One and Secret Sisters..

(Bowker Author Biography) Jayne Ann Krentz is the author of twenty-seven New York Times Bestselling novels. She is also the author of several other bestselling novels written under the name Jayne Castle and Amanda Quick.

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Booklist Review

Cady Briggs, a Santa Barbara^-based art consultant specializing in decorative arts and antiques, has been doing some work for Mack Easton, who runs a company called Lost and Found that tracks the movement of art and antiquities. When her eccentric aunt Vesta, an excellent swimmer, drowns, Cady has a hunch that something isn't right, especially since Vesta left controlling shares of Chatelaine, her tony art gallery, to her instead of to cousin Sylvia, Chatelaine's much more business-oriented CEO. Convinced that Vesta was trying to tell her something about an impending merger between Chatelaine and rival gallery Austrey-Post, Cady enlists Mack to help uncover the truth. They discover that Austrey-Post has been passing off as genuine antiques some pieces of furniture that are counterfeits. Who is behind the forgeries? Is it Jonathan Arden, who uses psychic powers to authenticate old furniture? Or Randall Post, who was once married to Cady for nine days? Or Stanford Felgrove, CEO of Austrey-Post and Randall's obnoxious stepfather? The fact that Cady and Mack pose as a couple in order to deflect attention from the investigation only serves to reinforce their growing attraction. Picture Michael Douglas as the sensitive (he's a widower) yet virile Mack, and maybe Michelle Pfeiffer as the feisty yet vulnerable Cady. The plot zips along with barely a nod to subtleties of character and language, but with just the right doses of glitz, mystery, and sex to satisfy Krentz's zillions of fans. --Mary Ellen Quinn


Library Journal Review

Art consultant Cady Briggs has a bit of a crush on occasional employer Mack Easton, owner of "Lost and Found," a company specializing in the recovery of lost or stolen artifacts. She has only talked with him over the telephone and exchanged e-mails, but it's enough to make her think of him as her Fantasy Man. Naturally, she leaps at the chance to meet him in person, even if he needs her expertise in a case involving a questionable antique helmet missing from a tacky Las Vegas "museum." Mack turns out to be every bit as exciting as Cady imagined, and he is as interested in her as she is in him. Complications abound Cady's aunt recently left her niece with a business she doesn't want but can't turn down, Mack's teenage daughter isn't thrilled to discover that her widowed father has a sex life, and Cady is beginning to have doubts about her aunt's "accidental" drowning. This is romantic suspense at its most enjoyable, enhanced by Krentz's (Flash, Soft Focus) trademark humor and quirky characters. Fans will be very happy with this entertaining and delightful read. Recommended for all popular fiction collections. [Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 9/1/00.] Elizabeth Mellett, Brookline P.L., MA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.