Welcome to my #AmReading feature! I am highlighting an author and their book currently visible in the “Fair Weather” widget celebrating blue skies, following seas, and my Goodreads (currently reading) list.
This week I am presenting D. B. Borton and her book Smoke. I received a direct review request from the author. The book was released on November 10, 2017 by Boomerang Books. Amazon classifies the novel as a mystery, thriller & suspense, and women sleuths and is only 306 pages.
I will be presenting my review on Tuesday, December 19th, and can tell you that so far I’m finding the book a hoot. In the meantime (from Amazon), here is the
Late one night during the fiery days of the Iranian revolution, two figures slip into the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art and steal twelve of the world’s most valuable paintings. Here’s what the thieves don’t know: most of the paintings are fake. Decades later, when she ought to be enjoying a sedate retirement from the field, Marge Smith remains on active duty as an agent of the secretive Quixote, Ltd. But now that she’s broken her leg in a motorcycle accident, her bosses have sent her to a nursing home to recover. She doesn’t know why, but she doesn’t think it has anything to do with the geriatric production of Macbeth she’s been inveigled to take part in—until one of the witches drops dead in the middle of opening afternoon.
Called in to work on a theft recovery, Marge is surprised to discover the surviving witches across the conference table, and astonished when she’s handed a list of stolen paintings to recover. She knows these paintings; she once stole them herself. Now Marge has several problems to solve. Who stole the paintings and how can she get them back? Are they the real paintings or another set of fakes? If they’re real, how did they end up in a house in suburban Washington, D.C.? Was the third witch murdered for them? And how soon can she ditch the crutches?
About the Author: (From Amazon)
“D. B. Borton teaches English at a Midwestern liberal arts college. She has published eleven mystery novels in two series, the Cat Caliban series and the Gilda Liberty series. As an academic writer she has published work on film, women’s ghost stories, and girl detectives.
“A native Texan, Borton became an ardent admirer of Nancy Drew at a young age. At the age of fourteen, she acquired her own blue roadster, trained on the freeways of Houston and the broad stretches of oil-endowed Texas highway, and began her travels. She also began a lifetime of political activism, working only for political candidates who lost. She left Texas at about the time everyone else arrived.” ©2017 Virginia Williams