“Another Day Another Dali” by Sandra Orchard


By Sandra Orchard

If you want a fast-paced read, “Another Day, Another Dali” is definitely written just for you.

A painting done by the famous master, Salvador Dali, has been stolen. The person in charge of the case is Serena Jones, FBI Special Agent. Serena is also approached by her own grandmother to look into a neighbor’s missing Degas. She takes the case on as a favor to her grandmother, thinking that this will be an ordinary theft investigation. She also has a personal motive, however; Serena believes that when she catches the thief her grandmother will finally admire Serena’s work. Unfortunately, as she begins to investigate the cases, the less ordinary it all becomes.

The Dali is not the only painting that has been forged by the thief, and with the Degas missing, the prospect that she has a classy theft ring on her hands comes to pass. This could be one ring that also has links to police officers as well as an aspiring young artist. In addition, there is the unsolved murder of Serena’s grandfather she’ll have to contend with.

Hunting down this art forgery ring, Serena must dodge bullets as she finally finds the missing Degas with the help of Nate Butler, her neighbor. Although she’s grateful, Serena finds it a bit odd that Nate gives her a lead to the criminal underworld, making her wonder what side of the law he’s really on.

This book was very amusing, as the writer brings together mystery, comedy, love, and family issues to make the perfect story. Tanner, who is one of Serena’s mentors in the FBI, is a great character, and Serena’s neighbor Nate is also worth an honorable mention. But the real love has to go to Grandma. Yes, she can be difficult, but a whole lot of fun at the same time. Readers will be looking forward to the next Serena Jones Mystery.

Reviewed by Mary Lignor, Professional Librarian and Co-Owner of The Write Companion

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