BLOG TOUR FOR J.S STRANGE’S NEW BOOK THE ART OF MURDER!
The second book in the Jordan Jenner Mysteries series. Published by Panther Publishing.
It’s my stop on the blog tour today and am delighted to share with you my review.
Artist Xander Draper is being threatened by a dangerous group. With PI Jordan Jenner’s help, Xander hopes to remain unscathed. But when Xander is murdered, his body displayed as his final exhibit, Jordan realises the extent of the trouble Xander was in.
Now, there are people following Jordan. They know his name, and they want him dead.
Meanwhile, Jordan’s brother Ashley has returned, and he has a secret. As time runs out to solve the murder of the famous artist, Jordan begins to fear his brother may be responsible.
Our main character Jordan is a private investigator who also sometimes works with the local police department, whom he now seems to know quiet well.
The book opens with Jordan’s brother Ashley, returning home from living and working within the art world in Australia but somethings seems wrong. He has left his boyfriend behind and mentions that he may be in some kind of trouble but doesn’t seem to want to go into details.
The story opens with Jordan and Ashley returning back to Cardiff after a few days in Amsterdam. However, as soon as they touch down, Jordan contacts his colleagues at the police…..they have been followed by a mystery man for the whole time they were away, and not only that, he has just travelled back on the same return flight and is watching them now!!
Not knowing why anyone would want to follow him, Jordan starts to wonder whether it has any thing to do with his brother’s sudden return.
A few days later Jordan is approached by a well known and talented artist called Xander Draper. He asks Jordan to help track down and stop a group called the Dirty Dollys who are blackmailing and threatening certain artists including himself and stealing their work at shows.
However when Xander gets murdered at his next show, things get a whole lot more serious, and with the police now involved in the murder investigation, Jordan really needs to find out who is behind the Dirty Dollys……and fast!
A cosy crime story with an interesting plot based around the marketing of new up and coming artists and set in and around Cardiff. (I have family in Llandaff and Whitchurch so it was nice to read something based so local to this area.) Although it can be read as a standalone novel I think it would be rewarding to have read the first book as I feel this may have given me a better understanding of the main character.
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