If it wasn't for art thieves, spies and killers, Alex Vlodnachek's life would be bliss.
Her freelance career is catching fire. Her relationship with B&B owner Ian Sterling is flirty and fun. She’s even attending a glittering cocktail party at his sprawling Victorian inn.
But, to this ex-reporter, something seems “off.” And it’s not the canapés. When Ian’s father vanishes, the enigmatic innkeeper asks for her discretion. And her assistance.
Meanwhile, Alex is having the opposite problem at her tiny bungalow: People keep piling in uninvited. Including a mysterious intruder found sleeping in her kitchen. Her grandmother, Baba, who shows up “to help”—with Alex’s own mother hot on her heels.
When the intrepid redhead discovers a body in the B&B's basement and a “reproduction” Renoir in the library, she begins to suspect that Ian is more than just a simple hotel owner.
With editor pal Trip, brother Nick, and rescue-pup Lucy riding shotgun, Alex scrambles to stay one step ahead of disaster—and some very nasty characters.
Can she find the missing man before it’s too late? Or will Alex be the next one to disappear?
About the Author
Dana Dratch is a former newspaper reporter and current personal finance writer. And she's currently completing the next Alex Vlodnachek mystery. Learn more about her books at ConfessionsofaRedHerring.com.
“A reporter can't say no to investigating multiple mysteries in a tale in which the discovery of several dead bodies is upstaged by myriad other complications…Clever.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Crazy surprises, fun characters, and a feisty heroine to save the day. Everything I love in a cozy.” —Lynn Cahoon,New York Times bestselling author