Thursday, February 17, 2011

Brilliant (Kick Keswick #1) by Marne Davis Kellogg

Kick works as an executive assistant at an upscale auction house, but she is also a highly skilled jewel thief called the Shamrock Burglar.  When a new owner buys the auction house, Kick falls for his charming ways and begins to contemplate a new life.  But all is not on the up and up as she soon discovers.
I would become like Doris Day.  I made a solemn pledge that as soon as I got out of the reformatory, I'd work smarter.
Incredibly, it never occurred to me to reform.  p.16
I accidentally read the third Kick Keswick book first so I wanted to go back to the beginning.  The interesting thing about this book is that Kick is at the end of her career and most of her heists are glossed over.  There is one featured in this book though and I like seeing Kick in action. I like Kick and don't mind spending the time with her, but I wanted to shake her and make her open her eyes to Own, her new boss, and his obvious charm and obvious motivate.

I found that the plot moved a bit too slowly and I was waiting for the shoe to drop the whole time.  It certainly is not action packed, but it moves at a methodical pace and eventually we get the pay off.  But I enjoyed it and I will be reading the rest of the series.  This is not really a mystery per se, but it is still a fun and delicious crime book.

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  1. It's a shame it's slow 'cause the cover and premise are adorable!

  2. @Juju - I wouldn't let that stop you though. It was good!


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