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Thursday, April 21, 2022

The Art of the Decoy by Trish Esden

Edie Brown returns to the small town in Vermont to help out her uncle at his request. Her mother has been sent to prison for art forgery and Edie knows that though her mother was set up, she willingly did the deed. Their reputation of the business is on the edge and business is bad. A business that had been flourishing and with an excellent reputation. Edie seeks to find a way to set the business back on its feet and return to her own life in the city. It was not to be. Immediatley drawn into a massive find which could make both Edie and the shop's reputation for ever, she is again like her mother drawnn into a well thought of web of intrigue, fraud and finally murder till she, her uncle Tuck and Kala who is an assistant try to make sense of the whys and hows of the fraud. Dealing with plover decoys (totally unknown to me) made for interesting reading and the business of this was an education in itself. Well spun and well told this was a good one. Sent by Crooked Lane Books for an unbiased review, courtesy of Netgalley.


  1. As a birder and a reader, I think reading about plover decoys could be quite interesting.

  2. I enjoyed the information about the decoys, too.