Collecting Can Be Murder (Carmen De Luca Art Sleuth Mysteries)
by Jennifer S. Alderson

My rating for Collecting Can Be Murder by Jennifer S. Alderson is five stars. Ms. Alderson brings it with this new series. I hope that she allows Carmen to uncover her husband’s killer. I highly recommend Collecting Can Be Murder to all you cozy mystery fans.
~Baroness’ Book Trove

Collecting Can Be Murder has a whodunnit premise along the lines of Agatha Christie
~Novels Alive

Collecting Can Be Murder by Jennifer S. Alderson kicks off a brand new series with fascinating treasures, Alderson’s writing voice is always engaging and easy to read, and I’m already looking forward to where she takes Carmen’s character from here.
~Reading is my Superpower

Collecting Can Be Murder is Agatha Christie-esque in its locked-room setting and cast of characters. I’m ready to join Carmen in her future exploits because reading a Jennifer S. Alderson novel guarantees an intriguing mystery and armchair travel to appealing locales.
~Book Club Librarian

Collecting Can Be Murder reminds me of classic, old-fashioned mysteries (in a good way!) – a remote estate, a varied cast of characters, and a detective systematically solving the crime. I recommend Collecting Can Be Murder for fans of cozy mysteries.
~View from the Birdhouse

COLLECTING CAN BE MURDER brings great artwork and mystery together in this new series.
~Cozy Up With Kathy

About Collecting Can Be Murder

Collecting Can Be Murder (Carmen De Luca Art Sleuth Mysteries)
Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Setting – France
Traveling Life Press (May 31, 2023)
Approximately 250 Pages
Digital ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0BZPHKHGQ

Coming out of retirement can be deadly…

After tragedy struck three years earlier, art sleuth Carmen De Luca vowed to never work in the field again. But fifty is too young to fill her days with water aerobics and bingo, so when her former partner calls and begs for her help, Carmen gladly agrees.

Yet after their first assignment – the recovery of a rare medieval prayer book from an eccentric collector living in rural France – goes horribly wrong, Carmen ends up in the crosshairs of both the local police and a murderer!

With her target dead and the stolen book missing, she and her partner will have to pull out all of the stops to sleuth out the true killer’s identity – before their stay in France becomes permanent.

Introducing Carmen De Luca, an art sleuth with a nose for mystery and the job of locating valuable artwork stolen from museums around the world. If you love strong and resourceful heroines, puzzling mysteries, and a dash of art history, pick up Collecting Can Be Murder now!

Carmen De Luca Art Sleuth Mysteries:
Book One: Collecting Can Be Murder
Book Two: A Statue To Die For
More adventures coming soon!

These mysteries contain no graphic violence, sex, or strong language.

About Jennifer S. Alderson

Jennifer S. Alderson was born in San Francisco, grew up in Seattle, and currently lives in Amsterdam. After traveling extensively around Asia, Oceania, and Central America, she lived in Darwin, Australia, before finally settling in the Netherlands.

Jennifer’s love of travel, art, and culture inspires her award-winning Zelda Richardson Mystery series, her Travel Can Be Murder Cozy Mysteries, and her Carmen De Luca Art Sleuth Mysteries. Her background in journalism, multimedia development, and art history enriches her novels.

When not writing, she can be found perusing a museum, biking around Amsterdam, or enjoying a coffee along the canal while planning her next research trip.

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