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Abstract Aliases By Ritter Ames: Review/Giveaway

IN THE February 18 ISSUE

FROM THE 2017 Articles,
andCynthia Chow,
andMysteryrat's Maze

by Kathleen Costa

Details at the end of this post on how to enter to win either a signed print, or ebook copy of Abstract Aliases. We also have a link to order it from Amazon, and from an indie bookstore where a portion goes to help support KRL.

Is there any better way to celebrate the new year than with hundreds of thousands standing by the Thames awaiting the midnight fireworks extravaganza? Then you are surprised by an amorous New Year’s kiss from a surprise visitor, hit in the jaw by an errant fist and ? unannounced ? a direct link to the criminal mastermind you are seeking shows up!

Laurel Beacham, head of the UK branch of Beacham Ltd, and her unofficial and infuriating investigative partner. Jack Hawkins. become very suspicious when these two people find them. Coincidence, or could they have been tracked? Laurel has unwittingly become a ‘person of interest’ by many criminals, due to her dogged success in finding stolen masterpieces. The thought that this was planned, and not a fluke, puts them both on edge.book

The continuing investigation into a worldwide crime syndicate, art heists, forgeries, moles and murders has already put Laurel in danger, and the resurfacing of Simon Babbage, former head of the UK office, is very problematic and puts her on the run. Why is he back? What is he looking for? Then there is a breech in security and another attack on an art restorer with multiple passport identities.

Jack is in Italy checking on a key figure to their investigation who is in serious condition after being attacked in jail. Is he trading knowledge for a plea bargain? What does this guy know? Who wants him out? Once again, with the assistance from Scotland Yard and Laurel’s team, Cassie and Nico, she and Jack are off to uncover connections with the mastermind Moran, motives of a former employee, and secrets connected to her mother long since gone…a box, vintage jewelry and photographs.

This third book in the Bodies of Art Mystery series is as engaging and entertaining a worldwide romp as the first two books, and I highly recommend the entire series. There is an ongoing thread connecting the books together making it more enjoyable, starting at the beginning of the series with “Counterfeit Conspiracies” and “Marked Masters.”

Ritter Ames has penned a marvelous story with Laurel Beacham continuing to show her cleverness and intuition portraying a strong character, Jack Hawkins as the perfect partner, even though she might not recognize it. Realistic description and dialogue which adds to the excitement…I was thrilled!

Abstract Aliases earns 5/5 Newly Recovered Masterpieces!

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This book was published by Henery Press. To learn more about their books check out their website: henerypress.com.

To enter to win either a signed print copy or ebook copy of Abstract Aliases, simply email KRL at krlcontests@gmail[dot]com by replacing the [dot] with a period, and with the subject line “abstract,” or comment on this article. Please include whether you want a print or ebook copy. A winner will be chosen February 25, 2017. U.S. residents only for the print copy. If entering via email please include your mailing address, and if via comment please include your email address.

Check out other mystery articles, reviews, book giveaways & short stories in our mystery section.

Click on this link to purchase this book & a portion goes to help support KRL & an indie bookstore Mysterious Galaxy:

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Kathleen Costa is a long-time resident of the Central Valley, and although born in Idaho, she considers herself a “California Girl.” Graduating from CSU-Sacramento, she is a 35+ year veteran teacher having taught in grades 1-8 in schools from Sacramento to Los Angeles to Stockton to Lodi. Currently Kathleen is enjoying her retirement revitalizing hobbies along with exploring writing, reading for pleasure, and spending 24/7 with her husband.

Disclosure: This post contains links to an affiliate program, for which we receive a few cents if you make purchases. KRL also receives free copies of most of the books that it reviews, that are provided in exchange for an honest review of the book.

{ 25 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Bertha Hammond February 18, 2017 at 7:36am

Thanks for the chance to win a copy of Abstract Aliases.



2 Ritter Ames
Twitter: @RitterAmes
February 18, 2017 at 8:58am

Thanks so much!
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3 Judy Weaver February 18, 2017 at 10:38am

Would love to read this book!!


4 Brooke Bumgardner
Twitter: @xbrookeb28x
February 18, 2017 at 11:08am

Great review! Thanks for sharing.
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5 Tari Hann
Twitter: @kittsdollclothes
February 18, 2017 at 11:21am

Thank you for the chance to win. barbie17 (at) gmail (dot) com


6 K'Tee Bee
Twitter: @Kkttb
February 18, 2017 at 11:50am

I absolutely adore this series; with each new volume I get more involved with Laurel and Jack as I learn more about each one’s background. After reading each book, I almost feel like I’ve traveled internationally. ALMOST. I can’t wait for the next book release to find out what adventures of theirs I’ll share. I love these books. Kh38668 at yahoo dot com.


7 Kathleen Costa February 18, 2017 at 12:26pm

I have been absolutely entertained by this series, and am looking forward to book 4 I understand is in the works! Great!


8 Debbie Price February 18, 2017 at 2:33pm

I have not read any of this series yet. Thank you for given me the chance!


9 Cynthia Blain February 18, 2017 at 2:54pm

Enjoyed your article today. I have enjoyed book one and two of this author’s writing and would love to win this book and get up to date. I would prefer a print copy if I were lucky enough to win. I am trying to get as many books on CD or MP3 ddue to my vision problems but print books work well with my charming head piece with a magnifier and light I follow Ritter on FB and really appreciate learning more about the art world from her that I so enjoy.

Thank you for the chance.



10 Paula Adams
Twitter: @qnofdnile
February 18, 2017 at 2:57pm

Thank you so much for the chance.


11 Donamae
Twitter: @donamaekutska
February 19, 2017 at 2:13am

Thank you for the chance to get a print copy.


12 Susan Bernhardt February 19, 2017 at 6:11am

A wonderful review of Abstract Aliases. Sounds like a great mystery series. I’ll check the books out.


13 Annette Naish February 19, 2017 at 9:50am

This really sounds like a good series for me. New to me author, I need to widen my horizons.


14 peggy clayton February 19, 2017 at 10:50am

I would love to read a print copy of this and review on goodreads and amazon once i finish as your review is so good of it.ptclayton2@aol.com


15 Jess D February 19, 2017 at 5:26pm

This sounds like an interesting read!
Thank you for the chance. Zeta(at)iwon(dot)com


16 Jeanie Jackson
Twitter: @jeaniejackson9
February 20, 2017 at 3:17am

Not participating, I have mine already. As much as I love all the books of the series, Abstract Aliases is my favorite. Both the fast paced action of the plot and the wonderful relationship between the main characters as well as Laurel’s relationship with her team are fantastic.


17 Linda Herold
Twitter: @Linda
February 20, 2017 at 1:44pm

Great giveaway! I’d love to be the lucky winner!


18 Becky Burciaga
Twitter: @beckyb0416
February 20, 2017 at 8:00pm

Thank you for the chance to win an ebook.


19 Nora-Adrienne
Twitter: @Nora-Adrienne
February 21, 2017 at 6:59am

This looks like a really interesting book. I’d love to win it, enjoy it and share it with my girls, who are all readers.

NoraAdrienne (at) gmail (dot) com
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20 Dianne Casey February 22, 2017 at 1:02pm

This is a new author and series to me. Enjoyed the review and would like to read the book.


21 Marilyn Watson
Twitter: @MarilynWatson18
February 22, 2017 at 11:25pm

I would love to read in this series…sounds fabulous and thanks for the great review. I would like an ebook please…should I be lucky enough to win…okay fingers and toes crossed lol..
Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com


22 Pat Dupuy February 23, 2017 at 7:13pm

This sounds like a terrific book in a series I am going to have to read!


23 Marlene Ezell February 25, 2017 at 6:30pm

I very much enjoy Ritter Ames’ books. Thanks for the giveaway.


24 Lorie
Twitter: @mysteryrat
March 14, 2017 at 12:11pm

We have a winner!


25 Cynthia E. Blain March 14, 2017 at 4:17pm

I didn’t find who the winner was in this giveaway. Wishful thinking that it was me. 🙂
Thank you.
Cynthia B.


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