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Kick Keswick, one of the most charming, enchanting, and best-dressed heroines of fiction, discovers that a life of crime can be impossible to leave behind.
Kick Keswick has lived an extraordinary life. For twenty-five years she was the power behind the throne at a venerable London auction house and a master jewel thief. (Stealing only from those who deserved it, of course.) All that changed when she fell in love with Commander Thomas Curtis of Scotland Yard and retired to live respectably in Provence, cushioned in beautiful food and wine. But now someone is stealing irreplaceable jewels from Paris to Portofino---and using Kick's signature techniques. And to make matters worse, Thomas has disappeared with her secret cache of precious stones. It looks like someone is trying to lure Kick out of retirement, and perhaps Thomas is involved. With Marne Davis Kellogg's trademark descriptions of fabulous places, wonderful food, and the ultimate in luxurious living, Priceless is a delicious summer treat.
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Praise for Brilliant:
"Here's a heroine who loves diamonds, great food, and great ways to get revenge. What more could any woman want? Brilliant is a delicious novel you'll devour like the most scrumptious meal."
- Janet Evanovich, author of Ten Big Ones
"An elegant and luscious suspense novel...Brilliant is, in a word, brilliant."
- Nelson DeMille, author of Up Country
"Fast-paced, well-written, and full of colorful (if morally ambiguous) characters...Madly entertaining."
- Seattle Times
"Kellogg's sophisticated and lavishly fun tale of greed and daring...presents a full-figured, tough, and atypical heroine readers will cheer for."
"Like indulging in a guilty pleasure...Brilliant is pure fun and offers a revealing peek into the lives of the rich and titled in London."
- The Denver Post
"A fun and engaging read, well-written, well-plotted, with memorable characters."
- The Tennessean
"If your tastes run to champagne and caviar...[Marne Davis Kellogg's] trademark insider's view of the lives of the very rich makes Brilliant a glittering choice for reading at the beach---or in the bathtub."
- Rocky Mountain News
"Great wines, elegant villains, remarkable sex, and a surprise ending---what more could any reader ask for?"
- Dorothy J. Gaiter and John Brecher, authors of Love by the Glass: Tasting Notes from a Marriage and The Wall Street Journal Guide to Wine
"Marne Davis Kellogg's portrait of a world of opulence and decadence is so vivid she must be an insider. Enjoy the guilty pleasures of Brilliant. I did."
- Harry Smith, host of A&E's Biography
"Kick Keswick proves a strong, delightful, and intelligent antiheroine as she leads the reader on a marvelous romp through London auction houses, the homes of the rich and famous, and the Provence countryside. Full of fun and flare...a gem."
- Library Journal on Brilliant
A native of Denver, Colorado, Marne Davis Kellogg was educated in Paris and Rome. From 1966 to 1968, she volunteered as a Military Airlift Command/Braniff flight attendant, serving on troop transports to Vietnam. Marne has worked as a translator for a Colorado-based international oil company, a consumer reporter for a radio station, the director of communications for the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, an assistant bureau chief for the Rocky Mountain bureau of People magazine, and since 1981 has been executive vice president of the Kellogg Organization, Inc., a national fund-raising counseling firm.
Marne and her husband, Peter, the president and CEO of the Kellogg Organization, live in Denver and on their Colorado ranch.
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