Another Day, Another DaliSandra Orchard
When a valuable Salvador Dali painting belonging to her grandmother's friend is mysteriously replaced by a forgery, FBI Special Agent Serena Jones is called in to investigate. Serena hopes finding the thief will also mean finally measuring up to Nana's expectations. But when... Read More
The Dali isn't the only painting that's fallen prey to the forgery-replacing thief, raising the specter of a sophisticated theft ring--one with links to dirty cops, an aspiring young artist, and the unsolved murder of Serena's grandfather.
With plenty of edge-of-your-seat moments, Another Day, Another Dali gives the plucky Serena Jones--and readers--a new high-stakes case to crack.
Release Date: 10/2016
- Product type: Book
- Format: Softcover
- Release Date: Oct 4, 2016
- UPC: 9780800726690
- Volumes/Discs: 1
- Pages: 352
- Publish Date: Oct 18, 2016
- Language: English
- Audience Age Maximum: 100
- Audience Age Minimum: 18
- Audience Gender: Gender Neutral
- BISAC: "FIC042060"
- ISBN: 0800726693
Customer ReviewsWrite your own review
- Another Day, Another Dali - Awesome!! by Robin on 12/28/2016
Another Day, Another Dali
Book Summary: A Fast-Paced, Keep-You-Guessing Whodunit with a Dash of Romance When a valuable Salvador Dali painting belonging to her grandmother's friend is mysteriously replaced by a forgery, FBI Special Agent Serena Jones is called in to investigate. Serena hopes finding the thief will also mean finally measuring up to Nana's expectations. But when the evidence points to members of the owner's own household, it becomes increasingly clear that Serena won't be winning any popularity contests. The Dali isn't the only painting that's fallen prey to the forgery-replacing thief, raising the specter of a sophisticated theft ring--one with links to dirty cops, an aspiring young artist, and the unsolved murder of Serena's grandfather. With plenty of edge-of-your-seat moments, Another Day, Another Dali gives the plucky Serena Jones--and readers--a new high-stakes case to crack.
Review: Really like this series. I was a little slow with reading the book, but it did not fail to be a fast pace story that had so many twists and turns. I can’t decide whether Tanner or Nate should get the honor of being with Serena. It was such a fun mystery. I am already looking forward to the next book. I found that so much was resolved with Serena and her Nana. It also added some details to her Grandfather’s death. I always love the idea of a secret passage. To me that is the coolest thing! I love the writing and the characters!! This story had many twists and turns enough to keep you on your toes. There many funny moments that broke the tension.
I would like to thank Net Galley and Revell for allowing me to read and review this book in return for a free copy and I was never asked to write a favorable review by anyone. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.
- Fun Sequel to the Serena Jones Series by Seasons of Opportunities on 11/29/2016
After reading book one of the series a while back, I was excited to get to read book two! Sandra keeps you guessing in this fun mystery with multiple twists and turns at every corner. Just about the time I thought I had it all figured out, some new twist would show up and change my mind again.
Serena Jones is an FBI, art fraud detective, who investigates cases related to stolen art. Her grandfather was murdered by an art thief when she was ten, and she has been looking for his killer ever since she was old enough to join the force. It's what drives her. Much to her mother's dismay she is still single and can't seem to make up her mind between her dad's choice of her partner, Tanner, or her aunts choice of her apartment manager, Nate. Personally, I am voting for Tanner, and hoping soon to find out which is her pick. A person shouldn't ride the fence for long.
I also really enjoy Aunt Martha's character. She is a witty older woman, who always seems to be one step ahead of Serena, and usually gets herself into trouble!
This book is deeper than just the outward appearance of art, mystery, and enjoyable characters. There are significant undertones in play. I love how the author put it in her note at the end. "Too often we see only what we expect to see in situations and others... Sometimes it takes an appraiser's objective perspective to recognize forgery, whether in art or in life."
I enjoyed book one, as well as, this one. You can read one without the other as they mysteries are completely unrelated other than the main characters in the book. Of course there are a few things, that may refer back, but not enough to cause any problems getting the gist of the story.
I received a free copy of this book from Revell to review. All opinions are my own and I was not asked to review positively.
- Motives Matter by Claudia on 10/30/2016
Another Day, Another Dali is the second book in the Serena Jones Mystery series, following A Fool and His Monet. Special Agent Serena Jones is a member of the FBI’s art crime team, but it was her Nana that got her involved in solving the theft of a Dali painting. This on the heels of rushing into a drug dealer’s home based on the possibility of a valuable painting being found on site. Then things get really interesting when Serena helps out another agent who is investigating the Russian mob. All of these cases seem to be intertwined, and all Serena knows is that someone is targeting her; the trick is to figure out which of the cases her attacker or attackers is linked to.
When reading a mystery, we expect to be looking for motives, and questioning motives. In life we also look for motives, and unfortunately often make incorrect assumptions about why people do what they do. In Another Day, Another Dali Orchard drives this point home. Those incorrect assumptions may result in hurt feelings and unwanted and unnecessary consequences, feelings and consequences that could be avoided with adequate trust and communication.
I am looking forward to reading Serena Jones’ next adventure, and Orchard’s next clever title. I recommend this series to cozy mystery lovers and to those “more mature” ladies who have been looking for fun characters in their age bracket. Both groups (regardless of their age) are going to love Serena’s Aunt Martha. The series makes a great vacation or fun weekend read. I thank Revell Publishing and the Christian Blog Alliance for providing me with a copy of Another Day, Another Dali in exchange for my honest opinion. I received no monetary compensation.
- Danger by Maureen on 10/26/2016
Be ready for danger to assault around every corner, or so it seemed, and Dear Aunt Martha, seems to be in the target as well as her niece Serena. This book is another of Serena’s adventures, and this one is going to leave you wanting more, and yes some big questions are going to be answered.
There are two men casually, or a bit more, vying for Serena’s attention, or are they, yes and no, but you will have to make up your own mind.
You are going to be wondering who the culprits are right up to the end; I kept changing my mind, and was really surprised at who is really the bad guy! Even when she is shopping, no one is safe, and Zoe, her best friend is even afraid to be around her.
Once you pick this one up your ready for a big adventure, and a bumpy ride right to the end, with a page turning read.
I received this book through the Publisher Revell’s Blogger Tour, and was not required to give a positive review.
- Light, Romantic Christian Cozy is a FAVE!! by Babbling Becky L on 10/18/2016
I love this series! The mysteries are light, but yet fraught with danger. Not only is there a love interest, it's an unsteady triangle! Both Nate and Tanner are appealing in their separate ways. Sandra Orchard inserts a unique twist here: readers can contact her with their preference of beau for Serena, and that could influence the future!! Add in a quirky aunt;parents who are trying to (un)subtly marry off Serena;and a few dealings with the mob and dirty police; and one needs to duck before the bullet spray begins!
FBI agent Serena Jones has to match wits against art thieves,art forgers, and find who took the missing Dali from her grandmother's friend's home. Will Serena successfully solve the case,or will she make one too many enemies in the effort?
I definitely added Another Day, Another Dali by Sandra Orchard to my favorites list. I received a complimentary copy of the book from the publisher. All opinions are strictly my own, in a freely offered review.
- Another Day Another Dali Impression by Carol on 10/6/2016
This book is so intriguing to me - what an unusual job - one that isn't talked much today - it is so insatiable - I could not believe how you just couldn't put it down - even when you just have to go to sleep, but what is sleep when there has been a murder - ok albeit fifteen years earlier but it was her grandfathers - Serena was an FBI agent in the stolen art department / art forgery etc - so when one of the Dali's were found to be forged she was asked to find it or who done it - so she went and tried to find out - well when she did - down the rabbit whole she went and in that rabbit whole where family members - and the possibility the fact of her grandfather being murdered - and when you think that you have it figured out - nope something else happens and then you think - yup ok now I have it - nope that isn't it - it goes on and you are like - ah now you are I have it this time - nope - you are wrong til the very end and this my friends is the proof of an excellent mystery book. You need to get it for you to find out who what where when and how - it is so worth it. I received a copy of this book to read and give an honest review