The Golden Icon (Culture Crime Series)

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"This is a rich, literate, complex examination of who owns art and how it is valued. It is also a thriller, with several villains and unexpected dangers.""This is a fabulous book especially for those who love a long book to read. The storyline is so totally different to what I normally read but it had me up at all hours reading further & further to find out the ending.""So many books are enjoyed for the moment and then forgotten. This book creates a hold on memory.""The rating for a book, for me, has a large element of 'was it readable, was it believable, was it entertaining?' This is certainly in that bracket. An easy 5-stars."Josephine Lavelle, a once-famous opera singer who became an international outcast, has one last opportunity to resurrect her career. She was born to sing Puccini’s Tosca and is determined to earn the right to perform again on the world’s most prestigious and celebrated stages.But her fight for the future she craves is derailed when her ex-husband embroils her in a cynical blackmail plot. She is forced to take possession of a solid gold icon, part of a secret hoard of art treasures stolen by the Nazis - that dangerous men are prepared to kill for.As well as determining the fate of the Golden Icon, Josephine must come to terms with her past, and fight for her own life. If only her choices were simple...

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"I love this book. Well written with little pieces of detail without losing the flow. It kept me interested all the way through. Onto the next book Masterpiece now."

"The characters just got more interesting as the storyline progressed. Irish family superstitions juxtaposed with Italian cultures create a book to appeal to anyone with an interesting imagination."

"With believable characters that bring alive the plot, the strands of this story and pulled together nicely so that it made it an enjoyable read."

"Really enjoyed this book although I don't like opera! Got me hooked very early on, and it was fast paced."

" This book is beautifully detailed and very well researched. It is also a fascinating read about Opera and Art through out Europe. Full of great twist and very strong characters. A real page turner."

"That I was unsure of how this story would resolve, how much moral jeopardy could be heaped on this woman, is testament to the skills of the author. I didn't know what to expect, and at times the tension was unbearable. Great."

"The characters just got more interesting as the storyline progressed. Irish family superstitions juxtaposed with Italian cultures create a book to appeal to anyone with an interesting imagination."

"If you're looking for a story that is instantly engrossing and captivating, this debut novel by Janet Pywell ticks all the boxes. Don't be fooled by the sedate opening scenes - this little nugget packs a wallop that has a few surprising twists and turns to make you want to jump into the pages and lend a hand to the harassed heroine."

About the Author:

My background is in travel and tourism and I use my experiences of living and travelling abroad and knowledge of locations as an integral part of scenes in my novels. I use my writing as an excuse to travel, meet new people and enjoy exotic food and drink from around the world. I have a passion for history and cultural heritage and I love to see people maintain deep-rooted traditions. Writing is a personal challenge for me. I love the entertainment and pleasure of plotting events and creating fictional characters and I hope that you, my reader, will find excitement and enjoyment from my work. Thank you for your support and I hope you continue to enjoy reading what I am writing. If you read any of my books then please do leave a review on Amazon. This helps other readers to notice my work. Please check out my website here: www.janetpywell.com Check out my blog here: https: //janetpywellauthor.wordpress.com/ Best wishes Janet

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