“Colorful characters willing to do whatever it takes to get their hands on a prestigious art collection. What begins as a surprise inheritance soon turns into an adventure where lives are at stake.”

"A fan of mystery books set in France, I jumped at the chance to read and review The Collector by Anne-Laure Thiéblemont, the first book in her Marion Spicer Art Mystery series.  Using pre-Columbian art, and the cutthroat dealings between appraisers, collectors and historians in the art world, Ms. Thiéblemont introduces us to colorful characters willing to do whatever it takes to get their hands on a prestigious art collection.  What begins as a surprise inheritance soon turns into an adventure where people’s lives are at stake...

Overall Ms. Thiéblemont’s writing style is engaging and entertaining.  The mystery of who is trying to obstruct Marion’s search for the missing items is well done and overall the story takes several twists and turns.  Marion is forced to question what she knows about her family and herself and ultimately question who she can trust.  The list of people she can trust is even smaller than she thinks...” —Queen of All She Read. Read full review here.

The Collector