The author of over fifty consecutive New York Times bestsellers, Jayne Ann Krentz writes romantic-suspense in three different worlds: Contemporary (as Jayne Ann Krentz), historical (as Amanda Quick), and futuristic/paranormal (as Jayne Castle). There are over 30 million copies of her books in print. She earned a BA in history from the University of California, Santa Cruz and went on to obtain a Master's degree in library science from San Jose State University in California. Before she began writing full time she worked as a librarian in both academic and corporate libraries. She is married and lives with her husband, Frank, in Seattle, Washington. Jayne loves to hear from her readers and can be found at Facebook.com/JayneAnnKrentz.
Like the hand-blown objects she curates for the Leabrook Glass Museum in Seattle, sharp-witted Eugenia Swift is full of edges, an odd match for slow-moving, slow-talking, meat-and-potatoes PI Cyrus Chandler Colfax. From their first clash of wills and styles to their last kiss, however, they are a mismatch forged in heaven, and the bestselling Krentz (author of the pseudonymous Amanda Quick historicals and Jayne Castle futuristic romances) makes the most of it. Posing as a couple, Eugenia and Cyrus travel to Frog Cove Island to unravel a bunch of mysteries. Did glass collector Adam Daventy die accidentally? Is his last lover, Eugenia's friend Nellie Grant, dead at all? Will Cyrus find the legendary Hades cup before it's traced by his nemesis, Damien March? Krentz's bad guys verge on the parodic, so mean that we know they have to lose. But Eugenia and Cyrus are endearing curmudgeons, old-fashioned in their loyalty and guts, and even though we know they have to triumph, we don't want to miss a word. (Feb.)
Museum director Eugenia Swift reluctantly acquiesces when her boss insists on hiring private investigator Cyrus Chandler Colfax to act as her bodyguard on Frog Cove Island, where Eugenia hopes to catalog a valuable bequest of art glass. While on the island, Eugenia secretly plans to investigate the disappearance of a good friend, and she has no intention of allowing anyone to interfere. Unbeknownst to Eugenia and her boss, however, Cyrus has plans of his own, and it's not long before he and Eugenia find themselves working together, posing as a couple, in search of a priceless piece of antique glass‘and a murderer. While there aren't as many interesting secondary characters as there were in Deep Waters (LJ 2/15/97), this is witty, entertaining, and enjoyable, as always with Krentz. Readers will be waiting for this. Strongly recommended for all popular fiction collections. [Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 10/15/97.]‘Elizabeth Mary Mellett, Brookline P.L., Mass.
"People" Entertaining....The dialogue cuts through with...sarcasm
and snappy double entendres.
"Chicago Tribune" A fast-paced mystery....