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A Clean Canvas
Crime always leaves a stain…
Lena Szarka, a Hungarian cleaner, dusts off her detective skills when a masterpiece is stolen from a gallery she cleans with her cousin Sarika. When Sarika goes missing too, accusations start to fly.
Convinced her cousin is innocent, Lena sweeps her way through the secrets of the London art scene. But with the evidence against Sarika mounting and the police on her trail, Lena needs to track down the missing painting if she is to clear her cousin.
Embroiling herself in the sketchy world of thwarted talents, unpaid debts and elegant fraudsters, Lena finds that there’s more to this gallery than meets the eye.
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This is a delightful, fun cosy mystery with Lena Szarka as the Hungarian cleaner who is the detective seeking to clear her cousin’s name and discover just who stole the expensive art work from the gallery where she’d been working. It is a packed with humour, lots of clues and plenty of suspects, making it a highly entertaining and intriguing read.
The characters are diverse, well developed and there are plenty of twists and turns to keep you guessing and turning the pages! Get ready for lies, fraud, mystery and suspense as Lena discovers surprising secrets about the gallery where she’d worked and its owners and the guests at a special show. I loved the humour, great characters and surprises in the plot! After reading it, I discovered that this is the second book in a series but don’t worry, it still works well as a standalone though I’ll be tempted to read other books in the series in future!
This is my honest review after reading a gifted copy of this story.
Author Bio –
Elizabeth Mundy’s grandmother was a Hungarian immigrant to America who raised five children on a chicken farm in Indiana. An English Literature graduate from Edinburgh University, Elizabeth is a marketing director for an investment firm and lives in London with her messy husband and two young children. A Clean Canvas is the second book in the Lena Szarka mystery series about a Hungarian cleaner who turns detective.
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