Priceless Kick Keswick has lived an extraordinary life For twenty five years she was the power behind the throne at a venerable London auction house and a master jewel thief Stealing only from those who deserve

  • Title: Priceless
  • Author: Marne Davis Kellogg
  • ISBN: 9780312932954
  • Page: 327
  • Format: Paperback
  • Kick Keswick has lived an extraordinary life For twenty five years she was the power behind the throne at a venerable London auction house and a master jewel thief Stealing only from those who deserved it, of course That changed when she fell in love with Commander Thomas Curtis of Scotland Yard and retired to Provence to live respectably, cushioned in beautiful foodKick Keswick has lived an extraordinary life For twenty five years she was the power behind the throne at a venerable London auction house and a master jewel thief Stealing only from those who deserved it, of course That changed when she fell in love with Commander Thomas Curtis of Scotland Yard and retired to Provence to live respectably, cushioned in beautiful food and wine But now, someone is stealing irreplaceable jewels from Paris to Portofino and using Kick s signature techniques To make matters worse, Thomas has disappeared with her secret cache of precious stones It looks like someone is trying to lure Kick out of retirement, and perhaps Thomas is involved With Marne Davis Kellogg s trademark descriptions of fabulous places, wonderful food, and the ultimate in luxurious living, Priceless is a delicious summer treat

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    1. I've been reading such heavy things lately; I needed something light! This book fit the bill. If you'd like something light and entertaining, this will do it. The plot is a bit contrived in many places, but just go with it. It's part of the fun. This story includes excellent descriptions of elegant travel destinations, food, fashion and of course jewels. My travels are more budget-oriented, so I enjoyed staying at fancy places in Portofino. I found out after I finished that it is not the first b [...]

    2. Just so fun! Suspend your disbelief and go on another adventure with Kick. These are some of my favorite light reading.

    3. I liked this book and it was entertaining most of the time, but I got tired of all the references to her and food. I know that's what she likes, and it was fine at first, but then it got tiring.

    4. The next book in the Kick Keswick series, this one finds Kick living her dream life, now retired as the famous Shamrock Burglar, a jewel thief. She is living in her farmhouse in Provence, married to Thomas Curtis, formerly a detective in Scotland Yard, and retired as well from that position and as the art thief known as the Good Samaritan.They have settled into life in their little house, where they enjoy good food, a relaxed happy existence, and friendships with many of their neighbors.One day [...]

    5. This book started out really slow for me, to the point where I considered just skipping to the end or ditching the entire thing altogether. The first few chapters outlining the main character's back story were very boring and made me kind of dislike her at first. I mean, seriously, at twenty she begins an affair with a sixty year old married man that lasts for thirty years? Eww, gross (To both the adultery and the bordering on pedophilic age difference). And then her husband just up and leaves f [...]

    6. Got this at the Colorado Book Awards book dinner. At the event they had give aways -- copies of books by Colorado authors. I found a copy of Priceless on my seat and a few days later had the perfect opportunity to read it. Light hearted and fun, just long enough for a plane trip but not so serious that you need to focus, I found this a great story to read on board. Really liked her ability to tell a fun story in a fun way. Read her other books in the series.As it turns out this is the last in a [...]

    7. I picked this book up for 50 cents at a used book shop. The cover caught my eye. I wasn't expecting too much from it. Boy was I wrong. I loved this book! Kick Keswick is a woman after my own heart. She's "of a certain age", supremely independent, poised and intelligent. She also happens to be a retired jewel thief, happily married to a retired police inspector and living on a farm in Provence. The plot in this book is interesting, although it moves a bit slowly at times. It wasn't terribly diffi [...]

    8. This book is the story of how Kit Kiswick finds herself coming out of retirement. Kit, is a reformed jewel thief, one of the most famous in the world, in fact. She was known as The Shamrock Burglar. However, when she met her husband, Commander Thomas Curtis, formerly one of the best detectives at Scotland Yard, she gives all that up and the couple retires to a picturesque little farm. That is until one day when Thomas vanishes back to his old career, leaving only a note behind, and someone begin [...]

    9. Second in this series of Kick Keswick books.Kick was a very successful jewel thief. In fact as the Shamrock Burglar she was the most successful in history. Being the intelligent woman that she is she quit while she was ahead. She has retired to Provence as a married woman. Married to the only person who knows her secret. He is a former Scotland Yard Commander, Thomas Curtis.She is called out of her seclusion when a copycat burglar starts stealing from the rich and famous along the Riviera leavin [...]

    10. I love Kick Keswick, the main character of this series. She's glamorous, confident, skilled, unscrupulous, and entirely her own woman. I love her elegant, easy way of living and how she is rarely at a loss. The author's reasons for tearing Thomas and Kick apart at the beginning of this book is rather flimsy, but a necessary plot device and I appreciate how she didn't just make Thomas disappear for the whole book. He figured into the story, and the reader is able to hope, throughout the course of [...]

    11. Very likeable main character: strong-willed and slightly sassy. The plot may have been a little far-fetched, but the details (jewelry, wines, gourmet foods, and exquisite locations) were interesting enough to forgive some of the "too good to be true" antics.Biggest drawback of this book was the lengthy descriptions of the character's back story. While I could have appreciated a quick reminder about where the character came from, too many pages were spent on the topic.Enjoyable along the lines of [...]

    12. The rating pretty much says everything. It was okay. It wasn't spectacular; it wasn't awful. I enjoyed myself but not as much as I have other books I read recently.The pace felt slow. Things seemed to come a bit too easily to the main character, and were obvious to the reader. There wasn't much mystery to it. Also, I'm not sure if this is a formatting error in the e-book version, there were quite a few grammatical mistakes that were annoying the crap out of me.I'd read it if you're looking for s [...]

    13. This book revolves around a female ex-jewel thief who finds out someone stole her M.O. and made off with a huge gem. Despite being so smart as to never have gotten caught, somehow she doesn't figure out (at least in the first 1/3 of the book) that the case her ex-police detective husband hurriedly left her to solve is perhaps to exonerate her (since he knows she was a jewel thief). She is also pretentious, so I gave up.

    14. This book wasn't as good as I thought it would be. The main character was an older woman so I couldn't really relate to her. The author also spoke a lot about food, cooking, and words or phrases in French and Italian which I don't understand. All of these things really limited my enjoyment of the book. Add in a slow plot and I don't recommend this book.

    15. You have to read this series. Being the best jewel thief in the world and hanging out incognito with the rich and famous, while figuring out how to steal their jewels, Kick turns middle-aged boring on its head. It's hilarious fun and you can almost taste the delicious stuff Kick bakes when she's got down time between heists.

    16. Though it's set in modern times, I like this series for the narrator's style, and also the amazing amount of facts the author manages to fit into the story in a seemingly natural manner: mostly about quality consumer articles, from diamonds and jewelry to cookware, and the habits of the rich, especially in Europe.

    17. Very nicely done, fun, bloodless mystery. This is the second in the series; I had this as a library discard and hadn't read the first one, but there is sufficient backstory given, and this book can stand alone. I like it enough that I'm going to read the first book, "Brilliant", and eventually read the rest in the series. Great beach read!

    18. Another great Kick Keswick adventure. I think I'm starting to get used to Kellogg's literary MO, because I knew how the story was going to turn out before I finished. Still an enjoyable story with enjoyable characters.

    19. A fast clever read, even better than the first Kick Keswick book. I loved the setting on the Italian Riviera, in Portofino, and enjoyed learning about that area. The descriptions of the jewelry, the food, the clothes, the locale were amazing. I was stumped right up to the delightful ending.

    20. I accidently started this series out of order, but really enjoyed the adventures of Kick in "Priceless", which was great as a stand-alone book. I look forward to catching up on Kick's history in "Brilliant".

    21. I just love Kick Keswick and her lifestyle! Makes me want to move to a little farm in France and spend my days reading, cooking and drinking wine! Love the mystery and twists in this series. Can't wait to read the next one!

    22. Loved it, loved it, loved it! It took 2 days to finish & a book usually takes at least a week because I work 50 hours a week have 2 young boys & 7 pets. Her books are as delicious as the menu's in them. Fun, witty, thrilling, & a great escape from everyday life in America!

    23. A; A quick read about a retired jewel theif married to a retired member of Scotland Yard. When someone tries to reincarnate The Shamrock Burglar, things get tense for Kick and Thomas. An enjoyable read; loved having a middle aged lead with dignity and zest for life.

    24. Kick Keswick is at it again! Dragged out of retirement in Provence, Kick must clear her name as the true Shamrock Burglar. The second in the series and another pleasant surprise with a spunky, yet refined, heroine.

    25. The Delight ContinuesThis delightful series just keeps on being delightful in the very best way for a relaxing tale. I've read three of the books now with the others in line and waiting.

    26. I enjoyed this book; it was like reading a letter from a dear friend (who just happens to be an ex-jewel thief, temporarily reactivated). The characters were great, the descriptions were well done, and the story was entertaining. I am anxious to look at other books of this series by this author.

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