Hailey Lind. Feint of Art: An Annie Kincaid Mystery (2006) 272 pp. [pbo]
Thirty-one-year-old Annie Kincaid is a legitimate artist with an ill-kept secret: she once studied—and mastered—the art of fraud and forgery at the knee of her rogue grandfather, master art forger Georges LeFleur. Annie’s uncanny ability to distinguish forgeries from genuine art gets her into trouble when she discovers that the Brock Museum’s new multi-million dollar “Caravaggio” painting is actually a fake. When a janitor is murdered and the Brock’s head curator goes missing, Annie becomes embroiled once again in her grandfather’s world of art felons, forgers, and fakes.
[Summary reprinted from www.haileylind.com with kind permission]