Normally, Zoe loves surprises and the unknown--except when it comes in the form of a mysterious package, visits from the FBI, and thugs showing up on her jogging route. Zoe isn’t sure who she’s more afraid of, the FBI or the thugs, so she makes a snap decision and skips town to follow the clues in the package, which takes her to London, where she suspects she’ll find clues about her mysterious ex, Jack.
Zoe loves working as a consultant for a company that specializes in the recovery of stolen art. Her only complaint is that the jobs are few and far between, so when she meets an eccentric collector who is on the hunt for a painting of a blue butterfly that might—or might not—exist, she jumps at the chance to look for it. She comes across shady dealers and a confusion of clues as her search for the elusive painting takes her from tropical destinations to the cobblestone streets of Madrid.
Treacherous is the sixth installment of the lighthearted On The Run series from USA Today best-selling author Sara Rosett, which features globetrotting art heists and international intrigue.
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Death in the English Countryside
Location scout and Jane Austen fan, Kate Sharp, travels to England to search for her missing boss, but when she arrives in the quaint village of golden stone cottages and finds no trace of her boss she suspects that the picturesque village and beautiful countryside may not be as idyllic as they seem.
Death in an English Cottage
It’s spring in England, and location scout Kate Sharp returns to an English village to work on a Jane Austen documentary. Tragedy strikes when a cottage catches fire and a stranger is killed. Soon it’s evident that the fire wasn’t an accident, but murder.
Death in a Stately Home
Good houseguests don’t get accused of murder. When location scout Kate Sharp fills in for a researcher at a Regency-themed English house party she’s looking forward to indulging in the posh atmosphere of tea on the lawn and elegant candlelight dinners, but when a guest is murdered in a locked room Kate becomes the prime suspect.
Death in an Elegant City
Sightseeing can be murder. Location scout Kate Sharp goes to the historic city of Bath, England on a scouting trip for the Jane Austen documentary, but murder cuts the sightseeing short. Now Kate must rearrange her itinerary and find the killer before she and the production are shut down permanently.
Menace at the Christmas Market (Novella)
Kate goes to the local Regency-themed Christmas market in search of gifts, but while she’s there a new acquaintance meets with foul play. Kate is drawn into the investigation and soon realizes she must discover who wants to make sure she doesn’t ring in the New Year.
Death in an English Garden
A common, garden variety murder. Kate Sharp is back in her idyllic English village, but tensions are high on the set of the documentary because a star is everyone miserable, especially Kate.
Death at an English Wedding
Wedding bells are ringing for location scouts Kate and Alex in a ceremony at one of England’s most elegant stately homes, but when a guest is murdered and suspicion falls on those closest to Kate, she and Alex must put their plans for happily ever after on hold.
Location scout and Jane Austen aficionado, Kate Sharp, is thrilled when the company she works for lands the job of finding locations for a new film adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, but then her boss, Kevin, fails to return from a scouting trip to England. Afraid that Kevin has slipped back into some destructive personal habits he struggles with, Kate travels to England to salvage Kevin’s and the company’s reputation before word gets out that he is missing.
Things go from bad to worse when Kate arrives in Nether Woodsmoor, a quaint village of golden stone cottages and rolling green hills, only to find no trace of Kevin except his abandoned luggage. Even the rumpled, easygoing local scout they consulted, Alex, doesn’t know where Kevin might be.
Increasingly worried about Kevin and with an antsy director waiting for updates about the preproduction details, Kate embarks on a search that includes a pub-crawl and cozy cottages as well as stately country manors. But Kevin remains missing, and she begins to suspect that the picturesque village and beautiful countryside may not be as idyllic as they seem.