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Counterfeit Conspiracies

(The first book in the Body of Art Mystery series)
A novel by

"This author is sheer perfection when it comes to using descriptions and locations that are richly done and offer sharp details throughout the entirety of the story." - Suspense Magazine

Laurel Beacham may have been born with a silver spoon in her mouth, but she has long since lost it digging herself out of trouble. Her father gambled and womanized his way through the family fortune before skiing off an Alp, leaving her with more tarnish than trust fund. Quick wits and connections have gained her a reputation as one of the world's premier art recovery experts. The police may catch the thief, but she reclaims the missing masterpieces.

The latest assignment, however, may be her undoing. Using every ounce of luck and larceny she possesses, Laurel must locate a priceless art icon and rescue a co-worker (and ex-lover) from a master criminal, all the while matching wits with a charming new nemesis. Unfortunately, he seems to know where the bodies are buried - and she prefers hers isn't next.

"This fast-paced, action-filled whodunit was enjoyable and hard to put down. The mystery was good, the characters are likable and it was fun to watch all the pieces come together in this well-written drama. I'm looking forward to the next book in this series." - Dru's Book Musings

"Funny, fast paced and just a smidge of romance. What more could you ask for? Bring on the next one!" - T. Sue Versteeg, Author of My Ex-Boyfriend's Wedding

"This fast-paced mystery had me reading far past my usual time for bed. I simply couldn't put it down because I was so drawn into the story. It's simply wonderful!" - Dianne Harman, Author of the Cedar Bay Cozy Mysteries

"A high-octane, fast-paced thrill ride of a mystery adventure that will definitely leave you anxious for the next installment." - Girl with Book Lungs

"The book takes you on car chases, shooting, great locations around the world all in the hopes of finding a missing friend and lost artifact. I read the book three times enjoying each time." - Book Him Danno

"Incredible attention to detail. The author creates a world that you truly can get lost in. The book is also a fast-paced, fun read. I'm looking forward to reading book two." - A Girl and Her ebook

"An intricately woven tale with plenty of action and suspense. The story is crafted in such a way to keep readers guessing. The characters are well-written with smart and witty dialogue. An enjoyable read." - A Cozy Book Nook

"A fast-paced book, and to save the day, Laurel takes you with her every step of the way on subways, planes, fast cars, and motorcycles all while being in danger. This book is truly a keeper, jump in and go for a ride!" - Destiny's Book Reviews

"I love the main character of Laurel. She is not just smart - she is quick on the uptake and manages to get herself out of many tight spots...if you like a mystery with a touch of James Bond, you should be reading Counterfeit Conspiracies." - MyShelf Reviews

"Ritter Ames has created a feisty character and launched her into the glamorous world of fine art, where big money attracts the mobsters and fakers, where crooks and collectors will sometimes be prepared to kill for the next big prize. Counterfeit Conspiracies is the first book in the Bodies of Art Mystery Series, which I am sure will enjoy great success." - Readers' Favorite

Related subjects include: women sleuths, cozy mysteries, amateur sleuth books, murder mysteries, whodunit mysteries (whodunnit), book club recommendations.

The Bodies of Art Mystery Series by USA TODAY Bestselling Author Ritter Ames:


Part of the Henery Press Mystery Series Collection, if you like one, you'll probably like them all.

Genre: Cozy Mystery    Get it on Google Play

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Used availability for Ritter Ames's Counterfeit Conspiracies

Hardback Editions

February 2016 : USA Hardback

Author(s): Ritter Ames
ISBN: 1-943390-48-7 / 978-1-943390-48-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Henery Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

January 2016 : USA Paperback

Title: Counterfeit Conspiracies (A Bodies of Art Mystery) (Volume 1)
Author(s): Ritter Ames
ISBN: 1-943390-45-2 / 978-1-943390-45-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Henery Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

November 2013 : USA Paperback

Title: Counterfeit Conspiracies (Bodies of Art Mysteries) (Volume 1)
Author(s): Ritter Ames
ISBN: 1-4936-1508-4 / 978-1-4936-1508-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

February 2016 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Counterfeit Conspiracies (A Bodies of Art Mystery Book 1)
Author(s): Ritter Ames
Publisher: Henery Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA