Friends in High Places by Marne Davis Kellogg
(Kick Keswick Mysteries #4)

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Kick Keswick, once a jewel thief living an exciting double life, has now retired in simple luxury to the south of France. But when an old enemy resurfaces— threatening to expose countless fake jewels she'd carefully substituted over years of secret theft—Kick is ready to act.



Back in London, Kick finds herself with more employment than she bargained on at a company whose status is much more precarious than she'd thought. Her enemy, in disguise, circles ever closer. And a young nun comes to Kick with a mysterious jewel-encrusted figurine and a story of greed and murder.



To balance on this high wire, Kick must sneak into a high-society wedding in the Italian Alps, break into an ancient castle owned by a very modern murderer, and do it all with her customary panache, style, and grace. Can she keep one step ahead of the most seductively ruthless foe she's ever encountered?



"Break out the bubbly (Dom Perignon, of course)! Kellogg's high-flying, high-class jewelry thief turned jewelry sleuth, Kick Keswick, is back.... Decadent as a finely shaved white truffle, frothy as a lemon soufflé, Kellogg's delectably glamorous Kick Keswick mystery series offers a zesty, sensuous foray into the lifestyles of the obscenely wealthy and egregiously infamous."

—Booklist



"Kick Keswick, bling-burglar extraordinaire, "rocks" again. Her unapologetic joie de vivre, unhampered by qualms about age, weight or fleecing philistines, will thrill. . ."

—Kirkus Reviews



"Readers who agree that upper-crust manners and mannerisms are more important than honesty, integrity or abiding by the law will be most satisfied."

—Publishers Weekly



Kick Keswick and her adventures are:

"Addictive"

—The Hollywood Reporter

"As delightful as a chocolate souffle."

—Booklist

"Delicious."

—Janet Evanovich



About the Author: Marne Davis Kellogg is the international, best-selling author of 11 mysteries, including the highly popular series of capers featuring Kick Keswick, the world’s greatest jewel thief. In addition to her writing life, she is Executive Vice President of The Kellogg Organization, Inc. Marne and her husband, Peter, live in Denver and on their Colorado ranch in the summertime where she cooks the decadent meals found in her books. Marne and Peter visit England, France and Italy at least once a year where they research Kick and Thomas's environs to make certain they're as accurately portrayed as possible.
 

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A native of Denver, Colorado, Marne Davis Kellogg was educated in Paris and Rome.  From 1966 to 1968 she volunteered as a Military Airlift Command/Braniff flight attendant, serving on troop transports to Vietnam. Marne has worked as a translator for a Colorado-based international oil company, a consumer reporter for a radio station, the director of communications for the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, and an assistant bureau chief for the Rocky Mountain bureau of People magazine. Since 1981 she has been executive vice president of The Kellogg Organization, Inc., a national and international fund-raising counseling firm. Marne and her husband, Peter, live in Denver and on their Colorado ranch.
 
Published October 15, 2013 by Marne Davis Kellogg. 340 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Kick is relishing retirement until rumor has it that her former employer, Ballantine & Company, a premier London auction house, is facing ruin—again.

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