Girl with Pencil, Drawing
About the Book
Seventeen-year-old amateur detective Annie Tillery is at it again. After she wins a series of art lessons at a prestigious art gallery, Annie shows up for her first lesson to find her instructor, Francesca Gabrielli, in a volatile argument with John DiCristiani, the art gallery’s director. He is demanding that she illegally copy art masterpieces. Unwittingly, Annie is about to be drawn into the illicit, treacherous, and unpredictable world of art forgery.
When DiCristiani is found murdered in cold blood, Francesca becomes the prime suspect. She calls upon Annie to help solve the crime along with her NYPD detective aunt, Jill Tillery. They must brave the dangers of an international art fraud ring in an attempt to clear Francesca’s name. They discover that the key to solving the case revolves around a mysterious brownstone in Brooklyn whose inhabitants present tantalizing and elusive clues.
As Annie and company attempt to stay one step ahead of DiCristiani’s murderer, they escape one deadly trap after another. The stakes are high in the glamorous yet dangerous world of illegal art trafficking. Annie must solve the crime to save her life and that of her friends.
About the Author
Linda Maria Frank, retired from a life-long career teaching science, resides on Long Island where she is currently writing her mystery series, Annie Tillery Mysteries, including The Madonna Ghost and Girl with Pencil, Drawing. She also produces her local access TV show, The Writer’s Dream at the LTV studios in Wainscott. She is a member of L.I. Authors Group, Sisters in Crime, and L.I. Children’s Writers and Illustrators. The third book, Secrets in the Fairy Chimneys is on its way.