Thursday, August 24, 2023

Books from the Backlog - The Trouble With Mirrors

Today I'm linking up with Carole from Carole's Random Life of Books for Books from the Backlog.  I really enjoy the chance to feature a book that's been hiding in the piles of books for far too long!

Goodreads:  The Trouble with Mirrors by Charlotte an Aaron Elkins

Blurb:  Alix London, the art restorer and FBI consultant renowned as the Art Whisperer, can spot a counterfeit masterpiece before the paint even dries. What she can’t see is why an elite European art dealer would offer her big money for a little mirror that’s no more than a homemade gift from her beloved uncle Tiny. Not that Alix would part with it at any price. But when the mirror is abruptly stolen from her home, she realizes that someone sees more in the looking glass than mere sentimental value. When her uncle Tiny disappears mysteriously just after the mirror is stolen, the simple art theft becomes a personal and professional challenge Alix can’t ignore. With backup from her friends in the FBI, her game-for-anything pal Chris, and an aging-but-dogged Italian police detective, she delves into the puzzling case, only to find that there is much more to this theft than meets the eye. Once the Mafia shows up on the scene, Alix’s mission becomes a do-or-die race to find the one possible man with all the answers.

Why It Needs to Come Off the Shelf:  I've really enjoyed other books by this writing duo and I almost bought a copy the other day until I realized that I already owned a copy.  Definitely past time to read it!


  1. I've read some Aaron Elkins which was fine but didn't realize he also wrote as a duo.

    Anne - Books of My Heart

  2. Oh yikes that was a lucky break not buying it again. Happy reading.

  3. This sounds interesting! I have definitely been guilty of buying books that I already own.