A book created in a lab for me:
A nice Southern girl struggles with fitting in when she moves to NYC, becomes both knowledgeable and cynical about art
So much art history, so much
This is a suspenseful book, you're always tensed up waiting for another shoe to drop
Elaborate, almost implausible heist plans!
More art history? How about lots of minutely detailed descriptions of furniture and jewelry!
In short, it's an art history mystery that also makes some very sharp observations about cultural and class differences, about family and romantic relationships, and about the muddiness of ethics. I drank it up.