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Book: Counterfeit by Lee Carver
AMATEUR. MASTER. UNWILLING RECRUIT. Dr. Richard Reed, wealthy professor and connoisseur of fine art, becomes a temporary member of Interpol's Experts Group to stop the flow of fraudulent paintings. He feels sure he has found a master copyist when he zones in on an attractive tourist, Kendra Cooper. Kendra, who scrimped for years to travel to Amsterdam and study originals of the great masters, has [...]
 
Book: Mortgage Fraud & the Illegal Property Flipping Scheme - A Case Study of United States v. Quintero-Lopez by Alexis C. Bell
Abstract Mortgage fraud has been described as "a form of bank robbery where the bank is not even aware it has been robbed until months or years later." Within the United States, an estimated $14 billion (0.66% of all loans) in fraudulent loans were originated in 2009 alone. In United States v. Quintero-Lopez, 15 defendants were indicted on 70 counts in the Southern District of Florida for a [...]
 
Book: Exploring Illusions - Paintings - The Use of Optical Illusions in Art by Gary B Rohrabaugh
If you enjoy art or optical illusions, this is a book for you. Using over 52 new optical illusions, this book opens a visual doorway to artists use of illusions. Successfully converting what we see into flat, static artwork requires the use of illusionary tools like perspective, scale, and vanishing point. These tools are employed in varying degrees of success by artists, engineers, and [...]
 
Book: Fog City Fraud by Peter Ralph
When war hero Josh Kennelly returns from Iraq and Afghanistan, he craves nothing but anonymity. Drawn into a life and death situation where a man is holding a knife to a young girl's throat on the ledge of a high-rise building, Josh has no choice but to act, but he is too late. When the man plunges to his death, San Francisco's streets come to a standstill. Did he fall or did the shock of the [...]
 
Book: The Art of Modern Spirituality (and heartbreak) by Megan Jackson
An illustrated book of wisdom embracing classic art, philosophy and contemporary spirituality in modern society. Using classic artist's works - from Van Gogh to Picasso and Frida Kahlo, along with her own sketches - Megsie creates a pastiche of wisdom that grapples with the suffering and joys of authenticity and awakening to one's true self in contemporary life and the yoga path. Giving life to [...]
 
Book: Creative Callaloo - Art, Poems, and Recipes Inspired by the Virgin Islands by Danica M. David
In this vibrantly illustrated book, St. Croix artist Danica M. David, poet Winifred Oyoko Loving, and chef Mark E. Davis serve us a delicious and nourishing blend of recipes, poetry, art, history, and more. A unique and satisfying Caribbean book with the colors and flavors of the Virgin Islands on every page.
 
Book: Light up Your Soul - Healing from Anxiety and Depression Through Art by Alex K
Are you a teenager or in your twenties, feeling stuck in life, suffering from anxiety and depression, or even having suicidal thoughts? Are you ready to find a way out of this darkness and get up in the morning with a zest for life, shine in your light, and experience true happiness, but don't know how and where to start? Then this book is for you. Alex K will teach you in a creative and fun way [...]
 
Book: The Credit Shield Conspiracy (Fraud & Scam Report Book 1) by J. A. Hailey
This is #1 in a series titled Fraud & Scam Report. #2 will be out in a short while. I go into this sort of research whenever I have been a victim, but I intend to take it on hereafter as a bit of an occasional service to the global community of the shafted. This kind of research is extremely difficult to conduct. Obviously, as the crooks do everything possible to cover their tracks. This [...]
 
Book: CRIME - It Does Pay by Doyle Turner
The American people, and in fact people all over the world, have been lied to, swindled, defrauded, enslaved, and deprived to their rights as human beings. I'm talking about crime from the very highest places on the globe. Those who are unaware just stumble on thinking it is the way it is and nothing can be done. It must be terrible to have no hope for a better life. Those of us with common sense [...]
 
Book: Burning Tears by Lucia Trifan
Lucia Trifan was Born in Romania, 1949, in legendary Vrancea County. She graduated School of Fine Arts in Brasov, with degree in sculpture and ceramics. She arrived in the Island of Sint Maarten, Dutch Caribbean, in 1984, since when she becomes permanent resident. Her art is part of her biography and the personal history is written within art. At times, the creative process proven painful, yet [...]
 
Book: Mixed Media Art - Living Your Passion by Cindy Adkins
AMAZON BESTSELLER, Kindle, Mixed Media Bestselling author and gallery artist Cindy Adkins offers an exciting look at mixed media art. If you are a mixed media artist or have ever wanted to become one, then the inspiration in this book could be just what you need to enhance your artistic journey. It includes descriptions of projects that will keep you busy exploring your own creativity. Learn [...]
 
Book: Corporatocracy Rules - A Diana Hunter Thriller by Joan Francis
When PI Diana Hunter accepts a case from corporate titan, Maude McCollvoy, she goes undercover as a homeless woman to check up on Maude's crusading son, Robby McCollvoy. The case leads Diana from the dark streets of Los Angeles to the corporate towers of the super rich and makes her doubt that anything is what it appears to be. Is the homeless shelter where Robby works really offering hope to the [...]
 
Book: Time Under Scorpio by Brian A. Kenny
this book is another collection of fine art/outsider art bound together as a series of interconnected images. the story is told with pictures. every sign of the zodiac corrisponds to a part of the body. scorpio represents sex organs. time (which in the book is represented by saturn) and scorpio (sex) are central parts of the story (the work is about sex,life, and the fact that time is running out [...]
 
Book: Floating Lombardi (Clip Art Series Book 1) by Andi Scarlatti
Floating Lombardi is Episode 1 in Andi Scarlatti's Clip Art Series. Andi Scarlatti is an art collector. Of sorts. As she often completes acquisitions without the knowledge or consent of the former owner. And a trophy isn't necessarily art. But Andi's not necessarily a thief. Or only a thief. It's complicated. Dive in the deep end and see for yourself. @AndiScarlatti
 
Book: centripetal forces on the subconscious mind by Brian A. Kenny
i would call this a collection of interconnected images (ink and charcoal, other then isbn copyright and my email there are no words only pictures) with a very recognizable and original style. all the images have symbolic meanings, the trident representing the subconscious mind, many of the other representations use the tarot, astrology, ect...the imagery is mostly pagan (celtic and greek/roman) [...]
 
Book: Earth, Myths, and Ecofeminist Art by Kyra Belan
Earth, Myths, and Ecofeminist Art is a contemporary art history book that documents Kyra Belan's art. She is a post modern artist who is interested in equal rights for women, ecological issues, and animal rights. For over three decades Belan has been creating her social issues artworks. She proposes that women's mythologies, history, and philosophical values must assume a mainstream position [...]
 
Book: The Lover's Portrait - An Art Mystery (Adventures of Zelda Richardson Book 2) by Jennifer S. Alderson
A portrait holds the key to recovering a cache of looted artwork, secreted away during World War II, in this captivating historical art thriller set in the 1940s and present-day Amsterdam. When a Dutch art dealer hides the stock from his gallery - rather than turn it over to his Nazi blackmailer - he pays with his life, leaving a treasure trove of modern masterpieces buried somewhere in [...]
 
Book: Sketchboy by Randy Briley
Hello. Thank you for looking at my book Sketchboy! It's very nice of you and I appreciate it. My name is Randy Briley and over the course of a long career as an artist, I have kept little slips of paper near me on which to doodle. In line at the store, at lunch, talking on the phone or even waiting at a stoplight were all prime opportunities to let the little characters in this book come alive on [...]
 
Book: Penny Crayon (The prequel...) by Peter Maddocks
Penny Crayon the prequel, tells the story of a girl called Penny, who with her friend Dennis have the most amazing adventures that can take them all over the world, and can also lead them into all sorts of problems! Penny Crayon has lots of tales to tell, but this book tells the story of how it all began! Not seen elsewhere! From budding artist, to the girl who really can bring life too her [...]
 
Book: The Waking Muse Omnibus by Cate Morgan
THE VIOLINIST AND THE COMPOSER: The quiet life of reclusive composer and grieving widower Robert takes an unexpected turn when a violist rents a cottage on the property where he's struggling to complete his masterpiece. THE CHEF AND THE FOOD WRITER: The last thing Chef Ian Michel needs just before opening his new restaurant is the know-it-all food writer who's review of his first venue razed his [...]
 
Book: Paint it Blue by George Thomas Clark
We wonder what they're thinking, so we ask Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. And you, Picasso, what are you really like? Vincent van Gogh, please tell us more about your agony and inspiration. We must also learn about distinguished women - Paula Modersohn-Becker, Seraphine Louis, Lee Krasner, Diane Arbus, and others. I know they'll tell us. So will expressionists like Ernst Ludwig Kirschner and Otto [...]
 
Book: Sea Dreams (The Witches Of New Moon Beach Book 5) by Meriam Wilhelm
Once renowned for his artistic abilities, painter Thor Hudson has become a washed up shell of himself. Hiding out in a self-imposed retirement, Hudson is incapable of finger painting, let alone recreating even one of his famous sea murals. When the artist's publicist prematurely announces Hudson's long awaited return to the art world Hudson is faced with failing publicly or accepting help from a [...]
 
Book: Chez Hawk (Clip Art Series Book 2) by Andi Scarlatti
Chez Hawk is Short Episode 2 of Andi Scarlatti's Clip Art Series. Andi, along with sister Zoe, are slowly taking over the helm of a powerful and far-reaching Organized Crime syndicate. But along the way, the women are still deeply committed to their first loves. Art for Andi. Or more specifically, liberating valuable antiquities and other valuables from their once and former owners. Call her a [...]
 
Book: Maggie's Art (Maggie McGill Mysteries Book 2) by Sharon Burch Toner
When Florida psychotherapist, Maggie McGill, has a bad day at work does it mean burnout? How could she survive if she no longer could work as a therapist? Maggie picks up her paintbrush and finds that her art hobby provides balance that helps her continue her counseling career. Encouraged by her beloved daughter, Allie, Maggie attempts to market her art. But her budding art career is threatened [...]
 
Book: Chubby Art Cartoon Colouring Book for Grown-ups (Chubby Art Cartoon Colouring Books Volume 1) by Alison Galvan
Re-discover your creativity! Designed for adults, this quirky colouring book with 44 cartoons on single sided medium weight non-perforated pages to eliminate the concerns of bleed through, takes you back to the days of crayons and coloured pencils. Rainbows and unicorns are replaced with decidedly more grown-up themes, and a dash of wicked humour. Let's face it, the belief that art is only for [...]
 
Book: Morris Park Crew - The Official History by John F. Lorne
The books foundation is the Graffiti Hip Hop movement in New York. The story begins in the late 1970's and compasses 30 years. As a group that spans 32 years with a deceased member list that rivals a small platoon. The reader will get a (glimpse) of the many difficult challenges and roads that these individuals choose, coupled with the obstacles they faced in the environment they grew up in. The [...]
 
Book: The History of the Snowman by The History of the Snowman
My book is a non-fictional account of one of man's oldest forms of folk-art, snowman-making. This is not a children's book but a serious yet humorous adult book which explores this frozen Forrest Gump whose fascinating history, at times, gets blue (such as when in the Middle Ages snowman-making was an early form of pornography and political commentary). I spent seven years traveling around the [...]
 
Book: The Art of Love and Murder (The Love and Murder Series Book 1) by Brenda Whiteside
Lacy Dahl never questioned her past until the deaths of her adoptive parents and her husband. A husband who wasn't what he seemed. Her research uncovers secrets about the mother she never knew; secrets that dispute the identity of her father and threaten her life. Sheriff Chance Meadowlark is still haunted by the murder of his wife and the revenge he unleashed in the name of justice. When he [...]
 
Book: The Siamese Suicides (Duncan Dewar Mysteries Book 6) by Victoria Benchley
For Scottish detective Duncan Dewar, do bad things really come in threes? People connected to the investigator keep dying, and he has to wonder. Will the past drag him from the promise of a bright future? Offered a chance to consult with his former employer, Duncan investigates the apparent suicide of an art dealer in Edinburgh. In a case right out of today's headlines, he learns that the art [...]
 
Book: Killer Art - Florida's Death Row Artists by Chris Dahl
Book 3 in the Death Row Stories Series is a unique one: art created by murderers on Death Row. They collect scraps of cardboard, left-over paper; they barter with smugglers for good pens, decent paints and colored pencils. They hide their art supplies away when word of a shake-down hits Death Row. And they produce some fascinating art. Aside from the standard greeting card stuff and half-naked [...]
 
Book: Heroes & Lovers by Wayne Zurl
During the early stages of a fraud investigation, Sam elicits the aid of Katherine and Rachel in a sting operation that goes totally wrong. Sam develops several promising leads, but as they begin to fizzle, his prime suspect drops off the planet and all the resources of the FBI aren't helping. After a lucky break and a little old-fashioned pressure on an infor-mant produce an important clue, the [...]
 
Book: Far From the Spaceports by Richard Abbott
"...a splendid good read..." (Breakfast with Pandora) "...Abbott's characters are very personable and make for good companions..." (The New Podler Review of Books) "...the newest novel to feature the islands is quite literally 'out of this world'..." (Radio Scilly) Quick wits and loyalty confront high-tech crime in space Welcome to the Scilly Isles, a handful of asteroids bunched together in [...]
 
Book: Marked for Revenge - An Art Heist Thriller (Zelda Richardson Mystery Series Book 3) by Jennifer S. Alderson
An adrenaline-fueled adventure set in the Netherlands, Croatia, Italy, Luxembourg, and Turkey about stolen art, the mafia, and a father's vengeance. When researcher Zelda Richardson begins working at a local museum, she doesn't expect to get entangled with an art theft, knocked unconscious by a forger, threatened by the mob, or stalked by drug dealers. To make matters worse, a Croatian gangster [...]
 
Book: The Charity Thieves by Robert Cubitt
When did working with a TV company become an invitation to risk life and limb? Andy Mirren can't believe his luck when he is appointed to work as the liaison between his charity and the TV company that runs its annual telethon. But his dream turns to a nightmare as he discovers that the producer and his girlfriend are on the take and that the glittering array of celebrities he must look after are [...]
 
Book: Danger by Design by Helen Macie Osterman
In Danger by Design, senior citizen Net Petrone resides in a retirement complex. The previous owner of her apartment died of a heart attack, and to her son's dismay, the woman's will named a suspicious organization as heir. Her son is convinced there was a last minute change, and he is searching for that latest will. Net learns a number of widows in the complex joined this society for the [...]
 


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