Genre: Suspense Thrillers

For Fans Of

Stieg Larsson, Tess Gerritsen and Dan Brown. This is book 2 in the Culture Crime Series. Mikky dos Santos has been compared to Lisbeth Salander in the Millennium Trilogy. An International Crime Thriller Set in London (England) Dresden (Germany) and Mallorca (Spain).

Book Summary

Mikky dos Santos is planning the heist of her life.
But when opera diva Josephine Lavelle appears on the scene her plans start to unravel.
An investigative journalist is intent on uncovering secrets but Mikky faces a far greater threat from an unexpected source.
She stands to lose everything, including her life…
How far will she go to pursue her dream?

A gripping international crime thriller. A page-turner involving an exciting heist, an unusual robbery, and an innovative thief. Her secrets will have you hooked in the first book of this debut trilogy


"Really enjoyed this read. It is fast paced and classy. At the same time a straightforward story that doesn't get bogged down in intense detail. The central figure, Mikky reminded me of Lisbeth Salander in "Girl With the Dragon Tattoo"

"This is one of those books which you don't want to finish...and I can't wait for the next book in the series. Great story line, we'll formed characters, lots of intrigue and a twist which I certainly didn’t see coming. Really enjoyable!"

"My brother suggested that I read ‘Masterpiece’ and from one who rarely reads fictional books, it was a recommendation worth pursuing. I was given a copy as a present, from the moment I opened the book I could not put it down. Other commitments and jobs had to wait so that I could finish the book in a day! I would certainly recommend this book with strong characters and storylines that keep you wanting more right to the end and beyond. Can’t wait until I can sit down and read ‘Book of Hours, the next book in the series."

"This story is gripping as well as moving. I loved the character of Mikky - it's so good to have a strong female character who also has a vulnerability. I couldn't put the book down and the plot twists were really clever. More please."

"Enjoyed the plot and especially reviewing the great art mentioned in the book."

"I really enjoyed this book. It absorbed me into Mikky's world. A fabulous read. On to Book of Hours next."

"Non fiction normally constitutes my reading material, but Masterpiece landed in front of me and I was gripped from the outset. The book held my attention for more than 100 pages and then suddenly I thought,"wow", I could not wait to read more, even at the breakfast table. A further 100 pages on and I was even more intrigued. At just over three hundred pages I was completely gripped and the ending did not disappoint.
Janet Pywell has done enough to persuade me to purchase more of her previously published work. I have even encouraged my wife to read Masterpiece."

Whether you have read the first instalment in the saga or not you're sure to enjoy the clever twists in this gripping tale. The plot lines are excellently woven together to culminate in a nail biting finale. I am sure that you will enjoy it as much as I did!'

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Janet Pywell's Books

About the Author

I am the author of a Culture Crime Series: GOLDEN ICON, MASTERPIECE, and BOOK OF HOURS. I have also published a love story ELLIE BRAVO and a book of short stories RED SHOES. My second book of short stories BEDTIME READS will be published in October 2017.

My background is in travel and tourism and I use my experiences of living and travelling abroad and knowledge of locations as an integral part of scenes in my novels. I have a passion for history and cultural heritage. I love to see people maintain deep-rooted traditions. My Culture Crime Series allows me to develop characters and to explore right and wrong whilst writing about our world heritage, art and ethnicity.
Please read my blog for more information on my books and the research for my novels.

I am currently working on my next novel in the Cultural Crime Series - FINAL SCRIPT due for publication March 2018.

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