First Line Friday — A Fool And His Monet

1 Apr

Happy Friday and Happy April Fool’s Day! Do you have any tricks up your sleeve today? I am not much on pranks, but a good April Fool’s joke is a bit fun. The book I am highlighting today is no joke, though. A Fool And His Monet is a lighthearted, cozy-ish style mystery by Sandra Orchard. It and the other 2 books in the series were published some years ago, so if the first line piques your interest then you have your weekend all booked up! No fooling 😉 .

Here’s the first line:

I should have listened to my mother.

Serena Jones has a passion for recovering lost and stolen art–one that’s surpassed only by her zeal to uncover the truth about the art thief who murdered her grandfather. She’s joined the FBI Art Crime Team with the secret hope that one of her cases will lead to his killer. Now, despite her mother’s pleas to do something safer–like get married–Serena’s learning how to go undercover to catch thieves and black market traders.

When a local museum discovers an irreplaceable Monet missing, Jones leaps into action. The clues point in different directions, and her boss orders her to cease investigating her most promising suspect. But determined to solve the case and perhaps discover another clue in her grandfather’s murder, she pushes ahead, regardless of the danger.

With spunk, humor, and plenty of heart-stopping moments, Sandra Orchard gives readers an exciting string of cases to crack and a character they’ll love to watch solve them.

9 Responses to “First Line Friday — A Fool And His Monet”

  1. Barbara Harper April 1, 2022 at 10:05 am #

    I’ve had this in my Kindle app for years. I need to read it sometime soon.

    • rbclibrary April 1, 2022 at 7:38 pm #


  2. Mareli Thalwitzer April 1, 2022 at 11:25 am #

    I love cozy mysteries and this one does seem like a fun read. I love stories surrounding art, it’s always fun.

    Have a good weekend and happy reading!

    Elza Reads

    • rbclibrary April 1, 2022 at 7:38 pm #

      Hope you get a chance to read it.

  3. Paula Shreckhise April 1, 2022 at 5:44 pm #

    My first line comes from All That It Takes by Nicole Deese:
    As the door to our new life swung open and my ten-year-old son rushed across the threshold to explore the second-story apartment, the you-break-it- you-buy-it policy flashed across my mind like a hazard warning.

    I read A Fool and HisMonet a while ago and it was really good!

    • rbclibrary April 1, 2022 at 7:38 pm #

      I’m reading Nicole Deese’s book too.

  4. Cindy Davis April 1, 2022 at 6:30 pm #

    That’s a great book for today!!

    • rbclibrary April 1, 2022 at 7:37 pm #


  5. Danielle Grandinetti April 3, 2022 at 11:39 am #

    That is a great first line! My first line is from Of Time and Circumstance by Ann Elizabeth Fryer:

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