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A Place of Safety: A Trish Maguire Mystery (Trish Maguire #5)

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Barrister Trish Maguire needs all the time she can find to help her young half-brother adjust to life after the violent death of his mother. Sir Henry Buxford, an influential acquaintance, has other ideas. He asks Trish to investigate one of his private charities, a magnificent art collection built up before 1914 and lost for most of the twentieth century.

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Hardcover, 320 pages
Published September 18th 2003 by Minotaur Books (first published July 7th 2003)
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Trish Maguire gets mixed up in the art world. She's asked to look into the curator for a non-profit art foundation. She uncovers a one-time art forger, now a curator, who's being blackmailed about his past.

Under threat of his children being harmed, the curator has to launder money by bidding on bogus art at auctions.

Turns out the hapless blackmail victim's kids go to the same school as David, Trish Maguire's young half-brother, whom she has taken in after his mother's murder
Ineke van Mackelenbergh
A reviewer of this book noted that s/he found it annoying that the author referred to characters from earlier books she had written. I did not find this to be the case, since it really is all pretty 'obvious'. Ms Cooper is a good writer, keeps the pace of the plot at a high level and has good character analysis of her subjects. She also evokes the streets of London and its atmosphere extremely well. If interested in crime thrillers, this is a good read, but not a memorable one in the long term.
Pattie Cook
Natasha Cooper is a new author for me, and I was not impressed. Her style seemed raw, unfinished. The characters were not well developed and the dialogue was poor. Some of her facts were incorrect and poorly researched. I felt that Natasha Copper had not reviewed the entire novel prior to publication, as there were details about Helen that just didn't make sense.
Driven by strong characters, with an unusual narrative flow that reveals clues to multiple characters from different angles. Sharp and clever.
Brilliant, Well plotted, clear-drawn characters and a real page turn. I just wanted to read on.
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aka N.J. Cooper, Kate Hatfield, Clare Layton, Daphne Wright.

Natasha Cooper was Chairman of the Crime Writers' Association in 2000/2001. She reviews books in THE TIMES, THE TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT and the NEW LAW JOURNAL. She is the author of, among others, FAULT LINES and PREY TO ALL.
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