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Mexican Booty (Lucy Ripken Mysteries #2)

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Lucy Ripken lives in New York—land of finance, wealth, and art, but she’s basically broke. With less than $1000 in her bank account (not even enough to pay this month’s rent) she lands a job on the Upper East Side, photographing some mind-bogglingly expensive pre-Colombian sculptures. But something is off about the woman she’s working for, and something is off with the pie ...more
Kindle Edition, 256 pages
Published September 10th 2015 (first published 2006)
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Oct 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
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Dollycas’s Thoughts

I like Lucy Ripken, she is down but she is not out when she gets the call to photograph some Pre-Colombian pieces for a gallery catalog. When a friend she brings along to the shoot tells her the pieces are fake and the gallery owner assures her they are not she feels there is a story there. She pitches the story and gets funding to research the pieces. She jets off to Santa Fe and Mexico to find the truth never realizing the danger she has put herself in.

The author gives in de
Kat Lebo
Oct 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
Mexican Booty: A Lucy Ripken Mystery #2 -- or is it #1?
by J.J. Henderson

Interestingly, while in the books themselves, here on Goodreads, and on many selling sites, "Mexican Booty" is listed as book #2 of the series, with "Murder on Naked Beach," yet on the author's website the series list begins with Mexican Booty. I looked for the first book and found very few available, none available in digital for Kindle, so I don't know if the book is simply out of print (not that old), or if the bad review
Charles Ray
Jan 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
Freelance photographer Lucy Ripken lives in New York City, a place of wealth and plenty, but she’s basically broke. When she’s given the chance to shoot some photos of pre-Colombian artifacts for a gallery opening, she jumps at the chance. When a friend of hers who is an expert in pre-Colombian art and history tells her and the gallery owner that the pieces are fakes, Lucy finds herself on a whirlwind tour from NYC to New Mexico to the Yucatan, looking for answers, and ducking art forgers who ar ...more
nora m malotte
Apr 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Mexican Booty: A Lucy Ripken Mystery

This series is new to me and have not read the previous books in the series , however, as this book has interested me I will catch up the two previous . I DON'T think it necessary to read the books in sequence. They seem to stand alone quite well. Lucy and her friends are strong characters and I look forward to reading more of their adventures. The story holds your interest and puts forth lots of information about Columbian art which is quite interesting. I RE
Jan 18, 2016 rated it liked it
Sleuthing magazine writer

An average, quick paced (after the first chapter) read. Magazine article writer gets involved in art thefts and creates hazards along the way, before mystery is solved.
Maria Elena Jaquez
Mar 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
Lucy mystery

I love reading mystery books with a little romance thrown in. This was a good read with interesting characters. I realized later that I red book 2. So of course, I will now read book 1 !
Linda Cole
Dec 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing

I began reading and was hooked immediately. It was very detailed but easy to follow. Lucy is a tough lady.
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