Praise for the Art Lover's mystery series
Arsenic and Old Paint
"Wonderful characters, attention to detail, and insightful views of San Francisco's underbelly are just a few of the things that make Lind one of my favorite authors. . . Fast-paced, smart as hell, and laugh-out-loud funny."
New York Times Bestselling author Kate Carlisle, Bibliophile Mystery series
"Lind's characterssome guilty, some sort of innocentcome alive with snappy dialogue and adventures you won't want to miss."
Margaret Grace, Miniature Mystery series
Brush with Death
"This delightful "Art Lover's Mystery" series will have a wide audience even beyond the art world. ...Grave robbers, suspicious suicides, and a missing Old Master provide the framework for a crackerjack mystery. A hunky art thief, a drop-dead goodlooking security expert, and an unscrupulous developer add romance and suspense. Quirky sidekicks and genuinely likeable cameo characters "kick things up a notch." Finally, there's Annie, a hard worker who frequently finds herself between a rock and a hard place. Brush With Death not only escapes the dreaded third book curse, it is surely the best yet! Hailey Lind is a must read."
Molly Weston, Meritorious Mysteries
"Lind deftly combines a smart and witty sleuth with entertaining characters who are all engaged in a fascinating new adventure. Sprinkled in are interesting snippets about works of art and the art world, both the beauty and its dirty underbelly."
Romantic Times, four stars
"Agatha-awarded nominated Hailey Lind has created a third winner in her Art Lover's Mystery series. Readers who managed to miss the first two books have three great reads to look forward to. Hailey Lind fans know this series is an intelligent reader's chick lit mystery."
Susan Illis, New Mystery Reader
"Brush With Death is a hoot! I simply adored the sassy Annie for her humor, tenacity, loyalty and vulnerability. Ms. Lind brings the Bay Area to life in vibrant detail, from the places to the people her characters are all wonderfully crafted and it was simply a joy to visit Annie's quirky, exciting and larger-than-life world. In addition to an intriguing mystery, the element of romance and the conflicts brewing in our heroine's heart were also quite captivating. Brush with Death definitely left this reader wanting more!"
Romance Reader's Connection
"Our favorite art forger cum art restorer Annie Kincaid is back, in another fast-paced adventure... I highly recommend you pick up Annie's other two adventures, Feint of Art and Shooting Gallery. The "Lind" sisters just keep getting better!"
Future Mysteries Anthology Magazine, FMAM
"This third outing in the fabulous Annie Kincaid art lovers mystery series stands alone beautifully. It's clever and artful (excuse the pun!), while the author, Hailey Lind, is erudite and experienced in her subject. The story flows seamlessly through spooky graveyard outings, locked mausoleums and Bay Area hot spots. Highly recommended."
"A mystery set in the Bay Area that makes me laugh out loud? What could be better?... Annie's one of those people who keep trying to do the right thing while tripping over the Doctrine of Unanticipated Consequences. She's a hoot, and the local scenery just makes it better."
Contra Costa Times
"Annie...is one-half Georgia O'Keeffe and one-half Gracie Allen. She can forge Old Masts for fabulous sums but chooses the straight and narrow, running a small finishing business called True/Faux Studios. She draws trouble like Warhol drew money."
The Virginian Pilot
"Annie is one of the funniest, most likable amateur sleuths out there today. ...The plots are cleverly linked and every event that occurs happens for a specific purpose, making the story wonderfully rich in detail. Annie's friends are eccentric, and her grandfather's posse keeps their eyes on Annie, keeping her safe even as she continues to place herself in perilous situations....Don't miss this one!"
Jennifer Monahan Winberry, The Mystery Reader
"...This extremely humorous and lively read never fails to entertain as it explores the highly fascinating world of art and forgery."
Cindy Chow, No Name Cafe Book Review Corner
"Hailey Lind has created a character to rival Stephanie Plum in the disaster department, but Annie is brighter and faster on her feet. Shooting Gallery is a fun caper novel, with non-stop action. It has everything a successful caper should have, right down to the chase scene through the streets of San Francisco.... There's sexual tension, great characters, and disaster after disaster. Anyone who enjoyed Foul Play or Moonlighting will appreciate Shooting Gallery. Fans of Janet Evanovich will enjoy the series."
Lesa Holstine, BookBitch.com
"...A fast-moving plot, bitingly funny dialogue, top-notch writing and a dizzying array of wild characters."
Diana Vickery, Mystery News
"Lind's sleuth, Annie Kincaid, combines the spunk and intelligence of Sue Grafton's Kinsey Millhone with the spot-on observations of John Dunning's Cliff Janeway."
Nick Petrulakis, "Winter Reads", Alameda Magazine
"Shooting Gallery is a delightful murder-mystery, combining the protagonist's wit and humor with both the pull of sex toward art theft and solving a murder involving Annie's own mother... Ms. Lind uses Annie to present us with insights into the art business while creating an exceptional story as well....Throughout, Annie's predilection for outrageous and often hilarious circumstances prevails, coloring Hailey Lind's Shooting Gallery with humor you won't want to ignore."
Alan Paul Curtis, Armchair Reviews
Feint of Art
"...A fast-paced, thoroughly enjoyable novel. A highly recommended read."
C.E. Japhe, Futures Mystery Anthology Magazine
"This is one mystery series not to be missed, but one to keep and savor."
Connie Payne, Once Upon a Romance
"Annie Kincaid is a fun and fascinating new sleuth, whose adventures are delightfully different. Fast-paced ... this is a series to watch... And, in lieu of the rather cliched recipe, the authors instead offer instructions for a faux painting technique."
Susan Illis, New Mystery Reader
"Annie is a complex character with a past that's dark enough to be interesting, but not bad enough to make her unsympathetic in the present. Her grandfather, Georges, is still up to his old tricks; he and the shadowy world of art forgery add some real interest to the story. Readers who enjoy art or art history will be enthralled with the wealth of information here. Readers who don't know van Gogh from van Eyck will have no trouble, given the well-written and understandable artistic background. I'm anxious to see what's next for Annie."
"Hailey Lind gives details about San Francisco not normally trodden by the tourist, but by the native. She shows the true melting pot of riches to rags, from honest people to criminals, and from cosmopolitan to Goth that the Bay area has to share. ... Feint of Art is truly worth reading, and I'm excited to read the next in the Annie Kincaid's series. I won't tell you why, you'll have to read that for yourself."