Saint’s Gate by Carla Neggers (♦♦♦)
I did like this book. It is relatively short by today’s standards and the literary images come to life to describe vividly coastal Maine in the fall. Also vivid are the descriptions of the works of art involved in the story. The characters are well defined and the romance is fun, though it sometimes takes much needed space from the main plot which is the murder and art theft investigation. I was relived at the end when the killer was exposed because I thought Neggers was going to bring about an unknown character; I’m glad she didn’t.
I recommend this book to people who love a good mystery mingled with art history.