SOUTHERN GOTHIC: A Celine Caldwell Mystery

Bridgette R. Alexander Kelly McNees Mark Burstein


SOUTHERN GOTHIC: A Celine Caldwell Mystery

SOUTHERN GOTHIC: A Celine Caldwell Mystery

  • Title: SOUTHERN GOTHIC: A Celine Caldwell Mystery
  • Author: Bridgette R. Alexander Kelly McNees Mark Burstein
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 276
  • Format: Kindle Edition



Tell your mother to do as we say or we go to the police Frightened by these chilling words of blackmail on the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 16 years old, Celine Caldwell is threatened as she raced from her tony school on Manhattan s Upper East Side to her internship at the Museum She wants to go screaming to her mother s office at the Museum, where she just Tell your mother to do as we say or we go to the police Frightened by these chilling words of blackmail on the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 16 years old, Celine Caldwell is threatened as she raced from her tony school on Manhattan s Upper East Side to her internship at the Museum She wants to go screaming to her mother s office at the Museum, where she just happens to be the powerful curator, Julia Caldwell, but Celine doesn t dare tell her mother about the threats These days she doesn t tell her mom much Their relationship has been strained once her parent s divorce was finalized last year Since then Celine s mom work at the Museum ballooned into an obsession that placed Celine dead last Rumors are flying inside the Museum about two mysterious paintings that have disappeared from an upcoming exhibition Julia s outrageous insistence that the paintings be removed from the exhibit has made her the number one target of a criminal investigation, and her diva personality does little to move the police to consider alternative suspects Celine knows her mother is innocent and vows to find the paintings and keep her mother out of jail Celine s life gets very complicated when she learns that these two paintings are than priceless works of art they are evidence of a long buried murder The closer Celine gets to the truth, the dangerous each step becomes for her Until she finds herself face to face with a killer so desperate to keep these secrets buried, right along with Celine herself.


Recent Comments "SOUTHERN GOTHIC: A Celine Caldwell Mystery"

Sure, the jacket copy for this book is so badly written that you want to scream and get out your red pen, but the book in question has much better writing! I had a few issues with punctuation here or there, but it was entirely subjective.Nah, I'm DNFing this because the dialogue is atrocious and I can't handle an entire book of people talking the way these characters do. It's that simple.But seriously, whoever wrote that disaster of a jacket copy needs to be re-evaluated.

Celine Caldwell, a gifted sixteen-year-old, is heading to her internship at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York when a tattooed stranger accosts her on the museum steps in an attempt to blackmail her mother. Until then, Celine’s biggest problem has been balancing the demands of her divorced parents, both involved in new relationships, while keeping up with the classwork at her fancy prep school. But this threat against her mother, the Met’s curator, forces Celine into a difficult situ [...]

4 stars.As another reviewer noted, the description is poorly written. It really doesn't do the book justice, and I recommend a rewrite. Also, at 57 percent in the Kindle version, there's a note about formatting that should be removed.That said, I enjoyed this quite a bit and will definitely be reading the next installment!

When two nineteenth-century American folk-art-style works go missing from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Julia Caldwell, the first African-American curator at the museum, becomes the NYPD’s prime suspect. Julia’s prickly personality does little to convince the police to consider alternative suspects.It’s up to her 16-year-old daughter Celine Caldwell to find the paintings and clear her mother’s name on her own. Described by Kirkus Review as “an uptown Nancy Drew,” Celine quickly rea [...]

When two nineteenth-century American folk-art-style works go missing from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Julia Caldwell, the first African-American curator at the museum, becomes the NYPD’s prime suspect. Julia’s prickly personality does little to convince the police to consider alternative suspects.It’s up to her 16-year-old daughter Celine Caldwell to find the paintings and clear her mother’s name on her own. Described by Kirkus Review as “an uptown Nancy Drew,” Celine quickly rea [...]


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