Linda Moore presents 'Five Days in Bogotá: A Novel'

“A hold-your-breath read about what we do for love—of family and of art.” —Caroline Leavitt, author of Pictures of You

Third Place Books is delighted to welcome the return of Linda Moore to our Ravenna store! Moore will be discussing her new art heist thriller, Five Days in Bogotá: A Novel. This event is free and open to the public.

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About Five Days in Bogotá. . .

Desperate to save her gallery and her family from bankruptcy, Allison Blake travels to Bogotá to an art fair to meet wealthy collectors. She discovers paintings worth millions were added to her crates in scheme to launder money. Caught between warring cartels, U.S. mercenaries, and shady characters from her past, she fights to save her gallery and protect her children.

Gallery owner Ally Blake risks everything to exhibit at an art fair in Bogotá in the 1990s. She needs wealthy collectors to boost her gallery's sales and save her family from bankruptcy. When her art crates are tampered with and she discovers an ex-boyfriend and colleague from her State Department days in Santiago has involved her in a money laundering scheme, she devises a strategy to thwart the fraud, protect her children, and secure her family’s future—but pulling it off will require her to make the art deal of a lifetime.


Praise for Five Days in Bogotá. . .

“A beguiling adventure involving valuable paintings and international conspiracy . . . a pulse-pounding game of cat-and-mouse..”
Kirkus Reviews

“Exotic and exciting, Five Days in Bogotá will drop you into the international art world, where money, power, and prestige keep the stakes running high. Full of characters as colorful as the artworks themselves, Moore brings us a captivating mystery with an ever-present undercurrent of danger. The streets of Bogotá aren't safe, but Ally Blake's past is even more dangerous and she must use all of her wits to make it out of Colombia in one piece. Highly recommend.”
—Mark Pryor, author of the Hugo Marston and Henri Lefort mysteries

“Linda Moore's captivating narrative in Five Days in Bogotá is a masterclass in immersive storytelling. With vivid prose that transports you to the heart of Colombia's bustling art world, Moore crafts a thrilling tale of intrigue and betrayal. I found myself utterly engrossed, envisioning each twist and turn as if I were right there alongside Ally Blake, navigating the perilous landscape of art and deception. This is more than a book—it's a cinematic experience waiting to unfold, and I can't recommend it enough.”
—Jesse Leon, author of I'm Not Broken and No Estoy Roto

“A romp through the beauty and mysteries of Colombia. Each page is rich with adventure and intrigue!”
—Joshua Mohr, author of Model Citizen, A Memoir

Linda Moore is an author, traveler, and recovering gallery owner. Her gallery featured contemporary artists from Latin American, Spain, and the United States and she has exhibited at numerous art fairs, including in Bogotá, Buenos Aires, and Madrid. Attribution, her debut novel was an IBPA finalist in Ben Franklin Awards for General Fiction, Eric Hoffer honorable mention winner in General Fiction, on the 2022 Sarton Book Awards Short List in Contemporary Fiction, winner of Somerset Award in Literary and Contemporary Fiction and a 2022 International Book Awards Finalist in Best New Fiction, among other distinctions. She has published award-winning exhibition catalogs and her writing has appeared in art journals and anthologies. She resides with her book-collecting husband in San Diego and is working hard on her next novel in their vacation cottage on Kauai.

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