Finders Keepers (Jane Barnaby Adventures #1)




It should have been a simple job. All archaeology student Jane Barnaby had to do was pick up a box her professor needed and deliver it to him at his dig site, along with his new car. Yes, his office was in Oxfordshire, and his dig site was in Spain, a trip of 1,400 miles across three countries and two bodies of water. Still, it should have been simple. And it was, until Jane discovered she picked up the wrong box by mistake. Not the one with boring pottery samples, but instead the one with priceless ancient Egyptian artifacts. The one that a team of international art thieves is after. Now she’s chasing – and being chased by – the thieves. And she’s picked up a pair of passengers who claim they can help her outwit them, get her professor’s pottery back and return the artifacts to their rightful owner. If only she could figure out which one of them is working with the thieves and which one she can trust in this high-stakes game of finders keepers




Ok take an American Oxford University student. Jane Barnaby.
A way to make an awesome impression on one of her Professors.
A mix up of rooms and crates.
And add a gang of International Art Thieves.
Then you now have one hell of a story brewing, which J.J. DiBenedetto delivers wonderfully.
This is just pure fun from the very beginning as Jane Barnaby is introduced in the first book of the series. Jane is a very likeable character being one crazy ass lady determined to complete her mission no matter what it takes. Her journey made me laugh and cringe all at the same time as she travelled 1,400 miles across 3 countries in a car she didn’t really know how to drive. There were some pretty determined guys after her that were willing to do anything to get Jane’s precious cargo. Throw in a promise of a little romance too and it just completes the scene.
This is a brilliant book to read anywhere, Beit cosy on a sofa or the side of a pool on holiday. I read this book sitting as I just couldn’t leave Jane in a dangerous situation. It will be great to continue following Jane’s future adventures in the rest of the series.




J.J. DiBenedetto


J.J. (James) DiBenedetto was born in Yonkers, New York. He attended Case Western Reserve university, where as his classmates can attest, he was a complete nerd. Very little has changed since then.

He currently lives in Arlington, Virginia with his beautiful wife and their cat (who has thoroughly trained them both). When he’s not writing, James works in the direct marketing field, enjoys the opera, photography and the New York Giants, among other interests.

The “Dreams” series is James’ first published work.

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