A Clean Canvas by Elizabeth Mundy – Book Review





Crime always leaves a stain…

Lena Szarka, a Hungarian cleaner, dusts off her detective skills when a masterpiece is stolen from a gallery she cleans with her cousin Sarika. When Sarika goes missing too, accusations start to fly.

Convinced her cousin is innocent, Lena sweeps her way through the secrets of the London art scene. But with the evidence against Sarika mounting and the police on her trail, Lena needs to track down the missing painting if she is to clear her cousin.

Embroiling herself in the sketchy world of thwarted talents, unpaid debts and elegant fraudsters, Lena finds that there’s more to this gallery than meets the eye.



Well this is quite unique, a crime thriller with no bodies, but an art theft…and Lena, a cleaner being an armature detective to solve the mystery…

Lena is Hungarian, intelligent and sharp, but still has a little difficulty understanding the quirks of the English language at times, which makers her even more endearing.

I found the story intriguing with plenty of twists to keep you engrossed. This is a well written, interesting and original mystery,  a refreshing change to the usual crime thrillers.

Thank you to Rachel’s Random Resources for the opportunity to participate in this blog tour and for the promotional materials and a free copy of the ebook. This is my honest, unbiased review.


Purchase Link – amzn.to/2VWJ3ZD

Author Bio –



Elizabeth Mundy’s grandmother was a Hungarian immigrant to America who raised five children on a chicken farm in Indiana. An English Literature graduate from Edinburgh University, Elizabeth is a marketing director for an investment firm and lives in London with her messy husband and two young children. A Clean Canvas is the second book in the Lena Szarka mystery series about a Hungarian cleaner who turns detective.

Social Media Links –
Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @ElizabethEMundy




2 responses to “A Clean Canvas by Elizabeth Mundy – Book Review”

  1. Thanks for the lovely review!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. It’s my pleasure 💕


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