By Aaron Elkins
Chris Norgren, museum curator and Renaissance artwork specialist, heads to Berlin to aid in mounting a sensational show: The Plundered Past—twenty necessary previous Masters looted by means of the Nazis, proposal for many years to be misplaced ceaselessly, and just recently rediscovered.
yet issues quick get out of hand while Chris’s patrician, fastidious boss, after sensing a forgery within the lot, turns up lifeless the very subsequent day—on the stairs of a dark Frankfurt brothel, of all areas. Now, Chris faces a frightening job: discovering a counterfeit paintings one of the masterpieces—and an all-too-real killer whose points of interest at the moment are set on him.
A misleading Clarity is the 1st within the Chris Norgren Mysteries through the a number of award–winning writer of the Gideon Oliver “Skeleton Detective” novels—a celebrated grasp who “thoroughly is familiar with the artwork of the homicide secret” (The Philadelphia Inquirer).
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You don't have to leave for half an hour yet. " He looked at me benignly. "I, evasive? What a thing to say. " He continued to regard me tranquilly. " Peter's occasional and uncharacteristic excursions into archness were not among his most endearing habits. " "But you just said舒" "Never mind what I just said. " He shifted his coffee to one side with the back of his hand and leaned closer over the table, suddenly excited, his eyes glowing. "I may be wrong, you understand. I'm not a hundred percent certain.
What I did know of him, I liked. Although he accepted deference as his due, he managed to do it in an unassuming and considerate way. Moreover, he was an art historian of great erudition, and he had always shared his knowledge freely舒not something you ran into every day in the art world. By the time Peter had finished with the guard, the young man was smiling and apologetic, and even saluted me through the doorway. " Peter asked. " I looked around at a lobby much like that of a hotel, with reception desk, worn but good carpeting, and comfortable-looking armchairs arranged in informal groupings.
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