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artwork specialist, heads to Berlin to aid in mounting a sensational show: The Plundered Past—twenty valuable outdated Masters looted by way of the Nazis, suggestion for many years to be misplaced endlessly, and only in the near past rediscovered.
yet issues speedy 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 gloomy Frankfurt brothel, of all locations. Now, Chris faces a frightening activity: discovering a counterfeit art 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 aware the artwork of the homicide secret” (The Philadelphia Inquirer).
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I spoke from a sitting position at his feet. "Chris Norgren. I'm舒" "Christopher Norgren? You're Dr. Norgren? Good heavens. " He said it the way he might have if I'd embarrassed us both by showing up for a cocktail party on the wrong night. Meanwhile, I was looking at the drawing again, dazedly trying to figure out what it was about it that bothered me. I twisted my head nearly upside down so I could see it right side up. That was a mistake. The blood thumped painfully at the back of my nose, and I quickly jerked upright.
Well, maybe just a little. In any case, here's what I'd like: You'll need the next two days to get oriented, so just go ahead and do that. Then, after I come back, you and I will walk through the collection, and I'd like you simply to look it over and see if something doesn't strike you very, very peculiarly indeed. Really, I'd tell you more, but I want your unbiased opinion before we take it any further. " "Of course, if that's what you want. Tell me one thing, though. Are you suggesting that Claudio Bolzano himself is aware of this?
Bev, I had been learning, to my cost, was seldom wrong on dates or figures. "And the manuscript was submitted on March twenty-seventh? " I agreed that it probably was, although how Bev knew, I had no idea. " That date I could vouch for. Black Saturday. Rita was being kind when she used the word separated. Bev had simply up and left me. I'd gotten back after a couple of hours at the museum舒I'd wanted to look over a fine Mantegna Head of Saint Paul that we'd just gotten from Geneva舒and she just wasn't there.
A Deceptive Clarity (Chris Norgren) by Aaron Elkins