Caravaggio's Angel

Caravaggio's Angel

Book - 2008/10/01
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Random House, Inc.
Dr. Reggie Lee, new at London’s National Gallery, is planning a small exhibition of three almost identical Caravaggio paintings when she discovers a fourth. One must be a forgery. That discovery detonates multiple murders. Like Flavia di Stefano in Iain Pears’ art history mysteries, Reggie is attractive, knowledgeable when it comes to art, and percipient when it comes to people with motives to defraud.

Ruth Brandon divides her time between London and France. She is working on the second title in this series. She previously published Surreal Lives: The Surrealists, 1917–1945, a work of nonfiction.

Perseus Publishing

Dr. Reggie Lee, new at London’s National Gallery, is planning a small exhibition of three almost identical Caravaggio paintings when she discovers a fourth. One must be a forgery. That discovery detonates multiple murders. Like Flavia di Stefano in Iain Pears’ art history mysteries, Reggie is attractive, knowledgeable when it comes to art, and percipient when it comes to people with motives to defraud.

Ruth Brandon divides her time between London and France. She is working on the second title in this series. She previously published Surreal Lives: The Surrealists, 1917–1945, a work of nonfiction.


Art forgery leads to murder.


Blackwell North Amer
Dr Reggie Lee, a new arrival at the National Gallery, is organizing a small exhibition around three Caravaggio paintings depicting "St Cecilia and the Angel". One is at the Getty, one at the Louvre, and she assumes it won't be too hard to track down the third. But inexplicable obstacles keep getting in her way - and then, unexpectedly, a fourth Caravaggio turns up. One of them must be a fake. But which?
When people start to die, it's horribly clear that someone doesn't want Reggie's show to go ahead. Why, she can't imagine. But her career is at stake, and she's damned if she'll let herself be intimidated by these unseen forces. So Reggie sets out to discover the truth, on a trail that leads her from Surrealist suicides to Italian art dealers, from seventeenth-century painting techniques to modern French politics. By the end it seems as though nobody in the world of international art can truly be deemed incorruptible - perhaps not even Reggie herself.

Publisher: New York : Soho Constable ; London : Constable, 2008/10/01
Edition: 1st US ed
ISBN: 9781569475195
1569475199
Branch Call Number: M BRANDON
Characteristics: 272 p. ; 23 cm

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