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The art of deception

Author: Leonard S Goldberg
Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2020.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"In the west end of London, an apparently crazed individual is on the loose, breaking into art galleries and private homes to slash valuable paintings of women. Despite Scotland Yard's best efforts, the criminal remains at large and continues on his destructive path. When Joanna and the Watsons are called in to solve the mystery, they soon discover that although the canvases have been slashed, their backings remain  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Detective and mystery fiction
Fiction
Historical fiction
Mystery fiction
Named Person: Joanna Blalock, (Fictitious character); John H Watson, (Fictitious character); Sherlock Holmes; John H Watson, (Fictitious character)
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leonard S Goldberg
ISBN: 9781250224200 1250224209 9781250269812 1250269814
OCLC Number: 1137206579
Description: x, 306 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: The vandal --
Hawke and Evans --
Felix Dubose --
Johnny --
Albert Dubose --
The art historian --
Cholera --
The Countess --
Strange symptoms --
The rumor --
The lockpicks --
Delvecchio --
Scotland Yard --
Wormwood scrubs --
Two vandals --
The exhumation --
The Stewart Gallery --
The hiding place --
Dubious identification --
An unexpected visitor --
A near miss --
The wife --
An unseemly source --
A violent break-in --
Setting a trap --
The National Gallery --
The masterpiece --
All the evidence.
Responsibility: Leonard Goldberg.

Abstract:

"In the west end of London, an apparently crazed individual is on the loose, breaking into art galleries and private homes to slash valuable paintings of women. Despite Scotland Yard's best efforts, the criminal remains at large and continues on his destructive path. When Joanna and the Watsons are called in to solve the mystery, they soon discover that although the canvases have been slashed, their backings remain pristine, with no cuts or scratches. The criminal, it seems, is no mere vandal--he's searching for something hidden behind the portraits. Suspicion soon falls on two skilled art restorers who previously worked at the gallery where all the vandalized art was purchased. When Joanna finds the body of one in a bricked off fireplace at the gallery, the other is left as the prime suspect. But then he's discovered dead as well. Luckily, Joanna has a plan for ensnaring the criminal once and for all. But it must not fail, or more paintings--and lives--will be lost"--

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