The Bernini Bust (Art History Mystery Series #3)

The Bernini Bust (Art History Mystery Series #3)

by Iain Pears
     
 

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British art historian Jonathan Argyll has just sold a minor Titian to an American museum for a highly inflated price. But as he complacently awaits his check in the California sunshine, trouble erupts: the museum's billionaire owner is murdered, a dubious art dealer disappears, and a Bernini bust, apparently smuggled out of Italy, is missing. This calls for help from…  See more details below

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British art historian Jonathan Argyll has just sold a minor Titian to an American museum for a highly inflated price. But as he complacently awaits his check in the California sunshine, trouble erupts: the museum's billionaire owner is murdered, a dubious art dealer disappears, and a Bernini bust, apparently smuggled out of Italy, is missing. This calls for help from his friends General Bottando and Flavia di Stefano of the Italian National Art Theft Squad...especially when the killer's attention turns toward Argyll. Cleverly mixing murder with art, Iain Pears has written his strongest and most entertaining mystery to date.

Editorial Reviews

San Diego Union-Tribune
As charming as its title-well paced, witty, and full of details that speak to [Pears's] training as an art historian.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780151118304
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
09/28/1994
Series:
Art History Mystery Series, #3
Pages:
192

Meet the Author

Iain Pears was born in 1955. Educated at Wadham College, Oxford, he has worked as a journalist, an art historian, and a television consultant in England, France, Italy, and the United States. He is the author of seven highly praised detective novels, a book of art history, and countless articles on artistic, financial, and historical subjects, as well as the international bestseller An Instance of the Fingerpost He lives in Oxford, England.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Oxford, England
Date of Birth:
1955
Education:
Ph.D., Oxford University

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