The Etruscan Chimera

The Etruscan Chimera

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by Lyn Hamilton
     
 

In Rome, a reclusive billionaire businessman asks antiques dealer Lara McClintoch to find a rare Etruscan artifact for his collection. Lara likes the idea of visiting the beautiful hill towns of Tuscany on an expense account. But when strange men start following her, an eccentric collector dies suddenly, and a strange package turns up in her car, Lara feels evil

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In Rome, a reclusive billionaire businessman asks antiques dealer Lara McClintoch to find a rare Etruscan artifact for his collection. Lara likes the idea of visiting the beautiful hill towns of Tuscany on an expense account. But when strange men start following her, an eccentric collector dies suddenly, and a strange package turns up in her car, Lara feels evil closing in on her. From Paris to Rome, from Nice to Volterra, from Arezzo to Cortona, Lara is on the move to unravel the conspiracy of the mythical chimera, a monstrous creature that is part lion, part goat and part snake.
"Erudite and entertaining.....a journey that is every bit as magical as the elusive chimera."
"Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book Review
Canadian Hamilton serves up her usual appealing mix of objets d'art and murder in her sixth well-researched mystery to feature antiques dealer Lara McClintoch.....Erudite mystery fams will enjoy the sophisticated wit."
Publishers Weekly

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KLIATT
Lara McClintock is off on another of her adventures while in the business of purchasing works of art for an antique store she and her former husband own. This time she is summoned by a reclusive billionaire who wants her to purchase a six-foot statue called the Bellerophon so that he may put it back in the museum where its companion piece was. Suddenly she is involved with numerous people who speak to her and end up dead. She also finds herself with yet another missing piece—an Etruscan chimera—that comes into her possession. There is conspiracy everywhere and the ending is a surprise. Readers will learn a lot about Etruscan history and art. Mystery buffs will enjoy another winner from Hamilton. KLIATT Codes: SA—Recommended for senior high school students, advanced students, and adults. 2002, Berkley, 293p. map.,
— Barbara Jo McKee

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940045281096
Publisher:
Bev Editions
Publication date:
09/13/2013
Series:
Lara McClintoch Archaeological Mysteries , #6
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Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
229,085
File size:
336 KB

Meet the Author

Lyn Hamilton (1944-2009) wrote 11 archaeological mystery novels featuring feisty antiques dealer Lara McClintoch. Lyn loved travelling the world and learning about ancient cultures. Both passions are woven into her novels. She lived in Toronto, Canada, and worked in public relations and public service, with a focus on culture and heritage. The Xibalba Murders, first published in 1997, was nominated for the Arthur Ellis Award for best first crime novel in Canada.

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