Death on the Holy Mountain

Death on the Holy Mountain

by David Dickinson

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Overview

Death on the Holy Mountain by David Dickinson

The year is 1905 and Powerscourt is sent to Ireland to investigate a series of art thefts from stately houses. Motive troubles Powerscourt; were these robberies merely for gain? A number of Old Masters had been left untouched and the ones taken were all ancient family portraits of the aristocratic Protestant gentry. Are these thefts political?

Then, astonishingly, some of the portraits begin to return - but with altered faces; the aristocrats' being replaced by those from the estates and towns beyond the gates. Truly an elaborate joke, but then real people begin to disappear - and not long after the first body is found in the chapel at the top of Croagh Patrick, Ireland's Holy Mountain on the very day 10,000 people make the great pilgrimage to the summit.

More follow, and as Powerscourt makes his way towards the killer his own life comes under threat, while his patriotism, and his devotion to Ireland is called into question on his journey towards the truth.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781780334158
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publication date: 09/01/2011
Series: Lord Francis Powerscourt
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 300
Sales rank: 905,192
File size: 647 KB

About the Author

David Dickinson was born in Dublin. With an honours degree in Classics from Cambridge, David Dickinson joined the BBC, where he became editor of Newsnight and Panorama, as well as series editor for Monarchy, a three-part programme on the British royal family.

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