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Murder at the National Gallery (Capital Crimes Series #13) based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
In Murder at the National Gallery, Margaret Truman examines the character flaws that can make a relatively mild-mannered, relatively good man, Luther Mason, turn to crime. We get to meet his cold mother, his ambitious ex-wife, his controlling girlfriend, his spoiled son, and also the delightful Annabel Reed-Smith, commissioned by the Vice-President¿s wife to work with Luther on the National Gallery¿s prestigious exhibit of the tempestuous Italian painter Carivaggio¿s work. It¿s Annabel that helps to solve the mystery. We get to experience her joys and trials as an art gallery owner. We travel with her to Italy and learn about the amazing collections of magnificent art that exist in that country. We also hold our breath when Annabel gets mixed up in Luther Mason¿s crazy schemes and comes close to losing her life. In my opinion, Murder at the National Gallery started slow. However, I felt happy that I stayed with the story because it heated up nicely as it progressed until I felt very grateful for the wide range of characters, an insider¿s look into the world of fine art forgeries, behind the scenes at the Capital, the Italian mob¿s connection with fine art, and a suspenseful mystery.