Portrait of Ignatius Jones

Portrait of Ignatius Jones

by Peter David Shapiro

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BN ID: 2940150411210
Publisher: PenLane Press
Publication date: 10/26/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 375
File size: 423 KB

About the Author

Peter David Shapiro is originally from Montreal, Canada, and now lives in the Boston area. PORTRAIT OF IGNATIUS JONES is his third novel. His two earlier novels, GHOSTS ON THE RED LINE (visitations on the Boston subway), and THE TRAIL OF MONEY (revenge and intrigue in Hong Hong), received rave reader reviews. www.peterdshapiro.com

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Portrait of Ignatius Jones 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
SheilaDeeth More than 1 year ago
There’s a smoothly authentic Victorian feel to the beginning of this tale, but the modern-day writing is equally enthralling and convincing, pulling the reader in to mystery that grows deeper, wider and scarier as the story progresses. Start with one old-fashioned psychic. Let him imbue a portrait with his presence. Then see what happens a hundred years after his death. In the present day, a painting that has haunted a young woman’s childhood is sold to haunt a con-man’s future instead. But there’s so much more to this story, as psychic powers intersect with human greed, old-fashioned ways give space to the new, devotees are pulled into mystery while true psychics ponder the myth, and very human danger looms. The story ebbs and flows like the tide, while one strong woman seeks a safe solution to what’s fast becoming dangerously strange. It’s beautifully crafted, with subtle hints and slowly believable change. And it works to a pleasingly honest conclusion, satisfying and just. I really enjoyed this book. Disclosure: I was given a free ecopy and I offer my honest review.
PureJonel More than 1 year ago
Shapiro writes in such a manner that you can`t help but find yourself fully immersed in the story.  You don`t simply read it, but rather become part of it.  This plot will keep you guessing right to the end.  The elements of the story combine in a very unique way to produce a whole that is completely original.  There were a couple of instances where I would have liked to see a more in-depth development of certain scenes, but as a whole, this story was very well done. The wonderful cast of characters that Shapiro presents to his readers made this story that much better.  This rather character driven novel was definitely shaped by these unique individuals.  I appreciated the fact that there were characters that I loved and could easily identify with, and others who just plain gave me the creeps.  This contrast drew me in even further. As a whole, this was an extremely enjoyable read that I`d recommend to those looking for a one of a kind read. Please note that I received a complimentary copy of this work in exchange for an honest review.