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The Case of the Purloined Painting

The Case of the Purloined Painting

by Carl Brookins

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Overview

When an American Army unit arrived at the end of the war, some soldiers appropriated items in what appeared to be abandoned circumstances. A small painting by a mid-level Polish painter is used by an ex-GI to float a bank loan which results in the founding of a manufacturing firm in Minneapolis. Now the painting and the ledger become the center of murderous attempts by the descendants of the veteran to conceal the painting’s journey. World-wide efforts at repatriation of stolen art from WWII is a major ongoing effort and the story links to that effort as international operatives descend on the Twin Cities. Enter private detective Sean Sean. He is a short but effective operative who, unlike many PIs of the modern era, doesn’t sleep around, doesn’t shoot people unnecessarily, and has many friends among various local law enforcement agencies


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780878397082
Publisher: North Star Press of Saint Cloud
Publication date: 06/01/2013
Series: The Sean Sean Mysteries , #1
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Before he became a mystery writer and reviewer, Brookins was a freelance photographer, a Public Television program director, a Cable TV administrator, and a counselor and faculty member at Metropolitan State University in Saint Paul, Minnesota. He is a member of Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and Private Eye Writers of America. He can frequently be found touring bookstores and libraries with his companions-in-crime, The Minnesota Crime Wave. He is married with two grown daughters and lives with his wife, Jean, a retired publisher and editor in Roseville, Minnesota.

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