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Death and Restoration (Jonathan Argyll 6) (SIGNED)

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Death and Restoration (Jonathan Argyll 6) (SIGNED)

by Pears, Iain

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ISBN 10
000232590X
ISBN 13
9780002325905
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London: HarperCollins, 1996. 1st. h/b. Near fine, unclipped d/j (v.g. in protective sleeve), black boards pristine, gilt spine titling bright; text block firm, pages slightly yellowed. Signed on title.. 8vo (230 x 150 / 9"" x 6""). Clever and witty art history-mystery featuring scholar and sleuth Jonathon Argyll, from the author of the bestselling masterpiece ÔAn Instance of the FingerpostÕ. A tip-off without any names and a theft with no obvious motive Ð these are the apparently innocuous matters currently in the hands of Flavia di Stefano of Rome's Art Theft Squad. Flavia is able to disturb the looters of the monastery in San Giovanni but not catch them. And it's a good thing that nothing valuable was stolen because neither she nor art dealer Jonathan Argyll have a clue who the culprits were. Maybe the truth lies with the item they did get away with Ð not the disputed Caravaggio the monastery is known for, but a curious icon of the Madonna that is said to have strange powers. Such claims are pure folklore, surelyÉ but then a connection is made to a French dealer found floating in the Tiber a few days later and suddenly things don't seem so frivolous. Perhaps the icon was what the thieves wanted Ð and is it possible that its powers are miraculous enough to kill for?

Synopsis

Iain Pears was born in 1955. Educated at Wadham College, Oxford, he has worked as a journalist, an art historian, and a television consultant in England, France, Italy, and the United States. He is the author of seven highly praised detective novels, a book of art history, and countless articles on artistic, financial, and historical subjects, as well as the international bestseller An Instance of the Fingerpost He lives in Oxford, England.

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Bookseller
Inklings & Yarnspinners GB (GB)
Bookseller's Inventory #
IYC132330
Title
Death and Restoration (Jonathan Argyll 6) (SIGNED)
Author
Pears, Iain
Format/binding
H/b
Book condition
Used - Near fine, unclipped d/j (v.g. in protective sleeve), black boards pristine, gilt spine titling bright; text block firm, pages s
Quantity-available
1
Edition
1st
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
000232590X
ISBN 13
9780002325905
Publisher
HarperCollins
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
1996
Pages
224
Keywords
1st, signed, fiction, detective, Pears
Bookseller catalogs
2nd-hand books;
X weight
0.40 g
Size
8vo (230 x 150 / 9\"\" x 6\"\")

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