Friday, 13 November 2015
This whodunit will snare readers from the opening page (Publishers Weekly review)
Publishers Weekly review: The Case of the Missing Madonna, Anderson, Lin (Author), 185 p. Severn, hardcover, (9780727885456).
Those who like their mysteries shaken not stirred will enjoy British author Anderson’s action-packed second Patrick de Courvoisier adventure (after 2014’s The Case of the Black Pearl). A summons to London uproots Patrick, an Englishman whose tastes in food and drink would meet James Bond’s approval, from his houseboat in Cannes, where he performs jobs as a fixer. In London, one of Patrick’s former bosses, Charles Carruthers, asks him to investigate a theft that involves the royal family, but he declines. Back in Cannes, Patrick agrees to look for a painting, Fragonard’s Madonna, which has gone missing from a monastery on the island of St. Honorat. Of course, the case isn’t what it seems, and Patrick uncovers a labyrinth of secrets dating back to WWII. He’s soon dodging bullets and an arch nemesis, though he finds that he and his enemy must work together for the common good. Full of fascinating history and lush descriptions of the French Riviera, this whodunit will snare readers from the opening page.
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