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ISBN: 0449454584
ISBN13: 978-0449454589
Language: English
Publisher: Fawcett (December 1, 1994)
Category: Action and Adventure
Subategory: Literature

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A museum curator travels to Italy and looks into a murder in this fresh, funny thoroughly enjoyable mystery by the author of the Gideon Oliver series (Publishers Weekly).

A museum curator travels to Italy and looks into a murder in this fresh, funny thoroughly enjoyable mystery by the author of the Gideon Oliver series (Publishers Weekly). Thriller & Crime Private Investigators. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

Aaron Elkins (born Brooklyn July 24, 1935) is an American mystery writer. He is best known for his series of novels featuring forensic anthropologist Gideon Oliver-the 'skeleton detective'. Elkins's father was a machinist, his mother a homemaker

Author: Aaron Elkins.

Author: Aaron Elkins. Another adventure for curator Chris Norgren, specialist in Renaissance and Baroque at the Seattle Arts Museum (Deceptive Clarity, 1987). Here, Chris is soon to leave for Bologna to finalize preparations for a show in Seattle called Northerners In Italy. The Bolognese museum and Clara Gozzi, a private collector, are lending works to be shipped by the well-established company of the Salvatorelli brothers

A Glancing Light - Aaron Elkins. No, on second glance there was a faded message on the small steel door next to the rolled-down freight entrance: VENEZIA.

A Glancing Light - Aaron Elkins. Chapter 1. It’s perfectly safe, Tony said with his most engaging would-I-lie? grin. What’s the other painting? I asked Calvin as we climbed out of the car.

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Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading A Glancing Light (The . This fresh, funny and well-informed book should win new fans for Elkins, whose Old Bones earned an Edgar for best novel in 1988. Detective Book Club selection.

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My conversational charms atrophy, my sense of humor withers, my smile petrifies. My relief that it is someone else and not me in the bed creates a powerful sense of guilt, which in turn effects an overcompensatory reaction that sharply suppresses any behavior approximating good cheer. Maybe so-who am I to argue with Freud?-but if I felt any relief at seeing Max, then it was deeply suppressed indeed. I had run into Dr. Tolomeo in the hallway outside the room,.

Aaron Elkins is a former anthropologist and professor who has been writing mysteries and thrillers since 1982. His major continuing series features forensic ive Gideon Oliver, the Skeleton Detective. There are fifteen published titles to date in the series. The Gideon Oliver books have been (roughly) translated into a major ABCTV series and have been selections of the BookoftheMonth Club, the Literary Guild, and the Readers Digest Condensed Mystery Series.

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I'm a sucker for mysteries that center around art and museums. The protagonist, Chris Norgren, is a curator of Renaissance art at the Seattle museum, a position of some status, and thus is sometimes called to travel to Europe to authenticate paintings when the provenance might be questionable. This is a world in which fraud, deception, and thievery abound. Norgren does his best to wade through the miasma in which nearly everyone is lying or cheating or both. He may incur a few bruises along the way, okay, attempts on his life, but an impressive knowledge of his art subject, a charming naïveté concerning the danger he might be in, and shear stubbornness keep him going till the end.

The writing is excellent and the subject matter very well researched. My only disappointment is that there are only three books in this series! I'd happily read many more.

I loved all three of the Chris Norgren mysteries. (Of the three, this volume has been myfavorite!)This entire series of three has been my favorite read in some time, perhaps because I have simply tired of my usual forensic, medical and science based mysteries. Lately I have been reading a great deal of nonfiction material about art and the art scene today and these may have sharpened my interest in these tales which have appeared reasonably well researched. Each has presented an interesting segment of the criminal world impinging on the current art market in one fashion or another from forgery to outright theft by unsuspected sources! Much of the action occurs abroad adding another interesting element to the stories. Elkins clearly has drawn a likable main character in Chris Norgren, even adding a distant love interest. His secondary characters are also well drawn so you feel as though you can recognize them if you were to meet on the street, pointing out unlikely friendships as well as hard to believe behavior twists. In this tale the leading Italian police authority provides may interesting contrasts in his actions ranging from a bumbling cop to high ranking, polished and effective policeman.
I very much look forward to Elkins continuing this series, though I admit I have enjoyed the Gideon series of forensic anthropology novels as well!!!

There's a pair of good plots, but Norgren is just a spectator in the principal one. There's a lot of good art history and art market lore along the way. The writing and pacing are generally good. There's too much of Norgren's notions of his psychiatrist's opinions, and too much of Norgren's false modesty.

Had to skip to the end. Round and round the art dealers of Italy. Our protagonist Chris is too cute. I guess this Elkins series is quite popular, but I'll stick with one's he writes with his wife.

If you are interested in art the book is good. If you are looking for reality, forget it so far as characters and situations are concerned. I find his writing slow, but, then I enjoy the art information. I wish he would make the characters more realistic and move the action along more rapidly.

This book was my first Elkins but won't be my last. It includes decent writing, some mystery, some adventure and some humor, plus some art history. I look forward to more from this author.

But this is good and well worth reading. Well planned. Interesting. Amazing info re painting. I enjoyed it very much.

This group of books is about art and mystery which are two of my favorite subjects and throw in some fun and you have a great time reading. Thank you Aaron Elkins , bring me more .

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