Summer Reading Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | Today, 10:00am

Jessica Valenti: IMG Full Frontal Feminism Revisited



It is arguably the worst and best time to be a feminist. In the years since I first wrote Full Frontal Feminism, we've seen a huge cultural shift in... Continue »
  1. $11.90 Sale Trade Paper add to wish list

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$4.50
Used Mass Market
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Beaverton Mystery- A to Z
1 Burnside Mystery- A to Z

The Immaculate Deception

by

The Immaculate Deception Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

From bestselling author Iain Pears comes an ingenious new mystery — the seventh in his Jonathan Argyll series.

THE IMMACULATE DECEPTION

For newlywed and Italian Art Theft Squad head Flavia di Stefano, the honeymoon is over when a painting, borrowed from the Louvre and en route to a celebratory exhibition, is stolen. Desperate to avoid public embarrassment — and to avoid paying a ransom — the Italian prime minister leans hard on Flavia to get it back quickly and quietly.

Across town her husband, art historian Jonathan Argyll, begins an investigation of his own tracing the past of a small Renaissance painting — an Immaculate Conception — owned by Flavia's mentor, retired General Taddeo Bottando. Soon both husband and wife uncover astonishing and chilling secrets, and Flavia's investigation takes a sudden turn from the search for an art thief to the hunt for a murderer.

About the Author

Iain Pears, bestselling author of An Instance of the Fingerpost, is an art historian with a doctorate in art history from Oxford. He wrote his first Jonathan Argyll crime novel, The Raphael Affair, while his wife was teaching at Smith College in the late 1980s. His other books in the Argyll series are The Titian Committee, The Bernini Bust, The Last Judgement, Giotto's Hand, and Death and Restoration. He is also the author of The Discovery of Painting, published by Yale University Press. He lives in Oxford, England.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743422086
Author:
Pears, Iain
Publisher:
Pocket
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Police Procedural
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Traditional British
Subject:
Policewomen
Subject:
Art historians
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Publication Date:
20011127
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
6.80x4.20x.79 in. .29 lbs.

Other books you might like

  1. The Last Judgement Used Mass Market $3.95
  2. The Bernini Bust Used Mass Market $4.50
  3. Giotto's Hand (Art History Mysteries) Used Mass Market $4.50
  4. Fight Club
    Used Trade Paper $7.50
  5. Meeting God in quiet places :the...
    Used Hardcover $7.95
  6. Best of Norman Rockwell: A... Used Hardcover $12.50

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Mystery » A to Z

The Immaculate Deception Used Mass Market
0 stars - 0 reviews
$4.50 In Stock
Product details 272 pages Pocket Books - English 9780743422086 Reviews:
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.