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The Mystery of the Third Lucretia

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If it hadn't been for Lucas's photographic memory, they might not have remembered the man. It had been almost a year since she and Kari noticed him copying a famous Rembrandt painting in the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. But now in the National Gallery in London, they spot the same guy, copying another Rembrandt. Then, when a never-before-seen Rembrandt painting is discovered in Amsterdam, the girls begin to suspect the truth. Convinced that no one will believe them without hard and fast evidence, the teenage sleuths embark on a madcap adventure to find the forger and bring him to justice.

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While visiting the National Gallery in London, two teens recognize a man they had seen a year before copying a famous Rembrandt painting. Afterward, they learn that a never-before-seen Rembrandt painting has been discovered in Amsterdam. Could the man have been working on a forgery?

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Susan Runholt is an art lover and world traveler. She lives in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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gaby317, August 29, 2009 (view all comments by gaby317)
"This is the story of how two teenagers from Minnesota lived a tale of adventure involving a woman from ancient Rome, a seventeenth-century painter, forgery and murder, abduction and rescue, disguises and deductions, two continents, three museums, four countries, a criminal hideaway, and two nuns from Amsterdam's famous Quarter."
-The Mystery of the Third Lucretia by Susan Runholt

I was intrigued by this book from the start. Books with museums, child detectives, art fraud and adventures have always come through for me, ever since I stumbled upon E.L. Konigsburg's The Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler.

I don't want to reveal too much about this book and think that the passage above tells you everything that you need to know. If it intrigues you, then I recommend that you get yourself a copy of The Mystery of the Third Lucretia. I'll limit myself to two sentences. The writing, characters, and adventure will not disappoint. I promise. That's it.

If you're not drawn to the book, then it's likely not a fit. No worries - there will be plenty of other books for you and plenty of readers for these Kari + Lucas mysteries. I hadn't mentioned that The Mystery of the Third Lucretia is the first in a series, but it is! I love series books because I can get invested in the characters knowing that even if the book ends the adventures don't. The second of the series came out on August 20, 2009. The third is still in the works.
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ISBN:
9780670062522
Publisher:
Puffin
Subject:
Friendship
Author:
Runholt, Susan
Subject:
Mystery and detective stories
Subject:
Mysteries, Espionage, & Detective Stories
Subject:
Mysteries & Detective Stories
Subject:
Europe
Subject:
Children s Middle Readers-General
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
A Kari and Lucas Mystery
Publication Date:
20090625
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.75x5.75x1.00 in. .88 lbs.
Age Level:
08-12

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"Synopsis" by , While visiting the National Gallery in London, two teens recognize a man they had seen a year before copying a famous Rembrandt painting. Afterward, they learn that a never-before-seen Rembrandt painting has been discovered in Amsterdam. Could the man have been working on a forgery?
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