Murakami Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | August 20, 2014

Julie Schumacher: IMG Dear Professor Fitger



Saint Paul, August 2014 Dear Professor Fitger, I've been asked to say a few words about you for Powells.com. Having dreamed you up with a ball-point... Continue »
  1. $16.07 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    Dear Committee Members

    Julie Schumacher 9780385538138

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$15.00
New Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
6 Remote Warehouse Mystery- A to Z
2 Remote Warehouse Mystery- A to Z

Death and Restoration

by

Death and Restoration Cover

ISBN13: 9780425190425
ISBN10: 0425190420
All Product Details

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

General Bottando can't believe his rotten luck. He has just been promoted — to a position that's heavy on bureaucratic duties — but disturbingly light on investigative responsibilities. As if that wasn't annoying enough, he's received a tip about a planned raid at a nearby monastery. He's relying on his colleague Flavia di Stefano and her art-expert fiancé, Jonathan Argyll, to thwart the plot — but both are beyond baffled. The only valuable item in the monastery's art collection is a supposed Caravaggio that's currently being restored. There are no solid suspects — unless you count the endearing art thief, the flagrantly flamboyant "Rottweiler of Restoration," and the strangely shady icon expert. And there's really no reason to cause an unholy uproar — until someone commits an unconscionable crime...

Review:

"Pears again achieves a delicate, sure balance with a book simultaneously witty and instructive." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"By anchoring his subject in a sturdy plot and sublime setting, Pears offers more reason to delight in the articulate characters and erudite art commentary that give his books...their high style. New York Times Book Review

Review:

"There's so much...to the generous plot...that Jonathan Argyll, the nominal hero, can take scarcely a moment from his teaching duties to clear up a final mystery or two." Kirkus REviews

Synopsis:

The fifth in the art mystery series by the author of the New York Times bestseller An Instance of the Fingerpost and The Dream of Scipio.

Synopsis:

General Bottando can't believe his rotten luck. He has just been promoted--to a position that's heavy on bureaucratic duties-but disturbingly light on investigative responsibilities. As if that wasn't annoying enough, he's received a tip about a planned raid at a nearby monastery. He's relying on his colleague Flavia di Stefano and her art-expert fiancé, Jonathan Argyll, to thwart the plot-but both are beyond baffled. The only valuable item in the monastery's art collection is a supposed Caravaggio that's currently being restored. There are no solid suspects-unless you count the endearing art thief, the flagrantly flamboyant "Rottweiler of Restoration," and the strangely shady icon expert. And there's really no reason to cause an unholy uproar-until someone commits an unconscionable crime...

Synopsis:

Art expert Jonathan Argyll and his fianc Flavia di Stefano are baffled by a tip that someone plans to raid an ancient monastery in Rome. There's really no cause for an unholy uproar--until someone commits an unconscionable crime. 320 p.

About the Author

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.

What Our Readers Are Saying

Add a comment for a chance to win!
Average customer rating based on 1 comment:

redrockbookworm, July 22, 2008 (view all comments by redrockbookworm)
You don't have to be an art history major nor a lover of the mystery genre to enjoy this wonderful novel. This book will satisfy anyone who appreciates a well plotted story and engaging characters. While Flavia de Stefano (police-woman extrodinaire)and her fiance Jonathan Argyll (art dealer turned lecturer in baroque studies)are an interesting couple, the star of this story is the "sweet faced" grandmotherly criminal, Mary Verney.
You will come away from this reading experience "chomping at the bit" to get to the bookstore to buy another Iain Pears book. He's Jonathan Gash, Wallace Stegner,Agatha Christie and Umberto Eco all rolled into one. You might also want to try Pears, the Titian Committee.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
(2 of 2 readers found this comment helpful)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780425190425
Author:
Pears, Iain M.
Publisher:
Berkley Publishing Group
Author:
Pears, Iain M.
Author:
Pears, Iain
Location:
New York
Subject:
Police
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Rome
Subject:
Policewomen
Subject:
Art historians
Subject:
Art thefts
Subject:
Di Stefano, Flavia
Subject:
Argyll, Jonathan
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Series:
Art History Mystery
Series Volume:
6
Publication Date:
20030831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.24x6.38x.84 in. .62 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

Other books you might like

  1. Dressed for Death (Commissario Guido... Used Mass Market $3.95
  2. Wicked Uncle Used Mass Market $4.50
  3. Message From Malaga Used Mass Market $2.95
  4. Water Touching Stone
    Used Mass Market $5.50
  5. A Cold Treachery New Mass Market $7.99
  6. The Intelligencer Used Trade Paper $1.50

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Mystery » A to Z

Death and Restoration New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$15.00 In Stock
Product details 320 pages Berkley Publishing Group - English 9780425190425 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Pears again achieves a delicate, sure balance with a book simultaneously witty and instructive." Publishers Weekly
"Review" by , "By anchoring his subject in a sturdy plot and sublime setting, Pears offers more reason to delight in the articulate characters and erudite art commentary that give his books...their high style.
"Review" by , "There's so much...to the generous plot...that Jonathan Argyll, the nominal hero, can take scarcely a moment from his teaching duties to clear up a final mystery or two."
"Synopsis" by , The fifth in the art mystery series by the author of the New York Times bestseller An Instance of the Fingerpost and The Dream of Scipio.
"Synopsis" by ,

General Bottando can't believe his rotten luck. He has just been promoted--to a position that's heavy on bureaucratic duties-but disturbingly light on investigative responsibilities. As if that wasn't annoying enough, he's received a tip about a planned raid at a nearby monastery. He's relying on his colleague Flavia di Stefano and her art-expert fiancé, Jonathan Argyll, to thwart the plot-but both are beyond baffled. The only valuable item in the monastery's art collection is a supposed Caravaggio that's currently being restored. There are no solid suspects-unless you count the endearing art thief, the flagrantly flamboyant "Rottweiler of Restoration," and the strangely shady icon expert. And there's really no reason to cause an unholy uproar-until someone commits an unconscionable crime...

"Synopsis" by , Art expert Jonathan Argyll and his fianc Flavia di Stefano are baffled by a tip that someone plans to raid an ancient monastery in Rome. There's really no cause for an unholy uproar--until someone commits an unconscionable crime. 320 p.
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.