The Collector: A Marion Spicer Art Mystery
SOME PEOPLE COLLECT ART. OTHERS KILL FOR IT.
In the merciless microcosm of Paris art auctions and galleries, Marion Spicer spends her days examining auction catalogues and searching for stolen works of art. She is a top-notch investigator when it comes to eighteenth-century art. But for her, it’s just a job, not a passion. All this changes when she inherits a huge and very prestigious collection of pre-Columbian art from a father she never knew. There are conditions attached: she must first find three priceless statues. This is when her troubles begin. Her father’s death sparked greed, and Marion finds herself facing sharks, schemes, fences, traps, scams, and attacks. Her quest draws her into a world where people will commit ugly sins for a love of beauty.
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- is a recent translation perfect for mystery and art lovers, as well as anyone who appreciates a strong female lead and excellent prose.
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“This mystery will prove a treat for lovers of French culture, art, or simply a good mystery.” —Manhattan Book Review