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The Art of Murder

Somoza, José Carlos (Book - 2005 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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Welcome to an art scene where realism has reached a new level, where each painting is literally alive, where the model is the canvas. And for the gorgeous men and women lining up for the privilege-to be painted and posed, bought and rented by collectors-there is one artist to whom they are all drawn: the Dutch master, Bruno van Tysch. A young female model is brutally murdered, and the detectives assigned to the case may have little interest in modern art, but they're going to have to acquire an appreciation quickly. Van Tysch is about to launch a major exhibition in Amsterdam-the imitation of 13 of Rembrandt's masterpieces-and rumors are that the killer is about to strike again.
Authors: Somoza, José Carlos, 1959-
Title: The art of murder
Publisher: London : Abacus, 2005
Characteristics: 470 p. ;,20 cm
Statement of Responsibility: José Carlos Somoza ; translated from the Spanish by Nick Caistor
Notes: Originally published: 2004
ISBN: 0349118833
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY SOMOZA
Subject Headings: Spanish fiction Translations into English Art, Modern 21st century Fiction Abduction Netherlands Amsterdam Fiction Tableaux Fiction
Genre/Form: Detective and mystery stories
Topical Term: Spanish fiction
Art, Modern
Abduction
Tableaux
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Another unique novel that can’t decide whether it’s a mystery, thriller, speculative sci-fi, or horror tale. The setting is 2006 as the “near-future” where men and women are sold as art objects and displayed in museums all over the world. Rituals, fetishes, and suspense keep the tension strong. Y... Read More »


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