Hailed as a new Umberto Eco, Iain Pears recently became a publishing sensation when his historical novel, "An Instance of the Fingerpost", was sold for major bestseller sums. "Giotto's Hand" reconfirms Pears' talent with this intriguing mystery starring Jonathan Argyll, an English art dealer on the trail of a criminal mastermind responsible for a series of major heists.
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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.Review:
"A deliciously literate series." -- Kirkus Reviews
"Art, crime, and Italy mix well...Pears masterfully juggles his plot elements while providing delightful diversion in the contrasting manners of his English and Italian characters." -- Booklist
"Fine art, quirky characters and scenes set in Rome and an English country village add to the joys of Giotto's Hand." -- Minneapolis Star Tribune
"Whimsical...A sweet, art world 'cozy.'" -- Mercury News, San Jose, CA
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