By the author of the acclaimed bestseller, An Instance of the Fingerpost.
When Louise Masterson, a member of the famous Titian Committee, is found stabbed to death in a Venetian public garden, General Bottando of Rome’s Art Theft Squad sends Flavia di Stefano to Venice to assist the local carabinieri. But it seems they don’t want her help or expertise, and are convinced a Sicilian mugger is responsible for the killing.
Flavia has other ideas and calls upon the services of English art historian Jonathan Argyll, who is in Venice to buy a picture from the Marchesa di Mulino’s collection. When another member of the committee is found dead and the Marchesa’s collection is stolen, Flavia and Argyll follow a tortuous trail to unearth the truth behind both the killings and the theft. In the process, not only do they stumble across another murder, but come close to unravelling a mystery from Titian’s own life.
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The second of a witty crime series featuring General Bottando of the Italian Art Theft Department. A member of the Titian Committee is murdered in Venice and Bottando, with his assistant Flavia and an English art historian, embark on a complex investigation which solves mysteries past and present.Review:
Praise for ‘The Titian Committee’:
‘An elegant and amusing book, perfect for those who love a clever puzzle.’ Mail on Sunday
‘The real work of art here is the plot, a piece of structural engineering any artist would envy.’ New York Times
Praise for the Jonathan Argyll series:
'Iain Pears has a superior line in this kind of tale...a divertingly complex, often comic, story in which the art motif is ingeniously central to the solution.' Guardian
'Superior entertainment.' Allan Massie, Scotsman
'There is nothing so satisfactory as the deconstruction of a puzzle in the hands of such an erudite and sure-footed author.' The Times
'Pears is a delightful writer, with a light, ironic touch.' Frances Fyfield, Mail on Sunday
'Iain Pears writes delightfully witty, elegant, well-informed crime novels.' The Times
'You don't have to know much about art to enjoy Iain Pears's Italian mysteries. Like a good teacher, he shares his passion unobtrusively and flavours his lessons with wit.' Val McDermid
'Pears is a delightful writer, with a light, ironic touch.' Mail on Sunday
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