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  • Paperback: 282 pages
  • Publisher: UK General Books (July 19 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0006511112
  • ISBN-13: 978-0006511113
  • Product Dimensions: 17.9 x 11.1 x 1.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 150 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,924,128 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)


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One morning, a fine May morning in Rome, when the sun was beaming through the clouds of carbon monoxide and dust and giving a soft, fresh feel to the day, Flavia di Stefano sat immobile in a vast traffic jam that began in the Piazza del Popolo and ended somewhere near the Piazza Venezia. Read the first page
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. Marren on May 17 2002
Format: Mass Market Paperback
There are times when even the most sophisticated readers need a break and want to read what I call an "airplane" book--"beach" book would also be a good description--at the same time it's hard not to get annoyed with poor writing, unbelievable dialogue and dumb plots. If you've had this problem, try Pears' books. This is the first of the series I've read, and found a good plot with an interesting smidgen of art history and modern Italian culture woven in. I had the added bonus of reading it during a flight home from a 2-1/2 week sojourn in Tuscany and Umbria! This book bears no resemblance to "Instance of the Fingerpost," which was a serious literary work; this is for fun!
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Format: Hardcover
I am a great fan of the Jonathan Argyll series as written by Iain Pears. You get a terrific plot, some wonderful inside knowledge of the world of art, and art crimes, and a luscious taste of Italy. Let's not spoil the fun by dissecting the story.
Pears has a real talent for believable dialog. His characters are understated and real. They are clever in wit and brilliant in intellect. It's fun to follow them through a mystery. Since Pears is a legitimate academic, you get a little free art education along the way!
Warning -- This series is addictive.
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By frumiousb on Feb. 1 2002
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This was the first Flavia di Stefano book that I've read, and it won't be the last. Flavia is pulled against her wishes (and against much advice) into the disappearance of a painting borrowed from the Louvre. An already complicated matter becomes worse when it seems that there's a lot more than a simple art theft going on. Strong characterizations, deft plotting, and a lot of enjoyable atmosphere.
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By R. Albin on Dec 14 2001
Format: Hardcover
This is the latest installment of a mystery series starring the Italian detective Flavia di Stefano and her boyfriend, the art dealer/teacher Jonathan Argyll. These books are well written mysteries with good plots, attractive characters, and an element of screwball/romantic comedy. Pears has inverted the usual stereotypes by pairing a highly competent Italian woman with a somewhat flighty British man. Pears draws on his training as an art historian to base all the mysteries on art theft or fraud or something related to art.
The present book is a good addition to the series. Pears is inventive enough not to have lost momentum and has kept the professional and personal lives of his characters evolving in a way that prevents them from becoming stale. Good bedtime reading.
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Format: Hardcover
What an absolute joy to have another book by Iain Pears! All the old characters are here: Flavia di Stefano, now acting head of the art crimes squad; Jonathan Argyll, now her husband; Taddeo Bottando, about to retire; Mary Verney, the old nemesis as art thief; and so on. Intricate plotting, as usual, with sharply limned characters. And the usual zigzag of events and suspects. A bit confusing towards the end, but easily forgiven.
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