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Comment: () Someone has set a fire at the Zigfield Art Museum in upper Manhattan. It's a "locked room" kind of fire that couldn't possibly have occurred. Or could it? Because of key control and alarms, nobody could have gotten into or out of the gallery to start the fire. But the controversial exhibiton of Sarkin Zahedi's gloomy, expressionist assemblages did indeed burn, and Wylie suddenly has to reconstruct one of the most puzzling fires of his career. There are plenty of supects, including three men who hate Zahedi's work: Wegman Zigfield, the museum's founder, who has a special contempt for Zahedi's kind of art; Jiri Hozda, the Zigfield's associate director, who objects to the government funding that subsidizes the show; and young, unwordly Camden Kimcannon, a museum assistant who dislikes most art created after the Pre-Raphaelites of Victorian England. Meanwhile, at Wylie's office building, someone is setting fires in the ladies' room down the hall, apparently trying to implicate at" Ord
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Spent Matches: A Crime Novel Hardcover – 1996

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  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Scribner (1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0684801078
  • ISBN-13: 978-0684801070
  • Product Dimensions: 16.2 x 2.5 x 24.2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 549 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
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This mystery novel presents three interesting arson investigations in the context of a single story, but the 3 don't hang together. The book comes off as a poorly integrated set of what could have been 3 great short stories. The writing is OK, not great, but the primary mystery is a whopper. Imagine a locked room arson in which 5 paintings are destroyed -- but their frames left charred but intact.
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x99987588) out of 5 stars 2 reviews
HASH(0x99a6b570) out of 5 stars Unique and intellectual and eclectic. Aug. 13 2012
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The author displays great imagination in structuring the motivation and methods of the arson crimes. In doing so she develops interesting characters with interesting motivations. Her interest in Pre-Raphaelites is great and her knowledge of the subject displays study and artistic and literary study. She is eclectic in her interest of the literature generally, has a great sense of humor and has great descriptive ability...for clothes, places and activities of her fellow man. This book was thoroughly enjoyable and off the beaten track.
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HASH(0x99594114) out of 5 stars Interesting mysteries but no integration Feb. 18 1999
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This mystery novel presents three interesting arson investigations in the context of a single story, but the 3 don't hang together. The book comes off as a poorly integrated set of what could have been 3 great short stories. The writing is OK, not great, but the primary mystery is a whopper. Imagine a locked room arson in which 5 paintings are destroyed -- but their frames left charred but intact.

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