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The Caves of Perigord by Martin Walker

When the book opens, Lydia Dean, receives a rare walk-in client to the London auction house in which she works.  Major Phillip Manners presents a piece of rock with a painting of a bull on it, they both understand this … Continue reading

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Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier

I was already in the mood for more du Maurier, after having read My Cousin Rachel.  Then, I was invited to participate in a buddy read of another of the author’s books, Jamaica Inn.  I jumped aboard and from the … Continue reading

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The Forgetting Tree by Tatjana Soli

“The neglected lemon tree had grown to a monstrous height, almost even to the pitch of a barn roof, and the unpicked fruit had grown obscene – globular, swollen lemons the shape of footballs, hydrocephalic tennis balls, or further deformed … Continue reading

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The Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro

Claire Roth is a budding artist with a checkered past.  While trying establish herself in the art world, she makes copies of famous paintings for an internet retailer.  Then one day, a gallery owner makes her a tremendous offer.  Not … Continue reading

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Girl in Hyacinth Blue by Susan Vreeland

“But the question of how Cornelius’s father obtained the painting, he deftly avoided.  I did not know him well enough to press further without being pushy.  Not knowing this which he so carefully kept private, I could not believe it … Continue reading

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