Death of an Old Master by David Dickinson
A Murder Mystery Featuring Lord Francis Powerscourt

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In May 1901 the Salisbury Galleries announce the biggest exhibition of the Old Master Paintings ever seen in Europe. Excitement is intense. But before it opens, one of Britain's leading art experts, Christopher Montague, is found murdered in his study. When Lord Francis Powerscourt is called in to investigate he finds every book, notepad and scrap of paper has been removed from the scene of the crime. Montague had been working on something that would have rocked the art world. Did his article that claimed a number of the 'Old Masters' had been painted recently by a single hand have anything to do with his death? Powerscourt embarks on an odyssey through atreacherous world of art dealers and picture restorers in pursuit of a master forger. He travels to Sicily where the trail goes cold, but, after the thrills and danger of that wild, lawless isalnd, in a remopte corer of England, the truth is finally revealed.

About David Dickinson

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With an honours degree in Classics from Cambridge, David Dickinson joined the BBC, where he became editor of Newsnight and Panorama as well as series editor for Monarchy, a three-part programme on the British royal family.
Published July 22, 2011 by Robinson. 416 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, History, Religion & Spirituality, Crime. Fiction

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Investigator Lord Francis Powerscourt often complains about his wife Lucy's extended family, but her connections prove invaluable when he's drawn into the murder of her cousin, art critic Christopher Montague.

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