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A trace of deceit

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A young painter digs beneath the veneer of Victorian London's art world to learn the truth behind her brother's murder... Edwin is dead. That's what Inspector Matthew Hallam of Scotland Yard tells Annabel Rowe when she discovers him searching her brother's flat for clues. While the news is shocking, Annabel can't say it's wholly unexpected, given Edwin's past as a dissolute risk-taker and art forger, although he swore he'd reformed. After years spent blaming his reckless behavior for their parents' deaths, Annabel is now faced with the question of who murdered him--because Edwin's death was both violent and deliberate. A valuable French painting he'd been restoring for an auction house is missing from his studio: find the painting, find the murderer. But the owner of the artwork claims it was destroyed in a warehouse fire years ago. As a painter at the prestigious Slade School of Art and as Edwin's closest relative, Annabel makes the case that she is crucial to Matthew's investigation. But in their search for the painting, Matthew and Annabel trace a path of deceit and viciousness that reaches far beyond the elegant rooms of the auction house, into an underworld of politics, corruption, and secrets someone will kill to keep.

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Arcade Free Library FIC ODDEN (VICTORIAN MYSTERY #02) (Text)
Adult Fiction
Livonia Public Library FIC ODD (Text)
Adult Fiction
Marion Public Library FIC ODDEN 2 (Text)
Adult Fiction
Walworth-Seely Public Library FIC Odden (Victorian Mystery #2) (Text)
Adult Fiction
Wood Library Association - Canandaigua MYS ODD (Text)
Adult Mystery Fiction

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  • ISBN: 9780062796622
  • ISBN: 0062796623
  • Physical Description: 377 pages ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: New York : William Morrow, 2019.

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Subject: Murder > Investigation > Fiction.
Great Britain > History > Victoria, 1837-1901 > Fiction.
Genre: Detective and mystery stories.
Detective and mystery fiction.

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