Item description for A Back Room in Somers Town (Felony & Mayhem Mysteries) by John Malcolm...
As an art dealer, Tim Simpson doesn't have the luxury of thinking only about aesthetics; he may have an artist's heart, but it had better be covered with a businessman's pinstripes if he s going to turn a profit. With that skill-set, Simpson's new job seems ideal: He's been hired by a London merchant bank to buy art -- as an investment -- for its obscenely wealthy clients. The first painting he sees, though, won't make anyone rich. It has a real appeal, but the artist -- a one-time protegee of Walter Sickert's -- has no collectible value. However, it seems somebody wanted the painting; within hours of Simpson's first viewing, the painting's been stolen and the dealer killed. Simpson pokes around to little effect -- sleuthing is not part of his skill-set -- but it isn't until the bank sends him to Brazil, on apparently unrelated business, that he solves the riddle of A Back Room in Somers Town.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.3" Width: 5.9" Height: 0.7" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date Sep 15, 2007
Publisher Felony & Mayhem
ISBN 1933397799 ISBN13 9781933397795
Availability 0 units.
More About John Malcolm
John Malcolm is the author of twelve previous Tim Simpson mysteries including A Deceptive Appearance and Into the Vortex, as well as a number of books on art and antiques. A former Chairman of the British Crime Writers Association, John Malcolm lives in Sussex with his wife.