Item description for Finders Keepers by Michael Dennis McDermott...
"Ronnie, Van Gogh is among the foremost of artists. Ever! And look what we've discovered. Near the end of his life he changed his style. In effect, he reversed his modernist approach and reverted to a more Impressionistic one. You can say a lot about his earlier work, it was raw, powerful, it was commanding, but it was not beautiful, at least not in the traditional sense. These paintings are beautiful!"
Peggy turned back to me, and gripping the painting by both sides, held it up for me to view.
"Do you see this?" she asked. "It's not that it's just beautiful. Do you feel the peace radiating from this; do you feel the contentment that it inspires? These aren't merely paintings, they're magic! I don't understand how he managed it." She continued, "It's like some sort of visual tranquilizer. It's not just me, is it? Do you feel it, too?"
She was right, these paintings commanded the power to elevate your mood. I'm not a religious man but something radiated in these works that brought you to a higher plane. They were magic...
When NYPD detective, Ronnie Mueller, is asked by his best friend, private investigator Joe D'Angelo, to look into the mugging death of a client's daughter, he thinks it will just be a waste of time. In a city the size of New York, muggers are usually caught at the scene of the crime or not at all.
But little by little Mueller begins to develop clues that will lead to the discovery of the largest cache of Impressionist paintings ever discovered. Along the way there are killers lurking, each looking to acquire the billions the art will bring when sold.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.6" Width: 6.1" Height: 1" Weight: 1.05 lbs.
Release Date Jul 31, 2007
Publisher Draumr Publishing
ISBN 1933157208 ISBN13 9781933157207
Reviews - What do customers think about Finders Keepers?
Glad I found this Oct 30, 2007
I am a big fan of fiction that incorporates bits of history, so I thought I'd give this book a try. What a great read! From the first few pages I was hooked. A murder mystery/treasure hunt with a witty, intelligent and likeable protagonist in NYPD Detective Ronnie Mueller. An edge of your seat read. You can't put the book down - you want to read on to see what happens next. I can't believe how quickly I read this book. More! I need more! Sadly, this is Michael Dennis McDermott's first novel. I did manage to find some of his short stories online, though. Readers, take notice and buy this book. A fresh new voice has entered the mystery genre. I hope this isn't the last I hear of Ronnie Mueller or Michael Dennis McDermott.
WONDERFUL!!! Oct 17, 2007
This is a book to spend the night with. You won't want to put it down. I enjoyed every character. It was very easy reading with a very good surprise ending !!! GREAT BOOK !!! Can't wait for the next one !