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New PDF release: A Deceptive Clarity (Chris Norgren)

By Aaron Elkins

An American museum curator in Berlin needs to discover a pretend painting—and a true killer—in this secret from the Edgar Award–winning writer of Switcheroo.
Chris Norgren, museum curator and Renaissance artwork professional, heads to Berlin to aid in mounting a sensational show: The Plundered Past—twenty precious outdated Masters looted by means of the Nazis, inspiration for many years to be misplaced ceaselessly, and just recently rediscovered.
yet issues quick get out of hand while Chris’s patrician, fastidious boss, after sensing a forgery within the lot, turns up lifeless the very subsequent day—on the stairs of a dark Frankfurt brothel, of all locations. Now, Chris faces a frightening activity: discovering a counterfeit paintings one of the masterpieces—and an all-too-real killer whose attractions are actually set on him.
A misleading Clarity is the 1st within the Chris Norgren Mysteries by means of the a number of award–winning author of the Gideon Oliver “Skeleton Detective” novels—a celebrated grasp who “thoroughly is aware the paintings of the homicide secret” (The Philadelphia Inquirer).

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Without moving his calm gaze from my face, he raised a casual, elegant hand. The sleeve of his dark gray jacket slipped away from his wrist, showing a taintless French cuff of palest ivory. Peter van Cortlandt had the cleanest shirt cuffs of any man I knew. There had been a time when I'd suspected that in the privacy of his office he slipped a pair of accountant's celluloid cuffs over them, but the answer turned out to be much more characteristic of the fastidious Peter: He changed his shirt every day before lunch, and then again when he left the museum at four.

Chris, we're almost there," Rita barked with her usual bluff optimism. " I'd heard this before. "But," I said. " She cleared her throat. "She's tossed in a new wrinkle. " Our counteroffer ... nothing we can't live with.... It was certainly nice to have a lawyer who suffered through these things with you. " "Nine and ... " I was surprised and angry in about equal measure. What right did Bev feel she had to any part of the Vermeer book? I'd put together almost all of it in a twelve-week burst of desperate energy during the bleak, miserable period right after she'd left me fourteen months before.

What do you say to lunch? " I left my bags at the reception desk, and twenty minutes later we stepped out of a taxi in downtown Berlin in front of the Cafe Kranzler. I hadn't been inside it for four years, not since the last time I'd come to Berlin. It had been at a table on the balcony that I'd tried unsuccessfully to talk Wildenberg into lowering his price on a carved, fifteenth-century Riemenschneider tryptich. I hadn't been sorry I'd failed to get it for the museum, and in fact I hadn't tried as hard as I might have.

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