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Painting in the Shadows: An Alex Clayton Art Mystery

Painting in the Shadows: An Alex Clayton Art Mystery

Art dealer Alex Clayton and conservator John Porter are thrilled to be previewing the Melbourne International Museum of Art's (MIMA) newest exhibition, until they witness a museum worker collapse and badly damage a reportedly cursed painting. Belief in the curse is strengthened w... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781760685775
Barcode 9781760685775
Published 4 March 2019 by Allen & Unwin
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Kovacic, Katherine
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ISBN-13 9781760685775
ISBN-10 1760685771
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Allen & Unwin
Imprint Echo Publishing
Publication Date 4 March 2019
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Kovacic, Katherine
Category Crime & Mystery Fiction
Australian
Number of Pages 236
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Weight 390g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Crime, Thriller & Adventure
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 967580

Description of this Book

Art dealer Alex Clayton and conservator John Porter are thrilled to be previewing the Melbourne International Museum of Art's (MIMA) newest exhibition, until they witness a museum worker collapse and badly damage a reportedly cursed painting. Belief in the curse is strengthened when MIMA's senior conservator Meredith Buchanan dies less than twenty-four hours later while repairing the work. But Alex and John are convinced there is a decidedly human element at work in the museum. The evidence sets them on the trail of a mysterious painting that could hold a key to Meredith's death, and the stakes are raised higher when Alex is offered her dream job at MIMA. Damaging the museum's reputation will jeopardise her professional future. The friends soon realise they are facing an adversary far more ruthless than they had anticipated, and there is much more at risk than Alex's career.

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Author's Bio

Katherine Kovacic is a former veterinarian turned art historian who works with a wide variety of museums, galleries and historic houses. She lives in Melbourne with a Borzoi and a Scottish Deerhound. The Portrait of Molly Dean was her debut novel and the first Alex Clayton art mystery.

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