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‘The Art Thief’ by Noah Charney

So as not to show any spoilers I have not included a synopsis, however, if you want to find out more about the story and its author, simply click on the book image.

If you don’t really want to read any major spoilers, then you can tease yourself a little more, by reading the first few lines of the story … here.

The next morning, the Conservation Room was crowded with by-standers whose nerves were frayed to varying degrees. Harry Wickenden was Earl Grey teabag-eyed, his mustache unusually droopy. He had neglected to tie his left shoelace, which, while dragging along the ground, had acquired new acquaintances, in the form of leaf fragments, white fuzz and a long black hair. He did not notice any of this, however, nor would he have cared. His mind was ticking, more like a bomb than a clock, sifting through the silt of information he’d acquired during the case.

It was good, strange fortune for the Carabinieri, Arisoto had said in thickly accented English. He’d had no luck on the search within Italy and, frankly, his hands were full with the recent disappearance of a Giacometti statuette from a Roman town house and Benvenuto Cellini’s famous gold salt cellar, which was thought to be in Italy, after its theft from Vienns’a Kunsthistorisches Museum. Ariosto was happy to have the Caravaggio recovered, and he didn’t seem to desire an explanation for how it ended up in the National Gallery of Modern Art, in London, buried beneath a newly bought fake Malevich ‘white on white’ that had been stolen from the museum and ransomed back.

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PS. If you’re not too sure about the phrase ‘Earl Grey teabag-eyed’ …

Article courtesy of www.glamour.com

“Chilled tea bags make excellent soothing eye compresses–and not only because the cold reduces swelling (a la those gel hangover masks we’ve all owned at some time or another). Herbal teas like chamomile often have soothing and anti-inflammatory effects, while Earl Gray and green tea contain caffeine, an ingredient shown to constrict blood vessels like the tiny ones under your eyes that cause puffiness and dark circles.”

A complimentary download of this book was provided by the author in return for promotion and  review.

This will in no way influence any comments I may express about the book, in any blog articles I may post. Any thoughts or comments will be my own personal opinion and I am in no way being monetarily compensated for this, or any other article.

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Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by … Jenn at ‘A Daily Rhythm’

Anyone can take part, by just doing the following:

Grab your current read.

Open to a random page.

  1. Share a couple of  “teaser” sentences, from somewhere on that page.
  2. Be careful not to share “spoiler” sentences.
  3. Remember to share the title and author too.
  4. Head on over to ‘should be reading’ and leave a link to your post, so that others can share it and you can share other people’s.

It would be great if you then decided to leave a comment for Jenn, as we all like to receive them and are interested in sharing your thoughts.

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I can’t remember a time, even as a child, when I haven’t been passionate about books and reading.
I began blogging, when I realised just how many other people out there shared my passion for the written word and I have been continually amazed at the wealth of books that are available and the amount of great new friends I have made, from literally 'The Four Corners Of The World'.

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Written by Yvonne