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By Aaron Elkins

An American museum curator in Berlin needs to discover a faux painting—and a true killer—in this secret from the Edgar Award–winning writer of Switcheroo.
 
Chris Norgren, museum curator and Renaissance paintings specialist, heads to Berlin to help in mounting a sensational show: The Plundered Past—twenty useful previous Masters looted through the Nazis, proposal for many years to be misplaced without end, and just recently rediscovered.
 
yet issues speedy get out of hand whilst Chris’s patrician, fastidious boss, after sensing a forgery within the lot, turns up lifeless the very subsequent day—on the stairs of a gloomy Frankfurt brothel, of all locations. Now, Chris faces a frightening job: discovering a counterfeit art one of the masterpieces—and an all-too-real killer whose points of interest at the moment are set on him.
 
A misleading Clarity is the 1st within the Chris Norgren Mysteries via the a number of award–winning writer of the Gideon Oliver “Skeleton Detective” novels—a celebrated grasp who “thoroughly knows the paintings of the homicide secret” (The Philadelphia Inquirer).
 

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What would it be, two hundred dollars? " I bit my lip. Did divorces make everybody childish, or just me? "It's not the money. " I sighed. I was learning more about Bev in divorce than I had in ten years of marriage. "Rita, tell me something. " Rita's beery chuckle rumbled over the telephone. "Yes and yes. This is what they're usually like, and you better believe people get a little strange. Including you, if you don't mind my saying so. " Yes, I said, I supposed I舒we舒could afford another two hundred dollars, but I doubted if we were done with it.

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Well, now, Chris, I don't think we should舒" "Why exactly nine-and-three-quarters percent, for Christ's sake? " "It's a little complicated," Rita said with a laugh, relieved that I wasn't rejecting the idea outright. "From what she told her attorney, you and your publisher got together on August twenty-sixth last year to lay out the idea of the book. " "I don't know. " Bev, I had been learning, to my cost, was seldom wrong on dates or figures. "And the manuscript was submitted on March twenty-seventh?

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