A pair of art critics are found dead, leading Goren and Eames to discover a series of forged paintings.

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William Blunt
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Detectives Goren and Eames sort through a palette of colorful characters when they probe the slayings of a museum curator and an art authenticator, and they soon discover evidence of copied masterpieces that makes an arrogant Austrian dealer their prime suspect -- but the key hinges on finding the elusive forger. Meanwhile, as Goren reveals a surprising knowledge of art -- and the German language -- the investigators figure that the best way to find a forger is to enlist the aid of another forger. Written by Anonymous

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Sylvia Moon: [crying] You don't know what it's like!
Detective Robert Goren: What, to work so hard?
Sylvia Moon: Yes.
Detective Robert Goren: And still be a nobody.
Sylvia Moon: Yes.
Detective Robert Goren: Welcome to the human race.
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28 October 2015 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Vincent D'Onofrio and Kathryn Erbe get a really interesting case with the murder of two art critics. It leads them into the fascinating world of art forgery and the money that can be made.

The murder that sets it off is that of a curator of a small museum who is suspicious of a Monet she received as a gift for the museum. Then another critic is killed.

I can't go into the details but the con is specifically directed at rich people who won't admit they've been taken and small museums who lack the sophisticated resources to check for forgeries.

The key is the forger Elizabeth Marvel who has some secrets that even her co-conspirators don't know about. But Vincent D'Onofrio digs them out almost in Monk like fashion.

This one is not to be missed.


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