The Magyar Venus (Archaeological Mysteries, No. 8)

3.69 avg rating
( 263 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780425201541: The Magyar Venus (Archaeological Mysteries, No. 8)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

The discovery of a 25,000-year-old archaeological treasure, a rekindled romance, and a suspicious suicide send Toronto antiques dealer Lara McClintoch on a quest to the city of Budapest. Reprint.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Lyn Hamilton is the author of The Xibalba Murders, nominated by the Crime Writers of Canada Association for the Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Novel.

From Publishers Weekly:

The ninth in Hamilton's appealing series (The Thai Amulet, etc.) takes chatty, always upbeat antiques dealer Lara McClintock to Hungary to research the provenance of the Venus, an ancient bust carved from mammoth ivory. Charlie Miller, aka Karoly Molnar, onetime lover of most of the "Dovercourt Divas" (six University of Toronto chums, including Lara, who lived in tiny apartments above a Chinese restaurant), unexpectedly turns up as curator of the Cottingham Museum and wastes no time in running up a huge expense account with the purchase of this mysterious objet d'art. This tale bristles with confusing coincidences, such as the simultaneous arrival of assorted members of Toronto's social set in Budapest on various missions. Yet Lara, unfazed by her friends' skepticism, is determined to prove this million-dollar artwork's authenticityâ€"and also the honesty (or lack thereof) of her ex-boyfriend from those heady university days. Interspersed with excerpts from a 100-year-old diary by the Venus's original finder, Lara's tireless quest gives an absorbing view of post-Communist Budapest and its surrounding prehistoric caves full of archeological treasures, like an old skeleton that she inexplicably decides to conceal under her hotel-room bed while making a side trip to London and Edinburgh. A drawn-out resolution comes as a bit of a letdown in this lively blend of romance, humor and occasional tragedy.
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780425194294: The Magyar Venus (Archaeological Mysteries, No. 8)

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0425194299 ISBN 13:  9780425194294
Publisher: Berkley Hardcover, 2004
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Lyn Hamilton
Published by Berkley (2005)
ISBN 10: 0425201546 ISBN 13: 9780425201541
New Mass Market Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Berkley, 2005. Mass Market Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0425201546

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 29.57
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Lyn Hamilton
Published by Berkley (2005)
ISBN 10: 0425201546 ISBN 13: 9780425201541
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Berkley, 2005. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0425201546

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 34.80
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Hamilton, Lyn
Published by Berkley (2005)
ISBN 10: 0425201546 ISBN 13: 9780425201541
New Mass Market Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Berkley, 2005. Mass Market Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110425201546

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 44.44
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds