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The Apothecary's House

Adrian Mathews

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ISBN 10: 1405046570 / ISBN 13: 9781405046572
Published by Macmillan, London, 2005
Condition: As New Hardcover
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Title: The Apothecary's House

Publisher: Macmillan, London

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Edition: 1st British Edition, 1st Printing.

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When an old woman storms into the Rijks Museum demanding the return of her painting, archivist Ruth Braams cannot quell her curiosity. Ruth delves into the history of the piece of looted Nazi art and discovers an enigmatic picture with a disturbing wartime provenance. It also appears that the elderly Lydia is not the only claimant and, against strict bureau regulations, Ruth endeavours to help strengthen her case. Days later, Ruth begins to receive sinister anonymous threats, warning her to stay away from Lydia and the painting. As the threats escalate, Ruth realises that there must be far more to the painting's popularity, and she enters into a series of increasingly lethal adventures as she investigates the painting's secret symbolism . . . A brilliant evocation of Amsterdam that combines fascinating historical detail with a cast of sharply realised characters - a fast-paced, finely crafted, riveting mystery.

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Adrian Mathews lives in Paris with his wife and daughter. The Apothecary's House is his second novel.

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