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Synopsis: John Malcolm returns with the fifth in the wonderful Tim Simpson art-and-antiques mystery series. An ex-Cambridge rugby football player, art expert Tim is now special adviser to the Art Investment Fund at White's Bank in London. That sounds respectable enough, but Tim all too often finds himself in trouble.
From Publishers Weekly:
The mere rumor of the existence of an original Richard Norman Shaw office bookcase is enough to send Tim Simpson, the director of the Art Fund at White's Bank in London, on a tear. His first stop invariably leads him to a corpse. As does his second. So Simpson, who has been chastised by his friends throughout his adventures in this series for "playing detective," instead of allowing the police to solve the crimes, does not pursue his bookcase further. Instead, he devotes himself to his banking duties, which at this point focus on the acquisition of a timber and import/export business. It is Simpson's longtime girlfriend, Sue Westerman, who prods him into action, as well as the leading questions posed by old college chum Nobby Roberts, chief inspector at Scotland Yard. Inevitably, Simpson's business (the timber acquisition) and his pleasure (the search for the bookcase) become thoroughly intertwined, leading readers to an interesting, if somewhat predictable, conclusion. Fans of the series (the most recent was Whistler in the Dark) won't be disappointed; there's lots of art and antiques lore, and the usual repartee Newcomers may find the pace slow, the oblique references to other Simpson mysteries annoying and may be somewhat mystified by the way solving the crime always takes a backseat to the search for elusive antiques.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Title: Gothic Pursuit: A Tim Simpson Mystery
Publication Date: 1987
Book Condition: Good
Edition: 1st American ed.
Book Description Scribner, 1987. Book Condition: Good. 1st American ed. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP11871595
Book Description Scribner, 1987. Book Condition: Good. 1st American ed. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP9725757
Book Description Scribner, 1987. Book Condition: Good. 1st American ed. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP91123912
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Book Description Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1987. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition (U.S.). Bookseller Inventory # 039790
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Book Description Scribner, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0684188333
Book Description U.S.A.: Scribner, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First printing of the first edition. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # S124
Book Description Scribner & Co, U.S.A., 1987. Hard Cover. Book Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Fine Dust Jacket. First Edition (US) First Printing. Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 074107