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The Immaculate Deception

Pears, Iain

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ISBN 10: 0002326604 / ISBN 13: 9780002326605
Published by HarperCollins, London, England, 2000
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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The true first edition (London), by the author of 'An Instance of the Fingerpost', this is a 'gripping murder mystery combined with a fascinating art history puzzle.' As new, in Brodart non-glare cover. Bookseller Inventory # 9261A

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Title: The Immaculate Deception

Publisher: HarperCollins, London, England

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition.

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From internationally bestselling author Iain Pears comes the seventh in his Jonathan Argyll series -- an intriguing mystery of love, loss, and artistic license.
For newlywed and Italian art theft squad head Flavia di Stefano, the honeymoon is over when a painting, borrowed from the Louvre and en route to a celebratory exhibition, is stolen. Desperate to avoid public embarrassment -- and to avoid paying a ransom -- the Italian prime minister leans hard on Flavia to get it back quickly and quietly.
Across town, her husband, art historian Jonathan Argyll, begins an investigation of his own, tracing the past of a small Renaissance painting -- an Immaculate Conception -- owned by Flavia's mentor, retired general Taddeo Bottando. Soon both husband and wife uncover astonishing and chilling secrets, and Flavia's investigation takes a sudden turn from the search for an art thief to the hunt for a murderer.

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Iain Pears is the author of the New York Times bestseller An Instance of the Fingerpost and The Portrait. He lives in Oxford, England.

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