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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (413 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Iain Pears Narrator: Ralph Cosha Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Jonathan Argyll Series Release Date:
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Paris can do strange things to a man’s mind—like make him agree to an apparently harmless favor of escorting a picture to Rome. It seems routine work, and art dealer Jonathan Argyll gets to meet his girlfriend, Flavia, who works for Rome’s Art Theft Squad.

“The Death of Socrates” is a particularly nondescript piece, so Jonathan can sympathize when its recipient refuses to accept delivery. But in an unusual twist, the same man is found dead a few hours later. Surely the painting wasn’t that bad? Now caught up in a murder investigation, Jonathan recalls an attempt to steal the artwork while he was at the train station. Could this be the killer? What is so special about this painting? The bodies start piling up and Jonathan must uncover the dark wartime secret at the heart of the mystery—before someone puts him out of the picture for good.

With customary wit and panache, Jonathan and Flavia embark on a breathless chase to capture a killer who has been refining his own particular art for many years.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The latest (mis)adventure of art historian Jonathan Argyll delivers its plot twists at a rapid clip right up to the closing pages…Pears keeps his readers well occupied.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Pears weaves a tale as tangled as spaghetti. What triggered the murders? Who is telling the truth? [Cosham’s] strong voice and characterizations neatly tie together the deception, beautiful art and history.”


  • “A sophisticated, adventurous, and gripping story that is sure to hold wide appeal. In the odd moment when Jonathan and Flavia aren’t detecting, they carry on a delightful courtship that provides nearly as much enjoyment as the surprising plot.”


Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Roshni | 1/3/2014

    " Great book with an expert ending almpst reminiscent of Peter Tremayne's Fidelma. A convoluted mystery that revolved around France in WW2 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Peggy | 12/27/2013

    " This was really a 3.5 star. I was fighting off a cold this weekend so I wallowed in mysteries. I saw the conclusion coming a mile away, but the writing is witty and funny, so I can overlook the obviousness. I will continue to read Iain Pears. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Richard | 12/25/2013

    " Superb - I'm a great fan. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Annie Oosterwyk | 12/23/2013

    " I can't say enough about this author and this series. As soon as I make my way through the art history mysteries, I am on to his more lengthy novels. Yippeee! "

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