|Last Judgement, the (1993) [Novel]|
by Iain Pears
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Series: Art History Mysteries
When art dealer Jonathan Argyll agreed to transport the Death of Socrates from a gallery in Paris to its new owner in Rome, he had no idea that such a worthless, nondescript painting would cause such a stir. First someone tries to steal it from him in a train station. Then the man he's delivering it to decides he doesn't want it - and is brutally murdered only a few hours later.
Now, not only is Argyll stuck with a painting that could only appeal to the most tasteless collector, but he also finds himself right in the middle of a murder investigation. As the body count rises, he must investigate the dark secrets lurking in the painting's past - before someone with truly horrible taste decides to put him out of the picture for good.
Original title: The Last Judgement
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives