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The Cezanne Chase (Inspector Jack Oxby #2)

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Scotland Yard's art crime detective Jack Oxby tackles the mystery behind the destruction of valuable Cezanne paintings, criss-crossing St. Petersburg, New York City, London, Provence, Boston, and Paris.

When Inspector Jack Oxby links the shocking defacing of two of the 26 extant Cezanne self-portraits in London's National Gallery to a mysterious death outside London, the ch
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ebook, 320 pages
Published June 21st 2011 by Newmarket Press (first published 1997)
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Janebbooks
Paul Cezanne (1839-1906), a French Impressionist, painted some twenty-six self-portraits in his lifetime. The portraits range from showing a "fiery theatrical self-interpretation of his youth...to a shrunken and timid middle-aged man." Most of these paintings are in prominent museums.

Thomas Swan tells us a tale of the events leading to a 150-year birthday celebration and retrospective of Cezannne's works to take place in January 1989 in Aix-de-Provence, the artist's birthplace. The events concer
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Elizabeth
Read this for my mystery book club. While I didn't enjoy the violence, I was fascinated by the peek into the world of high-priced art. I didn't know about the fact that big museums have registrars to check works in and out of the museum. How a painting can be replicated was pretty interesting too. Swan has a couple other art-related mysteries, and I'll look for them.
Craig Masten
Wish this book had more about the painter and was less a detective story only using the portrait of the artist like a coveted piece of bling in a jewelry heist. A confusing number of characters, major and minor, all overly described in detail, as were all the many locations in which the events take place. A somewhat tedious read. Sorry.
Pat
Good story but choppy.
Hard to keep track of the good guys.
NO character to relate to.
Cezanne self portraits are destroyed.
scherzo♫
Nothing creative or interesting here: contrived, who-cares, stick-man characters with phony emotions and a slip-shod plot with all the familiar tropes.
KatMcD
Slow and confusing.
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THOMAS SWAN is a past president of the Mystery Writers of America, New York Chapter. Now a full- time writer, he was an ad agency vice president, a senior advertising executive with American Express, a copywriter, and a television producer. He lives in Short Hills, New Jersey.

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