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Dirty Linen (Fred Taylor Art Mystery #4)

3.82 of 5 stars 3.82  ·  rating details  ·  17 ratings  ·  3 reviews
A cache of old erotic paintings is purchased clandestinely at a benefit seaside auction, under the noses of competing dealers and of Westport, Massachusetts, would-be high society. When word gets out that these pictures may illuminate the dark side of a major artist, Boston collector Clayton Reed and his agent Fred Taylor must provide a cloak of respectability for the coll...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published March 12th 1999 by Henry Holt and Co.
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I like reading Nicholas Kilmer books because I love reading about art, artists and art history. Unfortunately, Kilmer sometimes seems to clever for his own good, and leaves me lost and confused. The good news: I learned a new term - ha-ha. And I don't mean the giggle.

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Red Fields
This is an art mystery and usually right up my alley. It never really took off for me; the mystery/solution was not that interesting. The characters were OK. I believe it is part of a series but I will not be rushing out for any of the others, any time soon.
James Johnson
although this mystery is no great shakes, it is solidly written and plotted, and has a good bit of art historical text interwoven in a way that doesnt make you wanna gag. good summer fare.
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Teacher of art and Latin in Vienna, VA, 1960-62; Action for Boston Community Development, Boston, MA, writer in department of planning and evaluation, 1966-67; English teacher at private school in Beverly, MA, 1967-70; Swain School of Design, New Bedford, MA, associate professor of liberal arts, 1970-82, dean, 1979-82; affiliated with Art Research of Cambridge, Cambridge, MA, 1984-88; founder of N...more
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