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The Cezanne Chase: An Inspector Jack Oxby Novel (Inspector Jack Oxby #2)

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Scotland Yard's art crime detective Jack Oxby is back in The Cezanne Chase, the second book of Thomas Swan's critically acclaimed suspense series. This time, Inspector Oxby is pitted against a ruthless killer determined to destroy some of the world's most valuable art—and anyone who gets in his way. Readers of Swan's first Oxby novel, The Da Vinci Deception, as well as fan ...more
ebook, 320 pages
Published June 21st 2011 by Newmarket Press (first published 1997)
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Janebbooks
Mar 10, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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Irais Elvira
Jun 04, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Demasiados personajes que me perdía entre quién era quien pero me mantuvo entretenida
Pat Kidd
Jan 27, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a wonderfully complex story with enjoyable characters. There is good insight into both good and bad guys. This is a well researched story involving the Paul Cezanne self portraits. I recommend this story to any reader who enjoys a cerebral protagonist. It is streamlined and well written without a lot of adverbs or excessively descriptive language. Thomas Swan ably allows his readers to know what his characters are thinking. I plan to read the remaining 2 novels in this series.
That said,
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Craig Masten
Sep 13, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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.
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.
Pat
May 20, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Good story but choppy.
Hard to keep track of the good guys.
NO character to relate to.
Cezanne self portraits are destroyed.
Marta
Jun 27, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I didn't finish this book. The premise of the story was interesting but the story was hard to follow and the level of detail bogged down the story rather than enriching the story.
scherzo♫
Sep 12, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Nothing creative or interesting here: contrived, who-cares, stick-man characters with phony emotions and a slip-shod plot with all the familiar tropes.
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Interesting premise. Good mystery. Well written.
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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.

Series:
* Inspector Jack Oxby
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Other Books in the Series

Inspector Jack Oxby (3 books)
  • The Da Vinci Deception (Jack Oxby, #1)
  • The Final Faberge