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A fast-moving art crime novel. One man shot dead at City Hall in Philadelphia. One Renaissance painting missing in Italy. One smart woman on the trail, through a cloud of fraud. As C. S. Forester said, Perhaps the suspicion of fraud enhances the flavor.
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Published May 7th 2019 by Linda Ferreri Trustee
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Erica
Jun 08, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very enjoyable read.

Inspired by the work of Italian Renaissance painter Carlo Crivelli, Cloud of Fraud is a magnificent synergistic creation of literary fiction and art history. Give me more.

Highly recommended for art historians who are seeking a mystery to which they can relate.
Joan
Jun 08, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Ferreri is a law expert in art and I liked learning much about a few Italian Renaissance artists and their work. I appreciated interesting information about Mary Magdalene, the subject of several of Crivelli's paintings. There was much in the complex plot about forgeries of paintings and the stealing of original and famous works of art too.

Her writing style was a little difficult for me. The dialogue was frequently stilted and sometimes repetitive. Here's an example:
“Oh dear me!” Robson said. “
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Well known lecturer, art historian and international art lawyer, Linda Ferreri is the author of several books. Her newest mystery, A Cloud of Fraud, will be released on Amazon in paperback and Kindle format, and on iBooks, very soon. Stay in touch. It's a gem of an art crime story.

http://www.ACloudofFraud.com