The Titian Committee

by Iain Pears | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 9780007229185 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingNu-Kneeswing of Knaresborough, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on 5/22/2010
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Journal Entry 1 by wingNu-Kneeswing from Knaresborough, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on Saturday, May 22, 2010
After enjoying Giotto's Hand, I added more of Iain Pears' Art History Mysteries to my Wish List, so was delighted to find this one (and Death and Restoration) at a discount bookshop in Skipton this week. It looks like my sort of adventure!
Product Description from Amazon.co.uk: "Witty Italian art-history crime series featuring English dealer Jonathan Argyll, from the author of the best-selling literary masterpiece, 'An Instance of the Fingerpost'. Membership of the prestigious Titian Committee is normally considered a high honour. Normally, that is, until two of its members end up dead and someone seems to be taking the idea of backstabbing a little too far. Flavia de Stefano of Rome's Art Theft Squad is sent to find out why. She calls upon the help of dealer Jonathan Argyll, in Venice to buy a picture from the Marchesa di Mulino. But the sudden theft of the Marchesa's collection sets Flavia and Jonathan on a tortuous trail to uncover the truth. A further death threatens the very survival of the Committee itself, as well as offering the tantalizing possibility of an undiscovered Titian -- a mysterious composition that may have been suppressed for 'moral' reasons!"

Journal Entry 2 by wingNu-Kneeswing at Knaresborough, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on Thursday, May 27, 2010
A non-BookCrossing friend (JR) spotted this among my many books To Be Read and has borrowed it. It's Reserved for bluenoser when I've read it myself!

Journal Entry 3 by wingNu-Kneeswing at Knaresborough, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on Friday, June 25, 2010
Returned by JR who reports she enjoyed loved, loves the arty mysteries featuring Jonathan Argyll.

Journal Entry 4 by wingNu-Kneeswing at Knaresborough, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on Friday, July 02, 2010
I find Iain Pears' Jonathan Argyll mysteries great fun - and this one's no exception, quite as entertaining as I expected, very satisfying with all its intricate threads tied up neatly at the end. Beware the red herrings in the Venice canals, though!

Journal Entry 5 by wingNu-Kneeswing at Knaresborough, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Released 9 yrs ago (7/7/2010 UTC) at Knaresborough, North Yorkshire United Kingdom

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Posted to bluenoser in France

Journal Entry 6 by bluenoser at Eymet, Aquitaine France on Monday, July 12, 2010
It arrived safely today, thank you so much Nu-Knees. I've read several of Iain Pears' books and have enjoyed them all, I'm sure I'll enjoy this one too.

Journal Entry 7 by bluenoser at Eymet, Aquitaine France on Thursday, July 22, 2010
Aaaagghh! Different cover, but I discovered I'd read it about 3 or 4 years ago. My 'Authors alphabetically' search on my bookshelf had split my Iain Pears books up, so I didn't notice I'd read it. After consulting with Nu-Knees we agreed that our friend Mrsgaskell in Winnipeg would enjoy this series.

Journal Entry 8 by bluenoser at Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada on Thursday, July 22, 2010

Released 9 yrs ago (7/22/2010 UTC) at Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada

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Nu-Knees and I decided you'd enjoy this series. It's a get well quick prezzie.

Journal Entry 9 by wingCJL-230711wing at Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada on Friday, August 06, 2010
What a lovely surprise - a book from an author I haven't read but have wanted to, and it's set in Venice, and it's recommended by two of my favourite bookcrossers! Thank you so very much bluenoser and Nu-Knees - it really made my day!! And thanks for the postcard,too, bluenoser - I'd love to go for a stroll around Eymet.

Released 9 yrs ago (9/23/2010 UTC) at Uncommon Grounds, 1030 South Park Street in Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada

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This is one of the books I took along on holiday to read and release. As expected, it was good vacation reading, an interesting mystery which was also amusing at times, and a great setting in Venice. It was the first time I met art dealer Jonathan Argyll and Flavia de Stefano from Rome's Art Theft Squad - willl keep my eyes open for more of their adventures.

Our itinerary took us from Boston to Halifax and I decided that I would save the book for releasing in Halifax. That seemed appropriate since it came my way from Bluenoser who spent some years in Nova Scotia, and it originated with Nu-Knees who I know loves Nova Scotia, too. Thank you both for sharing!

I had looked up OBCZs before leaving home. The first one I looked for was non-existent but Uncommon Grounds wasn't too far out of our way so we had a nice stroll down South Park St. I'm not sure if UG is actually an OBCZ but there was a shelf of books, although unlabeled, so it seemed a good place to leave a book.

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