of history, art, mystery and betrayal
artist-private investigator Danny Cray finds himself in a
dangerous situation, as he attempts to discover the identity of
the person defaming his client.
Glastonbury, the mythical burial place of King Arthur and
thousand-year-old secret is being transmitted
by "automatic writing" in communiqués that seem
to be coming (in church Latin, of course) from a monk who's been
dead for centuries.
clever book editors, inspired by an extraordinary fable about the
Knights Templar, decide to have a little fun. Randomly feeding
esoteric bits of knowledge into an incredible computer capable of
inventing connections between all their entries, they think they
are creating a long lazy game--until the game starts taking
Name of the Rose
is the year 1327. Franciscans in an Italian abbey are suspected of
heresy, but Brother William of Baskerville’s investigation is
suddenly overshadowed by seven bizarre deaths.
detective stumbles on what he thinks is a genuine Velasquez
painting in a
pawnshop. The next
day the pawnbroker is brutally murdered.
he has discovered a lost masterpiece, Martin Clay follows a
hilarious trail of lies and concealments, desperate schemes and
soaring hopes as he bets all that he owns and much that he
of a Renaissance book of erotic sonnets leads to a quest in the
art/museum/library world of 1960’s
cryptic summons to a remote country house launches Isaac Inchbold,
bookseller and antiquarian, on an odyssey through
modern-day tale of literary intrigue, deviant passions, and
delicious secrets as a stylish young reference librarian of arcane
interests unravels an 18th-century mystery.
Conspiracy of Paper
Weaver, an outsider in eighteenth century
, descends into the deceptive world of the English stock jobbers,
gliding between coffee houses and gaming houses, drawing rooms and
bordellos. The more Weaver uncovers, the darker the truth becomes.
, 1659—a mysterious world of trade populated by schemers and
rogues, where deception rules the day. A daring scheme to
corner the coffee market might lead to ruin…or restore a
expert Cat Velis is heading for a job to
. Before she goes, a mysterious fortune teller warns her of
danger, and an antique dealer asks her to search for pieces to a
valuable chess set that has been missing for years...In the South
of France in 1790 two convent girls hide valuable pieces of a
chess set all over the world, because the game that can be played
with them is too powerful....
Name is Red
, master miniaturist and illuminator of books Enishte Effendi is
commissioned to illustrate a book celebrating the sultan. But
a mysterious killer, driven by mad theology must be found.
Instance of the Fingerpost
takes place in
in the 1660’s, an atmosphere of scientific, political, and
art restorer, is pulled into a shadowy world of metaphor when she
discovers a long-covered inscription on a Flemish painting: Who
killed the knight? Art, chess and murder are intertwined.
Gabriel Allon, an art restorer in his real life, is determined to
discover the true nature of a secret Catholic society and its
of a scroll will change ideas of the role played by women in the
establishment of the early church.