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The Rembrandt Panel - Oliver Banks
1984 UK hardcover first edition, 1st impression, Gollancz, London
A near fine book in near fine unclipped dust jacket
No names or previous owner inscriptions etc
Tightly bound and square with clean contents and cloth
The dustwrapper has no loss or tears
The first book featuring the art-historian and detective Amos Hatcher, a great series for those interested in antique. Deserving of a much wider audience

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The art world is fertile ground for mystery thrillers: there's so much to steal or fake, and such high prices are involved. So Oliver Banks is mining a rich vein with this first novel in an intended series featuring an art-historian detective, Amos Hatcher. And he begins at the very top of the scale, with a long-lost Rembrandt. Elton Ross, the over-ambitious director of the Boston Museum, is in deep trouble. He has committed three quarters of a million of the Museum's money for the purchase of a rare Greek vase which now turns out to be stolen property. So when a smalltime dealer offers him a seemingly minor 17th century painting, and he recognises it as the lost Rembrandt, he sees his chance to save his reputation. But for his plan to succeed, he must acquire possession of the painting in total secrecy. Thus, three murders follow. Hatcher investigates, and what a fascinating investigation it is, for he proceeds gradually to the solution by using entirely art-historical techniques.

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