By Elizabeth Kostova
Andrew Marlow, a psychiatrist, has a wonderfully ordered life--solitary, probably, yet choked with devotion to his occupation and the portray pastime he loves. This order is destroyed whilst the popular painter Robert Oliver assaults a canvas within the nationwide Gallery of artwork and turns into Marlow's sufferer.
When Oliver refuses to speak or cooperate, Marlow unearths himself going past his personal criminal and moral barriers to appreciate the key that torments this silent genius, a trip that might lead him into the lives of the ladies closest to Robert Oliver and towards a tragedy on the middle of French Impressionism.
Moving from American museums to the coast of Normandy, from the past due 19th century to the past due 20th, from younger like to final love, THE SWAN THIEVES is a narrative of obsession, the losses of heritage, and the facility of artwork to maintain human hope.
Read Online or Download The Swan Thieves: A Novel PDF
Similar mystery books
Simply after dead night, the well-known Orient convey is stopped in its tracks by means of a snowdrift. through morning, the millionaire Samuel Edward Ratchett lies lifeless in his compartment, stabbed a dozen instances, his door locked from the interior. one among his fellow passengers has to be the assassin.
remoted by way of the typhoon, detective Hercule Poirot needs to locate the killer between a dozen of the useless man's enemies, sooner than the assassin makes a decision to strike back.
In A Corpse within the Koryo, James Church brought readers to at least one of the main special detectives to seem on web page in years---the elusive Inspector O. the lovely secret was once named the most effective mystery/thrillers of 2006 by way of the Chicago Tribune for its fantastically spare prose and layered descriptions of a terrain Church is familiar with through middle.
Vehicle detective Jack Colby has a brand new case, yet quickly suspects even more is at stake . . . - All isn't good at the movie set of director invoice Wade’s new blockbuster darkish Harvest. before everything Jack Colby, vehicle detective, can’t think his success while he's known as in to enquire the disappearance of invoice Wade’s infrequent 1935 Auburn speedster, yet he quickly realizes that this can be no undemanding robbery.
Having transferred to the small cathedral city of Lafferton from London's "Met," police detective Freya Graffham explores her new group and turns into serious about leader Insp. Simon Serrailler, her enigmatic more desirable. notwithstanding she matches good in the neighborhood police strength, she unearths herself not able to enable pass what feels like a regimen lacking folks file on a middle-aged spinster.
- The Will of the Dead (Sherlock Holmes)
- Wolf (Jack Caffery, Book 7)
- Fun & Games (Charlie Hardie, Book 1)
- Transvection Machine (Carl Crader Mysteries, Book 1)
- The Frozen Shroud (Lake District Mystery, Book 6)
- Vienna Secrets (Liebermann Papers, Book 4)
Additional info for The Swan Thieves: A Novel
ALSO BY ELIZABETH KOSTOVA The Historian Copyright Copyright © 2010 by Elizabeth Kostova All rights reserved. S. Copyright Act of 1976, no part of this publication may be reproduced, distributed, or transmitted in any form or by any means, or stored in a database or retrieval system, without the prior written permission of the publisher. com/littlebrown First eBook Edition: April 2010 Little, Brown and Company is a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc. The Little, Brown name and logo are trademarks of Hachette Book Group, Inc.
He hasn’t attempted anything here. He’s more like enraged. It’s like keeping a bear in a cage—a silent bear. But with this kind of presentation, I don’t want to just release him. He’s got to stay somewhere for a while, have someone figure out what’s really going on, and his meds will need fine-tuning. He did sign in voluntarily, and I bet he’ll go pretty willingly at this point. ” It was our old joke, and John rose obligingly to it. ” “Thanks for the compliment. And thanks especially for messing up my lunch break.
I waited. Then, observing that he wasn’t going to speak further, I stood up. “Mr. Oliver, I am here whenever you need me. And you are here so that we can care for you and help you get well again. Please feel free to have the nurse call me. I’ll come see you again soon. ” I couldn’t have known how thoroughly he would take me at my word. When I visited the next day, the nurse said he hadn’t spoken to her all morning, although he had eaten a little breakfast and seemed calm. His silence wasn’t reserved for the nurses; he didn’t speak to me either—not that day or the next, nor for the following twelve months.