The Bishop in the Back Seat Author:Clarissa Watson With "The Fourth Stage of Gainsborough Brown," critics and mystery lovers everywhere enthusiastically welcomed the debut of Clarissa Watson and her artist/amateur sleuth, Persus Willum, "a witty, intelligent heroine with more than a touch of class." — Now in "The Bishop in the Back Set", Persis takes a reluctant leave from her art gallery to serv... more »e as board member of the troubled Waltheim Museum on Long Island--and soon discovers why her hesitation was justified. An astonished witness to the theft of a four-million-dollar Rembrandt from under the noses of museum security, she suddenly finds herself plunged into a whirlpool of art robbery, scandal and murder: a skein of crime that leads back over thirty-five years, across two continents...and along a trail of unexplained deaths. And one of those deaths, if she is not careful, may very well turn out to be her own.
Surrounding Persis with a marvelous gallery of supporting characters including dowagers, socialites, politicos, inspectors, some very unusual nuns, and all manner of denizens of the art world, Clarissa Watson concocts a fresh, charming, fast-moving puzzle filled with a wicked insider's view of the art scene. To the select rank of Ngaio Marsh and P. D. James as mistresses of the classy, sophisticated mystery thriller can now be added the name of Clarissa Watson.« less