The Balmoral Nude - Andrea Perkins, Bk 4 Author:Carolyn Coker Art expert, Andrea Perkins, reluctantly agrees to help a former, and not fondly remembered lover, authenticate and restore some Victorian-era drawings inherited by his wife. The artist is Cecil Fetherston, who hanged for the murder of his lover more than a century earlier. — An extraordinary new book is about to be published, connecting Fethersto... more »n, Prime Minister William Gladstone and Queen Victoria. The book is overflowing with 19th century gossip, and suddenly the Fetherston drawings are very, very valuable -- especially one scandalously erotic drawing of a nude couple, called "The Balmoral Nude". Many are anxious to possess the drawings. Someone is desperate enough to steal them -- and desperate enough to kill.« less
One of the best art historian Andrea Perkins mysteries. As usual, Coker includes historical people in her books. This time she features Prime Minister William Gladstone and Queen Victoria---and also 19th century gossip!