Book Reviews of Giotto's Hand (Jonathan Argyll, Bk 5)

Giotto's Hand (Jonathan Argyll, Bk 5)
Giotto's Hand - Jonathan Argyll, Bk 5
Author: Iain Pears
ISBN-13: 9780425173589
ISBN-10: 0425173585
Publication Date: 3/1/2000
Pages: 278
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 30 ratings
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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reviewed Giotto's Hand (Jonathan Argyll, Bk 5) on + 359 more book reviews
If I have a problem with Pears, it is that I can't remember from his titles whether I have read a title or not. Perhaps it is my lack of knowledge of art history. But I love his books while actually reading them, and Giotto's Hand was no exception.
reviewed Giotto's Hand (Jonathan Argyll, Bk 5) on + 774 more book reviews
This is #5 (of 7) in Iain Pears' Art History Mystery series, but it's the last I read! I saved it a while, knowing that after this one, there aren't any more! Objectively, this probably isn't the best of the series,but it's a solid entry. Bottando, the director of the Art Theft Squad, has an upstart after his job, and out to discredit him and his methods. He grabs onto a dead-case file of old thefts, which Bottando had a theory about - that they might all have been the work of one mastermind, nicknamed 'Giotto' - in order to prove his point. But, coincidentally, at this point Flavia and her boyfriend Jonathan come across evidence regarding one of these thefts which seems to indicate that Bottando's wild theory might have had something to it after all. But can they turn up enough evidence in time to vindicate Bottando?
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See review for the whole series under "The Immaculate Deception" by the same author.