When Art Dealer Jonathan Argyll Arrives In Los Angeles To Drop Off A Painting, He Discovers That There Are A Few Devils Loose In The City Of Angels


10 thoughts on “The Bernini Bust (Jonathan Argyll, #3)

  1. Paradoxe Paradoxe says:

    ,, 80 9 ,, 80 90 ,,, , ,, ,, , , ,, .2.5


  2. Katharine Katharine says:

    This book has been sitting on my shelf for years It was okay but not great Some Murder, She Wrote episodes aresuspenseful.


  3. John John says:

    I ve read two of Iain Pears s doughtier historical novels, An Instance of the Fingerpost and The Dream of Scipio, and liked them very much indeed I was a whole lot less enad of his novel The Portrait but, hey, that s the way these things work His Stone s Fall is a novel I m planning to read soon.Whatsoever, I thought it might be fun to try one of his lighthearted Jonathan Argyll mysteries set in the art dealing and collecting world And now, to be honest, I wish I hadn t.To start with the I ve read two of Iain Pears s doughtier historical novels, An Instance of the Fingerpost and The Dream of Scipio, and liked them very much indeed I wa...


  4. Bryce Bryce says:

    This unassuming paperback had been sitting on my bookshelf for years before I finally got around to reading it I m not sure where it came from originally, as mysteries aren t generally my genre of choice This was a fast paced, cute read and I enjoyed it for what it was The mystery wasn t terribly mysterious and there weren t many clues dangled about so the reader could play detective along with Jonathan Argyll and Flavia The audience was meant to passively go along with the ride.One major co This unassuming paperback had been sitting on my bookshelf for years before I finally got around to reading it I m not sure where it came from originally, as mysteries aren t generally my genre of choice This was a fast paced, cute read and I enjoyed it for what it was The mystery wasn t terribly mysterious and there weren t many clues dangled about so the reader could play detective along with Jonathan Argyll and Flavia The audience was meant to passively go along with the...


  5. Jean Hontz Jean Hontz says:

    Rating Art, heists, murder, museum misbehaving, millionaires shown up, what s not to love I enjoy this series a lot the Characters, Flavia and Jonathan are both a hoot, the art is interesting, and the murders are often quite well plotted And generally they are running around Italy ...


  6. aPriL does feral sometimes aPriL does feral sometimes says:

    I think this is a VERY lightweight novel light on plot and on characters Almost nothing on art was included, and it could have been located anywhere since very little of Los Angeles was mentioned except a couple of passing generalized witticisms However, it s number three in the series about Jonathan Argyll and Flavia di Stefano, who at the moment may never get together since Argyll might be transferred to England Flavia is phoning it in at her research investigator job in Italy, depressed I think this is a VERY lightweight novel light on plot and on characters Almost nothing on art was included, and it could have been located anywhere since very little of Los Angeles was mentioned except a couple of passing generalized witticisms However, it s number three in the series about Jonathan Argyll and Flavia di Stefano, who at the moment may never get together since Argyll might be transferred to England Flavia is phoning it in at her research investigator job in Italy, depressed and disgruntled by Argyll s possibly moving on Her boss, Bottando, decides to send her to Los Angeles to help out Argyll, who in acting as an art dealer for a client, was almost killed...


  7. Althea Ann Althea Ann says:

    In The Bernini Bust, a privately owned Los Angeles museum has just made two unusual purchases a painting that doesn t really fit into the museum s collection, from lovable but rather bumbling dealer Jonathan Argyll, and an assortment of half rate and possibly fake classical sculpture from a known to be crooked dealer However, it soon turns out that the latter dealer was tricked into smuggling a valuble marble bust by the famous Bernini out of Italy which of course means that Flavia, from t...


  8. Jack Jack says:

    An art art history thriller what s not to like Well, actually, Iain Pears writes as if he d never been to Los Angeles His grasp of geography, local custom, and speech patterns seems distinctly British rather than Californian The story sails along well enough, but I never found itth...


  9. Whitaker Whitaker says:

    A really great book shows us how everything is great and worth to die for


  10. Caroline Eising Caroline Eising says:

    An interesting peek into the world of museums, collections and the life of the humble art dealer, flogging works off to the absurdly rich, with a murder or two to throw everyone out of their element I appreciated that none of the characters in the book were hidden Sherlock Holmes they stumble through the mystery as uncertainly as any amateur investigator Mistakes are made, things are found by accident, and the whole things is rife w...