Velma is charm itself, especially when she’s being inexact with the truth. Now she wants Bea to check up on her stepson Philip, as he’s somehow acquired a valuable picture which was last seen in the flat of an elderly lady who’s been murdered. Maggie, Bea’s noisy but good-hearted assistant, moves into a vacancy in Philip’s flat, to investigate.
However, a professional art thief who aims never to leave his victims alive, is also after the picture. He already has contacts in the flat and, needing a courier to take stolen treasures abroad, he arranges for innocent Maggie and her awkward flat-mate Charlotte to carry the goods across to his formidable ‘business partner’ on the Continent. Can Bea locate Philip and the missing Millais, extricate the girls, the booty and her new outfit from Bruges, without falling foul of someone who already has a list of murders to his credit?
The second Abbott Agency Mystery.
Hardback, Severn House ISBN 978 0 7278 6656 1
Severn House ISBN 978 0 7278 7831 1
CD or Cassette Audiobook, Isis/Soundings
Audio Download, Audible.com
PUBLICATION DATE: June ’08
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