by Iain Pears
When what is believed to be an authentic Raphael painting is discovered beneath the painting of another artist, questions of authenticity lead to murder.
The Raphael Affair is the first in a series of Art History Mysteries by Iain Pears, and his style reminded me a bit of Agatha Christie. While it didn't keep me on the edge of my seat or riveted to the pages, it was a cute book -- that is, if "cute" can be applied to fraud and murder. :-) This is a series I will definitely keep on the TBR list for when I want a quick pick-me-up and that I would recommend if you're looking for ideas for the Art History Reading Challenge.
NOTICE: (Updated March 5, 2010)
Beginning December 19, 2009, Books 'N Border Collies will be posting but only intermittently while I pursue personal goals. I plan to share some reading I'm doing, but there will be no reviews. I will, however, be sharing my exploration of vegetarian cooking and the cookbooks and websites I use to educate myself. I hope you enjoy it!