Robert B. Parker's Old Black Magic
G.P. Putnam's Sons
On Sale: May 7, 2019
Mass Market Paperback / e-Book (reprint)
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Iconic, tough-but-tender Boston PI Spenser delves into
the black market art scene to investigate a decades-long
unsolved crime of dangerous proportions.
The heist was legendary, still talked about twenty years
after the priceless paintings disappeared from one of
Boston's premier art museums. Most thought the art was lost
forever, buried deep, sold off overseas, or, worse,
destroyed as incriminating evidence. But when paint chips
from the most valuable piece stolen, Gentlemen in
Black by a Spanish master, arrives at the desk of a
Boston journalist, the museum finds hope and enlists
Soon the cold art case thrusts Spenser into the shady world
of black market art dealers, aged Mafia bosses, and old
vendettas. A five-million-dollar-reward by the museum's top
benefactor, an aged, unlikable Boston socialite, sets
Spenser and pals Vinnie Morris and Hawk onto a trail of
hidden secrets, jailhouse confessions, and decades-old murders.
Set against the high-society art scene and the low-life back
alleys of Boston, this is classic Spenser doing what he does
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