'Exquisite, smartly paced whodunit set in turn-of-the-century Paris' Publishers Weekly
A painter has vanished: normally an event of no importance, but Theo is the heir to a fortune, and so Inspector Gautier of the Surete is put on the case. Then a shady art dealer is murdered. A dealer who had acquired three paintings under dubious circumstances, from a minor artist who died in similarly dubious circumstances.
But why is it that so many people want to gain possession of the paintings now - a princess, a Greek millionaire and even, in a roundabout way, Theo?