By Michael Innes
Over a interval of 20 years, a chain of hugely difficult paintings hoaxes were perpetrated at conscientiously time periods, and in every one case, the sufferer has an exceptional reason behind conserving quiet. Inspector Appleby's curiosity is kindled through an a laugh dinner-party anecdote. whilst he enlists the aid of his spouse and son, the resultant research is actually a family members affair. The scenes shift speedily among excellent stately houses and the not-so-glorious paintings gallery of the irrepressibly doubtful Hildebert Braunkopf.
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