The Genius

The Genius

Book - 2008
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Ethan Muller is struggling to establish his reputation as a dealer in the cut-throat world of contemporary art when he stumbles onto a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: in a decaying New York slum, Victor Cracke, an elderly tenant, has disappeared, leaving behind a treasure trove of original artwork. No one knows much about Cracke except that he lived a solitary life for nearly 40 years, his genius hidden. And that is about to change.

Ethan mounts a wildly successful show at his gallery. Buyers clamor. Critics sing. Museums are interested, and Ethan's photo looks great in the New York Times. Then everything begins to unravel. It seems that Victor Cracke has a nasty past, and the drawings hanging in the Muller Gallery might just be evidence. Is Cracke a genius, a murderer, or both? Sucked into an investigation four decades old, Ethan will uncover a legacy of shame and death -- one that touches horrifyingly close to home.



Baker & Taylor
Making an ethically precarious decision to establish himself in the art world by illegally selling works by a missing genius, Ethan Muller finds himself targeted when it is revealed that the pieces contain clues about the artist's role in a forty-year-old murder case.

Baker
& Taylor

Making an ethically precarious decision to establish himself in the cutthroat art world by illegally selling a treasure trove of works by a missing genius, Ethan Muller finds himself targeted when it is revealed that the pieces contain clues about the artist's role in a forty-year-old murder case. (Suspense)

Publisher: Thorndike, Me. : Center Point Pub., 2008
ISBN: 9781602851801
1602851808
Characteristics: 518 p. (large print) ; 22 cm

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L5555
Sep 27, 2017

This is a well paced wonderful read. With 548 pages the book seems at first a bit daunting but the mystery keeps you alert and wanting more. The characters are interesting and relatable. You are drawn into to the story, you linger just inside the background. Highly reccomended.

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Pisinga
Jun 11, 2015

At the beginning, there is a certain absence of clarity in the chronology. It may seem there is too much attention paid to the names of artists, arts, paintings. But as a whole - a great book, cleverly written with deep psychological aspect.

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ladybrown
Jul 12, 2010

Loved this book, and absolutely love this author. His writing is so eloquent; he obviously doesn't try to dumn-down for the masses like so many others.

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Daphne57
Aug 25, 2008

Disturbing yet riveting

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