this is the 180th in my series of forgotten or seldom read books
This is Elkins’ second Chris Norgren art mystery, and it’s typically Elkins: engaging, great sense of place, only moderately challenging mystery elements, a light but satisfying book. Norgren is a curator at the Seattle Art Museum and in this book he’s been called in by an art dealer to examine a painting. What he finds is a Rubens which was stolen twenty-two months before in Bologna, Italy.
Norgren travels to Italy in search of an explanation for the painting appearing in Seattle. During the trip we get to see his attempts to reconnect with the love interest from the first book.
Elkins is very good at character and sense of place and I enjoy the art background in this series. Norgren is engaging and thoughtful. Good stuff.