Better Reading Preview: Framed by John M. Green

Better Reading Preview: Framed by John M. Green

The world’s most notorious art heist. Where did all the loot go?

Art conservator JJ Jego is housesitting an apartment for her museum director boss in an exclusive part of Sydney’s Woolloomooloo. JJ’s hobby is photography and when an incident involving the police unfolds on the pier she starts clicking away. Later she finds she has captured something unusual in the window of an apartment. It looks like a Vincent van Gogh a print surely, but it’s not just any Van Gogh- the original Six Sunflowers was destroyed in 1945. And that’s not the only famous painting she glimpses. Other works are from the notorious 1990 Isabella Gardner Stewart museum robbery.

But what are they doing in Sydney? JJ needs to find a way to get inside that apartment to discover if the artworks are prints, fakes or genuine. She reluctantly enlists the help of her estranged father, an ex-detective, who she hasn’t spoken to for seven years. JJ can’t forgive him for the way he treated her mother, but they do have one thing in common- a love of art.

From the pubs of Belfast to the boardrooms of Monte Carlo, this gripping art heist thriller exposes a shadowy underworld and JJ and her father are drawn into a web of intrigue, deception and murder, as they cross paths with a global crime empire in a pursuit to solve one of art history’s biggest mysteries.

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    Publisher details

    Framed
    Author
    John M. Green
    Publisher
    Pantera Press
    Genre
    Fiction
    Released
    02 August, 2022
    ISBN
    9780645350814

    Synopsis

    The world's most notorious art heist. Where did all the loot go?

    Art conservator JJ Jego is housesitting an apartment for her museum director boss in an exclusive part of Sydney's Woolloomooloo. JJ's hobby is photography and when an incident involving the police unfolds on the pier she starts clicking away. Later she finds she has captured something unusual in the window of an apartment. It looks like a Vincent van Gogh a print surely, but it's not just any Van Gogh- the original Six Sunflowers was destroyed in 1945. And that's not the only famous painting she glimpses. Other works are from the notorious 1990 Isabella Gardner Stewart museum robbery.

    But what are they doing in Sydney? JJ needs to find a way to get inside that apartment to discover if the artworks are prints, fakes or genuine. She reluctantly enlists the help of her estranged father, an ex-detective, who she hasn't spoken to for seven years. JJ can't forgive him for the way he treated her mother, but they do have one thing in common- a love of art.

    From the pubs of Belfast to the boardrooms of Monte Carlo, this gripping art heist thriller exposes a shadowy underworld and JJ and her father are drawn into a web of intrigue, deception and murder, as they cross paths with a global crime empire in a pursuit to solve one of art history's biggest mysteries.

    John M. Green
    About the author

    John M. Green

    Author of Born to Run, Nowhere Man and the Tori Swyft series. When it dawned on John that what got him up in the morning was writing, not his day job, he quit the job. That was after 30 years in executive life. He was then an executive director in a leading investment bank. Earlier, he’d been a partner in 2 major law firms, and a director of a publishing house. John's also a well-known business writer and commentator. His pieces have appeared in a variety of Australian and overseas publications including: ABC Drum Online, Company Director, Business Spectator, The Australian, The Australian Financial Review, The Age, The Bulletin, and the UK’s Financial Times. As well as writing, John's on the governing council of the National Library of Australia, is a board member of two stock-exchange-listed corporations and not-for-profits, as well as a co-founder of Pantera Press. He lives in Sydney with his wife, a sculptor.

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