A beautiful crime / Christopher Bollen.
- 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
- 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)
0 current holds with 2 total copies.
|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Detroit Lakes Public Library||BOL (Text)||33500013200092||New||Available||-|
|Detroit Lakes Public Library||BOL (Text)||33500013200100||New||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9780062853882 (hardcover)
- ISBN: 0062853880 (hardcover)
- Physical Description: 377 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 
When Nicholas Brink leaves New York City to join Clay Guillory in Italy, he thinks he knows what he's getting into. His more experienced boyfriend has come into a small inheritance from an eccentric bohemian artist: the windfall consists of counterfeit heirlooms as well as a share in a decrepit Venetian palazzo. Clay hopes to use Nick's connection to an antiques dealer to unload the fake silver on a brash, unsuspecting American. Clay's smarts and Nick's charm are the keys to pulling off their scheme. Nick is no naive pawn--he takes quickly to Venice's magic and beauty and embeds himself in the city's monied social orbit. Clay, meanwhile, finds in the Floating City a chance to settle old scores. After pulling off their initial con, however, Nick decides that more money can be made in Venice to set them up for life--even if their next move involves drastically greater risks. As it turns out, nothing in Venice is as it seems, and more than one life stands in the way of their happiness.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 December #1
Twenty-five-year-old Nick Brink flies to Venice to rendezvous with his lover, 27-year-old Clay Guillory. No, they're not on vacation; instead, they plan to scam an American zillionaire named Richard West, who is an avid collector. The two young men have in their possession five silver objects that had belonged to a man with a celebrated last name, van der Haar, an ancient New York family with whom West is obsessed. Nick and Clay know that the collector is dead set on acquiring the silver objects as much for their provenance as for their collectibility. What West doesn't know is that the objects are forgeries, which Nick and Clay are passing off as originals. To their delight, the ruse works, and they find themselves 750,000 Euros richer. But is that enough? A compelling read with appealing characters, Bollen's novel is deftly paced and plotted with a beautifully realized setting that brings Venice to vivid life. The result is a treat for both crime-fiction fans and armchair travelers. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.
Search for related items by subject
|Subject:||Young gay men > Fiction.
Inheritance and succession > Fiction.
Swindlers and swindling > Fiction.
Venice (Italy) > Fiction.
Fraud > Fiction.
FICTION / Literary.
FICTION / Psychological.
FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense.