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Death of an Elgin Marble

(2014)
(Book 12 in the Lord Francis Powerscourt series)
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The British Museum in Bloomsbury is home to one of the Caryatids, a statue of a maiden that acted as one of the six columns in a temple which stood on the Acropolis in ancient Athens. Lord Elgin had brought her to London in the nineteenth century, and even though now she was over 2,300 years old, she was still rather beautiful - and desirable.

Which is why Lord Francis Powerscourt finds himself summoned by the British Museum to attend a most urgent matter. The Caryatid has been stolen and an inferior copy left in her place. Powerscourt agrees to handle the case discreetly - but then comes the first death: an employee of the British Museum is pushed under a rush hour train before he and the police can question him.

What had he known about the statue's disappearance? And who would want such a priceless object? Powerscourt and his friend Johnny Fitzgerald undertake a mission that takes them deep into the heart of London's Greek community and the upper echelons of English society to uncover the bizarre truth of the vanishing lady...

Genre: Historical Mystery

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January 2014 : UK Hardback
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Title: Death of an Elgin Marble (Lord Francis Powerscourt 12)
Author(s): David Dickinson
ISBN: 1-4721-0513-3 / 978-1-4721-0513-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: C & R Crime
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April 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Death of an Elgin Marble (Lord Francis Powerscourt)
Author(s): David Dickinson
ISBN: 1-4721-0866-3 / 978-1-4721-0866-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Constable
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January 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Death of an Elgin Marble
Author(s): David Dickinson
Publisher: C & R Crime
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January 2014 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Death of an Elgin Marble (Lord Francis Powerscourt Series Book 12)
Author(s): David Dickinson
Publisher: C & R Crime
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU