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The Apothecary's House

(2005)
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When an old woman storms into the Rijks Museum demanding the return of her painting, archivist Ruth Braams cannot quell her curiosity. Together with Myles, her gay confidant, Ruth delves into the history of the piece of looted Nazi art and discovers an enigmatic picture with a disturbing wartime provenance. It also appears that the elderly Lydia is not the only claimant and, against strict bureau regulations, Ruth endeavours to help strengthen her case. Days later, Ruth begins to receive sinister anonymous threats, warning her to stay away from Lydia and the painting. When the door of her home, a houseboat on the Bloemgracht canal, is covered in graffiti and her gas supply tampered with, Ruth is convinced these are deterrents from the rival claimant. Our irrepressible and emotionally troubled heroine refuses to take them at face value and continues to strike up a friendship with the lonely old lady. But as the threats escalate, Ruth realises that there must be far more to the painting's popularity, and she enters into a series of increasingly lethal adventures as she investigates the painting's secret symbolism...

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

May 2005 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Apothecary's House
Author(s): Adrian Mathews
ISBN: 1-4050-4657-0 / 978-1-4050-4657-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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Paperback Editions

April 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Apothecary's House
Author(s): Adrian Mathews
ISBN: 0-330-44160-4 / 978-0-330-44160-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan
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January 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Apothecary's House
Author(s): Adrian Mathews
ISBN: 0-330-44236-8 / 978-0-330-44236-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan
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May 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Apothecary's House
Author(s): Adrian Mathews
ISBN: 1-4050-5095-0 / 978-1-4050-5095-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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Audio Editions

May 2006 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: The Apothecary's House
Author(s): Adrian Mathews
ISBN: 1-84648-057-4 / 978-1-84648-057-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
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May 2006 : UK Audio CD

Title: The Apothecary's House
Author(s): Adrian Mathews
ISBN: 1-84648-076-0 / 978-1-84648-076-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
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2006 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Apothecary's House [Complete & Unabridged]
Author(s): Adrian Mathews
ISBN: 1-84648-075-2 / 978-1-84648-075-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing.
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

December 2016 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Apothecary's House
Author(s): Adrian Mathews
Publisher: Endeavour Media
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