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The Painted lady / Edward Marston.

By: Marston, Edward.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Marston, Edward. Christopher Redmayne mysteries: ; Marston, Edward. Christopher Redmayne: 6.Publisher: London : Allison & Busby, c2007Description: 279 pages ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0749081627 (hbk.); 9780749081621 (hbk.).Subject(s): Redmayne, Christopher (Fictitious character) -- Fiction | Murder victims -- England -- Fiction | Crime investigations -- England -- Fiction | Murder victims -- Fiction | Bale, Jonathan (Fictitious character) -- Fiction | Artists -- Crimes against -- Fiction | Murder -- Investigation -- England -- Fiction | London (England) -- 1670 -- FictionGenre/Form: Historical fiction. | Detective and mystery fiction. | Thrillers (Fiction) DDC classification: 823.92 Subject: Araminta Jewell is one of the beauties of her day; a witty, resourceful, dazzling young lady who manages to resist all the blandishments that come her way. Even her marriage to the staid and ugly Sir Martin Culthorpe has not discouraged the rakes of London; for them she has assumed an almost iconic status. Before she wed, a special club had been set up - the Society for the Capture of Araminta's Maidenhood - with the first man to bed her standing to win a sizeable wager. Though she is now a wife, she is still pursued with unflagging zeal. It is during her first sitting for a portrait painted by the fashionable French artist Jean-Paul Villemot that the architect Christopher Redmayne meets the lovely Lady Culthorpe, although he has heard much about her through his dissipated brother Henry, one of her most ardent pursuers. Before the portrait can be finished and revealed, however, Sir Martin is murdered. Joining forces with Henry and his good friend the puritan Constable Jonathan Bale, Christopher embarks on a quest to discover the killer's identity. But with each new day bringing a fresh batch of suspects, and the matter of whether Sir Martin was killed because of his shady business dealings or for the exquisite prize of his wife still unclear, Christopher knows this will be far from an easy case to crack. In his latest Restoration mystery, Edward Marston, the master of historical detail, scratches below the respectable facade of seventeenth century London to reveal the dark and often debauched depths beneath.
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Araminta Jewell is one of the beauties of her day; a witty, resourceful, dazzling young lady who manages to resist all the blandishments that come her way. Even her marriage to the staid and ugly Sir Martin Culthorpe has not tamed the rakes of London; for them she has assumed almost iconic status. So much so, that the first man belonging to the Society for the Capture of Araminta's Maidenhood who beds her stands to win a sizeable prize from the club's contributions. It is during her first sitting for a portrait painted by the fashionable French artist Jean-Paul Villemot that the architect Christopher Redmayne meets the lovely Lady Culthorpe, although he ahs heard much about her through his brother Henry, one of her most ardent pursuers. Before the portrait can be finished and revealed, however, Sir Martin is murdered. Joining forces with Henry and his friend constable John Bale, Christopher is soon inundated with suspects. Was Sir Martin killed for his shady business dealings or for the exquisite prize of his wife?

Araminta Jewell is one of the beauties of her day; a witty, resourceful, dazzling young lady who manages to resist all the blandishments that come her way. Even her marriage to the staid and ugly Sir Martin Culthorpe has not discouraged the rakes of London; for them she has assumed an almost iconic status. Before she wed, a special club had been set up - the Society for the Capture of Araminta's Maidenhood - with the first man to bed her standing to win a sizeable wager. Though she is now a wife, she is still pursued with unflagging zeal. It is during her first sitting for a portrait painted by the fashionable French artist Jean-Paul Villemot that the architect Christopher Redmayne meets the lovely Lady Culthorpe, although he has heard much about her through his dissipated brother Henry, one of her most ardent pursuers. Before the portrait can be finished and revealed, however, Sir Martin is murdered. Joining forces with Henry and his good friend the puritan Constable Jonathan Bale, Christopher embarks on a quest to discover the killer's identity. But with each new day bringing a fresh batch of suspects, and the matter of whether Sir Martin was killed because of his shady business dealings or for the exquisite prize of his wife still unclear, Christopher knows this will be far from an easy case to crack. In his latest Restoration mystery, Edward Marston, the master of historical detail, scratches below the respectable facade of seventeenth century London to reveal the dark and often debauched depths beneath.

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In his third case, the mass pursuit of a married-and-then-widowed beauty may point the way to her husband's killer for architect sleuth Christopher Redmayne in 17th-century London. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.