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Madonna of the Apes
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Madonna of the Apes

by Nicholas Kilmer
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Praise for Dirty Linen... A delightful series of mysteries -Booklist A cache of old erotic paintings is purchased clandestinely at a benefit seaside auction under the noses of competing dealers and of Westport, Massachusetts, would-be high society. When word gets out that these pictures may illuminate the dark side of ...
Dirty Linen: A Fred Taylor Art Mystery
Praise for Dirty Linen... A delightful series of mysteries -Booklist A cache of old erotic paintings is purchased clandestinely at a benefit seaside auction under the noses of competing dealers and of Westport, Massachusetts, would-be high society. When word gets out that these pictures may illuminate the dark side of a major artist, Boston collector Clayton Reed and his agent Fred Taylor must provide a cloak of respectability for the collection and then protect it from the increasingly violent enthusiasm of others who suspect its value only after the sale. How did the late Lord Hanford come to have such pictures? What of his sudden death? What about that young and lovely American widow? As the nature of the collection is revealed, so too is its dubious history: from murder and double-dealing in the margins of the Boston and London art world, back through time until a shocking crime of Victorian prudery is laid bare. Fred Taylor embarks on his most complex, literate, and page-turning mystery to date. Nicholas Kilmer, former dean of the Swain School of Design in New Bedford, Massachusetts, makes his living in the art business. This is his fourth in his Fred Taylor Art Mystery series.
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Dirty Linen: A Fred Taylor Art Mystery

by Nicholas Kilmer
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Stillton Academy is in financial trouble. And a Stillton instructor has purportedly disappeared with a female first-year student, daughter of the Academy's only significant donor. Two of the trustees ask art collector Clayton Reed for the services of his employee, Fred Taylor. Fred goes undercover as a member of the ...
A Butterfly in Flame
Stillton Academy is in financial trouble. And a Stillton instructor has purportedly disappeared with a female first-year student, daughter of the Academy's only significant donor. Two of the trustees ask art collector Clayton Reed for the services of his employee, Fred Taylor. Fred goes undercover as a member of the faculty and soon discovers conflicting motives among faculty and students, as well as a board of trustees whose interest in the long-term survival of the academy seems lazy, misguided, or perhaps more sinister. Meanwhile, the motives of Taylor's employer remain obscure. He will only say, Trust no one. Look at everything. What hidden treasure is Clayton hoping for? And can Fred find it before the college goes up in flames? Nicholas Kilmer, formerly dean of the Swain School of Design in New Bedford, Massachusetts, presently makes his living in the art business. A Butterfly in Flame is seventh in his Fred Taylor art mystery series.
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A Butterfly in Flame

by Nicholas Kilmer
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Praise for Man with a Squirrel... Chock-full of fascinating hints for readers interested in collecting fine art, and-unlike many experts-turned-writers-Kilmer knows how to construct a plot. -Booklist Fred Taylor, Cambridge art expert consultant to a rich and omnivorous Beacon Hill collector, is disturbed when he discovers that the harmless old ...
Man with a Squirrel
Praise for Man with a Squirrel... Chock-full of fascinating hints for readers interested in collecting fine art, and-unlike many experts-turned-writers-Kilmer knows how to construct a plot. -Booklist Fred Taylor, Cambridge art expert consultant to a rich and omnivorous Beacon Hill collector, is disturbed when he discovers that the harmless old gent who'd been haunting Fred's strongminded lover, librarian Molly Riley, lies dead on the banks of the Charles. But it's the painting fragment Fred -- finds on dealer Oona Imry's piques his interest. Fred feels in his gut that the piece of canvas, handsomely portraying a squirrel at a man's feet, might be by John Singleton Copley. Fred's boss, charms Oona into selling him the squirrel, then sends legman Fred out to look for the rest of the painting. A new fragment shortly arrives from the hands of Oonas nephew, gratis, after Oona dies under a train. Are these murders related to each other or to these mysterious canvases? Art dealer and painter Kilmer delights in mirroring contemporary crimes with well-researched and compelling use of history. Nicholas Kilmer, formerly dean of the Swain School of Design in New Bedford, Massachusetts, presently makes his living in the art business. A Paradise for Fools is eighth in his Fred Taylor art mystery series.
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Man with a Squirrel

by Nicholas Kilmer
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Savvy art expert Fred Taylor, factotum for a wealthy Beacon Hill collector too refined -- and too paranoid -- to do his own legwork, enjoys an odd but well-paid life acting on Clayton Reed's whims. Reed suspects that there may be a Vermeer worth millions concealed under a boring landscape ...
Harmony in Flesh and Black
Savvy art expert Fred Taylor, factotum for a wealthy Beacon Hill collector too refined -- and too paranoid -- to do his own legwork, enjoys an odd but well-paid life acting on Clayton Reed's whims. Reed suspects that there may be a Vermeer worth millions concealed under a boring landscape coming up for auction. Fred finds his mission to get the Vermeer hindered by Reed's purchase of an unsigned nude from a down-and-out photographer of pornography who is subsequently rubbed out in his sleazy studio. With various vultures circling -- including the Boston PD -- Fred is thrust into detection in order to score the painting, if it exists, and escape jail. His biggest obstacle is to pry the truth out of his own employer...
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Harmony in Flesh and Black

by Nicholas Kilmer
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Praise for Lazarus, Arise Effective prose, fascinating subject matter, and a sometimes cynical look at the art world combine in an intriguing read. -Library Journal F--red Taylor is shocked. When a passenger at Logan Airport drops to the tarmac after flinging a rolled-up newspaper at him. He is more surprised ...
Lazarus, Arise
Praise for Lazarus, Arise Effective prose, fascinating subject matter, and a sometimes cynical look at the art world combine in an intriguing read. -Library Journal F--red Taylor is shocked. When a passenger at Logan Airport drops to the tarmac after flinging a rolled-up newspaper at him. He is more surprised when he discovers that the paper conceals a beautifully illuminated fragment of a medieval manuscript. Not until much too late does Fred understand that the treasure-its subject is Lazarus-is now his for safekeeping. Fred's search for the identity of the work, as well as of its smuggler and its rightful owner, leads to an encounter with self-proclaimed subversive landscape artist Jacob Geist, a conceptual genius and the author of the famous Line of Sweetness, as well as a New York dealer without scruples. During five days of golden autumn, Fred's race to identify and account for the treasure takes the reader back six hundred years to the manuscript's origin during the Hundred Years War. Nicholas Kilmer, formerly dean of the Swain School of Design in New Bedford, Massachusetts, presently makes his living in the art business.
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Lazarus, Arise

by Nicholas Kilmer
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A Paradise for Fools: A Fred Taylor Art Mystery
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A Paradise for Fools: A Fred Taylor Art Mystery

by Nicholas Kilmer
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Stillton Academy, a small art college on the New England coast north of Boston, is in financial trouble, and its days are numbered unless someone provides extraordinary help. The final straw may be the sudden disappearance of an instructor with a female student, daughter of the Academy s only significant ...
A Butterfly in Flame: A Fred Taylor Art Mystery
Stillton Academy, a small art college on the New England coast north of Boston, is in financial trouble, and its days are numbered unless someone provides extraordinary help. The final straw may be the sudden disappearance of an instructor with a female student, daughter of the Academy s only significant donor. Fred Taylor, called in to trouble-shoot, goes undercover as a member of the faculty and shortly finds himself enmeshed in the conflicting motives and designs of faculty and students, as well as those of a board of trustees whose interest in the long-term survival of the operation seems lazy, misguided or perhaps a good deal more sinister. Meanwhile, as the town of Stillton, Massachusetts, is visited by murder, the motives of Fred s employer, the collector Clayton Reed, remain obscure. What is there in the town, or at the college, that whets his acute acquisitive instincts? He will not say, beyond his hermetic instructions, Trust no one. Look at everything. And everyone. Fred s assignment takes him to the Life Room, where his students sometimes moonlight as life models. Are his temporary colleagues on the faculty eccentrics or just artists? Clayton Reed collects art. That s what he lives for. In sleepy Stillton, a town ripe for development, though suspiciously backward and unexploited, what hidden treasure is Clayton hoping for? And can Fred find it before the college goes up in flames?
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A Butterfly in Flame: A Fred Taylor Art Mystery

by Nicholas Kilmer
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Praise for the Fred Taylor Art mysteries... [In] the league of Iain Pears's art-history whodunits. -Kirkus Reviews of Dirty Linen The young woman in the hair salon raises her shirt to reveal a riot of stunning tattoos. Watching from the barber's chair, Fred Taylor knows those weird insects, beasts, and ...
A Paradise for Fools
Praise for the Fred Taylor Art mysteries... [In] the league of Iain Pears's art-history whodunits. -Kirkus Reviews of Dirty Linen The young woman in the hair salon raises her shirt to reveal a riot of stunning tattoos. Watching from the barber's chair, Fred Taylor knows those weird insects, beasts, and naked human figures could only come from a painting of significant value. Fred's employer, collector Clayton Reed, is out of the country. Left to his own devices, Fred follows the trail, despite the distractions presented by librarian Molly Riley. Then he encounters the first serious bump in the road: a suspiciously convenient hit-and-run that brings one potential informant into an abrupt dead end...Nicholas Kilmer, formerly dean of the Swain School of Design in New Bedford, Massachusetts, presently makes his living in the art business. A Paradise for Fools is eighth in his Fred Taylor art mystery series.
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A Paradise for Fools

by Nicholas Kilmer
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Praise for Madonna of the Apes... Nicholas Kilmer had the wit to designate rapacious museum directors and art dealers 'the wild dogs of civilization.' Well, the hounds are back in Madonna of the Apes...the real pleasure is following Kilmer's research into Leonardo's secret life-and waiting for the dogs to pounce. ...
Madonna of the Apes
Praise for Madonna of the Apes... Nicholas Kilmer had the wit to designate rapacious museum directors and art dealers 'the wild dogs of civilization.' Well, the hounds are back in Madonna of the Apes...the real pleasure is following Kilmer's research into Leonardo's secret life-and waiting for the dogs to pounce. -Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Fred Taylor, a veteran of unspecified clandestine services in Southeast Asia, is at loose ends. Then, in a late-night chance encounter in Boston's Beacon Hill area, he meets eccentric art collector Clayton Reed. Reed, Fred learns, has been tricked into examining and considering for purchase a collection of paintings whose presence in the U.S. seems, at best, informal. Fred, sensing Reed's naivete in matters of personal security, volunteers to guarantee his safety. At the same time, Reed's acumen as a connoisseur astounds Fred. How could Reed just walk away from the situation with what he later gloatingly describes as a prize worth more than the gross domestic product of Bulgaria? What Reed has purchased appears to be a painting by one of the most important artists of the Italian Renaissance. But is it what it seems? The search for the answer leads Reed and Fred into an increasingly murderous tangle, guided only by the assurances of art dealers who lie as easily as they withhold the truth...Nicholas Kilmer, formerly dean of the Swain School of Design in New Bedford, Massachusetts, presently makes his living in the art business.
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Madonna of the Apes

by Nicholas Kilmer
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The color-drenched gardens and sun-dappled nudes by Frederick Carl Frieseke (1874-1939) have long been loved by admirers of American Impressionism, and his paintings are treasured in museum collections across the country. This beautiful and comprehensive volume--with more than one hundred color and almost eighty black-and-white plates--is the most ambitious ever ...
Frederick Carl Frieseke: The Evolution of an American Impressionist
The color-drenched gardens and sun-dappled nudes by Frederick Carl Frieseke (1874-1939) have long been loved by admirers of American Impressionism, and his paintings are treasured in museum collections across the country. This beautiful and comprehensive volume--with more than one hundred color and almost eighty black-and-white plates--is the most ambitious ever devoted to his work. It is being published in conjunction with a major retrospective of the artist's work. A biographical overview and a detailed chronology by the artist's grandson, including charming vintage photographs, provide much new information and correct several misconceptions about Frieseke's life and career. Three invaluable essays by leading scholars discuss the diverse stages of his work and place it in art historical context, detailing his experience as a student at Whistler's atelier in Paris and as a central member of the group of American expatriates who settled in Giverny, France, near the French master Monet. The book's groundbreaking scholarship casts new light on Frieseke, American Impressionism, and the art world at the turn of the last century. The contributors are Nicholas Kilmer, guest curator of the exhibition and the artist's grandson; Virginia M. Mecklenburg, senior curator of painting and sculpture at the Smithsonian American Art Museum; David Sellin, art historian and author of American Painters in Brittany and Normandy; and H. Barbara Weinberg, curator of American painting and sculpture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. EXHIBITION SCHEDULE: The Telfair Museum of Art, Savannah, Georgia March 20-June 3, 2001 The Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis June 23-August 19, 2001 San Diego Museum of Art September 8-November 11, 2001 Terra Museum of American Art, Chicago December 8, 2001-February 3, 2002
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Frederick Carl Frieseke: The Evolution of an American Impressionist

by H Barbara Weinberg, David Sellin, Virginia M. Mecklenburg, Nicholas Kilmer
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