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About the book
An artistic voyage in crime – thrilling and original.”
Julia Blake is a conservator, working with classic art. Her expertise includes imaging beneath the surface of paintings to discover what lies beneath. She is sure that a number of those valuable paintings described as ‘missing, believed lost or destroyed’ have in fact been overpainted with another work as a means of hiding them. She has tracked down a collection of pictures in Florence that looks promising and has gone there to try to discover a hidden masterpiece and make her reputation.
Take No More begins when James Blake, Julia’s husband, returns to their home in London to find that she has been shot and killed. What had brought her back to London unannounced? Why has someone committed this shocking crime?
Blake determines to find her killers. He has little to go on – just her last message to him sent from her mobile phone: ‘help me’ with an attachment showing Michelangelo’s painting ‘Leda and the Swan.’
As the prime suspect of the crime, James flees England and sets out on a trail of deception and danger across the sweeping landscapes of Venice and Florence into a dark underworld of crime, conspiracy and corruption, a trail that will lead him to the killer – and the shocking truth behind the mystery.
About the author
Seb Kirby was literally raised with books – his grandfather ran a mobile library in Birmingham, UK and his parents inherited a random selection of the books. Once he discovered a trove of well-used titles from Zane Gray’s Riders of the Purple Sage, HG Wells’ The Invisible Man and Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities to more obscure stuff, he was hooked.
He’s been an avid reader ever since.
He is author of the James Blake thriller series, Take No More, Regret No More andForgive No More, and the science-fiction thriller, Double Bind.
And follow him on Twitter @Seb_Kirby.