Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

The Art Restorer: A Novel by Julián…

The Art Restorer: A Novel

by Julián Sánchez

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingConversations
151647,891 (3.5)None



Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

THE ART RESTORER by Julian Sanchez
A mystery unfolds within this tale of art, artists, writers, secrets and beautiful scenery. The locations range around the world and are delightfully rendered. The characters are well developed and engaging. The mystery is interesting and will keep you guessing until the end.
Because this is a translation, you will find a few awkward constructions, but persevere; this tale is well worth it. The main characters, Enrique and his former wife, Bety, find themselves embroiled in controversy when the art restorer and writer researching Sert paintings disappears. Bety and Craig, the restorer, had become friends while he studied the paintings in the museum/church where Bety worked. Enrique, a renowned writer, is enticed to delve into his disappearance and the secret contained in the paintings.
You will learn a bit of history, a bit of art construction, and a bit of the craft of writing, all the while enjoying the intrigue of mystery.
4 of 5 stars ( )
  beckyhaase | Oct 21, 2014 |
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
First words
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English


Book description
Haiku summary

No descriptions found.

In this long-awaited sequel to The Antiquarian, the discovery of an enigma concealed in the paintings of the Spanish artist. Sert proves the restoration of the past to be a fascinating but deadly business Enrique Alonso travels from his new home in Manhattan to San Sebastin, Spain, to attend the reopening of the San Telmo museum, where his ex-wife, Bety, works in public relations. There he meets American Craig Bruckner, a retired art restorer studying the museum's collection of works by Sert - a contemporary of Picasso and Dal who worked for the most famous billionaires of his time and whose mural American Progress graces the walls of Rockefeller Center. When Bruckner is found drowned in La Concha bay, Bety suspects foul play and Enrique agrees to help her look into the man's death. Their investigation reveals a mystery connected with Sert's checkered past, which provides fertile ground for the new thriller Enrique is writing, and the plot develops in parallel to his research. Enrique and Bety's reconstruction of the artist's clandestine activities during World War II leads them to Paris, Barcelona, and New York, and in the process forces them to face their own past. But they are not the only ones interested in Sert's work, and it appears there is more to his paintings than meets the eye.… (more)

Quick Links

Swap Ebooks Audio

Popular covers


Average: (3.5)
3 1
4 1

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.


About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 120,630,106 books! | Top bar: Always visible