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The Jade Venus

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A hidden fortune in art but before he can recover it Kent must find the killer who stole the Jade VenusUntil the old art professor is viciously murdered Kent Murdock believes that he himself is the only one who knows. This is the second time I've tried this author's works I think it will be the last He has an odd way of mixing regular dialog with summaries of conversations It's like he got tired of writing it all out and just threw all the ideas left into one paragraph Then there was a lot swearing Taken all together I just don't want to finish

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The deadly secret of the Jade Venus which he has trailed from Italy to Boston The unlovely daub of paint is worthless art but it is soon apparent that somebody is willing to go to any lengths of theft kidnapping and h. Kent Murdock is a believable character and the story takes place during WWII when he is home in Boston on leave His search for a painting turns into a search for a murderer His newspaper background and contacts provide the experience for him to chase down the murderer The action is nonstop and the book is a page turner The book also provides much insight into the Nazi plundering of European artworks and the efforts that were made to protect them for posterity

George Harmon Coxe Ò 6 Read

Omicide in order to possess it Before Murdock catches up with the ill omened picture and a very surprising killer he tangles with a ruthless group of international hijackers and twice comes very close to death himself. This was a somewhat weak GHC Kent Murdock mystery but still it was solid enough I definitely enjoyed the intrigue but there were a few loose spots that could've used polishing up Himig Ng Sinag: MGA Piling Tula up with the ill omened picture and a very surprising killer he tangles with a ruthless group of international hijackers and twice comes very close to death himself. This was a somewhat weak GHC Kent Murdock mystery but still it was solid enough I definitely enjoyed the intrigue but there were a few loose spots that could've The Test used polishing The Test: Taken By The Men Who Raised Me up


4 thoughts on “The Jade Venus

  1. says:

    This is the second time I've tried this author's works I think it will be the last He has an odd way of mixing regular dialog with summaries of conversations It's like he got tired of writing it all out and just threw all the ideas left into one paragraph Then there was a lot swearing Taken all together I just don't want to finish


  2. says:

    Kent Murdock is a believable character and the story takes place during WWII when he is home in Boston on leave His search for a painting turns into a search for a murderer His newspaper background and contacts provide the experience for him to chase down the murderer The action is nonstop and the book is a page turner The book also provides much insight into the Nazi plundering of European artworks and the efforts that were made to protect them for posterity


  3. says:

    This was a somewhat weak GHC Kent Murdock mystery but still it was solid enough I definitely enjoyed the intrigue but there were a few loose spots that could've used polishing up


  4. says:

    The Jade Venus 1945 per my copy by George Harmon Coxe is a book that is the most tied to its period of any that I've read so far for any of Rich's Crimes of the Century posts It's set in 1943 and Kent Murdock Coxe's camera wielding newspaper photographer who often finds himself in the midst of murder investigations is now a Captain in the Army Most interestingly he is a Monuments Man in that corps of men recently made famous in film who saved many of Europe's treasures from the ravages of war He has come back to the States to make sure that a priceless collection of Italian artwork has reached its rightful owner Professor Albert Andrada He is also interested in a less valuable painting sent along with the collection called The Jade Venus This rather ugly piece of modern artwork features a green lady thus the name but it also hides an important secret But before Murdock can get to the Professor's house he is intercepted by two strong armed goons who kidnap him steal his papers and official insignia and who visit the Professor in his stead It soon becomes apparent that the secrets of the green lady are known to far people than Murdock anticipated And someone doesn't mind killingrepeatedlyto get their hands on the secrets Murdock was well mannered intelligetn and well educated he could tak the language of cops and bookies and gamblers and circulation hustlers as though he understood them He could go anywhere and hold his own whether it was a dowager's drawing room or a South Boston bar and thought he got mussed up sometimes and most photographers did it never seemed to bother himKent Murdock finds himself not only trying to track down the missing painting but also hunting a killer Two people will die and two will be threatened before the final show down in a painter's studio Murdock's photographer's eye and sharp mind pick up on the visual and verbal clues that help him bring the crimes home to the proper villainAs I mentioned above this book is very much tied to the era in which it was written Our hero is a military man who has been using his photographer's skills and knowledge of art to assist in the efforts of the Monuments Men to preserve and rescue pieces of European artwork When he arrives home he is greeted by the patriotic banners and posters One of his fellow newspaper men has been sent home after capture and a stint in a concentration camp in Italy The Professor's brothers have been working feverishly back in war torn Italy to hide artwork from the Nazis Everywhere you look there are mentions of the war time eraThe book itself is a very interesting made all the so by its mention of the Monuments Men considering that the story of this branch of the military has just become prominent in recent years I enjoyed reading about it from the time period rather than through the lens of history and Hollywood The mystery is fairly well clued I didn't pick out the culprit but I do think a sharper eye than mine could spot the clues to do so Several suspects and false trails give the reader plenty to think about and work through to find the solution and the cast of characters are interesting as well ★★★ and a halfFirst posted on my blog My Reader's Block Please reuest permission before reposting Thanks


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