Benjamin Franklin and A Case of Artful Murder

Benjamin Franklin and A Case of Artful Murder

Further Adventures of the American Agent in London

Book - 1994
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Desperate to recover a coveted family heirloom gem, Lady Shenstone seeks the aid of American investigator Benjamin Franklin and his young apprentice, Nick Handy, who goes undercover at the studio of a local artist where the gem had last been seen.

Blackwell North Amer
Lord Shenstone has insisted that Cavitty, a local artist, paint a portrait of his wife prominently displaying the famous Shenstone diamond. Lady Shenstone leaves the coveted family heirloom with Cavitty so he can study it for the painting, but when she returns to retrieve it, Cavitty claims that he does not know what has become of it.
Desperate to find the diamond and not let her husband know of its absence, Lady Shenstone turns to Benjamin Franklin, the American investigator working abroad in eighteenth-century London. Franklin delves into the case, coming across many eccentric characters from whom he must discover the truth of the diamond's whereabouts.
The latest in the Ben Franklin series, A Case of Artful Murder is narrated by Franklin's apprentice, Nick Handy. Though Nick is only thirteen years old, his resourcefulness and astute intuition serve Franklin well as they land him a job in Cavitty's studio. There he must remain undercover as he witnesses forgeries, murder, and even a taste of romance.

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To recover a family heirloom, Lady Shenstone seeks the aid of Benjamin Franklin and his apprentice, Nick, who goes undercover at the studio where the gem was last seen

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1994
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780312109363
Branch Call Number: MYS Ha 1994
Characteristics: 264 pages ; 22 cm


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