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Treasure in Oxford.
Williams, David, 1926-2003.
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Publication Information:
Bath Chivers, 1989.

Physical Description:
297 pages (large print) 23 cm
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Booklist Review

Debonair merchant banker Mark Treasure is invited to attend the annual meeting of the governors of the Moneybuckle Architectural Endowment in Oxford. This year's conference promises to be an interesting one-- mostly because of the discovery by an Oxford bookseller of some rare sketches. While the debate rages among scholars over the provenance of the newfound works, several people are quietly working behind the scenes to acquire the valuable drawings. Then the bookseller is discovered murdered. While the police seek the killer, Treasure, determined to keep the endowment clear of any controversy, conducts his own investigation. Recommended highly for libraries where Williams' whodunits have found favor. JKL.

Publisher's Weekly Review

In a neatly done whodunit, Williams brings the analytical skills of Mark Treasure ( Divided Treasure ) to Oxford for testing. Merchant banker Treasure, at the university to chair the annual governor's meeting of the Moneybuckle Architectural Endowment, finds the group buzzing about the discovery of several sketches that seem to be the work of the English landscape painter John Constable. If authentic, the sketches will fetch a large sum at auction; this is motivation enough for the ugly murder someone later commits. After the police arrest a suspect Treasure believes is innocent, he applies himself to finding the killer's identity. Although the writing at first may seem overly burdened by precise descriptions of character and place, readers will soon realize they're in the hands of a careful craftsman who builds suspense through the deft placement of seemingly unrelated details. (Jan.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved