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The Caravaggio Shawl

The Caravaggio Shawl The second entry in Steward s series following Murder Is Murder Is Murder featuring his friends novelist Gertrude Stein and her companion Alice B Toklas is a droll tale of homicide and amateur detecti

  • Title: The Caravaggio Shawl
  • Author: Samuel M. Steward
  • ISBN: 9781555831523
  • Page: 489
  • Format: Paperback
  • The second entry in Steward s series following Murder Is Murder Is Murder featuring his friends novelist Gertrude Stein and her companion Alice B Toklas is a droll tale of homicide and amateur detection The book assumes familiarity with the coterie of expatriate writers and artists whose social lives in the years between the World Wars revolved around Stein and ToklasThe second entry in Steward s series following Murder Is Murder Is Murder featuring his friends novelist Gertrude Stein and her companion Alice B Toklas is a droll tale of homicide and amateur detection The book assumes familiarity with the coterie of expatriate writers and artists whose social lives in the years between the World Wars revolved around Stein and Toklas s Paris home in the Rue Christine, but a tightly plotted mystery keeps incessant name dropping and coy insights into the two women s private affairs from becoming irritating Steward shares Stein s well known fascination with ratiocination To explore it, he uses a trio of sleuths the intellectually bold Stein, the detail oriented Toklas and gay writer John McAndrews, their legman, whose experience in the secret world of homosexual Paris yields critical clues The three do not operate as Holmes and Watson but rather as a tripartite Holmesian mind, each contributing a unique perspective that assists in unraveling the puzzle The effect is entertaining, though not particularly suspenseful.

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    1. Alice Toklas leva umas amostras de lã até ao Louvre, para as comparar com a cor da pele do Orfeu, um quadro do grande Caravaggio que a Itália ofereceu a França. Quer surpreender Gertrude Stein com um xaile exatamente da mesma cor que a sua companheira tanto havia apreciado ontem, na abertura da exposição. Mas ao aproximar-se do quadro com as amostras, toca-lhe por acidente e percebe que a tinta ainda está fresca! Um quadro a óleo do século XVI e a tinta ainda está fresca? O mistério a [...]

    2. I don’t know how I stumbled on to Caravaggio Shawl, but what must have caught my eye were two fictional mysteries (the other Murder Is Murder Is Murder) with two controversial real-life characters playing at being detectives. I am aware of Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas, patrons of arts and literature and hostesses for many well know invitees to the couple’s French Salon gatherings. (Some name dropping here, and even Steward given a part to play as Johnny Andrews.)Because this novel port [...]

    3. Late in life Sam Steward wrote two light 'mysteries' involving Gertrude Stein, Alice Toklas and his own alter ego Johnny Andrews. These little books tend to get dissed by the mystery crowd for not being serious mysteries, by the Stein crowd for not being serious books about her and by the Sam Steward/Phil Andros crowd for not being intelligent erotica. Well, I like them. They are intelligent fun reads for a summer evening and meant as that and they do provide a domestic glimpse of the two great [...]

    4. The second book in the series finds Gertrude and Alice back in Paris, delighted to view a newly discovered Caravaggio painting in the Louvre. But when Alice goes back the next day to match a piece of yarn with a specific color on the painting, she is surprised to find that some of the paint is still wet. A forgery! Then, (horrors!) she finds the body of a murdered guard. And Gertrude, of course, when told about the discoveries, will not rest until they get to the bottom of the crimes.Gertrude is [...]

    5. I wouldn't say the book flowed well, or was a proper mystery, or will lead me to find book one in the series and read it. The best part of the book is the relationship between Stein and Toklas depicted livingly and with a lot of charm and humour.There's quite a lot of French in the book, the formatting was poor in the copy I read with loads of errors from the printer, and the story tends to ramble and dart back and forth between characters. I don't think it could be called a mystery, there were [...]

    6. I wrote and presented a paper on this andMurder Is Murder Is Murderwhich can be found here:“I Like Detectiving Almost as Much as Writing:” Detectives Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas in the Work of Samuel M. Steward" Justin Spring categorically dismisses the two Stein/Toklas mysteries in his biography of Steward, but I found lots to like about both.

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