The Great Portrait Mystery
Publisher: Reading Essentials
The National Portrait Gallery is the setting for this delightful mystery of theft and fraud. A painter copies diligently from a watercolour one morning when an enigmatic musician suddenly appears and causes mayhem with his playing different songs. But while the curator follows him around trying to call a halt to the musical spectacle, the painting copyist replaces a watercolour masterpiece with his fake and makes an infamous escape. Who is the mysterious musician? Who is the mysterious copyist? And what has happened to the priceless watercolour?