Тайна великого живописца - Taĭna velikogo zhivopist͡|saBook - 2016 | Russian
"Who is depicted in the famous painting by Kramskoi, called "Stranger"? There are many different answers. What mystery is hidden behind the picture that hung on the wall in every other Soviet apartment? And how do we explain the killing taking place, with the mysterious "stranger" and fatal beauty, which is the beauty brought to mind not only the Count Bestuzhev and the greatest painter of his era, Ivan Kramskoy, but all St. Petersburg artists?... Is it true that the picture brings misfortune to all its owners, and why? Investigator Egor Surzhikova has not come across such a complex and complicated case... an elusive maniac kills beauties and artists who painted their portraits, and bodies are "decorated" with black roses. And it turns out that all the murders are connected with a scandalous robbery of the Tretyakov Gallery, where a mysterious painting recently disappeared. But instead of being engaged in the search for the masterpiece, Surzhikov is forced to look for a girl who is depicted in this picture. It does not matter that the painting is amost two hundred years old... She is very real, and she was in mortal danger..." -- cataloger's translation of page 4 of cover.
Publisher: 880-03 Moskva : Ė, 2016.
Copyright Date: ©2016
Branch Call Number: RUSF DITINICH, NINA
Characteristics: 317 pages ; 21 cm
Alternative Title: The mystery of the great painter. (in English)