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The Frasco Diary-bookcover

By: Paul Watkins

The Frasco Diary

Pages: 256 Ratings: 3.5
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Emily Burel, a PhD, scientist and adventurer who works out of Sydney University, is head hunted by Security Agent Andreas Doratis, for Michael Westlake of the British Museum, and Marie de Becque from Le Musee du Louvre in Paris. De Becque believes she has evidence proving that a model for the Pieta was a woman from the Orient who lived with Michelangelo as his mistress. Burel, accepting the challenge to find the truth of this claim, begins her investigation at a monastery in the Swiss Alps. She is neither alone nor safe in her search though, as others from Europe, Asia and Africa follow dangerously close behind her, looking for answers, and rewards, of their own.

Paul Watkins worked for some years as an illustrator and graphic designer in the Blue Mountains, just to the west of Sydney. His first published book was the commissioned A portrait of the City of Blue Mountains. Other as yet unpublished books followed: Jennis, Mascot (an historic and semi-biographical history of Sydney’s airport and nearby suburb), and a series of six novels focusing on the adventures of Sydney University scientist and Emily Burel PhD. The Frasco Diary is the first in that series.

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  • Niamh_reads_

    The mystery and intrigue surrounding The Frasco Diary are what initially drew me to this book. I enjoyed the way the mystery played out and the way that each layer was added to the story! I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys a good mystery!

  • Oldbookishwoman

    Emily Burel PhD, scientist and adventurer has been hired to investigate evidence that has been acquired proving that the model for Michaelangelos' the Pieta was his mistress, a lady from the Orient.
    This Challenge sees her going all over the world with danger never far away.

    I just wanted more pace and less talking. I think maybe reading habits and what I enjoy are changing. It all seemed a bit too wordy.....I know, I know it's a book.

    However go check out the book. There may be those who love this. Plenty of nods to historical events, people and theories.

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