CHASING VERMEER Double Signed, First Edition.
UK. The Chicken House. 2005. 1904442714 / 9781904442714 First edition. First printing. Hardcover. New. Fine. Brett Helquist.
SYNOPSIS - A stolen painting A series of unexpected events Two smart children Petra and Calder live in a neighbourhood where strange things have started to happen. Seemingly unrelated events connect, a sharp old woman seeks their company - and a priceless Vermeer painting disappears. Before they know it, the two children are caught up in an international art sensation where no one is above suspicion. As puzzling clues draw Petra and Calder deeper into the mystery, they must rely on their intelligence, their powers of deduction, and a newly acquired knowledge of the artist Vermeer, to crack an art crime that has left everyone baffled.
Signed by the author and illustrator. These copies come with a promotional belly-band (no dustjacket - as issued), and an attached bookmark. Tipped-in colour frontispiece of Vermeer's A Lady Writing.