Chasing Vermeer

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Chasing Vermeer

By Blue Balliett; Parke Godwin (Read by); Ellen Reilly (Read by)

Listening Library (Audio), Compact Disc, 9780307206732, 4pp.

Publication Date: November 9, 2004


When a book of unexplainable occurrences brings Petra Andalee & Calder Pillay together, strange things start to happen: seemingly unrelated events connect, an eccentric old woman seeks their company and an invaluable Vermeer painting disappears. Before they know it, the two find themselves at the center of an international art scandal. As Petra and Calder are drawn clue by clue into a mysterious labyrinth they must draw on their powers of intuition, their skills at problem solving, and their knowledge of Vermeer. Can they decipher a crime that has left even the FBI baffled?

About the Author
Blue Balliett grew up in New York City and graduated from Brown University. In addition to her collections of ghost stories, she is also the author of the New York Times best-selling young adult novel, Chasing Vermeer (Scholastic Press, 2004). She lives in Chicago.

Born in New York City, Parke Godwin was raised all over and drifted through a variety of places, schools and careers. He first attracted attention in the SF/fantasy field with "The Masters of Solitude" (1978), written with Marvin Kaye, and followed in 1982 by "Wintermind". In that same year he won the World Fantasy Award or his novella "The Fire When It Comes." "Beloved Exile" became a finalist for the World Fantasy Award in 1981.

Praise For Chasing Vermeer

“Suspenseful, exciting, charming, and even unexpectedly moving” –The New York Times

“Thick with devilish red herrings, this smart, playful story never stops challenging (and exhilarating) the audience.”–Publishers Weekly

“. . . the exciting, fast-paced story that’s sure to be relished by mystery-lovers.”–School Library Journal

“Art, intrigue, and plenty of twists and turns make this art mystery a great read.”
Kirkus Review