The Ruby Crown

The Ruby Crown Architect by day thief by night Matthew Quinn is not what he seems He owns a successful architectural firm in San Francisco and deals with clients throughout the United States One of those clients is

  • Title: The Ruby Crown
  • Author: Stephen Gilbert
  • ISBN: 9781545389331
  • Page: 387
  • Format: Paperback
  • Architect by day thief by night Matthew Quinn is not what he seems He owns a successful architectural firm in San Francisco, and deals with clients throughout the United States One of those clients is Victor deVoleur, a wealthy industrialist who just happens to own a company that insures valuable pieces of art When those are stolen, if they can not be recovered througArchitect by day thief by night Matthew Quinn is not what he seems He owns a successful architectural firm in San Francisco, and deals with clients throughout the United States One of those clients is Victor deVoleur, a wealthy industrialist who just happens to own a company that insures valuable pieces of art When those are stolen, if they can not be recovered through normal means, he turns to Matthew Quinn, whose specialty is replacing the valuable artwork with carefully crafted replicas deVoleur and Quinn start this adventure with the theft of The Ruby Crown, a priceless antique necklace weighing sixty two carats, including the world s largest red diamond It sounds like a straightforward job Quinn was actually there to witness the theft when it was ripped from the neck of the model who was displaying it at Jonathan s Auction House deVoleur knows who has it and has a good guess as to where it is The trouble comes when Quinn discovers that the necklace is in the possession of Nino Caroli, San Francisco s notorious crime boss Along the way to steal back the necklace, Quinn experiences ups and downs, and falls in love with the beautiful young woman he first saw modeling the necklace Even Quinn will be surprised by the ending.

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    • Stephen Gilbert

      Stephen Gilbert 1912 2010 was born in Newcastle, Co Down in 1912 He was sent to England for boarding school from age 10 to 13 and afterwards to a Scottish public school, which he left without passing any exams or obtaining a leaving certificate He returned to Belfast, where he worked briefly as a journalist before joining his father s tea and seed business In 1931, just before his nineteenth birthday, Gilbert met novelist Forrest Reid, by that time in his mid fifties Reid s numerous novels reflect his lifelong fascination with teenage boys, and he was quickly drawn to Gilbert the two commenced a sometimes turbulent friendship that lasted until Reid s death in 1947 Reid acted as mentor to Gilbert, who had literary aspirations, and ultimately depicted an idealized version of their relationship in the novel Brian Westby 1934.Gilbert s first novel, The Landslide 1943 , a fantasy involving prehistoric creatures which appear in a remote part of Ireland after being uncovered by a landslide, appeared to generally positive reviews and was dedicated to Reid A realistic novel, Bombardier 1944 , followed, based on Gilbert s experiences in the Second World War Gilbert s third novel, Monkeyface 1948 , concerns what seems to be an ape, called Bimbo, discovered in South America and brought back to Belfast, where it learns to talk The Burnaby Experiments appeared in 1952, five years after Reid s death, and is a thinly disguised portrayal of their relationship from Gilbert s point of view and a belated response to Brian Westby His final novel, Ratman s Notebooks 1968 , the story of a loner who learns he can train rats to kill, would become his most famous, being twice filmed as Willard 1971 2003.Gilbert married his wife Kathleen Stevenson in 1945 the two had four children, and Gilbert devoted most of his time from the 1950s onward to family life and his seed business He died in Northern Ireland in 2010 at age 97.

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