By Susan Runholt
If it hadn't been for Lucas's photographic reminiscence, they may not have remembered the guy. It have been virtually a 12 months considering the fact that she and Kari spotted him copying a well-known Rembrandt portray within the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. yet now within the nationwide Gallery in London, they spot an analogous man, copying one other Rembrandt. Then, whilst a never-before-seen Rembrandt portray is came across in Amsterdam, the women start to suspect the reality. confident that not anyone will think them with no demanding and quick facts, the teenage sleuths embark on a madcap event to discover the forger and convey him to justice.
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Yeeeaaaah? ” “Well, what if we went and sat at that café and took your digital camera and watched her door, and ended up getting an image of Gallery Guy—Jacob whatever-his-name-is—going into her residence? Or greater but, an image of them kissing on her doorstep? bear in mind while mother acknowledged we didn’t have any evidence they have been in a dating? good, that will be impressive facts. And it should assist in our case whilst the police eventually become involved. Which they are going to finally, as soon as anyone figures out the 3rd Lucretia is a forgery. ” Lucas gave me a sideways look and her face broke right into a little smile. “Not a foul proposal, Kari Sundgren. no longer undesirable in any respect. ” “It’s 5 after 4 now. How approximately we pass over to that espresso store and simply dangle for it slow. Marianne’s home is so on the subject of the museum that if Jacob leaves paintings at 5, he’ll be there ahead of 5 thirty. That’s now not see you later. ” We have been on our approach, jogging down the road, while Lucas acknowledged, “The extra i feel approximately it, the fewer most probably i believe it really is that Jacob will happen. He’s been great sneaky in every thing. I don’t imagine he’d come to go to his female friend at her apartment. ” “Still, we’ll be doing something,” I acknowledged. “And that beats sitting round doing not anything. ” yet we hadn’t been on the café for greater than ten mins whilst anything did ensue, in basic terms now not what we anticipated. while we’d gotten there, the espresso store used to be similar to I remembered, with cool condominium track piped outdoor and the odor of espresso spreading all out to the sidewalk. We sat down at a desk the place we had an excellent view of Marianne’s blue door in the course of the bushes planted on each side of the canal. Lucas was once donning her digital camera round her neck. She took it off, pulling the strap over her head, then, as casually as attainable so humans on the different tables wouldn’t realize, she flicked it on, fiddled with the zoom lens, and set the digital camera down at the fringe of the desk. The electronic display at the again confirmed an ideal photo of the blue door with the quantity over it, and simply enough of the encircling construction to turn out that it was once needless to say Marianne’s position. If Jacob confirmed up, we have been prepared. The waiter—Heri, in keeping with his identify badge, which I figured needs to be said like Harry—was most likely in his twenties, had spiky bleached hair, and spoke nearly excellent American English. once we gave our orders he disappeared during the café door. a couple of minutes later he got here out with a tray with the entire stuff on it. “Here are your sizzling chocolates,” he acknowledged, and commenced placing issues down at the desk: cups, small pitchers of scorching chocolate, and a plate with little cookies. whereas he poured each one people a few sizzling chocolate from our pitchers, he stated, “And the place in the United States are you younger women from? ” I responded, “Saint Paul, Minnesota. ” simply then he regarded down on the digital camera with the image of Marianne’s door displaying, yet he didn’t point out it. as an alternative, he stated, “Isn’t Saint Paul close to the resource of the Mississippi River? ” Lucas used to be asking how he knew lots approximately the USA while I occurred to look around the road.