When art mimics life, somebody’s going to get what’s coming to them…
Professor Henry Lindon’s plane has just touched down in Amsterdam, where he’s come to work as a visiting professor. Lindon is torn between leaving his troubled wife, Marylou, behind in Dallas and feeling relieved and excited about starting a new chapter in a lively city. The taxi drops him off at an elegant building at Roetersstraat 8-1, where he’s greeted by his university liaison and soon-to-be neighbor, the lovely and spunky art professor Bernadette Gordon. After settling into his apartment, Lindon changes clothes and sets out to explore canals and cafes, wondering what the dinner invitation from Bernadette means for his fresh start.
But troubles from the past soon cross the Atlantic. Lindon discovers that the notorious Dutch art forger Han van Meegeren, born in 1899, is about to play a part in Lindon’s own personal drama. With evil closing in, Lindon, Bernadette, and Marylou find that secrets of the art world may hold the key to settling old scores and putting a predator away for good.
Clay G. Small – When Art Mimics Life, Somebody’s Going to Get What’s Coming to Them (Clay G. Small’s presentation at The Allen Public Library)