Being Jarvis Kreeg
de Barry Klemm
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JARVIS KREEG- BEYOND THE GRAVE!
Three years after the death of England’s greatest recent painter, new masterpieces by the errant genius are turning up all over the European art market, fetching staggering prices. The trail of investigation leads to Australia and a strange house on a remote beach, where the police find the artist has slipped through their fingers but left behind more of the brilliant fakes and his very bewildered girlfriend, Lena Carlson.
Lena, a fierce young woman who recently ‘walked out on her own life and slammed the door in its face’, does not take lightly to being left holding the bag.
Barry Klemm enjoyed an array of abandoned careers before resorting to literature. He was a crane jockey, insurance clerk, combat soldier, advertising officer, computer programmer, cleaner, stagehand, postman, sports ground manager, builder's labourer, taxi-driver, film and TV scriptwriter and radio dramatist. He has published two novels for teen-age readers, The Tenth Hero, in 1997, and Last Voyage of the Albatross in 1998 through Addison Wesley Longman and Running Dogs, a novel of the Vietnam War by Black Pepper in 2000.