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ISBN: 9781760991272
Dimensions: 23.4x15.3cm
Pages: 224
Publication year: 2022
Publisher: Fremantle Press
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The Gallerist

Written by Dr Michael Levitt MBBS FRACS

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Mark Lewis, a former surgeon, has found solace in running a small art gallery. When Jan, a local woman, brings him a painting for valuing, it looks uncannily like a painting by the enigmatic artist James Devlin. Yet Jan claims it was done by a seventeen-year-old boy called Charlie.

As Mark searches for the painting’s true provenance, he is joined by the attractive and clever Linda de Vries. But the pair will learn that James Devlin is a man whose past is as blank as an empty canvas, and he is determined to keep it that way.


‘Heartfelt and finely honed.’ Australian Women’s Weekly

‘Levitt’s extensive knowledge of, and love for, the world of visual art keeps the novel afloat, right to its surprisingly touching end.’ Sydney Morning Herald

‘This is a fine work of fiction …’ Weekend Australian

‘This is a clever novel with an ingenious plot set in the Australian art world.’ Good Reading Magazine

The Gallerist is a leisurely and well-written mystery, with a touch of romance, that provides an entertaining look behind the scenes of the art world. Pleasant fun.’ Canberra Weekly

‘ … gently paced and enjoyable cosy crime novel …’ Murder, Mayhem and Long Dogs 

‘… charming story …’ Visit Perth

The Gallerist is built around an intriguing mystery and is full of fascinating detail about the Australian art scene and how it works.’ Pile by the Bed

‘This is a satisfying, stylish debut from someone with insider knowledge of the art world and an eye for beauty.’ Readings

‘Fans of shows such as Fake or Fortune and Marc Fennell’s recent SBS documentary Framed will be intrigued by this debut work of fiction …’ West Australian

‘… a great rainy day read.’ Beauty and Lace

‘Buy this book and read it soon. It’s a page turner. You won’t want to put it down.’ Fremantle Shipping News

Pages: 224
Publication Year: 2022
Publisher: Fremantle Press
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Dr Michael Levitt MBBS FRACS

Michael Levitt is a practising surgeon and health bureaucrat. He is also a sought-after public speaker who in 2003, was awarded the Centenary Medal (in Australia) for services to public education about colorectal cancer. Michael has been collecting art for many years, has been the invited speaker at the launch of art exhibitions and at […]