After living in Europe for the past five years, Florian Bates and his family have moved to D.C. where his mother works at the National Gallery of Art. When he meets his neighbor Margaret and wows her with his use of T.O.A.S.T. (The Theory of Small Things), Florian finally feels like he is where he belongs. Shortly after their meeting, Florian and Margaret find themselves in the middle of an FBI case involving a rare piece of artwork that was stolen from the National Gallery. Together they use T.O.A.S.T. “to ignore the seemingly obvious details and consider only small ones in order to reveal an undeniable truth.” Florian resembles a young Sherlock Holmes, and together he and Margaret prove that things are not always as they first appear as they work to solve the mystery of the stolen art. Framed! will grab readers from the first page with its witty characters and engaging plot full of non-stop action. It would be a great read for fans of Chasing Vermeer.
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