St. Luke and the Smile of the Madonna
by Havatzelet Farber-Sheffer
Published: May 19, 2011.
When Abbess Katrina dies under suspicious circumstances and an antique preparatory drawing of a famous Renaissance painting is discovered in her desk,the police search for a possible murderer, while art-historian Irma van Doern seeks answers to questions about the drawing: who was the model for the Madonna? did the painter himself model as the saint? what happened between painter and model?