This text was generated by an AI with the prompt: ‘Write a plot for a seventh novel in the Cormoran Strike series.’
Cormoran Strike #7 - The Art of Deception
When a string of high-profile art thefts occurs in London, private detective Cormoran Strike is hired by the insurer of one of the stolen pieces, a rare and valuable painting by a reclusive artist. Strike and his partner Robin Ellacott quickly realize that the thief is no ordinary criminal, as they seem to be targeting specific pieces of art and leaving no trace of their identity.
As they investigate, Strike and Robin learn that the stolen paintings all have one thing in common: they were all once owned by a mysterious art collector, known only as "The Patron." The Patron is rumored to be a shadowy figure with connections to some of the most powerful people in the art world, and Strike and Robin begin to suspect that the thefts may be part of a larger, more sinister scheme.
As they delve deeper into the case, Strike and Robin find themselves drawn into a web of deceit and manipulation, encountering a cast of characters with their own secrets and agendas. From a reclusive artist with a troubled past, to a cunning art dealer with a hidden motive, no one is quite who they seem.
As the pieces of the puzzle come together, Strike and Robin realize that the art of deception runs deep, and that the true target of the thefts may be much larger than they initially thought. Can they unravel the mystery and bring the thief to justice before it's too late?