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Fire Engine Dead
by Sheila Connolly Details
When the entire collection of the Fireman's Museum ironically goes up in flames, Nell Pratt discovers one of the charred pictures isn't the one that was originally exhibited. But getting to the bottom of the mystery is bound to get Nell burned.
Murder in the Abstract
by Susan C. Shea Details
Dani O'Rourke's gala evening at the Devor Museum ends in catastrophe when the body of a young artist plummets from her office window. The police label it murder and suspect Dani. Self-preservation and an insider's understanding of how money moves the art world drive her to investigate who might have a motive for murder. Dani's playboy ex-husband and a green-eyed cop complicate matters as her search moves through the fashionable worlds of San Francisco and Santa Fe.
Murder in the Museum
by Simon Brett Details
When a human skeleton is found buried on the grounds of the famed Bracketts House -- the historic home of the author Esmond Chadleigh -- Carole Seddon and Jude must determine whether the beloved writer's sword was mightier than his pen and whether the snobbish, squabbling trustees of Bracketts House have something to hide.
No Rest for the Dead: A Novel
by Jeff Abbott Details
A serial novel featuring contributions by twenty-five masters of suspense follows detective Jon Nunn as he re-opens a ten-year-old case to discover if the wrong person was convicted and put to death for the murder of art curator Christopher Thomas.
Old World Murder: A Chloe Ellefson Mystery
by Kathleen Ernst Details
Chloe Ellefson is the new collections curator at Old World Wisconsin, an outdoor ethnic museum showcasing 1870s settlement life. Chloe meets with an elderly woman who begs her to find a priceless 18th-century Norwegian ale bowl that had been donated to the museum years ago. But before Chloe can find the heirloom and return it to her, the woman dies in a suspicious car crash. Digging up the history and whereabouts of the rare artifact quickly turns dangerous. Assisting Chloe is police officer Roelke McKenna, whose own haunting past compels him to protect her. To catch the covetous killer, Chloe must solve a decades-old puzzle . . . before she becomes a part of history herself.
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Chloe Ellefson
The Body in the Gallery: A Faith Fairchild Mystery
by Katherine Hall Page Details
Secretly assisting her museum president friend in a case involving a stolen piece of fine art, Faith Fairchild stumbles upon a murder scene near a controversial exhibit and becomes increasingly exasperated by the police's inability to recognize important clues.
The Da Vinci Code
by Dan Brown Details
While in Paris on business, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon receives an urgent late-night phone call: the elderly curator of the Louvre has been murdered inside the museum. Near the body, police have found a baffling cipher. While working to solve the enigmatic riddle, Langdon is stunned to discover it leads to a trail of clues hidden in the works of Da Vinci -- clues visible for all to see -- yet ingeniously disguised by the painter.
The Keepsake: A Novel
by Tess Gerritsen Details
When a perfectly preserved "mummy" is discovered in the dusty basement of Boston's Crispin Museum and an archaeologist turns up missing, medical examiner Maura Isles and Boston homicide detective Jane Rizzoli have precious little time to derail the Archaeology Killer before he adds another chilling piece to his monstrous collection.
The Murder Room
by P.D. James Details
When museum trustee Neville Dupayne votes to close the institution, he is murdered in a gruesome way that mimics one of the exhibits. Commander Adam Dalgliesh, still in love with Emma Lavenham, investigates. But more deaths occur.
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Adam Dalgliesh
Updated 01/02/2013

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