Death of An Artist

Death of An Artist

A Mystery

Book - 2012
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"Silver Bay, Oregon, a small coastal resort town with nearly a thousand residents, is home to three generations of women: Marnie, the long-widowed owner of a small gift shop; Van, her granddaughter who is about to graduate medical school; and Stef, mercurial, difficult, and a brilliant artist who refuses to sell her work. When Stef discovers that Dale Oliver--the latest husband/paramour in a very long line--is trying to sell her work behind her back, she puts a stop to it and threatens to do the same to him. Shortly thereafter, Stef dies in an accident in her studio, and Dale shows up with a signed contract granting him the right to sell her work. Convinced that Stef was murdered in order to steal her artwork, Marie and Van--grandmother and granddaughter--decide to do whatever is necessary to see that Dale doesn't get away with any of it. This includes enlisting the help of the new stranger in town, Tony, a former New York City cop, who might be the only one who can prove it was murder and bring the killer to justice"--
Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2012.
ISBN: 9780312658618
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY Wilhelm Kate 03/2012
Characteristics: 279 p. ;,25 cm.


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Oct 05, 2017

I've loved Kate Wilhelm for a long time -- decades. Some of the books are weak, but this is not among them.

Jun 19, 2015

This book held my interest and was well written until towards the ending when it began to unravel a bit.

Dec 26, 2012

Interesting characters will be entertaining to follow in future books. Like learning about other industries and careers when reading mysteries (
Dick Francis was the master at this) so this book fills that bill somewhat too. Solid story line.

Aug 08, 2012

new series featuring Oregon coast Marnie (grandma), Van (granddaughter), and ex-cop Tony who investigate Stef's (Marnie's daughter/Van's mother) death.

Jun 19, 2012

I enjoyed reading this one. Good plot and interesting characters, if a bit predictable.


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