Death of an Artist: A Mystery (Google eBook)

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Macmillan, Mar 27, 2012 - Fiction - 288 pages
12 Reviews

In Kate Wilhelm's latest crime novel, a small Oregon town is rocked by a wheels-within-wheels case of art, fraud, and murder.


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.

  

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User Review  - SilverShrew - LibraryThing

“Death of an Artist” was a thrilling story by Kate Wilhelm. I was so taken in by the descriptive explanations of the art work that I could actually picture it in my mind. I was also caught up in the ... Read full review

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User Review  - nomadreader - LibraryThing

My thoughts: Despite what the title implies, this mystery-of-sorts doesn't start with a death. And with only one artist in the cast of characters, Stef, her death is a foregone conclusion. Furthermore ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
9
Section 3
11
Section 4
25
Section 5
39
Section 6
49
Section 7
56
Section 8
59
Section 21
165
Section 22
169
Section 23
175
Section 24
185
Section 25
192
Section 26
199
Section 27
213
Section 28
223

Section 9
64
Section 10
66
Section 11
67
Section 12
73
Section 13
75
Section 14
85
Section 15
99
Section 16
115
Section 17
125
Section 18
135
Section 19
145
Section 20
157
Section 29
228
Section 30
239
Section 31
245
Section 32
249
Section 33
252
Section 34
258
Section 35
261
Section 36
263
Section 37
266
Section 38
270
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About the author (2012)

KATE WILHELM is the award-winning author of more than thirty novels and story collections, including the classic When Late the Sweet Birds Sang and the Barbara Holloway legal thrillers, most recently Heaven is High. She lives in Eugene, Oregon.

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