Murder at the Art Fair Raises the Stakes

A Jessica Shepard Mystery

by Carol Baum



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/28/2020

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 236
ISBN : 9781480886339
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 236
ISBN : 9781480886315
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 236
ISBN : 9781480886322

About the Book

When Dr. Jessica Shepard travels to Miami to attend an international art fair, she makes friends with a precocious child, Jonathan, and his family, as she looks to purchase some paintings. She’s also reacquainted with Alain Raynaud, Canadian narcotics detective, who has been asked to evaluate security at the art fair due to his prior work at art museums in Paris.

After Jonathan’s grandfather recognizes a painting left behind in Germany when his family fled before World War II, an unexpected death occurs. Jessica is drawn into the mystery, wondering if the death was suicide or murder. No one can be trusted as gallery owners, a lawyer, an elderly woman and even her caretaker are questioned.

It will take an art curator, a former gang member, a mathematician turned magician, as well as a good game of poker to help Jessica crack the case. She must use her analytical reasoning skills to help Raynaud and the authorities prove a murder has been committed and how it is connected to a questionable piece of art.

About the Author

Carol Baum trained as an allergist and immunologist and practiced clinical allergy for thirty years before integrating her skills into writing fiction. Using her lifelong love of novels, particularly mystery novels, she creates complex characters and plots. She currently lives in Connecticut with her husband and enjoys visiting her son, traveling, and writing. She is also author of Murder on the Mountaintop Leads the Way.