A Fit of Tempera by Mary Daheim

By Mary Daheim

Van Gogh-ing...going...gone!Poor Judith McMonigle Flynn! All she wishes is a much-needed holiday from the pains of working Hillside Manor. yet she and cousin Renie have slightly set foot of their family's backwoods holiday cottage...and already they're having a broom with the neighborhood legislation. apparently somebody has painted their neighbor, world-renowned artist Riley Tobias, completely out of the image. And the crafty slayer has controlled to border luckless Judith for the crime! however the version beginner sleuth is not approximately to take a seat nonetheless for this , as she and her cuz canvas the geographical region looking for a killer. Judith is bound the wrongdoer are available within the rogues' gallery of oily brokers, malicious mistresses, and artful critics who inhabited the defunct da Vinci's surrealistic global. however the cousins can be portray themselves right into a harmful nook with this unofficial investigation...and atmosphere themselves up for one more deadly paintings attack.Poor Judith McMonigle Flynn! All she desires is a much-needed holiday from the trials of operating Hillside Manor. yet she and cousin Renie have slightly set foot of their family's backwoods holiday cottage...and already they're having a broom with the neighborhood legislation. apparently somebody has painted their neighbor, world-renowned artist Riley Tobias, completely out of the image. And the crafty slayer has controlled to border luckless Judith for the crime! however the version beginner sleuth is not approximately to take a seat nonetheless for this, as she and her cuz canvas the geographical region looking for a killer. Judith is bound the perpetrator are available within the rogues' gallery of oily brokers, malicious mistresses, and artful critics who inhabited the defunct da Vinci's surrealistic global. however the cousins can be portray themselves right into a risky nook with this unofficial investigation...and environment themselves up for one more deadly artwork attack.Poor Judith McMonigle Flynn! All she wishes is a much-needed holiday from the pains of working Hillside Manor. yet she and cousin Renie have slightly set foot of their family's backwoods holiday cottage...and already they are having a broom with the neighborhood legislation. it seems that anyone has painted their neighbor, world-renowned artist Riley Tobias, completely out of the image. And the crafty slayer has controlled to border luckless Judith for the crime! however the version novice sleuth is not approximately to sit down nonetheless for this, as she and her cuz canvas the nation-state looking for a killer. Judith is bound the offender are available within the rogues' gallery of oily brokers, malicious mistresses, and artful critics who inhabited the defunct da Vinci's surrealistic global. however the cousins should be portray themselves right into a harmful nook with this unofficial investigation...and surroundings themselves up for an additional deadly artwork assault.

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His cool blue gaze shifted to Iris, who was half-sitting, half-lying on the sofa. It would have been a seductive pose had her black eyes not been rimmed in red and filled with malice. ” Iris glared some more at Dewitt Dixon. “It’s not a joke, you fool. Riley’s dead. Someone killed him. ” Dewitt shed a fraction of his seemingly imperturbable air. “Killed him? Good Lord! ” A FIT OF TEMPERA / 33 Sitting up straight, Iris reached for her purse and pulled out a gold-leaf cigarette case. Still silent, she extracted a black cigarette tipped in gold and lighted it with what Judith had thought was an eagle sculpture.

Summer people. A home in the city, a place in the mountains, a beach house, a ski lodge, an island getaway. ” He pulled out a rumpled handkerchief and wiped his nose. “Uh…actually, in 1938, these lots went for less than four hundred dollars…” “The Leisure Class. ” Costello trampled Judith’s explanation, then turned to Dabney Plummer. “Take that down, it’s a good quote. ” Judith decided it would be best not to tell the undersheriff that his quote had already been used. Often. She waited for him to continue with his questions.

He was facedown, but she could tell his color was an ugly bluish gray. With unsteady fingers, she flicked at the thick hair that grew down over his collar. A little groan surged up from her throat. Iris didn’t seem to notice, but Renie caught her cousin’s reaction. ” Renie demanded. Judith swallowed hard. ” Her voice dropped to a whisper. ” Iris’s head jerked up. She stared at Judith. ” Her words were thick, almost incoherent. Judith closed her eyes for just an instant. “There’s some kind of wire around Riley’s neck, Iris.

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