Danielle 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, the Museum’s chief fund raiser. 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.
Praise for Murder in the Abstract:
“Shea’s debut mystery stars Danielle (“Dani”) O’Rourke, a fund-raiser for the fictional Devor Museum in San Francisco. The novel begins with tragedy at a gala museum event—an upcoming artist plunges to his death from a museum office window. Things don’t look good for Dani when it is revealed that it was her office and that this was clearly murder and not suicide. As Dani tries to figure out who might have had a motive for the murder, readers are treated to an insider’s look at the cutthroat, money-driven world of fine art. Shea writes convincingly about art and those who collect it. A series to watch…”
“Murder in the Abstract is a comfortable read. . . . The narrative is well constructed, and the plot was a study in art—painting it, copying it, stealing it, and killing for it…”
Also available in paperback: