The acquisition of the King’s Jar, a priceless African artifact, is a major coup for San Francisco’s prestigious Devor Museum of Art and Antiquities—and the gala celebration honoring its donors is a high-stakes affair. Dani O’Rourke, Devor’s chief fundraiser, is a pro at dealing with wealthy patrons, demanding bosses, big egos, and museum-world politics. Murder, however, is way above her pay grade, and definitely beyond her comfort zone.
When the renowned archaeologist who authenticated the King’s Jar turns up dead, and the invaluable relic vanishes, Dani suddenly finds herself trapped in a real-life game of Clue—with a gallery of glittering suspects, and a killer who’s playing for keeps. But drumming up donations from society swells is a far cry from matching wits with homicidal thieves. And juggling the amorous advances of a police detective, a TV celebrity, and her own playboy ex-husband—while sparring with an African ambassador, an obsessed archaeologist-in-training, a billionaire and his trophy wife—certainly doesn’t make it any easier to figure out who’s lying . . . or keep anyone else from dying.
Praise for THE KING’S JAR:
“By turns funny and frightening, The King’s Jar is a riotous read!”
—Rebecca Cantrell, award-winning author of A City of Broken Glass
“Dani O’Rourke makes a smart and gutsy sleuth”
—Rhys Bowen, award winning author of the Royal Spyness mystery series
“The contrasting characters, from wealthy art patrons and eccentric scientists to determined museum staff, add intrigue to a layered, smart, surprising plot, which contains elements of a locked-door puzzle.”
—Amy Alessio, Booklist
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