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Mansions of the Dead

By Sarah Stewart Taylor

When college student Brad Putnam turns up dead in his bedroom in his Boston apartment, Homicide Detective Timothy Quinn is baffled by the crime scene and decides to seek the help of art history professor Sweeney St. George to make sense of the evidence. An expert on "the art of death," Sweeney immediately identifies the objects found on the body as mourning jewelry-and discovers that she knew the victim. Brad Putnam was taking her class on that very subject.

Sweeney is shocked by Brad's death, and determined to help Detective Quinn unravel the mystery of Brad's death. They soon discover this is not the first tragedy to strike the Putnams, a prominent Boston family. Peter Putnam, Brad's brother, died in a terrible car accident years earlier. But the cause of the accident was never discovered, as the Putnam family covered up what happened and refused to cooperate with the police.

Detective Quinn warns Sweeney not to get too involved in the Brad Putnam investigation but as she gets closer to the Putnam family, she becomes even more determined than ever to find out what happened. Haunted by secrets in her own past, Sweeney dissects the family's history and begins to realize that she may uncover secrets that were never meant to surface.

Sarah Stewart Taylor's intricate and engaging follow-up to her acclaimed Agatha Award finalist debut, O'Artful Death, is an absorbing and suspenseful novel about love and family, secrets and lies-and murder.

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Book

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2004

ISBN

0312307667


Format: Book
Author: Taylor, Sarah Stewart
Title: Mansions of the dead / Sarah Stewart Taylor.
Publisher Date: New York : St. Martin's Minotaur, 2004.
Subject: Women art historians -- Fiction Art students -- Crimes against -- Fiction. Women college teachers -- Fiction Death in art -- Fiction. New England -- Fiction
Isbn: 0312307667
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 3
System Items Total: 3
Call Number: M Taylor
Oclc: 53972073
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Bib Id: 212423

Format: Book
Author: Taylor, Sarah Stewart
Title: Mansions of the dead / Sarah Stewart Taylor.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : St. Martin's Minotaur, 2004.
Description: 340 p. ; 22 cm.
Subjects: Women art historians -- Fiction
Subjects: Art students -- Crimes against -- Fiction.
Subjects: Women college teachers -- Fiction
Subjects: Death in art -- Fiction.
Subjects: New England -- Fiction
LCCN: 2003070718
ISBN: 0312307667
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 3
Total Copies: 3
Call Number: M Taylor