Monday, April 21, 2014
Fatal Impressions by Reba White Williams
Things get worse. Determined to get done with the job as quickly as possible, Dinah goes in early to the offices to hang prints. She sees an open office door and investigating, discovers the body of a woman. Bad enough, but it soon becomes clear that as the person who discovered the body, Dinah is a suspect in the woman's murder. DDD&W is more than happy to try to throw Dinah under the bus and direct the police away from their employees and corporate actions.
Dinah and her family and friends go into high gear to try to clear her. She has a formidable team. Her husband is the product of a very rich, very connected family. Her cousin, Coleman, is a one-woman dynamo. Coleman has made her art magazine very successful and just started a second magazine. She knows everyone in the city. Rob is a former policeman who is now a consultant on art crimes throughout the world. Can this team find the murderer before Dinah is falsely arrested?
This is the second Coleman and Dinah Greene mystery. Reba White Williams is very familiar with the art world she writes about. She and her husband created what is considered the finest American art print collection of American artists, and then they split it into smaller collections that they loaned out to museums. Her female creations are interesting characters, and the reader gets a glimpse into how the art world and the world of interlocked Manhattan connections work. This book is recommended for mystery lovers.