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Insinuendo: Murder in the Museum


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A murder mystery set within the complex world of an anthropological museum.
Berry Cates has undergone a “radical lifectomy,” remaking her life at fifty-three, newly single and in a new career at a museum. However, she soon becomes the target of serious accusations at the museum. Determined to prove these as false, Berry gets into deeper trouble. Her sleuthing uncovers museum staff casting illicit bronzes and blackmail being delivered via a Roman curse tablet. Curatorial fraud and accusations by aboriginal people of poisoning their heritage regalia with toxic pesticides come to light as well.
Only when Berry realizes she has been asking the wrong questions does she stop her slide into a web of deceit.

Miriam Clavir, the first conservator at the UBC Museum of Anthropology, worked for the National Historic Service and the Royal Ontario Museum. Resident of British Columbia, author of many articles and the scholarly book, Preserving What is Valued: Museums, Conservation and First Nations. Miriam’s character-driven mystery series is set in museums and archeological sites.

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Dimensions 8.250 x 5.500 cm



trade paperback



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Release Date: October 2012, Published by BAYEUX ARTS, Canada, Distribution: Literary Press Group of Canada University of Chicago Press Distribution


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