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Publisher's Summary

Retired police chief Katherine Sullivan moved away from Edina, Minnesota, to feed her artistic soul in New Mexico. But when she receives an urgent call, her serenity is shattered. Nathan Walker, her best friend and former colleague from her days on the police force, is missing and his crew of security experts hasn't seen him in days. Now it's up to Katherine to fly home and track him down.

Meanwhile, Edina is reeling from the murder of a local woman, which looks more and more like it could have a connection to Nathan's disappearance. And as Katherine digs deeper into the investigation, locating Nathan's abandoned car and compiling a list of potential kidnappers, another body is found - and Katherine fears time is running out for her friend.

Finding herself reluctantly pulled into a new case, Katherine must set aside her artistic pursuits and tear herself away from her darling grandchildren in order to save her best friend in Death in the Abstract, the compelling sequel to Emily Barnes' The Fine Art of Murder.

©2017 Emily Barnes (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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  • Beatrice
  • 07-07-17

Action Packed

This story starts with action and doesn't stop. The mystery is complex with many different facets. Katherine handles it all with aplomb and still manages to spend time with her grandkids. I look forward to the next book.

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  • Donna
  • 04-06-17

Not so much

If you like rural settings for your mystery, this will do. The writing level is less than average.... the narrator is poor. The story is OK.