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Head in Cambodia : A Jenna Murphy Mystery (Hardcover) (Nancy Tingley)

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When the alluring, eleventh-century Cambodian stone head of Radha, consort to Krishna, shows up at the Searles Museum, young curator Jenna Murphy doesn’t suspect that it will lead her to a murder. Asian art is her bailiwick, not criminal investigation, and her immediate concern is simply figuring out whether the head is one famously stolen from its body, or a fake.When a second decapitation happens—this time of an art collector, not a statue—Jenna finds herself drawn into a different kind of mystery, and the stakes are life or death. It turns out that the same talents for research and for unraveling puzzles—the bread and butter of an art historian—have perfectly equipped her to solve crimes. She’s certain the sculpture provides clues to help her solve the case, which takes her to Thailand and Cambodia. But the collectors, dealers, and con artists of the Bangkok art world only compound her questions.A Head in Cambodia is the fiction debut of noted Asian art expert Nancy Tingley. Readers will delight in the rarified world of collecting, as well as getting to know Jenna, an intrepid and shrewd observer who will easily find her place among V.I. Warshawski, Kinsey Milhone, and other great female sleuths.

Number of Pages: 312
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Art
Series Title: Jenna Murphy Mysteries
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Ohio Univ Pr
Author: Nancy Tingley
Language: English
Street Date: March 15, 2017
TCIN: 51765853
UPC: 9780804011853
Item Number (DPCI): 248-32-6591
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