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A Palet for Murder -- Vanessa A. Ryan

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April 2015: A Palette For Murder (A Lana Davis Mystery), Published by Five Star Publishing, a part of Gale/Cengage Learning

Lana Davis arrives in New Mexico from Los Angeles, with plans for some sightseeing. But this all-expense-paid trip isn't a vacation. She's here to find Antonio Chavez, the missing beneficiary of a large life insurance policy her company issued, and last seen in Santa Fe. A disgruntled heir insists he should receive the proceeds instead. However bogus his claim is, the public relations nightmare he causes for her company is real. If Lana doesn't find Antonio, her job is on the line.

Lana's search for Antonio brings her into the inner circle of a powerful art gallery in Santa Fe. But she soon discovers, when art and greed collide, the result is deadly. And finding herself a target is more than she signed up for. 

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Read Reviews


“Ryan is a polished story-teller. If you like tight plotting, a great setting and a fast pace, this is your book.”  Amber Foxx Mystery Review May 28 2015

“As Lana uncovers infidelity, art forgery, and theft while she investigates the gallery’s employees and customers, several people are murdered and she is attacked. Framed with details of the culture of Santa Fe and that city's art scene, this mystery will appeal to those who enjoyed The Blank Canvas by Glen Ebisch.” Booklist Review 3/1/2015

"An insurance claims agent is drafted to play detective, first by her own company and later by the owner of a tony art gallery. . . good fun.” Kirkus Review 2/15/2015

"...a terrific read that keeps the reader wondering what is going to happen next.” Will Zeilinger, author of The Final Checkpoint, and co-author of Slivers of Glass

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