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AN AFFINITY FOR MURDER
ANNE WHITE
ISBN# (10)0-373-22621-9/(13)978-0-373-22621-0
December 2007
Worldwide Mystery
225 Duncan Mill Rd, Don Mills, Ontario, Canada M3K 3K9
Mass Market Paperback
$5.99
253 pages
Mystery
Rating: 3 Cups

Ellen Davies is at her uncle’s camp outside Lake George village to write a book. She pays the bills by working as a reporter for the local paper. At the rate she is going, she will never get back to New York.

Georgia O’Keefe spent over fifteen summers in the area, painting many canvases here. It is rumored that she gave some paintings to her housekeeper to burn, but she hid them with a friend.

A man is found dead and burned in Ellen’s friend Diane’s summerhouse. Some pretty awful paintings by her ex-husband’s aunt are found to be missing, but the one remaining hides something pretty spectacular. But is it worth killing for?

This is a pretty good mystery with a beautiful setting. Lake George in the fall is usually pretty quiet, but Ellen stirs things up with her questions about Georgia O’Keefe and her work. The mystery is well written and difficult to solve, with a large number of suspects. Ellen and her teenaged sidekick are very likeable sleuths, in spite of Josie’s troubles with her mother. The mystery is not so much about who (except for the unknown corpse) but how and why and the author does a great job of keeping the reader interested.

Maura
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