by M. Lee Musgrave
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 11 Mar 2021 | Archive Date 31 Mar 2021
Artist James Terra and his married lover Nicole find themselves in a tangled web while searching for the killer of LAs hottest artists. Homicide detective Cisco Rivas ask James for help with LAs zany art community. The case quickly turns into a quagmire of intrigue and vicious jealousy amongst the dazzling talent and wealth of schizophrenic Los Angeles. James wants Nicole to leave her husband.
When another artist is murdered, she joins the hunt for the killer. A leading art collector is attacked. Cisco is pressured by influential city movers and shakers. Young emerging socialite Camille is up to her neck in strife so James and Nicole make a deal to protect her. Cisco discovers a smuggled exotic drug used by all the suspects including a stealthy porn star. James keeps everyone from knowing his health is precarious. The killer and an secret accomplice targets James, Nicole and Camille.
A Note From the Publisher
“Musgrave creates a compelling collage of mystery-novel action and art-world exposé as he paints a portrait of the Art of Murder.” –Bob Hicks, two-time Pulitzer nominee and Senior Editor, Artswatch
“Brushed Off is a unique, atmospheric work of Los Angeles mystery fiction. A welcome addition for those who enjoy contemporary L.A. noir.” –Rick Treon, award-winning author of Deep Background and Let the Guilty Pay