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AZ Murder Goes...Artful [Paperback]

Barbara Peters , Susan Malling

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Dec 31 2001 1890208264 978-1890208264 Revised edition
Raymond Chandler called it The Simple Art of Murder, a misleading title. It never has been simple to write mysteries. But it is an art, and often the crimes investigated are rooted in the worlds of art, architecture, and antiquities.
Where there is creativity, there is passion. Where there is a legacy, there is rivalry. Where there are masterpieces or valuables, there is big money. And where there is big money, there's greed, there's envy, there's scandal... It's murder. Where better to place a mystery?
Follow the money! the history! the story! Authors Nevada Barr, Roy Berkeley, Philip R. Craig, Aaron Elkins, Nicholas Kilmer, Sharyn McCrumb, Keith Miles, and Elizabeth Peters do just that into worlds given their own unique spin: uncharted treasures of our national parks; highlights of a spy's London; the timeless world of an island paradise; masterpieces of Europe's great museums; the dark world of art dealers; the glories of Celtic homelands and Appalachian mountains; the Arizona desert transformed by the skills of Frank Lloyd Wright; ancient Egyptian tombs explored by an archaeologist who takes to crime....Bookseller Barbara Peters adds her memoirs of a trip to modern China.
And a bonus! A splendid bibliography of ""artful"" murders compiled by Yale University librarian [ret.] Louis Silverstein.

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  • Paperback: 236 pages
  • Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press; Revised edition edition (Dec 31 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1890208264
  • ISBN-13: 978-1890208264
  • Product Dimensions: 21.7 x 15.5 x 1.7 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 327 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,182,702 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Nevada Barr is the award-winning author of thirteen previous Anna Pigeon mysteries, including the New York Times bestsellers Hard Truth and High Country. She lives in New Orleans.

Elizabeth Peters was born and brought up in Illinois and earned her Ph.D. in Egyptology from the University of Chicago's famed Oriental Institute. Peters was named Grand Master at the inaugural Anthony Awards in 1986 and by the Mystery Writers of America at the Edgar Awards in 1998, and given the Lifetime Achievement Award at Malice Domestic in 2003. She lives in a historic farmhouse in western Maryland.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not what I expected Dec 6 2004
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This was an interesting collection of essays by writers about writing. However, I was expecting a collection of short stories, so if you are looking for mysteries, don't purchase this book. If you are interested in the authors' motivations, it is a nice read.
4.0 out of 5 stars Good for mystery fans and budding mystery writers with an interest in art Sept. 10 2014
By L. Brannel - Published on Amazon.com
A mystery bookstore in Arizona (AZ) sponsored a symposium on mysteries that had some connection to the art world--from natural history and Native American sites (Nevada Barr as author/presenter), ancient Egyptian art (Elizabeth Peters, aka Barbara Mertz, who wrote the Amelia Peabody series and non-fiction Egyptian history), and the art world (Aaron Elkins who has written a very good series about an art historian). This book is a compilation of those presentations. Some of the lectures are particularly interesting if you've read the author's books (I had). A special bonus was a bibliography of mysteries in which art played a key part. I found several authors and/or books that were new to me and will follow up by searching out those titles. A bit dated (a lecture about a vacation in the newly opened China was a snooze) but a good reference for mystery aficionados and aspiring mystery writers.
5 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating great reading July 29 1998
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Just finished this fascinating collection of papers. Very well done and extremely readable I thought this a great find.

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