The Fine Art of Murder

The Fine Art of Murder

by Diana Catt
The Fine Art of Murder

The Fine Art of Murder

by Diana Catt


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The Fine Art of Murder is an anthology of twenty mysterious short stories. Each story integrates murder and crime with an object or place of fine art. The Fine Art of Murder travels through time eras, different art genres, and incorporates original characters. From the Herron School of Art to the Penrod Art Festival to Picasso—the stories run the gamut of the art world.

Dividing each short story are fact sheets highlighting some of Indiana's most renowned artist. Discover pop art and the famous LOVE sign by Robert Indiana, the Impressionist landscapes of William Forsyth, and his student, Julia Graydon Sharpe's watercolor paintings.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781681570235
Publisher: Blue River Press
Publication date: 10/01/2016
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 1,149,193
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

The Fine Art of Murder is a collection of short stories written by the Speed City Indiana Chapter of Sisters in Crime, Inc. This is the fourth anthology by the Indiana Chapter as it works to promote advancement, recognition, and development of women crime writers.

Editor and author, Brenda Robertson Stewart has been a professional painter, forensic artist, editor, and author. Her short stories have been published in Derby Rotten Scoundrels, Power in the Blood, Low Down and Derby and she has coedited Racing Can Be Murder, Bedlam at the Brickyard, and Hoosier Hoops and Hijinks.

Editor and author, Diana Catt is an environmental microbiologist and a professor of microbiology at the University of Indianapolis. She is the author of Below the Line 9781515029878 and her short stories have been featured in Medium of Murder, A Whodunit Halloween, Patented DNA, Murder to Mil-Spec, and more.

Table of Contents

Authors and Entities v

Acknowledgements vi

Introduction vii

To Catch a Thief Andrea Smith 1

That Ugly Painting Joan Bruce 18

Murder Confit Marianne Halbert 31

Ceilings N. W. Campbell 44

The Picasso Caper S. Ashley Couts 52

Expose Yourself to Art Stephen Terrell 64

Framed Diana Catt 85

No Good Deed Brenda Robertson Stewart 96

Pride and Patience Shari Held 105

The Last Great Heist Janet Williams 114

Callipygian MB Dabney 130

Sketches in Black on White C. L. Shore 148

James Dean and Me, Martha Sherita Saffer Campbell 162

The Presumption of Value B. K. Hart 171

The Making of a Masterpiece C. A. Paddock 181

Portrait of a Rainy Death Claudia Pfeiffer 189

How to Throw a Pot Barbara Swander Miller 209

Street Art Stephen Terrell 223

About the Authors 241

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