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Cadmium Yellow, Blood Red

A “Double V Mystery”

Number 1


by Jacqueline T. Lynch


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Copyright 2011 Jacqueline T. Lynch

2nd Edition 2012

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In memory of my mother and father.



Cadmium Yellow, Blood Red - A post-World War II “cozy” mystery about a museum heist, a missing child, a murder, a recent ex-con and an even more recent widow. In Hartford, Connecticut, 1949, Juliet Van Allen, a museum administrator, discovers that her artist husband is having an affair with another woman. Elmer Vartanian, recently released from prison for a museum robbery, is coerced into helping scout the museum for a heist by a gang that has kidnapped his daughter. Juliet’s husband is found murdered. Elmer signs on as her alibi in exchange for something he wants. Together, dogged by the scandal-monger newsman, the shrewd police detective, and scrutinized by the even more judgmental eye of Hartford’s elite, the rich widow and the ex-con try to outrun them all in a 1949 Lincoln Cosmopolitan, in world where Modern Art meets old-fashioned murder.

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