As director of the Maine Museum of Art, Dr. Dulcinea (“Dulcie”) Chambers rubs shoulders with the likes of wealthy patrons, eccentric artists, and everyone in between. It’s the perfect mix for intrigue, mayhem, and murder. Set in the coastal Maine city of Portland, THE DULCIE CHAMBERS MUSEUM MYSTERIES show the urban side of Maine through the eyes of both Dulcie and Portland Police detective Nicholas Black. With a doctorate in art history from Oxford University, Dulcie has seen much of the world, but is a Maine girl at heart. Nick hails from Boston’s blue bloods and was groomed for a career in law, but turned his back on the family firm to stamp out crime instead. Joined by Dulcie’s brother, a confirmed bachelor and local tour-boat operator, as well as the wisecracking veteran detective Adam Johnson, they discover that the small city of Portland harbors some very big secrets!
Dr. Dulcinea Chamber's old boyfriend Brendan MacArthur presents a gift to the Maine Museum of Art: a very old bottle of wine. The museum hosts a wine tasting, but someone doesn’t make it home - they’re found on the sheets of ice floating in Portland harbor. Detective Nicholas Black is on the case, but is irritated by Brendan MacArthur. Is it jealousy or is something else more dangerous at play?
While planning a new exhibit for the Maine Museum of Art, Dr. Dulcinea Chambers encounters Xander Bellamy, a talented yet troubled young artist. An autistic savant, he stopped communicating when his father confessed to the murder of Xander's grandfather. Detective Nicholas Black thought the case was closed until Dulcie found compelling evidence that the real killer is still at large.
Dr. Dulcinea Chambers is honored to welcome abstract artist Logan Dumbarton to teach a master class at the Maine Museum of Art. However, Logan seems to vacillate between annoyingly sniveling and irritatingly egocentric. When he fails to appear one morning Dulcie learns that he never woke up. Someone doesn’t seem to think he’s worth all the trouble, and Dulcie needs to find out who.
What seems like a simple scuba accident draws in an unwitting Dr. Dulcinea ("Dulcie") Chambers when police discover her cell phone number written on the hand of the victim, along with a pricey van Gogh painting in a watertight tube. Dulcie is busy enough, but finds herself diving in to solve this mystery as her relationship with Portland Police Detective Nicholas Black also reaches new depths.
As chief curator of the Maine Museum of Art, Dr. Dulcinea (Dulcie) Chambers has just opened a new exhibit of Winslow Homer watercolors. It will be complete when the final work is bought at auction. But when Dulcie discovers a body rather than the painting, she's a prime suspect. Detective Nicholas Black is on the case but finds he’s less than objective when it comes to the attractive Dr. Chambers.