It was a gala day in Phoenix, Arizona. A gathering of the city's most prominent citizens-including silent movie queen and patroness of the arts Gina Langley-were gathered for the grand opening of the sumptuous new Langley Memorial Art Museum. In the midst of the festivities, a tragedy occurs. One of the VIP guests, a prominent attorney, is struck in the temple by a magnificent Rodin bronze, which had fallen from its pedestal.
The attorney is killed instantly, and the newspapers are quick to announce this freak accident. But was it a freak accident? Of course not, this was MURDER! In the tradition of the classic mysteries of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Agatha Christie, The Museum Murders is rich with bloodthirsty killings, colorful characters, crackling dialogue and-after all is said and done-a satisfying denouement.
This rich concoction of murder and betrayal is from the mind of the late Tim Kelly, known and respected as America's most prolific playwright. During his award-winning career, Mr. Kelly wrote hundreds of plays but only a handful of novels. This particular novel was written in the late 1950s and never published-until now. As you read through these sharply written pages you will see for yourself how this remarkable writer has held audiences in his creative grasp with his well-chosen words. The dialogue almost jumps off the page. Take a tour of The Museum Murders. But watch out for falling Rodins ...