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Death as a Fine Art

by (author) Gwendolyn Southin

TouchWood Editions
Initial publish date
Sep 2012
General, Women Sleuths, Suspense
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    Publish Date
    Sep 2012
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    Publish Date
    Sep 2012
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Journey into the fashionable art world of 1960s Vancouver as Margaret Spencer and Nat Southby return in Death as a Fine Art, the fifth book in the Margaret Spencer mystery series. The owner of the Silver Unicorn Art Gallery is dead, and Southby and Spencer, Private Investigators are back at work in search of the killer. With plenty of suspects and twists and turns along the way, Maggie and Nat have their work cut out for them.

The cast of memorable characters are no match for the investigators. Maggie trusts her instincts as they take her from the streets of Vancouver to Victoria, Galiano Island, and Mission. Meanwhile, her estranged husband continues his efforts to win her back, but even with plans for her daughter's wedding taking up all her spare time, Maggie knows there is no returning to her old life. Author Gwendolyn Southin uniquely blends the charm of gumshoe techniques with the fresh perspective of a developing female detective.

About the author

Gwendolyn Southin is the author of four previous Margaret Spencer Mysteries—Death in a Family Way, In the Shadow of Death, Death on a Short Leash, and Death as a Last Resort. Long involved in writers' circles and writing workshops, she also helped organize various book festivals in her community. Born in England, and having lived in Montreal, Gwen now enjoys the temperate Sunshine Coast and has made her home in Sechelt, BC. Please visit

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Editorial Reviews

Another well-crafted morsel of escapism set in the fashionable art world of 1960s Vancouver . . . there’s a dead gallery owner, a long list of suspects, greed and lies carefully woven into a suspenseful story that will make you smile... A refreshing read from beginning to end. —The Hamilton Spectator

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