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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (356 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kate Wilhelm Narrator: Carrington MacDuffie Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In Kate Wilhelm’s latest crime novel, a small Oregon town is rocked by a wheels-within-wheels case of art, fraud, and murder.

Silver Bay, Oregon, a small coastal resort town of under a thousand residents, is home to three generations of women: Marnie, the long-widowed owner of a small gift shop; Van, her granddaughter who is about to graduate from medical school; and Stef, mercurial and difficult, a brilliant artist who refuses to sell her work. When Stef discovers that Dale Oliver—the latest husband/paramour in a very long line—is trying to sell her work behind her back, she puts a stop to it and threatens to do the same to him. Shortly thereafter, Stef dies in an accident in her studio, and Dale shows up with a signed contract granting him the right to sell her work. Convinced that Stef was murdered to steal her artwork, Marnie and Van, grandmother and granddaughter, decide to do whatever is necessary to see that Dale doesn’t get away with any of it. This includes enlisting the help of the new stranger in town, Tony, a former New York City cop who might be the only one who can prove it was murder and bring the killer to justice.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Even after the satisfyingly surprising climax, the reader may be loath to leave Silver Bay and these affecting characters.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “The beautifully described Oregon setting, sympathetic characters, engaging plot twists, details of Tony’s step-by-step investigation, and art-world frame combine for a satisfying story.”


  • “The creator of attorney Barbara Holloway…forgoes hot-button legal issues for a case that…delivers the expected pleasures of the Howcatchem.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Eciroli | 2/10/2014

    " I wasn't impressed by the story nor the woman reading it. Not great dialogue made worse by a wooden reader. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by karen otto | 1/23/2014

    " Just what I needed -- thoughtful, clever, erudite and a total escape! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Harry Lane | 1/19/2014

    " Wilhelm is an exceptionally good writer. I have enjoyed her books from the time she wrote SF. In this one, the characterizations and plot are up to her usual standard. I liked the small town setting, which is a change of pace. I hope this is the start of a new series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Cathryn | 1/16/2014

    " Personal note: Very odd to be happily reading a mystery then have the villain choose your husband's name (exact spelling) as an evil alias. Never had that happen before in a book! LOL "

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