Curse of the Jade Lily by David Housewright
A McKenzie Novel

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A stolen gem with a tragic history, a curse and a million dollar ransom is Mac McKenzie’s latest case, in David Housewright's Curse of the Jade Lily Several years ago, Rushmore McKenzie became an unexpected millionaire and set about doing not much of anything. Now, showing up at his doorstep is the insurance company that paid the settlement that made him rich—and they want a favor. Someone has stolen a very expensive gem from a local art museum and is willing to ransom it back. The only condition is that McKenzie has to be the go between. And this is no ordinary gem—it is a jade with a history going back to the Qing Dynasty and a reputed curse that stories claim has ruined or killed everyone who has ever owned it. McKenzie agrees to help but what starts out as a simple ransom quickly becomes complicated.  Suddenly other parties—including the State Department and a mysterious woman named Heavenly—start showing up, wanting McKenzie to turn over the gem to them. When the murdered body of on of the thieves turns up in a snow drift, it looks like the cursed Jade Lily has claimed its latest victim. And there may well be more to follow…

About David Housewright

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DAVID HOUSEWRIGHT has won both the Edgar Award and the Minnesota Book Award (twice) for his crime fiction.  He lives in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Published June 5, 2012 by Minotaur Books. 337 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The theft of a fabulous sculpture, the Jade Lily, from the City of Lakes Art Museum propels Housewright’s excellent ninth mystery featuring Twin Cities PI Rushmore McKenzie (after 2011’s Highway 61).

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Review: The insurance agency that paid off a multi-million dollar claim to former St. Paul homicide detective Rushmore McKenzie, allowing him to retire early and do favors for his friends, returns to his doorstep requesting his assistance in an art theft, in Curse of the Jade Lily, the eighth mys...

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