The King's Jar by Susan C. Shea
(A Dani O'Rourke Mystery)

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"Wickedly funny." —Kirkus Reviews
"A layered, smart, surprising plot." —Booklist
"Fresh, fast-paced, and great fun." —Library Journal

Acquisition of the King's Jar, a priceless African artifact, is a major coup for San Francisco's prestigious Devor Museum of Art and Antiquities—and the gala celebration honoring its donors is a high-stakes affair. Dani O'Rourke, Devor's chief fundraiser, is a pro at dealing with wealthy patrons, demanding bosses, big egos, and museum-world politics. Murder, however, is way above her pay grade, and definitely beyond her comfort zone.

When the renowned archaeologist who authenticated the King's Jar turns up dead, and the invaluable relic vanishes, Dani suddenly finds herself trapped in a real-life game of Clue—with a gallery of glittering suspects, and a killer who's playing for keeps. But drumming up donations from society swells is a far cry from matching wits with homicidal thieves. And juggling the amorous advances of a police detective, a TV celebrity, and her own playboy ex-husband—while sparring with an African ambassador, an obsessed archaeologist-in-training, a billionaire and his trophy wife—certainly doesn't make it any easier to figure out who's lying...or keep anyone else from dying.
 

About Susan C. Shea

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Susan C. Shea spent more than two decades as a nonprofit executive before beginning her bestselling mystery series featuring a professional fundraiser for a fictional museum. Susan is on the board of the Northern California chapter of Sisters in Crime and is a past board member of Norcal’s chapter of Mystery Writers of America. She lives in Marin County, California.
 
Published April 28, 2013 by Top Five Books. 291 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A green-eyed detective, an overly protective, rich ex-husband and a dashing TV celebrity compete for smart-mouthed, foolhardy Dani O'Rourke's attention.

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The Kenobians want the jar back when their government is more stable and when they have built their own museum, but the Devor’s board of directors are loath to part with it.

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Emotions are running high at San Francisco's Devor Museum due to the upcoming exhibition of the King's Jar, a rare African artifact. Then, the archeologist most closely attached to the artifact is murdered and the urn goes missing. Dani O'Rourke (Murder in the Abstract), chief museum fundraiser, ...

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