The Historical Society Murder Mystery

The Historical Society Murder Mystery

Book - 1996
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Baker & Taylor
When a valuable heirloom portrait by Charles Willson Peale that is left to the local historical society turns out to be a fake, historical society president Helen Delaporte and octogenarian sleuth Harriet Bushrow set out to find the missing painting and bring a thief to justice

Blackwell North Amer
The small Southern town of Borderville, so named for its location on the border of Virginia and Tennessee, has experienced its share of crime. Law and order have always prevailed, though, owing to the remarkable sleuthing efforts of Borderville's social clubs, considerably aided by the members of the local DAR.
First, the chapter's ladies joined together to solve a very modern murder. Then the Rotary Club had to track the culprit responsible for shooting its regional governor, and the music club found itself trying to discover who poisoned a not-so-popular patron of the arts. Now, led by historical society president Helen Delaporte and ably assisted by octogenarian sleuth Harriet Bushrow, Borderville's team of amateur detectives are on the case after a valuable painting left to the historical society is stolen.
Mrs. Alberta Chamberlain had bequeathed a family heirloom portrait of Louis-Philippe by Charles Willson Peale to the historical society, but when Helen asks an expert to evaluate it, she discovers that the painting is a fake - the original Peale has been stolen. Indignant over this affront to the society, the members team up to locate the missing painting and nab the unfortunate thief.

Baker
& Taylor

When a valuable heirloom portrait by Charles Willson Peale that is left to the local historical society turns out to be a fake, historical society president Helen Delaporte and octogenarian sleuth Harriet Bushrow set out to find the missing painting and bring a thief to justice.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1996.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780312143558
0312143559
Branch Call Number: M LAN
Characteristics: 233 p. : 1 ill. ; 22 cm.

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