The Gentle Art of Murder
by Jeanne M. Dams

A Dorothy Martin mystery

One late-summer’s evening, before the beginning of the new term, Dorothy Martin and her husband, retired police detective Alan Nesbitt, are guests at Sherebury University art department’s drinks party to introduce the new teaching assistant, sculptress Gillian Roberts.

However, tragedy strikes on a tour of the sculpture department, when the lift breaks down and a corpse is discovered at the bottom of the lift shaft. Dorothy and Alan become involved in the ensuing investigation, putting their local knowledge and sleuthing skills to good use once again.

But when another member of the art faculty goes missing and someone receives threatening phone calls, it seems the killer still has something to hide and may very well strike again . . .


Fans of warm and fuzzy traditional English mysteries will be satisfied

Publishers Weekly

Will appeal to fans who favor classic golden-age mysteries in the Agatha Christie and Dorothy Sayers mold


Jeanne M. Dams

Jeanne M. Dams, an American, is a devout Anglophile who has wished she could live in England ever since her first visit in 1963. Fortunately, her alter ego, Dorothy Martin, can do just that. Jeanne lives in South Bend, Indiana, with a varying population of cats.

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The Gentle Art of Murder by Jeanne M. Dams is available in the following formats

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