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Spent Matches (Bramble & Nolan #2)

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Author Shelley Reuben has her own arson investigation business, and she brings all her technical know-how to bear in this crime mystery, as well as a finely developed romantic attachment to the "magic of fire." New York City arson investigator Wylie Nolan is called in to get to the bottom of a seemingly inexplicable case: valuable paintings housed in the locked maximum ...more
Hardcover, 313 pages
Published July 7th 1996 by Scribner Book Company
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Margaret Fernandez
Dec 03, 2012 Margaret Fernandez rated it it was amazing
Who would have thought you could have a locked room mystery involving fire? Shelly Reuben does it, puts it in a museum, and constructs a plot involving art scams, Pre-Raphaelite art, a lonely soul who thinks he lives in the wrong century, an alcoholic mother living (and dying) on City Island, and a cast of characters so engaging that you'll wish you could meet them when you walk down the street. You'll read it. You'll love it. And then you'll want to read everything else that that Reuben - a ...more
Mary Newcomb
Three arson investigations are tucked within this mystery. I also learned a little about pre-Raphaelite art and got to see some romance in bloom.
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Shelly Reuben's first novel, Julian Solo, was nominated by the Mystery Writers of America for an Edgar Award and by the Libertarian Futurist Society for a Prometheus. Her crime novel, Origin and Cause, was nominated by the Maltese Falcon Society of Japan for a Falcon; and her adult fable, The Man with the Glass Heart, was a Freedom Book Club selection. Her fiction has been published by Scribner, ...more
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