In the seaside city of San Marco, Florida, private investigator Lise Norwood spends her days serving papers and her nights spying on cheating spouses. An odd career choice for a woman who studied art history while a student at San Marco University. When local police ask her to consult on a murder case in which the victim was posed to resemble a classic Greek sculpture, Lise dusts off her art history degree and joins the task force.
As the artistic madman known as Michelangelo continues to use the bodies of his victims to copy more works of art, Lise starts her own investigation into the gruesome killings. Homicide detectives accuse her of overstepping her role as consultant and she’s fired from the case, which only spurs her to dig deeper. Her inquiries take an ugly and personal turn when she learns that Michelangelo has chosen her to be his next bloody masterpiece.
Damn! Hated for this one to end.
Red Canvas is an outstanding murder mystery with twists and turns throughout and surprises everywhere.
I have a feeling this may be the beginning of a new series – I hope so!
Great characters, dialog and pacing, and the crime scene word pictures were TO DIE for! Write fast, Mr. Nance. I need another fix!