Susan C. Shea. The King’s Jar (2013) 282 pp. [tpo]
Publisher’s description: “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 with plenty of high drama to go with it. Dani O’Rourke, Devor’s chief fundraiser, is a pro at dealing with wealthy patrons, demanding bosses, big egos, and museum-world politics. She has savvy, diplomacy, resourcefulness, charm, and a genuine passion for her work, all the qualities needed to make the most important event of her career a resounding success. 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 suspects, and a killer who’s playing for keeps.”
Setting: San Francisco