Murder and the Muse (Paperback)
Men's Discussion Group selection, January 2021, Redbery Books, Cable, WI.— From Men's Discussion Group
KGB Chief Yuri Andropov himself has tapped Senior Detective Matyushkin to solve a brazen jewel heist from Picasso's wife at the posh Metropole Hotel.
But when the case bleeds over into murder, machinations, and international intrigue, dredging up long-forgotten histories from the Civil War, not everyone is eager to see where the clues might lead.
Yet Matyushkin - as relentless and gut-driven as ever - won't be stopped, even if it means taking on his partner, the KGB, and a ghost from decades past.
In this third installment in the Matyushkin Case Files, Bayer is in top form, painting a vivid picture not just of life in 1960s Moscow, but of connected events half a century before, when the Soviet regime was being twisted and shaped by war and revolution.
A page-turning mystery rich in historical detail and compelling characters.