This is Jake Page's latest Mo Bowdre novel. Bowdre, a blind sculptor who lives in Santa Fe, is drawn into a murder mystery surrounding the recent discovery of seven previously unknown Georgia O'Keeffe paintings. Elijah Potts, successful author and owner of the Southwest Creations art gallery, claims that he and a couple of friends uncovered the canvases in an old adobe house. Potts is certain these canvases will be the crowning glory of his career, if not the key to the fortune that has continued to elude him. Before the paintings can be authenticated, Potts's world begins to unravel. Anita Montague, manager of Southwest Creations gallery, is murdered and the paintings disappear. Potts finds himself in jail, the prime suspect in Anita's murder. Enter, Mo Bowdre. Will his sixth sense help solve the dual mysteries of murder and theft?
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Number of pages: 246
Weight: 308 g
Dimensions: 230 x 155 x 15 mm
"The novel neatly captures the tension between the cowboys and eccentrics of the old New Mexico and the state's new arrivals, intent on transforming the area into California East or New York West."
"Jake Page is one of the Southwest's most distinguished writers, and his . . . excursions into fiction show him to be a fine storyteller also."
""The Lethal Partner" has everything that readers of murder mysteries want--a clever plot with a few twists, memorable characters and a lot of local color."