EARTH COLORS.

Andrews, Sarah.

ISBN 10: 0312301979 / ISBN 13: 9780312301972
Published by New York: St Martin's, (2004.) dj, 2004
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SIGNED hardcover first edition - First printing. Author's ninth mystery in the excellent series featuring geologist - now unemployed - Em Hansen. Setting ranges from Salt Lake City to Cody Wyoming to Pennslyvania as Em is asked to use her forensic geology skills to determine if a Frederic Remington painting is authentic. INSCRIBED on the title page by the author, and dated in the year of publication. Near fine in near fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 31280

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Title: EARTH COLORS.

Publisher: New York: St Martin's, (2004.) dj

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Em Hansen, the popular heroine at the center of Sarah Andrews's unique geology mystery series, has landed a new job, although an unusual one: a client affiliated with a museum wants Em to investigate a painting by the famed western painter Frederick Remington. The client believes it's a fake, but Em must explore the painting's provenance to find out. The project takes her through Wyoming, Utah, Washington DC and Pennsylvania, and halfway through the trip Em finds she's also chasing a murderer: someone seems to be slowly poisoning her client's family. Before long, her innocent research project has taken a sinister twist, and it's up to Em to find out what's going on in time to save her own skin. All in all, Earth Colors is another smart, inventive mystery from Sarah Andrews, a fan favorite.

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Paint By Murder
Unemployed professional geologist and sometime FBI consultant, Em Hansen desperately needs work. So when her best friend Faye tells her that she knows someone who could use Em's expertise as a geologist to authenticate a painting, she jumps at the prospect. The painting is by the famous painter of the American West, Frederic Remington, and Em's client has had it in his family for years. But he believes it's a fake and wants Em to use her forensic skills to analyze the pigments to prove it. Since pigments are just ground-up minerals, it's a perfect task for a geologist like Em.

Although Em doesn't quite trust Faye's friend, she sets aside her doubts and takes the case. Following the painting's trail takes her from Wyoming to Utah to Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania, and then it takes an unexpected sinister twist, putting Em on the trail of a murderer too. Suddenly she's the only one who can find out what's going on in time to save several lives, including her own.

"Intriguing."--Publishers Weekly

"Compulsively readable." -Houston Chronicle on Fault Line

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