“There was no glance more cutting or cruel.” Those eyes belong to artist Leila Goodfriend, distracted from painting by Iris, the noisy, unlikeable artist upstairs. When it turns out the thuds were Iris’s dead body hitting the floor, Leila is obsessed: who murdered Iris? The other Red Barn Cooperative artists—competitive, jealous and hypocritical—are prime suspects. They all hated Iris. “An artist owes his life to his art,” Iris said. Iris was good for a laugh. But no one is laughing now.
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About the Author
Barbara Elle grew up in Boston, but as an adult became a New Yorker. Barbara loves writing about people and places she remembers, so Death In Vermilion is set on Cape Cod, a place of many memories. She continues collecting memories and places, traveling the world with her touring musician husband, whether exploring Buddhist temples in Beijing, crypts in Vienna or Kabuki Theater in Tokyo, in search of new stories to tell. She invariably packs a notebook and a laptop.
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