Dead man's mistress / David Housewright.

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      First edition.
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      Summary: "Louise Wykoff is arguably the most recognizable woman living in Minnesota, known for her presence in over one hundred paintings by the late and brilliant Randolph McInnis. Louise, known better as "That Wykoff Woman," was just a young apprentice when her intimate representation and the fact of the McInnis's marriage caused rumors to fly--and Louise to hide away for decades. All of McInnis's paintings are in museums or known private collections, until Louise confesses to having three more that no one has ever heard of--and now they've been stolen. Rushmore McKenzie, an occasional unlicensed private investigator, agrees to look into the theft. As he investigates, following clues that appear far too straightforward, he finds himself on the wrong side of the bars wondering if the trail might be deeper and darker than he's been led to believe. Hours away from St. Paul, deep in the nature of Grand Marais, the truth seems murkier--and deadlier--than anyone could have ever expected"-- Book jacket.
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      HOUSEWRIGHT, D. Dead man’s mistress. First edition. [s. l.]: Minotaur Books, 2019. ISBN 9781250212153. Disponível em: Acesso em: 4 ago. 2020.
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      Housewright D. Dead Man’s Mistress. First edition. Minotaur Books; 2019. Accessed August 4, 2020.
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      Housewright D. Dead Man’s Mistress. First edition. Minotaur Books; 2019. Accessed August 4, 2020.
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      Housewright, D. (2019). Dead man’s mistress (First edition.). Minotaur Books.
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      Housewright, David. 2019. Dead Man’s Mistress. First edition. McKenzie Novel. Minotaur Books.
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      Housewright, D. (2019) Dead man’s mistress. First edition. Minotaur Books (McKenzie novel). Available at: (Accessed: 4 August 2020).
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      Housewright, D 2019, Dead man’s mistress, First edition., McKenzie novel, Minotaur Books, viewed 4 August 2020, .
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      Housewright, David. Dead Man’s Mistress. First edition., Minotaur Books, 2019. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Housewright, David. Dead Man’s Mistress. First edition. McKenzie Novel. Minotaur Books, 2019.
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      Housewright D. Dead man’s mistress [Internet]. First edition. Minotaur Books; 2019 [cited 2020 Aug 4]. (McKenzie novel). Available from:


Booklist Reviews 2019 May #1

The dead man of the title is the legendary Minnesota artist Randolph McInnis, whose death years ago left the beautiful Louise Wykoff, his mistress, claiming to own three unrecorded McInnis masterpieces. But they've been stolen. She turns for help to Housewright's series hero, Rushmore McKenzie, an ex-cop, semiprofessional busybody, and narrator of this fine trip of a novel. He's given to vivid expressions: the first man he visits is lying on the floor with half a head. Rush must wrangle a monster cast of characters, including an art dealer, a documentary filmmaker and his dishy daughter, plus a cop with his tongue firmly in his cheek. And, blessedly, the artist's widow, who advises that alcohol in the a.m. is okay as long as you mix it with juice, and who also knows damn well what the Wykoff girl did to lay claim to those paintings. One beautifully staged, unusually clear set piece follows another as the plot unwinds, offering a free-of-charge education in the treachery-ridden art market. A smart, beautifully crafted entertainment. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2018 December #1

Copyright 2018 Library Journal.

PW Reviews 2019 March #3

At the start of Edgar winner Housewright's enjoyable 16th novel featuring PI Rushmore "Mac" McKenzie (after 2018's Like to Die), Louise Wykoff, an icon of the Minnesota art world, hires Mac to retrieve three stolen paintings depicting her by renowned regional artist Randolph McInnis. In her youth, Louise was McInnis's assistant until she became his muse, and he painted more than a hundred likenesses of her. After McInnis's death, his widow sold all the paintings except for three that Randolph had given Louise. Until stolen, no one else knew of their existence or laid eyes on them. When a suspect turns up dead, the uncertainty surrounding the cause sends Mac in search of the killer. Local law enforcement, a documentary film crew, and a wealthy third party claiming ownership each have competing interests in finding the paintings. Cursed with a Midwestern charm to match his nonstop patter, Mac is an appealing hero who comfortably operates within the hardboiled detective tradition. Agent: Alison Picard, Alison J. Picard Agency. (May)

Copyright 2019 Publishers Weekly.