Joanna Stark Mysteries

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The Cavalier in White Summary

Joanna Stark thought she had finally left her troubled past behind. After the death of her husband, she quit the San Francisco art security firm where she was a partner and retreated to the small California wine country town of Sonoma.

But unexpectedly, in one rainy week before Thanksgiving, her carefully constructed world collapses. A Frans Hals painting, The Cavalier in White, is stolen from the M.H. de Young Museum, and the strange circumstances surrounding its disappearance prompt her former business partner to ask her to return to the city and investigate the theft. Joanna knows she must go back - as much for her own protection as for the sake of the museum.

Her investigation takes her from the hushed corridors of the de Young to a seedy waterfront tavern; from a Seacliff mansion to a vandalized shack on the shores of the Bay; to galleries, museum openings - and the scene of a murder. By the time she confronts the killer, the careful order of her life is nearly destroyed and she finds that the past is not only inescapable, but also more complex and frightening than she had previously imagined.

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  • Book 1

    • The Cavalier in White

    • Joanna Stark Mysteries, Book 1
    • By: Marcia Muller
    • Narrated by: Jennifer Vaughn
    • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Joanna Stark thought she had finally left her troubled past behind. After the death of her husband, she quit the San Francisco art security firm where she was a partner and retreated to the small California wine country town of Sonoma. But unexpectedly, in one rainy week before Thanksgiving, her carefully constructed world collapses. A Frans Hals painting, The Cavalier in White, is stolen from the M.H. de Young Museum.

    Regular price: £18.29

  • Book 2

    • There Hangs the Knife

    • Joanna Stark Mysteries, Book 2
    • By: Marcia Muller
    • Narrated by: Jennifer Vaughn
    • Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Joanna Stark can't seem to forgive and forget; what happened 20 years ago still plagues her. She knows the only way it can be resolved is if she gets her revenge. So she devises an intricately-plotted plan to entrap and expose Anthony Parducci, an art thief who also happens to be her worst enemy and a man who once, a long time ago, she truly cared about.

    Regular price: £18.29

  • Book 3

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