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category: Fiction
published: April 2016
publisher: TouchWood Editions

The Corpse with the Garnet Face

by Cathy Ace

tagged: women sleuths, cozy

The seventh book in the Cait Morgan series finds the eccentric Welsh criminologist–sleuth accompanying her husband Bud to Amsterdam to try to unravel a puzzling situation.


To Bud’s surprise, he discovers he has a long-lost uncle, Jonas, who’s met an untimely death. Bud's mother assures him Jonas was a bad child, but, from beyond the grave, Uncle Jonas begs his nephew to visit the city he adopted as his home to delve into the life he built for himself there, founded on his passion for art.


With an old iron key as their only clue, Cait and Bud travel to Amsterdam to solve the cryptic message left by Jonas—and to honor the final wishes of a long-lost relative.

About the Author

Cathy Ace is Welsh Canadian. Born, raised and educated in Wales, Cathy enjoyed a successful career in marketing and training across Europe for twenty years before migrating to Vancouver, Canada.

Editorial Reviews

"Highly recommended . . . Great read." —MysteriesEtc

"Unique and original, this engaging treasure hunt through the art world—and one family's secrets—sets an endearing, smart, and contemporary couple on a compelling quest. Intelligent, touching, and more than a mystery, this page-turner is a revealing insight into love and loyalty." —Hank Phillipi Ryan, Agatha, Anthony, and Mary Higgins Clark award-winning author

Cathy Ace chats to her hometown newspaper about her eighth mystery.

— Maple Ridge Times

We’re not the only ones excited about Cathy Ace's next Cait Morgan mystery! 49th Shelf included lists The Corpse with the Garnet Face in their spring preview.

"A delight to read." —Hidden Staircase blog

"'Is that a genuine Rembrandt in your downstairs loo?' You'll have to read Cathy Ace's latest gem to find out the answer. A taut and tantalizing mystery, with a rogues' gallery of suspects, The Corpse with the Garnet Face is an irresistible gastronomic and artistic jaunt through Amsterdam in the company of criminal psychologist Cait Morgan. Ace is a genial and knowledgeable guide who paints a beautiful picture. Dutch beer and French fries and mayonnaise with a side of van Gogh and Vermeer." —James Ziskin, author of the Anthony Award-nominated Ellie Stone Mysteries

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