Ex-cat burglar, Véronique Berri ruins her dreams of an ordinary life when she decides to pull off one last heist by stealing what she suspects is a fake Édouard Manet portrait from the Musée d’Orsay. When stealing the painting she discovers the corpse of Impressionist curator Colette Laroche positioned and dressed like the model in Manet’s infamous “Olympia”. As the body count piles up and the list of motives and suspects increase, Veronique is compelled to solve the murder. With the theft she’s left a huge red herring and become a possible suspect herself. But when the twists and turns increase and Véronique gets closer and closer to the truth she also gets closer to becoming the next corpse found dressed like a Manet Model. A Portrait of Murder, a 78,000 word soft-boiled fictional murder mystery that take place in Paris, France combines an eccentric cast of characters, murder, romance and an undercurrent of humor.
This text is intended for the sophomore level course in human variation/human biology taught in anthropology departments. It may also serve as a supplementary text in introductory physical anthropology courses.In addition to covering the standard topics for the course, it features contemporary topics in human biology such as the Human Genome…
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