Discover the prolonged effects of traumatic life events and more in new mystery novel

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Dr. Jessica Shepard investigates art in ‘Murder at the Art Fair Raises the Stakes’ by Carol Baum

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Dr. Jessica Shepard is dragged into a murder investigation involving a suspicious slew of creative personalities and art that was possibly recovered from Nazi Germany in Carol Baum’s new mystery novel, “Murder at the Art Fair Raises the Stakes: A Jessica Shepard Mystery” (published by Archway Publishing).

After traveling to Miami to attend an international art fair, Dr. Jessica Shepard reconnects with Inspector Alain Raynaud, Canadian narcotics detective, who is there to help evaluate security. A new friend of Jessica recognizes a painting left behind in Germany when his family fled before World War II, and then an unexpected death occurs. Jessica is drawn into the mystery, wondering if the death was suicide or murder.

“It poses important questions about the prolonged effects of traumatic life events and the strains of technology on the psyche, and the importance of family and friends in preventing social isolation through an exciting and enjoyable mystery that asks was it a murder, and if so, by who and why?” Baum says.

“Murder at the Art Fair Raises the Stakes” is available for purchase online at:

“Murder at the Art Fair Raises the Stakes”
By Carol Baum
Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 236 pages | ISBN 9781480886322
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 236 pages | ISBN 9781480886315
E-Book | 236 pages | ISBN 9781480886339
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Carol Baum trained as an allergist and immunologist and practiced clinical allergy for 30 years before integrating her skills into writing fiction. Using her lifelong love of novels, particularly mystery novels, she creates complex characters and plots. She is the author of “Murder at the Art Fair Raises the Stakes” and “Murder on the Mountaintop Leads the Way.” Baum currently lives in Connecticut with her husband and enjoys visiting her son, traveling, and writing.

Simon & Schuster, a company with nearly ninety years of publishing experience, has teamed up with Author Solutions, LLC, the worldwide leader in self-publishing, to create Archway Publishing. With unique resources to support books of all kind, Archway Publishing offers a specialized approach to help every author reach his or her desired audience. For more information, visit or call 888-242-5904.

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