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An Accidental Corpse

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An Accidental Corpse


Accidents happen. But was this murder?

THIS MUCH IS TRUE: On the night of August 11, 1956, in the East Hampton hamlet of Springs, NY, Jackson Pollock crashed his car into a tree, killing himself. Pollock, the world-renowned abstract painter and notorious alcoholic, also killed his 24-year-old passenger, Edith Metzger, in the crash. Or did he?

In AN ACCIDENTAL CORPSE, the new mystery from Helen A. Harrison, Metzger’s autopsy reveals that she was already dead before the crash.

Murdered? Perhaps.

This shocking disclosure draws vacationing Detective Juanita Diaz and her husband, Captain Brian Fitzgerald of the NYPD, into a homicide investigation that implicates famous members of East Hampton’s art community, including Pollock himself.

Immerse yourself in the more wholesome world of the 1950s Hamptons, where the roads were devoid of traffic, potato fields sprouted potatoes rather than McMansions, and the lone police detective was actually a very busy man.

An Accidental Corpse
by Helen A. Harrison