The Usher Orlop Mystery Series 1 & 2
The Golden Janus: Usher Orlop is commissioned to create a silver death mask of a slain boy. His serious doubts about the direction of the police investigation leads Usher and his jeweler friend, Anasette, to get involved. Since artists view the world a little differently, they find threads that suggest alternate scenarios.
The Pewter Masks: When Usher and Anasette rent the famed old whorehouse in downtown Denver to stage a sculpture and jewelry show, they find the missing weapon. That reopens a long dead case, involving the murder of the fabled owner of the establishment. The caldron boils over bringing violent reactions.
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