Intrepid young curator-cum-P.I. Jenna Murphy goes to Indonesia to study historic Balinese painting. But her first discovery is the body of expat artist Flip Hendricks. She is soon working with an old friend, a detective for the Ubud police force, to seek the killer in an adventure for armchair travelers, art lovers, and mystery fans alike.
When the alluring, eleventh-century Cambodian stone head of Radha, consort to Krishna, shows up at the Searles Museum, young curator Jenna Murphy doesn’t suspect that it will lead her to a murder. Asian art is her bailiwick, not criminal investigation, and her immediate concern is simply figuring out whether the head is one famously stolen from its body, or a fake.