Curse of the Jade Lily

Curse of the Jade Lily

Book - 2012
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A stolen gem with a tragic history, a curse and a million dollar ransom is Mac McKenzie's latest case, in David Housewright's Curse of the Jade Lily

Several years ago, Rushmore McKenzie became an unexpected millionaire and set about doing not much of anything. Now, showing up at his doorstep is the insurance company that paid the settlement that made him rich--and they want a favor. Someone has stolen a very expensive gem from a local art museum and is willing to ransom it back. The only condition is that McKenzie has to be the go between. And this is no ordinary gem--it is a jade with a history going back to the Qing Dynasty and a reputed curse that stories claim has ruined or killed everyone who has ever owned it. McKenzie agrees to help but what starts out as a simple ransom quickly becomes complicated.

Suddenly other parties--including the State Department and a mysterious woman named Heavenly--start showing up, wanting McKenzie to turn over the gem to them. When the murdered body of on of the thieves turns up in a snow drift, it looks like the cursed Jade Lily has claimed its latest victim. And there may well be more to follow...

Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, ©2012
ISBN: 9780312642310
Branch Call Number: HOUSEWR
Characteristics: 326 p


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Dec 03, 2016

(The ninth book in the McKenzie series)

Gary Geiserman
Aug 20, 2013

One of my favorite writers has been slumming for about 3 books now. This one never gets off the ground. The Jade Lily is a McGoffen but there is no story using it, so who cares? I wonder if, like his detective, McKenzie, Housewright made some money and is skating, getting fat and out of shape.

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