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Murder by Artifact by Barbara GrahamA sweltering heat wave strikes the Smoky Mountains and combines with cold cases of murder, producing work Sheriff Tony Abernathy does not want. As he and his tiny force dig into the facts, the pieces don’t fit. Following the tangled threads of cold cases and new ones, Tony learns the power of history. Lawn ornaments vanish each night. An anonymous person mails notes and newspaper clippings about people who disappeared twenty years ago and a single antique quilt has links to two murdered women.

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Barbara Graham began making up stories in the third grade. Her motto is “every story needs a dead body and every bed needs a quilt”.