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Helen A. Harrison

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Helen A. Harrison

Helen A. Harrison, a former New York Times art critic and National Public Radio art commentator, is the director of the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center in East Hampton, New York, and an authority on 20th-century American art. Her previous books include HAMPTONS BOHEMIA (with Constance Ayers Denne), and monographs on Larry Rivers and Jackson Pollock. She lives with her husband, the painter Roy Nicholson, in Sag Harbor, New York.

Helen A. Harrison

Books by Helen A. Harrison

by Helen A. Harrison - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Mystery

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? 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.