An Accidental Corpse
Helen A. Harrison
Accidents happen. But so does murder...
On the night of August 11, 1956, in a quiet East Hampton hamlet, Jackson Pollock crashed his car into a tree. The accident killed Pollock, the world-renowned abstract painter and notorious alcoholic, and his 25-year old passenger, Edith Metzger...or did it?
Metzger's autopsy reveals that she was already dead before the crash. Was it murder?
This shocking question 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.
"Edifying and juicy."—Newsday