Joyce Richardson

Joyce Richardson is the author of three chapbooks of poems: The Reader, Sailing without a Sail, and Delia’s Gone. Her Appalachian novel, On Sunday Creek, is available in bookstores. She is a past recipient of an Ohio artist grant in fiction and also the author of the first book in the museum series, Nude Descending a Staircase. Nude with Red Hat is the second mystery book in the series.

Joyce lives and writes with her husband, Phil, in Athens, Ohio, where she is currently working on a new mystery.

The Museum Mystery Series

Nude Descending a Staircase

Book 1

Susan and Amy, two blundering women with too much time on their hands, become wrapped up in a series of murders occurring in a local art museum, formerly a hospital for the mentally ill.--quirky and funny.


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Nude with Red Hat

Book 2

When a clueless artist searches for the dean’s wife in Mexico, she finds nothing less than murder.


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"I am not even sure where to begin with this one, so this might just be a bit of a ramble because there is soooo much in my head with both this book and these characters!!!  All i can say is  .. YOU HAVE TO READ IT!!"

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"...this book is perfect for the younger crowd. It gives them the fantasy of a fairytale, the elements of a mystery and just enough of a love story not to "gross them out""

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"This book has it all, love, action, tragedy, I highly recommend it to anyone who loves sci-fi."
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"This book has so much to offer, I loved the characters so much & theres so much to offer in this new series, that waiting for us fans will be sheer torture to say the least."
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