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When Wendall Clarke announces plans to open a new art gallery, it's both the talk of Celosia, North Carolina and the envy of its residents. But the news is upstaged when Clarke is found murdered, prompting private investigator Madeline Maclin to take on the case. Faced with a growing list of suspects, Madeline's also struggling to keep her con man husband, Jerry Fairweather, out of handcuffs as Honor Perkins attempts to lure him back into a life of crime.
Between foiling Perkins' plans, stabilizing her marriage and possibly being pregnant, Madeline juggles responsibilities as she races catch the killer before they strikes again - or her life falls apart.
Jane Tesh is a retired media specialist and pianist for the Andy Griffith Playhouse in Mt. Airy, North Carolina. A Bad Reputation is her fourth Madeline Maclin Mystery.