Duddington Pell Chalmers is a young man of taste, class, and girth. As trustee for a local art museum, he is called in by police when the troublesome curator is murdered and soon finds himself at odds with the official enquiry. There is no shortage of suspects among local artists, art dealers, and collectors, while motives become muddled when it is discovered that murder was not the only crime. Chalmers knows that time is of the essence, or the police will arrest his artist friend, bringing ruin to a bright career, but can he follow the clues to unmask the murderer? John T. McIntyre (1871-1951) was better known for his early works starring detective Ashton-Kirk and later mysteries featuring Philadelphia private investigator Jerry Mooney (the latter published under the pseudonym Kerry O’Neil). The Museum Murder was first published in 1929.