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House of the Fox

An art mystery set in California's Anza
By Cornelia Feye

House of the Fox

Hikers find a body in the Canyon Sin Nombre in the Anza Borrego Desert on the border between Mexico and California. The victim’s brother identifies Ramon Matus, a Mexican-American conceptual artist.


Intriguing connections between the dead artist and several participants in a Winter Solstice retreat at the nearby Casa del Zorro desert resort raise questions. Can the key to the murder be found in Matus’ complex and powerful art, or in the U.S.-Mexico border conflict?

'By the time the hikers arrived, the birds had already found the body. Cornelia Feye's novel House of the Fox rolls through today's healines like a runaway train. Hop on beard. Hang on tight. It's a wild ride.' - G.M. Ford, Author of the Leo Waterman series.

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Published – ISBN:  9781480044142– Paperback - 218 pages


Rights: World

Cornelia Feye is an author, a publisher, and an art historian with a MA from the University of Tübingen. After a career in museum education at the Mingei, the San Diego Museum of Art, and the Athenaeum in La Jolla, and teaching at several colleges, she founded Konstellation Press in 2017, an indie publishing company for genre fiction, giving a voice to independent writers and create a supportive community for local authors.


Feye’s first Vega & Greg Stern mystery novel, Spring of Tears, an art mystery set in France, won the San Diego Book Award. House of the Fox, set in the Anza Borrego desert, and Private Universe, a coming-of-age mystery and travelogue followed. During the pandemic in 2020, she finished her fourth novel Death of a Zen Master, a mystery set in a remote Zen Monastery. Her new near-future, post-apocalyptic mystery and survival story, Refuge on the Mountain, is set at a remote mountain cabin. Feye is represented by Blackbird Literary Agency. Cornelia lives in Ocean Beach, San Diego, where she finds inspiration in her garden and always looks for the green flash.

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