Still Lives - Chapters 18 – 23 Summary & Analysis

Maria Hummel
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Chapter 18 begins the next day, Tuesday. Maggie meets with the private investigator, Ray Hendricks. The meeting is brief, but Hendricks reveals to Maggie a notable finding of his: Kim was pregnant when she disappeared. In Chapter 19, Maggie meets with Evie, who has finished researching the sales histories of Kim’s paintings. A lot of the names are not recognized collectors, and Evie theorizes that a single person may be buying up the paintings under pseudonyms to drive up their prices and amass a valuable single collection of them. In Chapter 20, Maggie learns that the name Steve Curtain actually refers to a famous Cezanne painting that features curtains, a jug, and fruit, which are the three elements that Kim seemed to have hastily painted into the last Still Lives painting. Maggie wonders if this was some type of clue or warning from Kim. Later, Maggie...

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