Originally published September 4, 2013 at 11:19 a.m., updated September 4, 2013 at 11:30 a.m.
Lynne Kennedy, Author, Deadly Provenance
They say art mirrors life. But something of the reverse is happening for San Diego mystery author Lynne Kennedy.
Kennedy's fascination with the story of a lost Vincent Van Gogh painting formed the basis of her latest novel, Deadly Provenance.
The painting in question,"Still Life: Vase with Oleanders," is believed to have been looted by the Nazis during World War II.
In her book Kennedy finds a fictional solution to the missing painting. But in real life it's still nowhere to be found. She hopes her work will re-energize the search.
As the former science director of San Diego's Ruben H. Fleet Science Center, Kennedy is tapping into her contacts in the museum community and says she's searching through archives and records to get to the bottom of this mystery.