By Jane K. Cleland
(Minotaur Books, Hardcover, 9780312586553, 304pp.)
Publication Date: April 13, 2010
Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover
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Agatha finalist Jane K. Cleland brings us an irresistible new blend of coziness, crime, and collectibles... The autumn foliage is in full fiery glory on a beautiful day in the little coastal town of Rocky Point, New Hampshire. Josie Prescott arrives at the town’s renovated lighthouse to conduct an antiques appraisal and is horrified to discover the bludgeoned body of her neighbor Zoë’s beloved nephew, Frankie. The owners of the lighthouse are avid antiques collectors, and Josie soon begins to suspect that a scrimshaw tooth from their collection may be the key to solving the crime that has shaken Rocky Point, and broken her dear friend’s heart.
JANE K. CLELAND once owned a rare book and antiques store in New Hampshire and now lives in New York City. An Anthony Award and two-time Agatha Award finalist, she is a past president of the New York chapter of Mystery Writers of America and chair of the Wolfe Pack literary awards.
"Cleland once again smoothly blends antique lore and a plausible whodunit in her delightful fifth mystery featuring antiques dealer Josie Prescott."
--Publishers Weekly "This smartly plotted mystery is chock full of antique information that will delight and educate readers."
--RT Book Reviews "The small-town setting and the details about maritime antiques, framed by the running of an antiques appraisal and auction business, add to the story."