Dolled Up for Murder

Dolled Up for Murder

By Jane K. Cleland

Minotaur Books, Hardcover, 9781250001849, 256pp.

Publication Date: March 27, 2012


Crime-solving antiques dealer Josie Prescott is back tracking down a doll collection to die for.

On a sparkling spring day in the cozy coastal town of Rocky Point, New Hampshire, with the lilacs in full bloom and the wisteria hanging low, antiques dealer Josie Prescott is showing a stellar doll collection she's just acquired to Alice Michaels, the queen of the local investment community. Moments later, Josie watches in horror as Alice is shot and killed. Within hours, one of Josie's employees, Eric, is kidnapped. The kidnapper's ransom demand is simple he wants the doll collection. Working against the clock with the local police chief, Josie discovers that the dolls hold secrets that will save Eric and uncover the truth behind Alice's murder.

With "Dolled Up for Murder, "Jane K. Cleland's Josie Prescott Anitques Mystery Series "continues to offer clever mysteries studded with enough information on antiques to keep collectors coming back for more." --"Publishers Weekly.

About the Author
JANE K. CLELAND once owned a New Hampshire based antiques and rare books business, and she now lives in New York City with her husband. Her first novel, "Consigned to Death", was an Independent Mystery Booksellers Association bestseller and was nominated for the Macavity, Agatha, and David book awards. Her second, "Deadly Apprai"sal, and her sixth, "Deadly Threads", both won the David Award for Best Novel. Her third, "Antiques to Die For", her fifth, "Silent Auction", and her seventh, "Lethal Treasure", were all nominated for the David Award. She is the past president of the New York chapter of the Mystery Writers of America and chair of the Wolfe Pack's literary awards. Jane also hosts "The Writers Room", a series of television interviews airing on local cable and online.