Shadows at the Spring Show (Paperback)

An Antique Print Mystery

By Lea Wait

Gallery Books, 9780743475594, 256pp.

Publication Date: June 20, 2006

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Description

She's an antique print dealer, a college professor, and now...a parent? Maggie Summer is considering adopting a child from the New Jersey agency Our World, Our Children, and she has happily agreed to stage a benefit antiques show on their behalf. With her dealer friends, her college, and her lover, Will Brewer, all donating their time and support, everything is falling into place. But someone is harboring a vicious grudge against Our World, Our Children. The adoptive mother of thirteen children is the first victim, and then Maggie begins receiving threats. With the crowded benefit set to open and hundreds of innocent lives at stake, Maggie races to preserve the future with a clue hidden in her prints from the past....


About the Author

Lea Wait made her mystery debut with Shadows at the Fair, which was nominated for an Agatha Award for Best First Novel. Shadows on the Ivy, the third novel in her acclaimed series featuring Maggie Summer, is forthcoming in hardcover from Scribner. Lea comes from a long line of antiques dealers, and has owned an antique print business for more than twenty-five years. The single adoptive mother of four Asian girls who are now grown, she lives in Edgecomb, Maine. In addition to the Antique Print mysteries, Lea Wait writes historical fiction for young readers. Her first children's book, Stopping to Home, was named a Notable Book for Children in 2001 by Smithsonian magazine.
Visit her website at www.leawait.com.


Praise For Shadows at the Spring Show: An Antique Print Mystery

"Wait is a supple writer . . . captivating." -- Booklist

"Wait renders the print business . . . intriguingly and with a sense of style." -- The Boston Globe

"Fresh and relevant." -- The New York Times

"Breezy. . . . Fun and compelling." -- Maine Sunday Telegram

"A perfect read." -- Mystery Scene