Lethal Treasure by Jane K. Cleland
A Josie Prescott Antiques Mystery (Josie Prescott Antiques Mysteries)

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When the police receive hints that Josie and Henri were having an affair, Josie, hurt and furious, resolves to use her skills to find a clever killer. Josie’s eighth...again provides a good mystery larded with antiques lore.
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For antiques dealer Josie Prescott, an abandoned storage unit is the perfect place to find some killer treasure, but finding a dead body amongst the wares is more than she bargained for

With Valentine's Day a week away and the sun sparkling on the fresh-fallen snow in Rocky Point, New Hampshire, it is the perfect day for antiques dealer Josie Prescott to pursue her newest source of unexpected treasures—the contents of abandoned storage units sold at auction.

A crowd gathers at the storage facility, including the owner of a local interior design store, Henri Dubois, who bids against a man who is new to the local auction scene. Josie is thrilled with her win, a small unit filled with Depression-era glassware and stunning vintage jewelry. The unit won by Henri includes hand-painted silent movie posters, which he eagerly hands over to Josie for appraisal.

The next morning, Josie receives a frantic call from Henri's wife and learns that he never made it home. When the police open Henri's storage unit they find him dead amidst a jumble of objects. Was he killed over one of the objects? Is his wife hiding secrets that led to his death? And who was the stranger who bid against Henri? The police turn to Josie's antiques expertise and she discovers more than provenance—she uncovers a murderer.

Jane K. Cleland's Lethal Treasure is a page-turning addition to her beloved Josie Prescott mystery series, with the fascinating antiques details and devilishly clever mystery plot that fans adore and newcomers will love.

 

About Jane K. Cleland

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JANE K. CLELAND once owned an antiques and rare books business in New Hampshire, and now lives in New York City. 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 Appraisal, won the David Award for Best Novel of 2007 and her fifth, Silent Auction, was nominated for the David Award in 2011. 
 
Published June 25, 2013 by Minotaur Books. 305 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Kirkus

Above average
on Apr 16 2013

When the police receive hints that Josie and Henri were having an affair, Josie, hurt and furious, resolves to use her skills to find a clever killer. Josie’s eighth...again provides a good mystery larded with antiques lore.

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Publishers Weekly

Good
on Apr 22 2013

...Leigh Ann phones Josie to say that Henri is missing. When Henri is found dead in his storage unit, Josie once again turns sleuth. Ample antique lore and credible characters bolster an intriguing plot.

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