Shedding Light on Murder by Patricia Driscoll
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When Grace Tolliver, ex-probation officer, purchases Pearl's, a run down antique lamp stop in Barnstable Village, Cape Cod, she hasn't a clue that she'll soon be investigating the murder of a prominent local citizen who has been clobbered over the head with a heavy bronze lamp. Between learning the craft of constructing and hand painting lampshades, readying the shop for the annual Village Stroll, and trying to keep any eye on the antics of her eighty-four year old father, Grace sets out to solve the murder by shedding light on the victim's complicated past. Her quest is hampered by the attractive detective who doesn't appear to be seriously pursuing fresh leads, but is keeping close tabs on Grace. With a town full of likely suspects, a second murder and a sucession of bitter storms battering Cape Cod, Grace has little time to uncover the shady and unrepentant killer.

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Romance author Jayne Ann Krentz was born in Borrego Springs, California on March 28, 1948. She received a B.A. in history from the University of California at Santa Cruz and a Masters degree in library science from San Jose State University. Before becoming a full-time author, she worked as a librarian. Her novels include: Truth or Dare, All Night Long, and Copper Beach. She has written under seven different names: Jayne Bentley, Amanda Glass, Stephanie James, Jayne Taylor, Jayne Castle, Amanda Quick and Jayne Ann Krentz. Her first book, Gentle Pirate, was published in 1980 under the name Jayne Castle. She currently uses only three personas to represent her three specialties. She uses the name Jayne Ann Krentz for her contemporary pieces, Amanda Quick for her historical fiction pieces, and Jayne Castle for her futuristic pieces. She has received numerous awards for her work including the 1995 Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award for Trust Me, the 2004 Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award for Falling Awake, the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award, the Romantic Times Jane Austen Award, and the Susan Koppelman Award for Feminist Studies for Dangerous Men and Adventurous Women: Romance Writers on the Appeal of the Romance.
Published January 21, 2013 by Originallly Published Jan. 18 2012 by Five Star/Gale. 232 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crafts, Hobbies & Home. Fiction

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Grace Tolliver, who thinks her stint as a former California probation officer has taught her to recognize the difference between good guys and bad, relocates to quaint Barnstable on Cape Cod and hires a parolee, Duane Kerbey, when she needs added help for her new venture as owner of Pearl’s Antiq...

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Set on Cape Cod during a Christmas season full of blizzards, Driscoll’s entertaining debut introduces ex-probation officer Grace Tolliver, owner of Pearl’s Antique Lamps and Shades, in Barnstable Village.

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