Dolled Up for Murder

Josie Prescott Antiques Mysteries (Volume 7)

Jane K. Cleland

Minotaur Books

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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
 

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CHAPTER ONE
 
 
Gretchen, administrative manager of PRESCOTT’S ANTIQUES & AUCTIONS, spread the photographs over her desk. “I can’t decide,” she said. She looked up and smiled at us, her expressive green eyes reflecting her pleasure. “What do you think? Should I go with the blue hydrangeas and paperwhites? Or the veronicas and baby’s breath?” She angled the two photos so we could see them.
“I love hydrangeas!” Cara, our receptionist, said. Cara was grandmotherly in appearance, with curly white hair and a round pink face

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"Agatha finalist Jane Cleland’s writing is top-notch, her plotting and pace smooth and assured. This antiquing series is in mint condition." --Julia Spencer-Fleming, Edgar finalist and author of One Was A Soldier
"Authentic details of vintage clothing and jewelry, vivid descriptions of coastal New Hampshire in the early spring, credible characters, and a dramatic conclusion make this cozy a winner." --Publishers Weekly on Deadly Threads


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Read the Kirkus Review of DOLLED UP FOR MURDER . What could be more natural than a New Hampshire antiques dealer becoming a magnet for crime?
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Jane K. Cleland

JANE K. CLELAND once owned a New Hampshire-based antiques and rare books business and now lives in New York City. An Anthony Award and two-time Agatha Award finalist, she is a board member of the New York chapter of the Mystery Writers of America and chair of the Wolfe Pack’s literary awards.

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Dolled Up for Murder
Jane K. Cleland

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books
March 2012
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ISBN: 9781429942508
ISBN10: 1429942509
304 pages
$11.99

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books
March 2012
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ISBN: 9781250001849
ISBN10: 1250001846
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 256 pages
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