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Killer Keepsakes

Josie Prescott Antiques Mysteries (Volume 4)

Jane K. Cleland

Minotaur Books

One of the mainstays of Prescott’s Antiques and Appraisals has always been the cheerful and helpful assistant, Gretchen, who turned up unexpectedly just as Josie was setting up shop in New Hampshire. Gretchen has always been so dependable that it seems odd when she doesn’t show up for work one day. Surprise soon turns to alarm when a dead body is found in Gretchen’s house, with Gretchen the prime suspect.

How much does Josie know about Gretchen, anyway? Enough to believe she isn’t capable of murder, so Josie, with a crack team of antiques appraisers at her side, sets out to find the real killer and bring Gretchen home safely, no matter the cost.

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Chapter One

I glanced at the Mickey Mouse clock on Gretchen’s desk. It was nine thirty in the morning, a half hour after Prescott’s: Antiques and Auctions’ regular start time, and my assistant wasn’t there. Gretchen, who was supposed to be back to work yesterday after a two-week Hawaiian vacation, and who, in four years, had never once been tardy, hadn’t shown up or even called. I was worried sick.

I thought again of the man, the stranger, who’d been trying to reach her. He’d called frequently while she was out of town, wouldn’t
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Praise for Killer Keepsakes

"Absorbing."
--Publishers Weekly
 
"Cleland's fun, fast-paced story has realistic characters, an original plot and a solidly constructed mystery. She provides an intriguing glimpse into the world of antiques and collectibles."
--RT Book Reviews
 
"Fans of intelligent traditional mysteries who also also enjoy Antiques Roadshow will appreciate."
--Library Journal
 
"Another agreeable cozy studded with appraisals and antiques lore."
--Kirkus Reviews

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Read the Kirkus Review of KILLER KEEPSAKES . A valuable antique provides a clue to a murder.
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Fiction Review: Killer Keepsakes: A Josie Prescott Antiques Mystery by Jane K. Cleland, Author Minotaur $24.95 (288p) ISBN 978-0-312-36944-6

At the start of Cleland's absorbing fourth mystery to feature New Hampshire antiques dealer Josie Prescott (after 2008's Antiques to Die For ), Josie�

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Jane K. Cleland

  • JANE K. CLELAND once owned a New Hampshire-based antiques and rare books business, and now lives in New York City with her husband. Her first novel, Consigned to Death, is 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 2007. 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.

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