Jane K. Cleland
Since Josie Prescott left a high-paying job in New York to set up shop as an antiques appraiser on the rugged New Hampshire coast, her life has not gone exactly according to plan. In many ways, it’s gone better: She has a booming business, good friends and neighbors, and even a promising romance.
But dead bodies do seem to keep crossing her path. And now her friend Rosalie has been killed just hours after confiding a secret to Josie, leaving a bereaved twelve-year-old sister, Paige, who reminds Josie of herself when her mother died. It turns out that Rosalie had other secrets too: a mysterious treasure she told her sister she was leaving behind—and a secret admirer who now seems to be turning his creepy attention to Josie!
As Josie races to solve the crime while helping Paige and trying to keep her business afloat, Jane K. Cleland brings us an irresistible new blend of coziness, crime, and collectibles.
“Antiques to Die For sets the gold standard for the classic contemporary cozy.” —Julia Spencer-Fleming
Praise for the Josie Prescott Mystery Series:
“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 All Mortal Flesh
“Antiques Roadshow fans and mystery lovers will delight in this . . . series featuring the resourceful Josie.”
“Satisfying . . . Readers will want to see more.”
“With great dialogue and description, a strong but insecure heroine, and enough inside info about Josie’s business to satisfy an Antiques Roadshow fan—what’s not to like?”
“Josie Prescott is an engaging heroine—smart, ethical, and brimming over with antique lore. . . . Beautifully crafted, thoroughly enjoyable.”
—Margaret Maron, author of Hard Row
“A satisfying mixture of suspense and romance set in the highly competitive world of antiques auctions. I’m keeping my eye out for the next Josie Prescott mystery.”
—Donna Andrews, author of The Penguin Who Knew Too Much