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Antiques to Die For

Josie Prescott Antiques Mysteries

Jane K. Cleland

Minotaur Books

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.


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Chapter 1
Josie? Josie!” Gretchen, my assistant, shouted from the front office, her voice echoing across the cavernous warehouse. “Josie? Where are you? Rosalie and Paige are here.”
“I’m in the Barkley corner. Send them over!”
Her high heels click-clacked on the concrete floor, then stopped. I could picture her pointing to the far back corner where the furniture we’d just purchased from Isaac Barkley’s estate was situated.
I was squatting to examine the inside of a tallboy drawer, checking for extra holes that might indicate the pulls
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REVIEWS

Praise for Antiques to Die For

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.”
Kirkus Reviews

“Satisfying . . . Readers will want to see more.”
Publishers Weekly

“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?”
Mystery News

“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

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.”
Kirkus Reviews

“Satisfying . . . Readers will want to see more.”
Publishers Weekly

“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?”
Mystery News

“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

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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. She is 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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    Josie Prescott Antiques Mysteries

    Jane K. Cleland

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