Consigned to Death

Josie Prescott Antiques Mysteries (Volume 1)

Jane K. Cleland

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After a price-fixing scandal at her prestigious New York auction house, Josie Prescott moves to the New Hampshire coast to restore her reputation—and perhaps a few antiques along the way.

As an antiques dealer, Josie knows how to make an honest assessment, and she’s about to land her largest account. But when the owner of the collection is found stabbed to death, Josie’s fingerprints are all over his possessions…and the murder weapon. Suddenly Josie’s innocence appears as tarnished as an old relic. Everybody’s got their eyes on her, especially the local police chief who may or may not be in love with her. Now it’s just a matter of time before Josie can produce enough evidence to clear her name—or fall into the clutches of the real killer and find herself
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Antiques Roadshow fans and mystery lovers will delight in this erudite debut.”
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“A satisfying cozy debut….Cleland, who herself was once an antiques dealer…puts her insider knowledge to admirable use [and] proves adept at shifting suspicion from one character to another….Readers will want to see more.Publishers Weekly
 
“Don’t just browse through Josie Prescott’s consignment shop mystery, savor the setting. Consigned to Death is chock full of charm, humor and intrigue in a cozy city on New Hampshire’s coastline.”—Nora Charles, author of Death is a Bargain
 
“Josie Prescott is a nice addition to the ranks of female sleuths, and the antique-auction milieu provides an interesting background.”—Booklist
 
“Smart, ethical, and brimming over with antique lore…beautifully crafted, thoroughly enjoyable.”—Margaret Maron, author of Rituals of the Season
 
“Fans of The Antiques Roadshow and cozy mysteries will love…Consigned to Death.  It’s a real find definitely worth a nod and a bid.”—Karen Harper, author of The Fatal Fashione
 
“Learn from my mistake: don’t start this one at bedtime.  Consigned to Death is a satisfying mixture of suspense and romance set in the highly competitive world of antique auctions. I’m keeping my eye out for the next Josie Prescott mystery.”—Donna Andrews, author of Owl’s Well that Ends Well

“With its cliff-hanger chapter endings and the sympathetic character, Consigned to Death will have the intrigued reader racing to the end.”—Bookbitch.com

“An absorbing and impressive first mystery, and readers will no doubt look forward to spending more time with Josie in the future.”—Mysteriousreviews.com

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Jane K. Cleland

JANE K. CLELAND once owned a New Hampshire-based antiques and rare books business, and now runs her own business communications firm in New York City. Consigned to Death is her first novel.

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Paperbacks
April 2007
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780312949525
ISBN10: 0312949529
4 3/16 x 6 3/4 inches, 304 pages
$6.99

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April 2007
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ISBN: 9781429902984
ISBN10: 1429902981
288 pages
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