Killer KeepsakesJosie Prescott Antiques Mysteries (Volume 4)
Jane K. Cleland
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.
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...
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
In the Press
Read the Kirkus Review of KILLER KEEPSAKES . A valuable antique provides a clue to a murder. - Kirkus Reviews
At the start of Cleland's absorbing fourth mystery to feature New Hampshire antiques dealer Josie Prescott (after 2008's