Sunday, February 23, 2014

Lethal Treasure

Lethal Treasure
by Jane Cleland

Josie Prescott and Henri Dubois are friends and competitors in the antique business in Rocky Point, New Hampshire. This snowy day they are bidding on the contents in abandoned storage units. Determining how much to bid on units filled with sealed boxes and bulging plastic trash bags is as much an art as a science. Would the units contain salable items? Josie's storage unit held Depression glass and vintage jewelry. Henri's unit was filled with odds and ends and hand-painted silent movie posters. He asks Josie to appraise the posters for him. Josie leaves the storage yard with the posters promising to finish her appraisal as soon as possible. The next morning Josie gets a frantic call from Henri's wife because he didn't come home the previous day. Later the police find Henri dead in the storage locker among his new possessions. While appraising the movie posters Josie is drawn into the mystery and she meets some charming, eccentric and generous characters. This is an engaging series filled with interesting tidbits about the antique business. -- recommended by Donna G. - Virtual Services Department [If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try the works of Lea Wait, Karen MacInerney and Katherine Hall Page.]

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