Thursday, April 23, 2009

Antiques to Die For (A Josie Prescott Antiques Mystery) by Jane K. Cleland

Josie's antiques and appraisal business was doing great in this small coastal town. Life was good and Josie was in love with the police chief, Ty. Then her good friend Rosalie was murdered. Certainly someone so young did not expect to leave her twelve year old sister, Paige, so soon. Josie is doing what she can to help Paige through those difficult early days of shock and loss. She has been hired to appraise the estate and find the treasure Rosalie had alluded to-a nest egg for Paige. But what is it and where can she find it? Rosalie's secret admirer and maybe the murderer has become Josie's stalker, too. Though Josie was close to Ty , she did not know she would become so well acquainted with the other officers. They have become her escorts until the case is solved and most everyone can relax. For some reason there was a rift in Paige's family and it looks as though she will live with Rodney's family in California and she has only heard disparaging comments about them. Also, someone learned about Rosalie's dissertation and was interested in making it their own. When did all these supposed friends become so despicable? Who can Josie trust as she helps the police tie all this together to solve several mysteries?

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