Deadly appraisal

by Cleland, Jane K.,

Format: Print Book 2007.
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Summary
Josie Prescott is settling into her new life in New Hampshire. Her antiques business is thriving, she's beginning to make some close friends, and her relationship with the local police chief is becoming more interesting. Not bad for someone who has completely uprooted her life as a New York City auction house expert in order to get a fresh start in a small New England town.
With so much suddenly to lose, Josie can't help but worry when murder invades her seemingly quiet community. Josie is sponsoring the Portsmouth Women's Guild Annual Black and Gold Gala and is looking forward to receiving a kindly worded thank-you for her efforts. Instead, the Guild representative, Maisy Gaylor, dies a horrible death in the midst of the banquet. Who could have wanted to kill earnest, drab little Maisy? "Funny, isn't it," muses the hostile Detective Rowcliff, "how a lot of people end up dead when no one has any enemies."
Everyone who had access to the wine Maisy drank, including Josie herself, soon comes under suspicion. Can Josie manage to ferret out the truth, keep her business running smoothly, and continue to put down roots in her new town, or will everything prove too much for her to handle on her own?
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Antiques appraiser Josie Prescott has moved to New Hampshire and opened her own business after testifying against her boss spelled the end of her last position. With the new business prospering, she partners with the Portsmouth Women's Guild on a fund-raiser. The evening is going well until guild member Maisy Gaylor is poisoned. Who would want Maisy dead? Or was Josie the intended victim? Josie investigates, bumping heads with police detective Rowcliff and wondering if her old boss, recently released from prison, is out to even the score. Then a valuable Birds and Flowers tureen is stolen and a fake substituted, threatening Josie's reputation in the antiques community. While the brusque detective Rowcliff is a rather stereotypical cop, Josie is a multifaceted, vulnerable character who is trying to start a new life and a new romantic relationship. The story is framed with details of the antiques business, and numerous well-developed secondary characters populate the book, the second in a series that will appeal to Sharon Fiffer fans. --Sue O'Brien Copyright 2007 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Antiques dealer Josie Prescott thought she left trouble behind in New York City, where she weathered a price-fixing scandal in 2006's Consigned to Death, but her efforts to start afresh in New Hampshire stall when she gets mixed up in murder in Cleland's adept second cozy. After the Portsmouth Women's Guild representative, Maisy Gaylor, drops dead from potassium cyanide poisoning at a benefit gala that Josie has sponsored, Detective Rowcliff insinuates that Josie might have been the possible target. Cleland keeps the reader guessing about the true target of the poison and the possible suspects. Did Britt Epps, the chairman of the fete, have it in for Maisy, or does the theft of a $20,000 Chinese porcelain tureen mean Josie should still be worried about her nemesis from her former New York auction house? With the help of her lawyer and the intermittent cooperation of a nosy reporter, Josie finds some surprising answers. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Series Cleland, Jane K. Josie Prescott antiques mysteries.
#1 - Consigned to death
#2 - Deadly appraisal
#3 - Antiques to die for
#4 - Killer keepsakes
#5 - Silent auction
#6 - Deadly threads
#7 - Dolled up for murder
#8 - Lethal treasure
#9 - Blood rubies
#10 - Ornaments of death
#11 - Glow of death
#12 - Antique blues
Subjects Auctioneers -- Fiction.
Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction.
New Hampshire -- Fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Publisher New York :St. Martin's Minotaur,2007.
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description 307 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 0312343663
9780312343668
9781250039514
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