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Antiques to Die For by Jane K. Cleland

December 3rd, 2008 by Debbie's World of Books

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I rate this book as 3 out of 5 stars.

From Publishers Weekly

In Cleland’s engaging third Josie Prescott mystery to feature the New Hampshire antiques dealer (after 2007’s Deadly Appraisal), Josie is stunned to learn that her fun-loving friend, Rosalie Chaffee, has been found, drowned, on the Rocky Point shore. When it becomes clear Rosalie was a victim of foul play, suspicion falls on Rosalie’s boss at Heyer’s Modular Furniture, his scheming wife and Rosalie’s gorgeous volunteer fireman boyfriend. The warm, endearing Josie decides not only to investigate but also to take care of Rosalie’s 12-year-old sister, Paige. Aided by a large support group of well-drawn characters headed by her police chief boyfriend, Josie follows such clues as an old diary, an artist’s palette and a misplaced tote bag. Among other antique lore, readers will learn the difference between a highboy and a tallboy in this cleverly crafted cozy. Author tour. (Apr.)

I didn’t realize this was the third book in a series so that helps explain some of the references Josie makes that I had no clue what it was talking about.  The book was a fun read but the ending seemed kind of random like the author was trying so hard not to be predictable that the ending was a real stretch.  I don’t think I will bother reading the other two books in the series.

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