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Consigned to Death by Jane K. Cleland
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Great mystery read with an antique spin. ( )
  yvonne.sevignykaiser | Apr 2, 2016 |
A great debut of a new cozy series. Josie Prescott is a suspect in the murder of a potential client. One or two little loose threads, but all-in-all a great first. I'll keep reading this series! ( )
  BookConcierge | Feb 11, 2016 |
Formulaic mystery but interesting. I learned some things about the appraisal business. ( )
  JenniferRobb | Jan 17, 2016 |
A very good series start, a lot of good characters. ( )
  cougargirl1967 | Jul 21, 2014 |
A light, fast, one-time read. This mystery suffers a bit from being the first in a series, but it's worth a read for anyone with a mild interest in antiques appraisal. The parts of the story focusing on the appraisals and the stolen artwork were interesting, and some of the side characters had potential that will hopefully be developed as the series continues. Unfortunately, the main character's frequent crying became annoying, and the hints of a possible romantic interest seemed awkward and intrusive. Overall, it was a reasonably entertaining story, and I look forward to reading the next book in the series. ( )
  astraplain | Oct 23, 2013 |
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After a price-fixing scandal at her prestigious New York auction house, Josie Prescott moves to the New Hampshire coast to restore her reputation--and perhaps a few antiques along the way.

As an antiques dealer, Josie knows how to make an honest assessment, and she's about to land her largest account. But when the owner of the collection is found stabbed to death, Josie's fingerprints are all over his possessions…and the murder weapon. Suddenly Josie's innocence appears as tarnished as an old relic. Everybody's got their eyes on her, especially the local police chief who may or may not be in love with her. Now it's just a matter of time before Josie can produce enough evidence to clear her name--or fall into the clutches of the real killer and find herself

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Josie Prescott's friends thought she was nuts when she left her high-paying New York auction house job and her boyfriend to live on the rugged and beautiful New Hampshire coast. Truth is, Josie wondered a little herself--never mind that her peripheral involvement in a well-publicized price-fixing scandal made the possibility of a new start incredibly enticing. Things are looking better, though, now that she's got her own auction business up and running and has made something of a success of her new life. That is, until she gets mixed up in murder, and the supremely eligible but emotionally distant local police chief seems to think she's the prime suspect.--from Publisher's description (http://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0659/2005044599-d.html)… (more)

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