DEADLY THREADS by Jane K. Cleland


Email this review


The coastal town of Rocky Point, N.H., would be a perfect site for a thriving antiques business if it weren’t for the sky-high homicide rate.

The lecture series Josie Prescott is hosting on developing a vintage-clothing collection gets off to an inauspicious start when guest speaker Riley Jordan is found dead under a display table. Josie and her tight-knit staff are shocked by the loss. But it’s not long before Josie, inevitably drawn into the case, uses her specialized knowledge to assist police chief Ellis Hunter. Riley was a caring, charming woman of wealth whose picture-perfect marriage to restaurant developer Bobby Jordan was besieged by rumors of his infidelities. The only clues are a pearl and platinum button found on the scene by the newest addition to the Prescott family, a Maine coon cat, and the glimpse Josie’s assistant Gretchen’s got of a silver car leaving their parking lot. When Josie learns that Bobby was cut out of Riley’s will and that she has been left to administer Riley’s fabulous collection and a good deal of money, she has even more reason for sleuthing. Although Bobby’s a likely candidate, there are several other possibilities, including the unknown person who lost that pearl button.

Cleland (Silent Auction, 2010, etc.) combines a pleasing mystery with the obligatory antiques tidbits.

Pub Date: April 12th, 2011
ISBN: 978-0-312-58656-0
Page count: 304pp
Publisher: Minotaur
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 1st, 2011


MysteryGLOW OF DEATH by Jane K. Cleland
by Jane K. Cleland
MysteryORNAMENTS OF DEATH by Jane K. Cleland
by Jane K. Cleland
MysteryLETHAL TREASURE by Jane K. Cleland
by Jane K. Cleland


MysteryTHE HEIRLOOM MURDERS by Kathleen Ernst
by Kathleen Ernst
MysteryHERITAGE OF DARKNESS by Kathleen Ernst
by Kathleen Ernst
MysteryDEATH ON THE PRAIRIE by Kathleen Ernst
by Kathleen Ernst