Search Results: "Jane K. Cleland"


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KILLER KEEPSAKES by Jane K. Cleland
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 14, 2009

"Another agreeable cozy studded with appraisals and antiques lore."
A valuable antique provides a clue to a murder. Read full book review >

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GLOW OF DEATH by Jane K. Cleland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 29, 2016

"A cozy replete with antiques lore, likable characters, and a more complex mystery than usual."
An antiques appraiser get scammed, gets mad, and gets even. Read full book review >

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DEADLY THREADS by Jane K. Cleland
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 12, 2011

"Cleland (Silent Auction, 2010, etc.) combines a pleasing mystery with the obligatory antiques tidbits."
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. Read full book review >

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ORNAMENTS OF DEATH by Jane K. Cleland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"The 10th in Cleland's charming and informative series (Blood Rubies, 2014, etc.) pairs plenty of antiques knowledge with a puzzling mystery."
Christmas is coming and so is murder. Read full book review >

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LETHAL TREASURE by Jane K. Cleland
Released: June 25, 2013

"Josie's eighth (Dolled Up For Murder, 2012, etc.) again provides a good mystery larded with antiques lore."
An antiques dealer uses her expertise to help solve yet another murder. Read full book review >

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CONSIGNED TO DEATH by Jane K. Cleland
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 25, 2006

"Antique Roadshow fans and mystery lovers will delight in this erudite debut and hope for a series featuring the resourceful Josie."
A treasure trove of antiques provides an ample motive for murder. Read full book review >

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DOLLED UP FOR MURDER by Jane K. Cleland
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 27, 2012

"Cleland continues to offer clever mysteries (Deadly Threads, 2011, etc.) studded with enough information on antiques to keep collectors coming back for more."
What could be more natural than a New Hampshire antiques dealer becoming a magnet for crime? Read full book review >

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ANTIQUES TO DIE FOR by Jane K. Cleland
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 15, 2008

"The third in the series (Deadly Appraisal, 2007, etc.) contains all the usual antiques lore along with romance and a fine set of suspects."
When her friend is killed, appraiser Josie Prescott, hired to locate a valuable antique, finds the murderer to boot. Read full book review >

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DEADLY APPRAISAL by Jane K. Cleland
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 19, 2007

"A more introspective Josie, the obligatory antiques-related tidbits and a diabolical killer."
A very public poisoning provides a second case for antiques-appraiser and sleuth Josie Prescott (Consigned to Death, 2006). Read full book review >

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K by Hong Ying
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"A delicate and exquisite success: Hong infuses real life with the drama and pathos of the best fiction."
A fictionalized account of a love affair Julian Bell conducted with a Chinese woman during the mid-1930s, by London-based novelist Hong (Summer of Betrayal, 1997; a memoir, Daughter of the River, 1999). Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Oct. 11, 2010

"Flashes of originality, wit and vivid imagery bring the story to life intermittently, but the distracting improbabilities pull readers out of the story again and again. (author's note) (Fiction. 15 & up)"
Retelling a classic as contemporary fiction is a tricky business, as demonstrated in this uneven rendering of Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre as chick lit. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"A respectful, exciting and disarming update of one of the last century's most oft-told tales."
The old "Me Tarzan, You Jane" dynamic established in Johnny Weismuller movies gets a radical update by shining the spotlight on adventuress Jane Porter. Read full book review >