A Killing in Antiques (Lucy St. Elmo Antiques Series)

A Killing in Antiques (Lucy St. Elmo Antiques Series)

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by Mary Moody
     
 

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Treasure hunting is not for the faint of heart. Luckily, Lucy St. Elmo, owner of the Cape Cod antiques shop St. Elmo Fine Antiques, has more than enough heart. What she needs to improve are her tracking skills-or else the wrong man could be convince of a one-of-a-kind murder.

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Treasure hunting is not for the faint of heart. Luckily, Lucy St. Elmo, owner of the Cape Cod antiques shop St. Elmo Fine Antiques, has more than enough heart. What she needs to improve are her tracking skills-or else the wrong man could be convince of a one-of-a-kind murder.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451234186
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/05/2011
Series:
Lucy St. Elmo Antiques Series
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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A Killing in Antiques 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Dollycas More than 1 year ago
Lucy St. Elmo owns St. Elmo's Fine Antiques in Cape Cod. Treasure hunting is the mainstay of any antiques business and Lucy excels beyond many when it comes to finding just the perfect piece. This week the hunt takes Lucy to Brimfield, the largest outdoor antique show in all of New England. She has her strategy all worked out, her custom made cart and money at the ready. She is ready to make a killing at this show and bring back treasures she has been dreaming about. Lucy was not the only one with making a killing on their mind. Someone else did but they actually killed someone! Right there at Brimfield!! Worse Lucy knows the deceased. He was her long time friend, Monty Rondo. He was well known in the antique circuit as a supreme picker. All leads pointed at his partner but there is no way Silent Billy would have hurt Monty. So Lucy has no choice, in addition to hunting for treasures, she also has to hunt down a killer. With less than a week before Brimfield closes for the season and all the suspects pack up and move on to the next big show she has to move fast to close the sale on the real killer, knowing he is truly no treasure. First I have to tell you Brimfield is a real place. Those of you not in the New England area may not realize this. Knowing that makes the story even better because while Mary describes the place wonderfully with her words, seeing it makes the story itself so believable. I was drawn into this story not only by the mystery but the education about the treasure hunting in the antique world. The characters were real, eccentric and interesting. You wanted to follow them through the maze of Brimfield, weighing each as a suspect, crossing them off the list, then thinking some more and returning them to the possible suspect category. The story was like a mini treasure hunt for the reader making it very entertaining. This is a perfect summer read. I am looking forward to learning more about antiques and Lucy and her wonderful friends and family. I can't wait to return to Cape Cod with Lucy! Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the author. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. Receiving a complimentary copy in no way reflected my review of this book. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255 : "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
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The mystery was easy to solve and the main character was not likeable.
Suspensemag More than 1 year ago
Brimfield Massachusetts is to antique lovers and collectors what Camelot was to King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table—the place to be. A few times a year, the town hosts the Brimfield Antiques Show, the largest outdoor antiques and collectibles show in all of New England. Massachusetts author Mary Moody has chose Brimfield as the setting for her debut mystery, “A Killing in Antiques.” Lucy St. Elmo, owner of St. Elmo’s Fine Antiques on Cape Cod, heads to the week-long May Brimfield show to find special pieces to add to her shop’s inventory. Determined to make a killing at the show and gather up lots of goodies, Lucy’s armed with comfortable shoes, a keen eye, and her trusty supercart, which she uses to store her treasures. What she hasn’t counted on is that there would be a real killing at Brimfield – that of her longtime friend, antiques picker Monty Rondo, who’s been strangled with a strip of lace. Monty’s long-time business partner, Silent Billy, is arrested for the crime, but Lucy’s certain he’s innocent. And decides to prove it by nosing around the show and asking questions. “A Killing in Antiques” is a terrific mystery with likeable characters and a fast-developing plot. But what I found especially enjoyable was the inside peek at the Brimfield Antique Show itself. A great start to what I hope will be a series of adventures for Lucy and her pals. Reviewed by Susan Santangelo, author of “Moving Can Be Murder” for Suspense Magazine
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kitty347 More than 1 year ago
If you've ever been to the Brimfield antiques shows, or better still, if you've ever been a dealer there (as I once was 30 years ago), you will find the setting is very accurately described. It brought back many memories for me. Brimfield should be the perfect setting for a murder mystery, especially with all the competition and behind-the-scenes dealings and intrigue that often accompanies the antiques trade. However, the mystery didn't live up to the setting. The plot was predictable and I had it solved half-way through. I finished the book just to get the author's explanation of the solution, but primarily to re-live the "Brimfield experience". If this is the first in a new series, I might think twice before reading subsequent books.
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