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Scary Stuff
     

Scary Stuff

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by Sharon Fiffer
 

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Antique picker Jane Wheel has always loved old stuff, from vintage salt and pepper shakers to other families' old photos and orphaned Bakelite buttons, and she can't really explain why. But she makes a living out of it, searching high and low at estate sales and antique shops and reselling her finds to other collectors. At least, it's half a living---she makes the

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Antique picker Jane Wheel has always loved old stuff, from vintage salt and pepper shakers to other families' old photos and orphaned Bakelite buttons, and she can't really explain why. But she makes a living out of it, searching high and low at estate sales and antique shops and reselling her finds to other collectors. At least, it's half a living---she makes the other half as an associate to a private detective, because she's just as talented at digging up secrets as antiques.

While visiting her brother for the first time in years, Jane's fascinated by a story of mistaken identity: On three occasions, someone has accused him of swindling them on eBay, only to realize he's not the right guy. Even though he doesn't see the point, she wants to look into it. Then back at home one of her parents' friends is attacked, leading Jane to vow to get to the bottom of things.

Out of nowhere, Jane suddenly has two cases, both edging a little too close to her loved ones for comfort, because one thing's for sure---whenever family gets wrapped up in your personal business, it's bound to be some scary stuff.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781429953900
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
09/29/2009
Series:
Jane Wheel Series , #6
Sold by:
Macmillan
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
766,294
File size:
304 KB

Meet the Author

Sharon Fiffer collects buttons, Bakelite, pottery, vintage potholders, keys, locks, and other killer stuff. She is coeditor of the anthologies Home: American Writers Remember Rooms of Their Own; Body; and Family: American Writers Remember Their Own, and the author of five previous Jane Wheel mysteries as well as the nonfiction book, Imagining America. She lives near Chicago.


Sharon Fiffer collects buttons, Bakelite, pottery, vintage potholders, keys, locks, and more dead guy's stuff. The author of the Jane Wheel mysteries, including Killer Stuff and The Wrong Stuff, Sharon Fiffer has also co-edited the anthologies Home: American Writers Remember Rooms of Their Own, Body, and Family: American Writers Remember Their Own and written Imagining America.

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Scary Stuff (Jane Wheel Series #6) 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Chicago collectible picker Jane Wheel is very concerned with her brother Michael whom she fears is working with dishonest eBay dealer Honest Joe. Her evidence is counterfeit baseball cards she found in her sibling's house when she visited him in California. She also knows that customers taken to the cleaners by dishonest Honest Joe have been ready to beat the snot out of Michael. Worse Michael looks like Honest Joe's twin that is on his internet store site. Jane asks her detective partner, Bruce Oh to investigate. His inquiry leads her to Jim Speller of Herscher, Illinois; however Jim apparently is living with Jane's second cousin Ada, who is hosting a "Scary Night" haunted house festival with "real" thieving ghosts. The latest Jane Wheel mystery (see HOLLYWOOD STUFF) is an exciting fast-paced investigative tale with several fabulous twists with readers anticipating the next spin. Jane is at her best as she tries to identify who Honest Joe the internet thief is and what the connection to her brother is; she rules out separated at birth theory. Fans will relish her efforts to protect Michael from irate surfers by uncovering the truth. SCARY STUFF is an enthralling amateur sleuth mystery. Harriet Klausner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kis yur hand, repost this to 3 books then check under yur pillow
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is a good novel
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jerseystar More than 1 year ago
Fun to learn more about Jane's family although it will be interesting to see where things go in the next book. I really like all of the books in this series, can't understand why so many of them are out of print.
J2C2L More than 1 year ago
Another fun read in the Jane Wheel Series. Especially for those of us who can relate to Sharon Fiffer's story locations in Illinois and the Chicago area.