The Clockwork Teddy: A Bear Collector's Mystery

The Clockwork Teddy: A Bear Collector's Mystery

by John J. Lamb

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Overview

Retired San Francisco cop Brad Lyon and his wife Ashleigh had been settling into a comfortable life in the Shenandoah Valley, collecting and creating adorable teddy bears. But when they take a return trip to California, things suddenly turn ugly.
 
Sometimes you shouldn't go home again. When Brad and Ashleigh Lyon visit San Francisco for the first time since they moved to Virginia, they're looking forward to catching up with friends and family. But instead, they first witness a robbery at a teddy bear show—and then when a cutting-edge robot teddy bear is found at a murder scene, Brad's former partner enlists the bear-making couple as fur-ensic experts.
 
At least that'll give them the opportunity to spend more time with their daughter Heather—an undercover detective on the force. But as Brad and Ash unravel the mystery, they run the risk of coming to a grizzly end.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440636073
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/07/2008
Series: Bear Collector's Series , #4
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 938,253
File size: 556 KB

About the Author

John J. Lamb is the author of Echoes of the Bear Collector's Mystery series, as well as Echoes of the Lost Order and a nonfiction book, San Diego Specters. In his previous career, he served as a police officer in Southern California.

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The Clockwork Teddy: A Bear Collector's Mystery 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Marlyn on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
In the fourth title of the Bear Collectors' Mysteries, Brad and Ashleigh Lyon return to California. The impetus for their visit is the annual teddy bear festival in Sonoma, but they also plan to work in a visit with family and friends. Of course, nothing goes as simply as planned. On the first day of the festival, Brad witnesses a person dressed in a bear costume steal the cashbox from one of the other exhibitors.While they are having dinner with Brad's former partner and his wife in San Francisco, his partner is called out, and invites Brad to tag along. What a surprise when Brad stumbles over a robotic teddy bear in the parking lot at the scene of the crime!Despite the cuddly subject matter, much of the narrative leans towards the gritty. The relationship between the Lyons is charming; it's so refreshing to see the hero of an action novel so smitten with his wife! I really appreciate reading a combination of my two favourite mystery genres: cozies and police procedurals.
readinggeek451 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The Lyons are back in San Francisco for, among other things, a teddy bear show. A cashbox is stolen and the owner is threatened, leading Brad to a stolen robotic teddy bear and murder. Despite the show and the robot, this has very little of the teddy bear details that are this series's chief charm. Instead, it is heavy on the police procedural, as Brad teams up with his old SFPD buddies to solve the case. Not bad, but far from the best in this series.
cyderry on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The fourth installment of the Bear Collectors' Mysteries,takes Brad and Asleigh Lyons back to San Francisco to attend a bear show as well as visit with old friends and family. The bear show starts off with a robbery which leads to a murder which reconnects Brad with friends from the SFPD where he previously worked. The motive for the murder is Patrick the talking/walking Polar Bear.Since Brad is a retired homicide inspector and knows quite a lot about the Teddy industry he is called back to service to aid in the investigation surrounding corporate espionage, murder and kidnapping. The action as well as character development is strong throughout and unfortunately there are more than a few casualties. Exciting!
Carstairs38 More than 1 year ago
Brad and Ashleigh Lyon are in California for a teddy bear show when Brad witnesses a robbery. That night, he's visiting with his old police buddies when he goes to the scene of a homicide. The catch is, Brad finds evidence linking the two events. And how does the robotic teddy bear found at the scene fit in? I love spending time with this duo, and this book was no exception. I did figure part of the story out before the characters, but I really didn't mind. And the climax had me turning pages as fast as I could.
CheliD More than 1 year ago
The fourth installment of the Bear Collectors' Mysteries,takes Brad and Asleigh Lyons back to San Francisco to attend a bear show as well as visit with old friends and family. The bear show starts off with a robbery which leads to a murder which reconnects Brad with friends from the SFPD where he previously worked. The motive for the murder is Patrick the talking/walking Polar Bear. Since Brad is a retired homicide inspector and knows quite a lot about the Teddy industry he is called back to service to aid in the investigation surrounding corporate espionage, murder and kidnapping. The action as well as character development is strong throughout and unfortunately there are more than a few casualties. Exciting!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can't wait to read the rest of his books (there are a total of three of four) and I am trying to locate all of them.
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Dulcibelle More than 1 year ago
A quick read and lots of fun. I love these books as much for the bears described as for the mystery itself.