Dolled Up for Murder (Josie Prescott Antiques Mystery Series #7)

Dolled Up for Murder (Josie Prescott Antiques Mystery Series #7)

by Jane K. Cleland
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Dolled Up for Murder 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
funbooks2read More than 1 year ago
Good mystery, cute cats, interesting antiques, and the dolls are wonderful!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The author doesn't sound sure of herself when writing about the antiques business .... she really needs help on this. Also get rid of Wes... you need a better character in this role.
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Fricka More than 1 year ago
Antique Dolls, Money, and Murder A Mint Quality Mystery! Jane Cleland's novel is a page-turner! In this book, Josie Prescott has one of her customers shot dead in her parking lot while Josie was chatting with her, just after the victim, Alice Michaels, had put a deposit on a group of antique dolls. While Josie is still reeling from the murder , her assistant Eric is kidnapped, and she and her Police Chief friend, Ellis Hunter, are determined to rescue Eric and discover the identity of the kidnapper before it is too late.There are all kinds of suspects, though, as Alice was about to be indicted for running for running a Ponzi scheme, and many investors were bilked of their savings One investor in particular, Ian, in particular has been aggressively vocal about the money he lost, and in accusing Alice's assistant and son of conspiracy. But is he the murderer? There are plenty of suspects for Josie to consider. Also, at first it's not at all clear that the murder of Alice and the kidnapping of Eric are related events, but when Josie discovers a cache of Civil War-era currency hidden in one of the antique dolls, she's convinced the murder and kidnapping are very much related, and this is verified when the kidnapper's demands include instructions on bringing the rest of the doll collection as ransom. The book builds in suspense, and as I got towards the final chapters of the book, I found myself unable to put it down. Readers need not have read previous books in the Josie Prescott series to enjoy it although having done so will make this book more fun to read, as characters from previous books return in this one. For those who enjoy descriptions of nature, Cleland's details about the New Hampshire climate will be one more element to enjoy. Cat lovers will find Hank, the Maine Coon Cat who lives in Josie's store, to be an engaging addition to the storyline, while antique collectors will appreciate the amount of detail covered on the dolls in the story. Mystery aficiandos will enjoy the book for its fast pace and interesting characters. In short, this is a great book to give as a gift for relatives or friends who reside in New Hampshire, are cat lovers, antique collectors, or just plain old mystery buffs. Better get one for yourself, too! Highly recommended.
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