Stealing with Style (Sterling Glass Series #1)

Stealing with Style (Sterling Glass Series #1)

by Emyl Jenkins


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Sterling Glass has built a nice appraisal business in her small Virginia town. She's sought after to examine antiques, research their history, present her clients with approximate values, and help them distinguish good antiques from not so good ones. And when family skeletons are unearthed among the heirlooms, she is the soul of discretion. It's a world she navigates with ease.

But that's before she's called in to examine a diamond brooch found tucked inside an oven mitt over at the Salvation Army thrift store. And before the appraisal of an extremely modest estate turns up a tea urn—hidden inside a basket—worth at least fifty grand.

Things aren't adding up, and Sterling, never one to let go of loose ends, starts asking questions. It's not long before she uncovers an intricate plot involving a slew of antique pieces, the oldest families in Leemont, some sophisticated scammers, crooked antiques dealers, and shifty people at the best New York auction houses. Add to that one elderly man who's just trying to preserve his family's treasured collection of bronze and ivory Art Deco sculptures, and suddenly Sterling finds herself ensnared in a mystery laced with greed, deceit, and danger.

Stealing with Style, the first in the Sterling Glass series, introduces a writer of great wit who has a grand sense of the mystery hidden in our most treasured possessions.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781565125230
Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Publication date: 06/01/2006
Series: Sterling Glass Series , #1
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.98(h) x 0.94(d)

About the Author

Emyl Jenkins is a longtime antiques appraiser. She has worked at two auction houses and has written numerous books and articles on antiques, as well as a syndicated column. She is the author of Emyl Jenkins’ Appraisal Book, Emyl Jenkins’ Southern Christmas, The Book of American Traditions, and From Storebought to Homemade, among others. She lives in Richmond, Virginia.

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"Miss Marple wears Prada! In THE BIG STEAL, Emyl Jenkins again unleashes the scintillating skills of Sterling Glass, the sexiest, savviest senior ever to sleuth her way through the intricate labyrinth of the antiques world. And when Sterling opens a musty attic trunk, romance spiced with a little mayhem is about to blossom."—Katherine Neville, author of The Fire

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Stealing with Style (Sterling Glass Series #1) 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book! I'm on a long waiting list at the library to read the next one.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I find myself looking at the antique world with different eyes. Great characters that I continue to think fondly of. This book has everything you look for in a good mystery!!!!!!!! I am looking forward to the nextt one!!!
enemyanniemae on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I have to say that I was not terribly impressed with this audiobook. The premise was promising: an antiques appraiser inadvertently drawn into not one but two mysteries involving valuable silver pieces, jewelry, figurines, etc. Unfortunately, it meandered all over the place and by the time the "mystery" was solved, I couldn't possibly have cared any less. I found the most interesting part of the book to be the little "Dear Antiques Expert" questions at the beginning of each chapter. The narrator was quite annoying and I am certain her reading did not help. She. Was. Dramatic. With. Pauses. So. Pregnant. I. Smelled. Baby. Poop... Ack. Get on it already.
jepeters333 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Sterling Glass is a sweet southern lady who makes a living appraising antiques in small-town VA;
Anonymous More than 1 year ago