The Estate Appraiser

The Estate Appraiser

by Lesann Berry

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The Estate Appraiser is a story about antiques, art and vintage murder.

With an art history degree clutched in her freshly graduated hand, Lydia Davenport faces a major problem. She's unemployed, has exhausted the local job market, and the bills are stacking up. In a desperate scramble to find a paycheck, she hits up a former teacher for advice and strikes paydirt when Professor Baumgarten offers temporary work. Soon Lydia finds herself at creepy Melbourne House, the country estate of legendary playboy Machiavelli Montrose. While inventorying the estate for the family lawyers, she learns about the mysterious death that occurred in the old house after a weekend of debauchery. Punctuated by artifacts of an era celebrated for its gratuitous sex and drugs, Lydia stumbles over examples of 1960s kitsch scattered among legitimate pop-art. The nearly empty house is a letdown until an unexpected find brings the task to an abrupt close.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940148885573
Publisher: Isinglass Press
Publication date: 06/01/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 87
File size: 899 KB

About the Author

Lesann Berry often features paranormal and romantic elements in her work because life is boring without spooky stuff and warm bodies. Crossing genre lines, she pens mystery, historical intrigue, romantic suspense, and even a little horror.

Customer Reviews

The Estate Appraiser 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Tangen More than 1 year ago
Fascinating little story. The beginning is by way of being a back story to the remainder. Typical rendering of the classic college grad problems of finding gainful employment. In this case, she is fortunate to get a positive response from a former professor and becomes her assistant, with compensation a percentage of the payment by the estate. The estate in question is a sort of time capsule from the 1960's and includes a myriad of truly valuable art an furniture, but no new clues to an old murder. All in all, a fascinating window into the world of estate appraisal. Very well worth the read!