Ornaments of Death by Jane K. Cleland audiobook

Ornaments of Death

By Jane K. Cleland
Reader Tiffany Morgan

Made for Success 9781250074539

The Josie Prescott Antiques Mysteries: Book 10

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781504771221

  • ISBN: 9781504771214

  • ISBN: 9781504771238

Runtime: 10.50 Hours
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Christmas lights twinkle throughout the cozy coastal town of Rocky Point, New Hampshire, and Prescott’s Antiques auction venue has been transformed into a winter wonderland for Josie Prescott’s annual holiday party. Josie is especially excited this year because Ian Bennington, a recently discovered distant relative, will be joining the fun. Both Ian and Josie are, it seems, descended from Arabella Churchill, a seventeenth-century royal mistress. The party is a success and Ian is a hit. It gives Josie an unexpected thrill to have family around—and unexpected dread when he vanishes.

Ian doesn’t keep his dinner date with Josie’s good friend, Lavinia, or his lunch date with Josie. Surely, he would have done so, if he could. Ian has given his daughter two priceless seventeenth-century watercolor miniature portraits, one of Arabella and one of her lover, King James II, and they’ve gone missing, too. Knowing that after her nasty divorce, Lavinia is facing financial ruin, Josie can’t help wondering if her friend is behind the theft—and Ian’s disappearance.

Determined to find Ian, Josie uses her knowledge of antiques to track the miniatures. In doing so, she learns the true meaning of Christmas—and the true meaning of family. Jane Cleland’s Ornaments of Death is another masterful addition to the Josie Prescott series.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“For cozy mystery fans…Set against the always inviting backdrop of fictitious Rocky Point, New Hampshire, Ornaments of Death is chock full of seasonal ambiance and, amidst the merry mayhem, serves as a reminder that families are not merely what we’re born into but also what we make.” Examiner (London)
“Cleland stirs together a holiday confection of art theft, twinkling lights, and murder in her tenth Josie Prescott mystery, Ornaments of Death…Readers of Cleland’s series will enjoy repeat appearances by supporting characters, including Josie’s colleagues and the auction-house cat, Hank. For first-time readers, Cleland gives enough context for a basic understanding of Josie’s world. Josie is a likable heroine, and the mystery wraps up neatly.” Shelf Awareness (starred review)
“Fascinating tidbits about collectibles, along with evocative descriptions of New Hampshire in winter…Distinctive characters, including Josie’s Maine coon cat, Hank, help make this holiday cozy a winner.” Publishers Weekly
“Readers will be happy to catch up with Josie and the residents of the cozy coastal town of Rocky Point during the holidays. Bits of interesting antique appraisals are interspersed with the mystery, complementing the satisfying story.” Library Journal
“[A] satisfying cozy with its plot twists and large cast of well-drawn, sympathetic characters—all framed nicely by details of the antiques business in small-town New Hampshire during the Christmas season. Fans of Sharon Fiffer’s Jane Wheel series will enjoy this one.” Booklist
“Josie’s antiques expertise is a big help when it becomes clear the miniatures were a motive…Charming and informative…pairs plenty of antiques knowledge with a puzzling mystery.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Jane K. Cleland

Author Bio: Jane K. Cleland

Jane K. Cleland, the author of the Josie Prescott Antiques Mystery series, has been a finalist for the Macavity, Anthony, and Agatha awards and has twice won the David Award for Best Novel. Former owner of a New Hampshire–based antiques and rare books business, she is part of the English faculty at Lehman College. She lives in New York City.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 10.50
Audience: Adult
Language: English