Wednesday, June 09, 2010

SILENT AUCTION by Jane Cleland (Minotaur)

Jane Cleland's Silent Auction continues the story of antiques dealer Josie Prescott. After five years of living in the coastal town of Rocky Point, New Hampshire Josie has achieved business success, peace, love, and happiness in her life. However, that sense of security is destroyed when she discovers the body of a young employee. Everyone thought Frankie, the beloved nephew of Josie's closest friend Zoe, had overcome his violent past. A new police chief, wealthy summer residents, and the local art community are entwined in solving the murder of this turbulent young man.

Cleland's expertise in the field of antiques and fine arts shines throughout this story. The art, history and business of scrimshaw is a fascinating aspect to this intricate mystery. Once again Jane Cleland has written a very informative and well-crafted mystery.

--Karen Kiley

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