Sharing with you throughout the new year a few books at a time, randomly pulled from my shelves. The start of something new? Here's the first post.
Silent Auction: A Josie Prescott Antiques Mystery by Jane Cleland
Published April 13, 2010; Minotaur Books
A blend of coziness, crime, and collectibles...
The autumn foliage is in full fiery glory in the little coastal town of Rocky Point, New Hampshire. Josie Prescott arrives at the town’s renovated lighthouse to conduct an antiques appraisal and is horrified to discover the body of her neighbor Zoë’s beloved nephew, Frankie. The owners of the lighthouse are avid antiques collectors, and Josie soon begins to suspect that a scrimshaw tooth from their collection may be the key to solving the crime that has shaken Rocky Point, and broken her dear friend’s heart. (publisher)
I just love this series as antiques are an interest of mine though I'm not a collector.
The House of the Wind by Titania Hardie
Published October 27, 2011; Headline Review
Genre: historical fiction
Grieving the sudden death of her fiance, Madeline Moretti is sent by her Italian grandmother to Tuscany to heal. Once there, Maddie finds herself immersed in the restoration of a medieval garden, and in the mystery of a ruined villa.
Italian settings for novels are some of my favorites. Any books on your shelves you want to share?
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