A Den of Antiquity Mystery
by Tamar Myers
Baroque And Desperate
Unflappable and resourceful, Abigail Timberlake, antique dealer and owner of Charlotte, North Carolina's Den of Antiquity, relies on her knowledge and savvy to authenticate the facts from the fakes when it comes to either curios or people. Her expertise makes Abby invaluable to exceptionally handsome Tradd Maxwell Burton, wealthy scion of the renowned Latham family. He needs her to determine the most priceless item in the Latham mansion and then split the proceeds of it with her. A treasure hunt in an antique--filled manor? All Abby can say is "let the games begin.
So Faux So Good
Antiques dealer Abigail Timberlake's joy in purchasing a rare English silver tea service is short-lived when her mother purchases an exact copy of it. Abby's problems multiply when a local auctioneer collapses outside her shop and her engagement announcement turns up in the wallet of a dead man, the victim of sabotaged brakes. Tracing the victim to a small town in Pennsylvania, Abby hunts for clues to the origins of the faux antiques.
The Ming And I
A mysterious woman tries to sell Abby a hideous old vase, and is killed as she exits Abby's shop, The Den of Antiquity. The vase then disappears, and Abby starts to investigate both the theft and the murder. But digging up skeletons buried in the history of the old Rosewood Plantation turns out to be a trespass on family secrets that threatens to get Abby killed.
Just Plain Pickled
It's another case of meals, mayhem and murder in Pennsylvania's Dutch country! Magdalena Yoder's finally getting married, but this special affair is quickly spoiling. The cook preparing the wedding feast has found a corpse in a barrel of sauerkraut--the cousin of Magdalena's bridegroom, a woman reported missing for two decades. And when Magdalena takes it upon herself to find the killer, she soon discovers that one of the key suspects is none other than her beloved!
Gilt By Association
Purchasing a gilt-edged eighteenth-century French armoire, antiques dealer Abigail Timberlake is astonished when she discovers a dead body in the armoire and must solve the mystery to avoid losing busy-season business.
Larceny & Old Lace
Although Abigail is puzzled by the instrument of death--an exquisite antique bell pull that Aunt Eulonia never would have had the taste to acquire--she's willing to let the authorities find the culprit. But now, Auntie's priceless lace collection is missing, and somebody's threatened Abby's most priceless possession--her son, Charlie.
Between A Wok And A Hard Place
Ever since her new husband flew the coop, Pennsylvania Dutch inn owner Magdalena Yoder has had plenty of time to kill. But the suspicious death of an Asian tourist proves that time is not the only thing around here that's getting murdered! Magdalena follows the trail to the local Amish community where a dangerous secret is being concealed, and a killer who's really using his noodle awaits!
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