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Product Details

  • Series: Josie Prescott Antiques Mysteries (Book 8)
  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Minotaur Books (June 25, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1250026946
  • ISBN-13: 978-1250026941
  • Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 1.1 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #373,762 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“Series fans and newcomers alike will enjoy Cleland’s [Lethal Treasure]… Ample antique lore and credible characters bolster an intriguing plot.” —Publishers Weekly

"Aficionados of whodunits and antiques will enjoy [Lethal Treasures] and fans of felines will appreciate the recurring scenes starring Hank, Josie's lovable Maine coon cat." —The Richmond Times Dispatch

"Lethal Treasure packs a double punch with its fascinating antiques mystery and a baffling murder mystery." —CriminalElement.com

"In Cleland's winning seventh Josie Prescott antiques mystery . . . the action builds to a seamless and fitting conclusion." —Publishers Weekly on Dolled Up for Murder

"Cleland continues to offer clever mysteries studded with enough information on antiques to keep collectors coming back for more." —Kirkus Reviews on Dolled Up for Murder

"Josie is an appealing character, a good businesswoman and an insightful sleuth. Agatha Christie would be very proud of the legacy of authors she helped start.” —Sun Sentinel

About the Author

JANE K. CLELAND once owned a New Hampshire-based antiques and rare books business and now lives in New York City. An Anthony Award and two-time Agatha Award finalist, she is a board member of the New York chapter of the Mystery Writers of America and chair of the Wolfe Pack’s literary awards.

More About the Author

Jane K. Cleland is the author of the Josie Prescott Antiques Mysteries, which have been referred to as an Antiques Roadshow for mystery fans. Her first novel, CONSIGNED TO DEATH, was named a "core title" by Library Journal magazine, and was a finalist for the Agatha, David, and Macavity Awards for Best First Novel. SILENT AUCTION, the fifth in the series, has just been released. [all by Minotaur Books, an imprint of St. Martin's Publishing Group]. Jane used to own a rare book and antiques store in Portsmouth, New Hampshire and now lives in New York City with her husband. www.janecleland.net

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This keeps you reading, keeps you guessing, and ends with a surprise - that you should have seen coming!
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Tina on June 27, 2013
Format: Hardcover
I really love this series. Josie is such a likable character and so are all of her friends and employees. The relationship between Josie and Ty is so great. And I love that the author doesn't mess with their relationship. I like my drama in the mystery - not in the romance. This mystery caught me by surprise. I was positive I knew who the murderer was. I was so proud of myself for figuring it out. I just knew exactly how it was all going to play out. But I was WRONG! And I'm glad. I am happy that my choice is free and I maybe see a future romance for one of Josie's friends. Speaking of romance...I thought Ellis and Zoe were getting married but that wasn't mentioned in this book. Am I getting my stories confused?
Anyway...I loved it. I recommend all of the books in this series!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Larkin on July 28, 2013
Format: Hardcover
The sleuthing Josie Prescott returns with another antiques-related mystery, and as always, plays a big hand in helping it be solved.

I have high standards for the cozy mysteries that I choose, and am finding that most these days are not true cozies, or else fail at keeping me interested. I am pleased to say that Lethal Treasure did not fall under any of those categories. It was a page-turner, and satisfying in the character development, too. Some cozy mysteries I've tried really should've been dubbed as romance novels instead, with a bit of mystery thrown in. Not so with these, and I like it that way.

This is a good cozy, with no graphic sex, no gratuitous violence, and only a small amount of profanity. I know that many readers enjoy the details about appraising antiques; I did, too, until this book. It seemed to have much more than any other in this series. I have read all of the other "Josie" books, and this is the first time I have felt this way.

I did have a couple of niggling items, but neither one caused me to lower my rating. They are:

1. I found it implausible that although the Blue Dolphin had been closed for 3 years, the previous hostess and bartender had returned in time for the opening. What had these two been doing for the 3 years in which they didn't have these jobs? If they had other jobs, would they have both quit them in order to return to the Blue Dolphin's opening? Highly unlikely, in my opinion. If only one of them had returned, I wouldn't have thought anything about it . . . but two?

2. The editor forgot to check the calculation of dates on pg. 175 of the hardcover edition: someone is listed as being 18 in 1950, which would have them born in 1932.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Violetta on June 30, 2013
Format: Hardcover
This is the 8th mystery in a very strong series, and I think it's the best one so far. Josie Prescott, an antiques dealer and appraiser, is now well-established in Rocky Point, New Hampshire, and she has strong friendships there. The murder victim is a friend and business acquaintance, and the circumstances suggest that the crime was committed by someone who knows Josie. Emotions understandably run high under such circumstances and provide a special urgency for solving the murder.

Ms. Cleland deals with the theme of sorting out friendships and murder suspects in a masterful way. She provides just enough description and detail about each character so that readers can develop their own theories, compare them with Josie Prescott's deductions, and eventually reach a conclusion, but we are also kept guessing until the end. Like Josie, we begin to wonder about friends and partners, and we see some of those friends having doubts about each other too. It's all very realistic, and the plot moves at a good pace. I found the book impossible to put down.

Along the way, we learn about valuable old movie posters and antiques appraisals too, and Hank, the Maine coon cat is a real delight. He is a gentle and loving companion, but he also has some feline attitude, which makes him all the more appealing. Josie's interactions with him are lots of fun, especially how she understands the difference between his mews and meows. The author writes exceedingly well about cats, and the whole mystery is first-rate--an excellent contribution to an already strong series.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By chickenlady on July 8, 2013
Format: Hardcover
This newest title in the Josie Prescott Antiques Mysteries is definitely a treasure! Jane K. Cleland continues to build on the characters and their relationships while keeping the reader guessing about the latest murder at hand. Cleland creates unique situations that always seem fresh and current and is masterful at including information and facts about the appraisal and antiques world that are interesting and well integrated into the story. With a fluid writing technique that is easy to read and hard to put down, Cleland spins a tale that is easy to get caught up in and makes you feel a part of. In Lethal Treasure, as Josie Prescott includes new acquaintances into her close circle of friends she learns the hard way that everyone keeps secrets and wonders how well she really knows those she cares about. In the very current world of storage unit auctions, Jane K. Cleland has found a way to introduce mystery and murder among the treasures that may be stored inside. I love this series and I highly recommend this latest addition to the Josie Prescott Antiques Mysteries!
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