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Shadows on a Cape Cod Wedding: An Antique Print Mystery (Antique Print Mysteries (Paperback)) Paperback – April 7, 2013
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Maggie Summer, the main character is an Antique Print Dealer who travels to art shows, antique fairs etc. Maggie is also a college professor teaching history through the use of her collection of prints and more. Throughout the series, Maggie has made a dear friend of fellow antique doll dealer, Gussie who is getting married. Gussie lives on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Maggie, being the Maid of Honor, drives down from New Jersey to help her friend get ready for the big day. Gussie has Post Polio Syndrome and is becoming restricted to a wheelchair.
Arriving ahead of her friend at the new home on the Cape in scenic town Winslow, Maggie takes a walk down the boardwalk and finds...a dead man. As Maggie thinks, 'Welcome to Massachusetts.'
The mystery twists and turns and churns as identities are disclosed and the darker underbelly of the town is exposed during a hurricaine. The suspense builds and crashes down on Maggie as her personal life becomes mired down as well.
This book was captivating and kept me turning the pages. I was not disappointed and now must eagerly await the next story in the series.
I didn’t really warm up to the characters at all, especially the main character of Maggie Summer. Maggie is extremely irritating to me. She is so nosey, arrogant and selfish. She has no connection to the town, its inhabitants, the murder victim or his relatives. Maggie would risk/jeopardize the wedding preparations of her friend, Gussie, her safety and her relationship with her boyfriend/fiancé, Will, in order to - What? - poke her nose into situations that don’t affect her? The situations were so unrealistic - popping unannounced into the police chief’s house and questioning his wife? meeting with teenage boys in a pizza parlor during a hurricane where they reveal the source for illegal drugs in the town? Totally, absolutely, unrealistic and demeaning to me as a reader.
Maggie Summer isn’t being ‘nice’ or helpful. She is being a rude snoop and gossipmonger.
I also find it unrealistic to think that a college professor could nonchalantly take off 10 to 14 days of prime instructional time to help a friend prepare for a wedding.
To top it all off, Maggie constantly whines about adopting a baby even though the adoption will alienate her from her fiancé. She can’t understand why Will thinks she is selfish.
Maggie Summer is an obnoxious main character. I do not like her one bit.
The mystery was not fleshed out at all. It was very lightweight and a bit confusing. I had no reason to care about any of the characters.
I didn’t get any sense of being on Cape Cod. My ‘sense of place’ meter had a very low reading.Read more ›
The book starts immediately with Maggie finding a body on the beach when she arrives in Cape Cod for Gussie's wedding. There are a series of events including a Hurricane that leads to the climax. I did not have the killer figured out and was surprised to find out who it was.
Thanks, Lea for another enjoyable page turner. Can't wait for the next book.
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Great Book I loved it as I had already been reading the beginning of this Authors Shadows Antique books. I became the main person and grew to be friends with her friends. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Linda S. Irwin
Another of Lea Wait's Shadows mysteries with Maggie attending the wedding of her best friend Gussie on the Cape and finding a body on the beach in the very first line of the book. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Karen Hagan
Love the feeling of being on the Cape. Love the characters. A wholesome read about really likeable people, plus a good mystery. Ms. Wait's books are pleasant and cozy.Published 17 months ago by L. D. Jeavons
Once again this mystery was well plotted with several focuses and engaging characters. The relationship between Will and Maggie continues to develop but not in ways you'd expect. Read morePublished 19 months ago by DJ
This is a terrific series. Thevcharacters and their stories keep moving along. The mystery is always interesting and involved. Read morePublished 20 months ago by A. Gavigan
Awesome mystery, romance and some history thrown in. I highly recommend it. Excellent author.Published 20 months ago by DESIREE s
This whole series is well done and thoroughly enjoyable reading. I'm pretty fussy about my mystery reading and these are at the top of my list.Published 20 months ago by F. Gardner
Light fun mystery book that Stewarts each chapter with information about prints. A friend pawed ding turns into a broken leg,car crash and a marriage proposal gone wrong.Published 22 months ago by savannah lover