Ornaments of death : a Josie Prescott antiques mystery / Jane K. Cleland.

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    • Publication Information:
      First edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: "Christmas lights twinkle throughout the cozy coastal town of Rocky Point, New Hampshire, and Prescott's Antiques auction venue has been transformed into a winter wonderland for Josie Prescott's annual holiday party. Josie is especially excited this year-Ian Bennington, a recently discovered distant relative, will be joining the fun. Both Ian and Josie are, it seems, descended from Arabella Churchill, a 17th century royal mistress. The party is a success and Ian is a hit. It gives Josie an unexpected thrill to have family-and unexpected dread when he vanishes. Ian doesn't keep his dinner date with Josie's good friend, Lavinia, or his lunch date with her. Surely, he would have done so-if he could. Ian has given his daughter two priceless 17th century watercolor miniature portraits, one of Arabella and one of her lover, King James II, and they've gone missing, too. Knowing that after her nasty divorce, Lavinia is facing financial ruin, Josie can't help wondering if her friend is behind the theft-and Ian's disappearance. Determined to find Ian, Josie uses her knowledge of antiques to track the miniatures. In doing so, she learns the true meaning of Christmas-and the true meaning of family. Jane Cleland's Ornaments of Death is another masterful addition to the Josie Prescott series"-- Provided by publisher.
    • ISBN:
      9781250074539 (hardcover)
      1250074533 (hardcover)
    • Accession Number:
      2015035435
    • Accession Number:
      ocn898529572
      898529572
    • Accession Number:
      fay.469500
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    • ABNT:
      CLELAND, J. K. Ornaments of death : a Josie Prescott antiques mystery. [s. l.]: Minotaur Books, 2015. ISBN 9781250074539. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.469500. Acesso em: 15 dez. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Cleland JK. Ornaments of Death : A Josie Prescott Antiques Mystery. Minotaur Books; 2015. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.469500. Accessed December 15, 2019.
    • APA:
      Cleland, J. K. (2015). Ornaments of death : a Josie Prescott antiques mystery. Minotaur Books. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.469500
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Cleland, Jane K. 2015. Ornaments of Death : A Josie Prescott Antiques Mystery. Josie Prescott Antiques Mysteries: 10. Minotaur Books. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.469500.
    • Harvard:
      Cleland, J. K. (2015) Ornaments of death : a Josie Prescott antiques mystery. Minotaur Books (Josie Prescott antiques mysteries: 10). Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.469500 (Accessed: 15 December 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Cleland, JK 2015, Ornaments of death : a Josie Prescott antiques mystery, Josie Prescott antiques mysteries: 10, Minotaur Books, viewed 15 December 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Cleland, Jane K. Ornaments of Death : A Josie Prescott Antiques Mystery. Minotaur Books, 2015. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.469500.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Cleland, Jane K. Ornaments of Death : A Josie Prescott Antiques Mystery. Josie Prescott Antiques Mysteries: 10. Minotaur Books, 2015. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.469500.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Cleland JK. Ornaments of death : a Josie Prescott antiques mystery [Internet]. Minotaur Books; 2015 [cited 2019 Dec 15]. (Josie Prescott antiques mysteries: 10). Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.469500

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2015 November #1

Josie Prescott, owner of Prescott's Antiques in Rocky Point, New Hamphshire, is thrilled to learn she has distant English relatives, Ian Bennington and his daughter, Becca. When Ian stops by Rocky Point to meet Josie on his way to Boston to visit Becca, he tells Josie about two valuable miniatures he has given Becca: one of King James II, the other of their ancestor, Arabella Churchill, the king's mistress. When Ian is found murdered, Josie again finds herself offering advice on antiques, namely the miniatures, to Ellis Hunter, the Rocky Point police chief. After Becca mysteriously disappears, Josie locates the hidden miniatures in the woman's Boston apartment but loses them when she is attacked on her way back home to give them to Ellis. Josie continues her investigation, solving the murder and finding the miniatures again in this satisfying cozy with its plot twists and large cast of well-drawn, sympathetic characters—all framed nicely by details of the antiques business in small-town New Hampshire during the Christmas season. Fans of Sharon Fiffer's Jane Wheel series will enjoy this one. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2015 October #2

In her tenth appearance (after Blood Rubies) Josie Prescott, antiques appraiser and amateur sleuth, is thrilled when Ian Bennington, a newly discovered distant relative from England, wants to visit her in New Hampshire. She invites him to her annual holiday party, and Ian thoroughly charms Josie and her guests. When Ian goes missing, Josie immediately tries to track him down, but she soon uncovers some troubling clues that indicate a deception and possible murder. Josie needs to discover the truth before the killer silences her permanently. VERDICT Readers will be happy to catch up with Josie and the residents of the cozy coastal town of Rocky Point during the holidays. Bits of interesting antique appraisals are interspersed with the mystery, complementing the satisfying story.

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PW Reviews 2015 October #3

Fascinating tidbits about collectibles, along with evocative descriptions of New Hampshire in winter, elevate Cleland's 10th Josie Prescott Antiques mystery (after 2014's Blood Rubies). At Josie's annual Christmas party in Rocky Point, N.H., she has the pleasure of meeting Englishman Ian Bennington, who has informed her that they're distantly related through Arabella Churchill, a mistress of James II. Ian is en route to Boston to visit his grown daughter, to whom he has given two 17th-century miniature portraits—one of Arabella, the other of the king—which he would like Josie to appraise. When Ian disappears a few days later, Josie turns to Ellis Hunter, Rocky Point's police chief, for help. Local reporter Wes Smith also assists in what becomes a twisted tale of stolen identities, jealousy, greed, and murder. Distinctive characters, including Josie's Maine coon cat, Hank, help make this holiday cozy a winner. Agent: Cristina Concepcion, Don Congdon Associates. (Dec.)

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