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|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Bagley Public Library||M BER (Text)||33500013157383||New||Checked out||12/08/2020|
|Hawley Public Library||M BER (Text)||33500013157391||New||Available||-|
- ISBN: 1643851543
- ISBN: 9781643851549
327 pages ; 22 cm.
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : Crooked Lane Books, 
- Copyright: ©2019
|Summary, etc.:||"American antique dealer Kate Hamilton's Christmastime jaunt to a charming English village leads to an investigation of a missing ruby... and a chain of murders. It's Christmastime and antiques dealer Kate Hamilton is off to visit her daughter, Christine, in the quaint English village of Long Barston. Christine and her boyfriend, Tristan, work at stately-but-crumbling Finchley Hall. Touring the Elizabethan house and grounds, Kate is intrigued by the docent's tales of the Finchley Hoard, and the strange deaths surrounding the renowned treasure trove. But next to a small lake, Kate spies the body of a young woman, killed by a garden spade. Nearly blind Lady Barbara, who lives at Finchley with her loyal butler, Mugg, persuades Kate to take over the murdered woman's work. Kate finds that a Burmese ruby has vanished from the legendary Blood-Red Ring, replaced by a lesser garnet. Were the theft and the woman's death connected? Kate learns that Lady Barbara's son fled to Venezuela years before, suspected of murdering another young woman. The murder weapon belonged to an old gardener, who becomes the leading suspect. But is Lady Barbara's son back to kill again? When another body is found, the clues point toward Christine."--Provided by publisher.|
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 September #1
Ohio antiques store owner Kate Hamilton is in Suffolk, England, visiting her daughter, Christine, who is interning at Finchley Hall, when another intern, Tabitha, is found dead. Tabitha had been preparing the Finchley Hoard, a treasure trove of priceless artifacts, for exhibit. Lady Barbara, who lives at Finchley, asks Kate to finish Tabitha's work, as the revenue from the exhibit is badly needed to save her deteriorating stately home. Kate agrees and becomes involved in the murder investigation led by her boyfriend, Detective Inspector Thomas Mallory, whom she recently met in Scotland. When another murder and an attack on a second intern occur, Christine becomes a suspect, and Kate becomes even more determined to solve the case. Furious at Mallory for questioning her daughter's innocence, Kate continues to investigate, this time on her own. Has Kate and Mallory's relationship been irretrievably damaged, and if not, how will they manage a long-distance romance? Details about antiques are woven through this cozy, which profits from both a well-realized cast and a beautifully described setting. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.
Connie Berry was born in Racine, Wisconsin, to second-generation immigrants from Scandinavia and the British Isles. Like her main character, Connie was raised by charmingly eccentric antique collectors who opened a shop, not because they wanted to sell antiques but because they needed an excuse to keep buying them. Connie adores cute animals, foreign travel, and all things British. She lives in Ohio with her husband and adorable dog Millie.
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