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by Mary Moody

Treasure hunting is not for the faint of heart. Luckily, Lucy St. Elmo, owner of the Cape Cod antiques shop St. Elmo Fine Antiques, has more than enough heart. What she needs to improve are her tracking skills-or else the wrong man could be convince of a one-of-a-kind murder.
Download A Killing in Antiques: A Lucy St. Elmo Antiques Mystery epub
ISBN: 0451234189
ISBN13: 978-0451234186
Category: Mystery
Subcategory: Mystery
Author: Mary Moody
Language: English
Publisher: Berkley (July 5, 2011)
ePUB size: 1156 kb
FB2 size: 1529 kb
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 737
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Once I started reading this book, I found it very difficult to put down. I love this book!! All of Mary's characters are interesting and mysterious...I am

eagerly awaiting Mary Moody's second book, another Lucy St.Elmo Mystery, and have added her to my 'Favorite Author List'. 'A Killing in Antiques' will

have you wanting to visit the lovely old town of Brimfield, in Central Massachusetts. Lucy St. Elmo, who also owns a beautiful antique's shop on Cape

Cod, is a lovable character with a sense of humor, who loves antiques, especially walking around the largest antiques and collectibles show in New

England, pushing her trusty Supercart, with it's large red exclamation point on it's side.

Brimfield is as important a part of her life as is her family and her shop, and she spends a week in Brimfield every Spring to see what treasures it

will hold for her this time. Supercart transports many of those treasures during her week at Brimfield's Antiques Show. She's curious about everyone's

life, dearly loves her family and friends, and secretly enjoys sticking her nose in other people's business.

When she first hears of Monty Rondo's murder on her first morning in Brimfield, she is determined to find who killed her friend, and to prove

Silent Billy, also her friend, innocent. Since she promised her family to stay away from police business, because of a shot to the backside the last

time she got involved, she has to do this secretly...especially from her husband, Hamp, who stayed on Cape Cod.

I have been blessed to have met a few members of Mary's family, who reside in the Massachusetts Berkshires, and they have been to Brimfield during

it's antique shows. They've picked up exquisite treasures there.

My friend and I are planning a visit to Brimfield next Spring. We will certainly be there as amateurs and bystanders, because our

purses or pockets won't contain wads of cash...we will follow Lucy's advice, though...and buy only that which we love...if we can afford it :)
This is a good mystery. It has well developed characters. The protagonist is a pleasant, realistic woman. The antique business is described in an enlightening way. Massachusetts is nicely described. I believe I will enjoy the series.

It is a classical mystery format with enough clues given that the reader (if the reader so desires) can figure out the answer, but it isn't so obvious that it ruins the end.
Good read.
Tyler Is Not Here
What a joyful read! As someone with very limited knowledge of antiques I nonetheless enjoyed the experience of living with Lucy and her passion. Great character development; and I can "see and feel" the Lucy's experiences at the Brimfield Show. Looking forward to reading "Hammer" SOON. (I also enjoyed reading the "notes" on her website. Good substitute for a blog!
I really liked this story. antique mysteries are high on my list of favorites. This was a great story and I like reading about the antiques and the descriptions were terrific. I hope she has written more books.
Very entertaining. The author is obviously very knowledgable with regard to dealing in antiques and particularly participating in shows. This was a delightful book which this reader thoroughly enjoyed!
Fun to read. The author certainly knows a lot about the Brimfield Anitques Fair and the characters who congregate there. I'll read the next Lucy St Elmo book if there is one.
Antiques dealer Lucy St. Elmo heads for Brimfield, the largest outdoor antique show in New England, to purchase treasures for her store and meet up with friends in the business. What was supposed to be a pleasant week of making deals is marred on the first day when longtime friend Monty Rondo is found murdered. To make matters worse, Monty's gentle business partner, known as Silent Billy, is arrested but Lucy is certain he is innocent. Not one to resist getting involved, she soon starts collecting clues along with antiques to clear Billy's name, a decision that en.

I enjoyed this book with it's antiques and collectibles theme and all the interesting facts about the business that were woven into the story. (And yes, there really is a Brimfield antiques show in Massachusetts.) The characters are likeable and although there are several in the story, the author did a good job of developing them without it being overwhelming or confusing.

This book was a light read but not shallow and would be a good one to take along on vacation this summer.

I received a copy of this book for review from the publisher but the opinion of it is my own and was not solicited, nor was a positive review required.