Reviewer: Mary Lignor
Title: A Killing in Antiques - 1st in the Lucy St. Elmo Antiques Mystery series
Author: Mary Moody
Release Date: July 2011
Genre/Sub-genre: Cozy Mystery
Year/Setting: Present day/Cape Cod, MA
Overall Rating: 3.5
Sexual Content Rating: None
Language (Profanity/Slang) Content Rating: Mild
Violent Content Rating: Moderate
Mary's Website/Blog: marymoodymystery.com
Lucy St. Elmo, owner of St. Elmo's Fine Antiques in Cape Cod is on her way to Brimfield, the largest outdoor antique show in New England. Her plan is all worked out and she has her custom made cart and strategy all ready to descend upon the show. She's ready to one-up everyone at the show and bring back all the treasures for her shop. Brimfield is the biggest show in the area and she is ready for anything. But, regrettably, Lucy was not the only one going to the show with killing on their mind. Another person is, but, they actually killed someone right there at the show. To make matters worse, Lucy knows the victim. He was also a well known antique picker, and friend, Monty Rondo, strangled with a strip of lace.
All leads point to his partner, Silent Billy but, there is no way that Billy would kill Monty. So, Lucy has no alternative but to hunt down the killer. Brimfield will close for the season soon so she has to move extra fast to find the killer. All fingers are pointed at his partner but there is no way Silent Billy would have hurt Monty. So Lucy has no choice, in addition to hunting for treasures, she also has to hunt down a killer.
This is a catchy story as there is an education available in the art of treasure hunting for antiques. Extremely well written characters that you want to follow around just to decide which one is capable of murder. Cozy readers will look forward to the next Lucy St. Elmo story and going on a treasure on old Cape Cod. So, enjoy and I'll talk to you soon.
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