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The Cane Mutiny (Den of Antiquity #13)

3.51  ·  Rating Details  ·  229 Ratings  ·  16 Reviews
Raising Cane

Abigail Timberlake Washburn understands the antiques game is a gamble -- so she doesn't know what to expect when she wins the bidding for the contents of an old locker that has been sealed up for years. It's a delightful surprise when she discovers inside a collection of exquisite old walking sticks -- and a not-so-delightful one when she pulls out a decrepit g
Paperback, 355 pages
Published April 25th 2006 by Avon
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Feb 02, 2015 Steph rated it liked it
This book was lent to me by a friend who thought I would enjoy it. I have never read anything by Tamar Myers and thought I would give it a try. I did enjoy the book, and it was a very light and easy read. Though obviously geared toward an older audience, I sometimes felt too young for it. The blurbs in the back included a synopsis for a book called "I Dreamed I Married Perry Mason." Not my age group. But the plot of the book fell together pretty easily and it was interesting enough to keep me tu ...more
Mar 07, 2014 Carole rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014-books-read
Another in the Den of Antiquity mystery series, Abigail (Abby) Timberlake Washburn runs an antique shop in Charleston, South Carolina, where she routinely gets involved in murder and always finds the murderer by the end of the book. Like Joan Hess's Maggody series and Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series, the books in this series are full of quirky characters, humor, and crime solving.

Abby has recently been to a storage container auction where she is fortunate enough to find among the treasu
Oct 14, 2015 Tammy rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery-cozy
Another title in the Den of Antiquity series. Abigail Timberlake Washburn, the owner of a South Carolina antique shop is suspected of foul play when a skull turns up in a barrel she purchased at a storage unit sale. She decides she is going to have to find the real killer to clear her name, especially now that her husband has retired from the police force and taken up commericcial fishing. Other people start showing interest in the items from the storage locker including a set of antique canes. ...more
Nov 19, 2009 Drebbles rated it liked it
Shelves: 2006
Abigail Timberlake, owner of the "Den of Antiquity" an antique store, makes one of the winning bids on a locker at a locked trunk sale. She's pleased to discover that one of things in the locker is a collection of antique canes. She's less pleased to find a gym bag containing what looks like a human skull. She calls the police, who, after asking too many stupid questions, arrest Abby for obstruction of justice. Her mother quickly bails her out and Abby sets out to clear her name by questioning a ...more
Feb 23, 2015 Linda rated it liked it
Shelves: bingo
This story meandered around without any sense of urgency and there wasn't even a body until about half way through the book. I also got annoyed with the overuse of the words hon and big galoot, you really don't need to use those every time you refer to the person (two different people by the way) and if you do it enough that I notice, you're really over using. Not a bad story but not my favorite in the series.
Nov 30, 2011 Rebecca rated it it was ok
The more I read by this author, the more they fail to suspend ny disbelief. I realize it is intended to be funny and that the whole concept of amateur sleuths encountering many murders is hard for many to believe, but you put that aside when you read the genre and lose yourself in the stories and characters. But this author's increasingly ridiculous characters and bad jokes just keep kicking me out of the story. Part of ny goal with reading is to escape, but these just keep me on the outside wit ...more
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May 21, 2016 Linda Camp hicks rated it it was ok
A little corny for my taste, good little though.
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Oct 05, 2014 Janice rated it did not like it
Skimmed through most of the book.
Jun 27, 2009 Nicole rated it it was ok
I have read a few of Tamar Myers books which were fun and silly mysteries about a Menonnite female "detective" that i enjoyed very much. I don't care for this series as much. The main charachter is an antiques dealer in Charleston, SC and is always finding herself in the middle of a mystery. The charachters were too silly and a bit annoying.
Apr 02, 2013 VJ rated it liked it
Shelves: cozy-mysteries
I read this before but since I'm reading in order, I decided to reread it.

The editor/author got confused between the Rob-Bobs. Bob went on an errand with Abby but Rob somehow joined them later!

It's not one of my favorites, but still a decent story.
Jun 18, 2013 Lollyletsgo rated it really liked it
I love Tamar Myers sense of humour, raised in the South, I know people like Abbigail- so she's not that far fetched. We don't all speak slowly, though more of us (across the board) should think alot faster than our mouths speak!
May 18, 2010 Vicky rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2010
#13 in series. I didn't think it was as good as some of hers but when you are this far in a series, you read them anyway.
Dec 04, 2015 ChrisGA rated it really liked it
look for her humorous description of herself as a unnamed mystery writer.
May 28, 2012 Deborah rated it liked it
A nice beach or summer read. Junk food for the brain.
May 29, 2008 Eileen rated it liked it
Cute mystery with a lot of humorous lines.
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Tamar Myers was born and raised in the Belgian Congo (now just the Congo). Her parents were missionaries to a tribe which, at that time, were known as headhunters and used human skulls for drinking cups. Hers was the first white family ever to peacefully coexist with the tribe, and Tamar grew up fluent in the local trade language. Because of her pale blue eyes, Tamar’s nickname was Ugly Eyes.

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