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A Killing in Antiques by Mary  Moody
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Jan 18, 12


Brimfield Massachusetts is to antique lovers and collectors what Camelot was to King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table—the place to be. A few times a year, the town hosts the Brimfield Antiques Show, the largest outdoor antiques and collectibles show in all of New England. Massachusetts author Mary Moody has chose Brimfield as the setting for her debut mystery, “A Killing in Antiques.”
Lucy St. Elmo, owner of St. Elmo’s Fine Antiques on Cape Cod, heads to the week-long May Brimfield show to find special pieces to add to her shop’s inventory. Determined to make a killing at the show and gather up lots of goodies, Lucy’s armed with comfortable shoes, a keen eye, and her trusty supercart, which she uses to store her treasures. What she hasn’t counted on is that there would be a real killing at Brimfield – that of her longtime friend, antiques picker Monty Rondo, who’s been strangled with a strip of lace.
Monty’s long-time business partner, Silent Billy, is arrested for the crime, but Lucy’s certain he’s innocent. And decides to prove it by nosing around the show and asking questions.
“A Killing in Antiques” is a terrific mystery with likeable characters and a fast-developing plot. But what I found especially enjoyable was the inside peek at the Brimfield Antique Show itself. A great start to what I hope will be a series of adventures for Lucy and her pals.

Reviewed by Susan Santangelo, author of “Moving Can Be Murder” for Suspense Magazine
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