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"Sharon Fiffer is a great writer of guilty pleasures. I've read every one of her mysteries. My rally cry: Give Me More Stuff!" -Alice Sebold, author of The Lovely Bones

Flea Market Treasures...Worth Dying For

Jane Wheel is an antiques picker, cruising garage sales looking for items she can turn around and sell to dealers for a tidy profit. She also has a knack for finding clues and solving crimes...

But her vast collection of junk has landed her in an emotional quagmire. When a school permission slip gets lost among the towering boxes in Jane's kitchen, causing her son Nick to miss a field trip, Jane vows to get rid of it all, organizing her house and, she hopes, her life. A call from detective Bruce Oh asking for help on a homicide promises a new career direction. Jane can hardly wait to investigate, until she learns the identity of the accused: it's antiques dealer Claire Oh, wife of her new partner. And the trail leads right back into the heart of her passion for other people's stuff...and into a deadly joining of old passions, new secrets, and imminent danger.

"Smart, funny, and rich with antique lore. Sharon Fiffer has the right stuff!"

-Parnell Hall, author of the Puzzle Lady crossword-puzzle mysteries

"[Jane's] addiction to Bakelite and other unusual relics of the American past will endear her to many cozy readers, especially those who are fans of TV's Antiques Roadshow."

-Publishers Weekly

Synopsis:

Jane Wheel is an antiques picker, cruising garage sales looking for items she can turn around and sell to dealers for a tidy profit. She also has a knack for finding clues and solving crimes...

But her vast collection of junk has landed her in an emotional quagmire. When a school permission slip gets lost among the towering boxes in Jane's kitchen, causing her son Nick to miss a field trip, Jane vows to get rid of it all, organizing her house and, she hopes, her life. A call from detective Bruce Oh asking for help on a homicide promises a new career direction. Jane can hardly wait to investigate, until she learns the identity of the accused: it's antiques dealer Claire Oh, wife of her new partner. And the trail leads right back into the heart of her passion for other people's stuff...and into a deadly joining of old passions, new secrets, and imminent danger.

Synopsis:

A call from detective Bruce Oh asking for help on a homicide promises a new career direction for antiques picker Jane Wheel. But when she learns the identity of the accused--antiques dealer Claire Oh, wife of her new partner--the trail leads to imminent danger. Martin's Press.

About the Author

Sharon Fiffer collects buttons, Bakelite, pottery, vintage potholders, keys, locks, and other killer stuff. She is coeditor of the anthologies Home: American Writers Remember Rooms of Their Own; Body; and Family: American Writers Remember Their Own, and the author of Killer Stuff and Dead Guy's Stuff, the previous two Jane Wheel mysteries, and Imagining America. She lives near Chicago.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312989507
Subtitle:
A Jane Wheel Mystery
Author:
Fiffer, Sharon
Author:
Fiffer, Sharon Sloan
Publisher:
Minotaur Books
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths
Subject:
Women detectives
Subject:
Suburban life
Subject:
Mystery & Detective/Cozy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
8. Vollig Neu B
Series:
Jane Wheel Mysteries
Series Volume:
No. 3
Publication Date:
20040913
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
6.75 x 4.19 in

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Product details 304 pages St. Martin's Minotaur - English 9780312989507 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
Jane Wheel is an antiques picker, cruising garage sales looking for items she can turn around and sell to dealers for a tidy profit. She also has a knack for finding clues and solving crimes...

But her vast collection of junk has landed her in an emotional quagmire. When a school permission slip gets lost among the towering boxes in Jane's kitchen, causing her son Nick to miss a field trip, Jane vows to get rid of it all, organizing her house and, she hopes, her life. A call from detective Bruce Oh asking for help on a homicide promises a new career direction. Jane can hardly wait to investigate, until she learns the identity of the accused: it's antiques dealer Claire Oh, wife of her new partner. And the trail leads right back into the heart of her passion for other people's stuff...and into a deadly joining of old passions, new secrets, and imminent danger.

"Synopsis" by , A call from detective Bruce Oh asking for help on a homicide promises a new career direction for antiques picker Jane Wheel. But when she learns the identity of the accused--antiques dealer Claire Oh, wife of her new partner--the trail leads to imminent danger. Martin's Press.
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