GLOW OF DEATH by Jane K. Cleland / A Josie Prescott Antiques Mystery / Released Nov 29, 2016 by Minotaur Books
Josie Prescott visits the house of a wealthy local couple, Edwin and Ava Belcher. She’s been called in to appraise their Tiffany lamp, which everyone is delighted to find is genuine.
Josie’s good friend, Police Chief Ellis Hunter, is helping Josie prepare for her annual Fourth of July barbecue when he gets a call that Ava has been murdered. Unable to reach Edwin, Ellis asks Josie to identify the body. Josie is stunned to discover that the dead woman lying on the Belcher kitchen flow is not the women she knew as Ava. Shock turns to perplexity when Josie discovers that everything she thought she knew about the Tiffany lamp and the Belchers is built on lies.
In this cunning mystery riddles with envy, greed, and revenge, Josie uses her knowledge of antiques to learn the truth about the priceless Tiffany lamp and to discover Ava’s killer.
JANE K. CLELAND once owned a New Hampshire-based antiques and rare books business. She is the author of ten previous Josie Prescott Antiques mysteries, has been a finalist for the Macavity, Anthony, and Agatha awards and has twice won the David Award for Best Novel. Jane is the former president of the New York chapter of the Mystery Writers of America and chairs the Wolfe Pack’s Black Orchid Novella Award. She is part of the English faculty at Lehman College and lives in New York City.