The Art of the Decoy (A Scandal Mountain Antiques Mystery) by Trish Esden
About The Art of the Decoy
The Art of the Decoy (A Scandal Mountain Antiques Mystery) Traditional Mystery 1st in Series Setting – Vermont Crooked Lane Books (April 5, 2022) Hardcover : 336 pages ISBN-10 : 1643859641 ISBN-13 : 978-1643859644 Digital ASIN : B098PXZNDF
Perfect for fans of Jane K. Cleland and Connie Berry, Tricia Esden’s series debut is sure to please.
After her mother is sent to prison for art forgery, Edie Brown returns to Northern Vermont to rebuild her family’s fine art and antiques business. She’s certain she can do it now that her mother is gone. After all, butting heads with her mom over bad business practices was what drove Edie away three years ago, including a screwup that landed Edie on probation for selling stolen property.
When Edie scores a job appraising a waterfowl decoy collection at a hoarder’s farmhouse, she’s determined to take advantage of the situation to rebuild the business’s tarnished reputation and dwindling coffers. In lieu of payment, Edie intends to cherry-pick an exceptional decoy carved by the client’s renowned Quebecoise folk artist ancestors. Only the tables turn when the collection vanishes.
Accused of the theft, Edie’s terrified that the fallout will destroy the business and land her in prison next to her mom. Desperate, she digs into the underbelly of the local antiques and art world. When Edie uncovers a possible link between the decoy theft and a deadly robbery at a Quebec museum, she longs to ask her ex-probation officer, and ex-lover, for help. But she suspects his recent interest in rekindling their romance may hide a darker motive.
With the help of her eccentric uncle Tuck and Kala, their enigmatic new employee, Edie must risk all she holds dear to expose the thieves and recover the decoys before the FBI’s Art Crime Team or the ruthless thieves themselves catch up with her.
About Trish Esden
Trish Esden loves museums, gardens, wilderness, dogs, and birds, in various orders depending on the day. She lives in northern Vermont where she deals antiques with her husband, a profession she’s been involved with since her teens. Don’t ask what her favorite type of antique is. She loves hunting down old bottles and rusty barn junk as much as she enjoys fine art and furnishings.Author Links Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Trish-Esden-author-108247488016132 Twitter: https://twitter.com/patesden Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/trishesden/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/patesden/_created/ Website: https://trishesden.com BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/trish-esden GoodReads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/21662893.Trish_Esden Purchase Links – Amazon – IndieBound – Barnes & Noble – Books-a-Million – Kobo TOUR PARTICIPANTS March 29 – Novels Alive – GUEST POST March 29 – Mysteries with Character – AUTHOR INTERVIEW March 30 – The Avid Reader – REVIEW, RECIPE March 30 – Ruff Drafts – AUTHOR INTERVIEW March 31 – Elizabeth McKenna – Author – SPOTLIGHT March 31 – Christy’s Cozy Corners – GUEST POST April 1 – Celticlady’s Reviews – SPOTLIGHT April 1 – Christa Reads and Writes – SPOTLIGHT April 2 – Books a Plenty Book Reviews – REVIEW, CHARACTER INTERVIEW April 2 – FUONLYKNEW – SPOTLIGHT April 3 – Nellie’s Book Nook – REVIEW April 3 – #BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee Blog – SPOTLIGHT April 4 – Novels Alive – REVIEW April 4 – Baroness Book Trove – SPOTLIGHT April 5 – I Read What You Write – GUEST POST April 5 – fundinmental – SPOTLIGHT April 6 – Maureen’s Musings – SPOTLIGHT April 6 – Sapphyria’s Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT April 7 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – GUEST POST April 7 – Lady Hawkeye – SPOTLIGHT April 8 – Ascroft, eh? – AUTHOR INTERVIEW April 9 – MJB Reviewers – SPOTLIGHT April 10 – Brooke Blogs – SPOTLIGHT April 10 – Rosepoint Publishing – REVIEW April 11 – Melina’s Book Blog – REVIEW a Rafflecopter giveaway https://widget-prime.rafflecopter.com/launch.js Have you signed up to be a Tour Host? Click Here to Find Details and Sign Up Today! Additional Banners