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kindle Ñ Shadows At The FairAn Antiue Print Mystery 252 pages ☆ Lea Wait ☆ Ignorance is truly bliss for recently widowed Maggie Summer owner of Shadows Antiues when she arrives at the prestigious Rensselaer County Spring Antiues Fair Sadly she won't remain ignorant of the suspiciously high mortIgnorance is truly bliss for recently widowed Maggie Summer owner of Shadows Antiues when she arrives at the prestigious Rensselaer County Spring Antiues Fair Sadly she won't remain ignorant of the suspiciously high mortality rate among her fellow antiues dealers for longRumors are everywhere The most recent victim John Smithson died of poison at a show just last week and many of the same dealers are here at Rensselaer They make the identical circuit year after year so they know each other well Or do they?Murder is still far from Maggie's mind as she arranges her Shadows booth some Currier Ives prints here Winslow Homer wood engravings on Since I don't normally write reviews unless I have something specific to say here's the break down of how I rate my books1 star This book was bad so bad I may have given up and skipped to the end I will avoid this author like the plague in the future2 stars This book was not very good and I won't be reading any from the author3 stars This book was ok but I won't go out of my way to read But if I find another book by the author for under a dollar I'd pick it up4 stars I really enjoyed this book and will definitely be on the look out to pick up from the seriesauthor5 stars I loved this book It has earned a permanent home in my collection and I'll be picking up the rest of the series and other books from the author ASAP

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The hack wall other prints arranged on tables and easels by category With eleven years' experience she knows her stock So far the worst thing that has happened was putting the wrong price tag on a Homer engraving and having to sell it for 170 instead of 1700Maggie doesn't intend for that to happen again and she doesn't intend to worry about murder This show's security is tight But she can't help observing her colleagues with fresh eyes Some Eke Gussie White in the booth next door are dear friends and Gussie's assistant her twenty year old nephew Ben who has Down's syndrome is a delightful new acuaintance Others however even people she's Lea Wait cannot write a bad book or uninteresting charactersIn this the first of the series Maggie has come to terms with the death of her husband he died of a series of strokes on the same day she found out he was having an affair and she has rejoined the Antiue circuit with her stock of original prints There is a new person at the fair this time as the week before at a different show one of the dealers died from ingesting poison the other dealers are assuming this was a one off and settle in to have a decent weekend of sales only that night another dealer ends up dead this time from the classic blunt instrument  The only problem is that Maggie's good friend Gussie's nephew is in the frame for the killing he is a young man with Down's Syndrome and both Maggie and Gussie are certain that Ben wouldn't hurt anyone but the police are sure they have their man  Only then there is another poisoning and no one is sure what to think any the one thing is everyone seems to have something to hide and Maggie is determined to get to the truth even if it means putting herself in the sights of a killer

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Shadows At The FairAn Antiue Print MysteryKnown for years suddenly seem suspectThe opening night wine has hardly stopped flowing when death claims another victim Maggie will still sell a few antiue prints but she'll spend most of her time looking for a killer and trying to save a vulnerable young friend Will Maggie herself become a potential victim? The answer may be in one of Maggie's prints but she has hundreds in her booth Where should she begin?With its riveting behind the scenes glimpse of antiues shows and its revealing data on antiue print values Shadows at the Fair introduces a captivating new series that unveils the powerful mysteries of antiue prints even as it entertai Ever read a mystery and reach the point where you've figured it out without really trying? I read mysteries to relax so I don't often spend a lot of time worrying about figuring them out but that has happened to me twice recently The first time was in a book that was enjoyable for many other reasons but unfortunately I can't say the same for this book I can also tell you that this review will contain SPOILERS so if you don't want any read no furtherI was actually enjoying this book for the most part up until it hit me who the killer was Some of the other reviewers have mentioned being offended by how the boy with Down's Syndrome is portrayed and discussed in the book and I have to agree that it wasn't sensitive or comfortable However since unkind people exist in the world I was willing to overlook it the first time with one character Unfortunately the derogatory terms used continued with other characters for the rest of the book The main character was likeable enough as was the supporting cast I have to confess that there were several times when I found statements that made me think the author had just contradicted what she had previously written but I was too lazy to go back and double check Even then I was willing to suspend my doubts until the moment when it occurred to me that I knew who the killer was Why should that be so problematic in a mystery? Because the killer was a cliche All the clues were neatly pointing to someone else when one character said something that mentioned her faith and I thought Wait don't tell me it will end up being the person who professes to believe in God I told myself to stop being so cynical but sure enough that's exactly who it turned out to be Worse in the last 10 15 pages the killers revealed that they were actually religious zealot serial killers with a vengeful mission given by God But it didn't stop there the cliches continued Cliches like all Christians hate homosexuals God condones such killings and once kind neighbors burning crosses on lawns while children die Oh please Nowhere did the book mention that the killers lived near the Westboro Baptists One might suspect that the author's only experience with people of faith is the television set where anyone who believes in God is a villain Cliche cliche cliche And if you don't like this part of my review then stop reading Don't waste time sending me poisonous messages; I won't respond Read the book and write your own review Are there unpleasant Christians in the world? Of course There are also unpleasant non believers Hindus Muslims Jews etc There are unpleasant PEOPLE in the world period The parts about the antiue fair were interesting as were the bits about selling rare prints As an art teacher and art enthusiast I enjoyed those moments The almost romance was pleasant enough too There was a nice amount of false trail laid out I would have continued in the series but the end was such a cop out that I will pass There are better books for my time