The Antique Hunter’s Guide to Murder

C L Miller (author)


Book 1 from The Antique Hunters series


Dive into “The Antique Hunter’s Guide to Murder,” where Freya Lockwood unravels her mentor’s suspicious death. A blend of charm and intrigue, this tale of hidden clues, eccentric allies, and deadly secrets invites you into a murder mystery set against a backdrop of deceptive antiques. A thrilling, twist-filled adventure awaits.

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Number of pages: 384

Published: 29 February 2024

SKU: 9781035021802 Categories: ,


Dive into the beguiling world of antiques and mystery with C L Miller’s gripping debut, “The Antique Hunter’s Guide to Murder.” This novel marks the thrilling beginning of a series that blends the charm of “The Number One Ladies Detective Agency” with the intrigue of “Midsomer Murders,” incorporating the wit and warmth of Reverend Richard Coles and Richard Osman. Praised as a “bold, bright and delightful jaunt back to the golden age of detective fiction” by Janice Hallett, and hailed as “a delicious read” by SJ Bennett, this book is an unmissable adventure into the heart of a mystery where the stakes are as precious as the antiques that frame its core.

Freya Lockwood, once a pupil of the renowned antiques dealer Arthur Crockleford, finds herself drawn back to the sleepy English village of her childhood under mysterious circumstances. The death of her mentor, under what appears to be suspicious conditions, catapults her into a world she had left behind. Armed with a letter from Arthur, sent days before his untimely demise, and his journals hidden within an unassuming pine chest, Freya, alongside her quirky Aunt Carole, embarks on a quest for truth that leads them to a manor house masquerading as a haven for antiques enthusiasts.

But as Freya and Carole delve deeper, they discover a web of deceit where each reproduction piece and secretive guest plays a part in a larger, more dangerous game. The question that looms large is, “What antique would you kill for?” This novel promises a treasure hunt with a deadly twist, urging readers to ponder the lengths one might go to preserve a secret, or uncover one.

“The Antique Hunter’s Guide to Murder” is not just a murder mystery; it’s a vibrant tapestry of intrigue, humor, and suspense. Ellery Lloyd calls it “Irresistible, immersive and completely unputdownable,” a sentiment echoed by Kathryn Croft who praises it as a “unique and compelling debut by an outstanding author.” With a cast of fabulously drawn characters and a plot that delivers twist after twist, C L Miller’s novel is a testament to the enduring allure of the whodunnit genre, reimagined for a new age.

Whether you’re a fan of antique treasures, classic detective stories, or simply in search of your next favorite crime series, “The Antique Hunter’s Guide to Murder” promises to be a delightful and suspenseful journey from the first page to the last. Join Freya and Carole as they navigate a labyrinth of lies and deception to uncover the truth, and perhaps, in the process, find more than they bargained for.

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Weight 599 g
Dimensions 24.2 × 16 × 3.4 cm

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