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Auld Acquaintance Can Be Murder

A romantic Christmas in Maine turns deadly, when blackmail and homicide enter the picture.

Antique print dealer Maggie Summer has come to Maine for a snowy storybook Christmas with her beloved, Will Brewer, and his great-aunt. Big decisions hang over the couple: Maggie wants kids under her next Christmas tree, but does Will? Aunt Nettie gathers her longtime friends around for holiday celebrations, and Maggie is puzzled by cryptic references to buried secrets from their youth. One of the elderly women suffers from dementia, and remembers those past events better than the gifts she just opened. Will she blurt out information about an old crime so dangerous that someone would commit murder to prevent its being revealed?  As Publishers Weekly commented, “Wait‘s seventh outing for New Jersey antique dealer Maggie Summer is as frothy as eggnog....highlights are its loving descriptions of the Maine winter and the area’s strong sense of community.”
 
Lea Wait has been an antiques dealer (fourth-generation) since 1977. Besides her Agatha Award-nominated seven-book mystery series about antique print dealer Maggie Summer, she also writes books for young people. Wait is the only current mystery series writer who’s also a working antiques dealer, and the only one writing about art in that field. The mother of four adopted Asian daughters, now grown, she lives in Maine with her artist husband.

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Shadows on a Maine Christmas
An Antique Print Mystery

Lea Wait
978-1-56474-547-7
224 pages, trade paperback original, $15.95

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