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Monday, June 13, 2022

Peril at Pennington Manor by Tracy Gardner

I found the mix of an American background set on the Hudson river, aristocrats (unusual for America) and antique business people with a penchant for mysteries all put together in an intriguing story. The aristocrats are finally selling this manor (the one on the Hudson river) and they want all their antiques appraised and valued for sale. To their dismay Avery and her associates discover right at the beginning firstly that most of the more valuable pieces are fakes, and secondly that some are totally missing. Added to that when the housekeeper is murdered, followed by another murder, and the story gets out about the previous housekeeper also being murdered and the story not widely known and hushed up, Avery knows that trouble is afoot. The story with the backdrop of antiques and the procedures that one followed in appraising them is a good one. It added a depth and flavor to the story of murder and mystery and history of this particular family. Sent by Crooked Lane Books for an unbiased review, courtesy of Netgalley.


  1. That backdrop of antiques in this one does make it sound really interesting. :)

  2. Sounds like a worthy historical story; I'd be curious.