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Jane K. Cleland’s multiple award-winning and IMBA best selling Josie Prescott Antiques Mystery series [St. Martin’s Minotaur] has been reviewed as an Antiques Roadshow for mystery fans. Library Journal named Consigned to Death a "core title" for librarians looking to build a cozy collection, one of only 22 titles listed, along with books by Agatha Christie and Dorothy L. Sayers. The full article is at www.libraryjournal.com. “Josie” stories have also appeared in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine.
 

Genres: Cozy Mystery
 
Non fiction
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Awards
Agatha Award Best First Novel nominee (2006) : Consigned to Death
Macavity Awards Best First Novel nominee (2007) : Consigned to Death


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