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A Vase of Mistaken Identity

(The first book in the Thea James Mystery series)
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Murder in Larkindale?

Thea James, proprietress of James & Company Antique Emporium, never thought murder would come to her small, surviving Gold Rush town of Larkindale. But when the Larkindale Lamplight reports the discovery of a body during the renovation of Larkin Lake Resort, Thea is caught up in the mystery.

Her world is further frenzied when she acquires a vintage vase from the town's only homeless person. Thea finds a puzzling list tucked inside with four names written in a faded scrawl: two childhood friends from a summer camp, her sister Rosie, and . . . herself!

When the first woman on the list ends up in a coma and another mysteriously disappears, Thea knows she must save herself and her sister from harm. Her attempt to eliminate the vicious threat on their lives propels Thea to places she never wanted to visit.

Will she discover the connection before tragedy strikes?

"If you like a little cozy with your mystery, you will LOVE Cathy Elliott's novel, A Vase of Mistaken Identity. Her sense of humor is . . . killer, in only good ways, of course. This book is absolutely charming. I loved it!"
- Roxanne Henke
Author of After Anne and the Coming Home to Brewster series

"I picked up A Vase of Mistaken Identity this morning and couldn't put it down until I was finished this evening. Cathy Elliott's mystery is fun, fulfilling, light-hearted, and great reading. With a cast full of quirky characters, Elliott spins a tale that leaves you anticipating the next Thea James novel. I loved this book!!!"
- Robin Burcell
Award-Winning Author of The Bone Chamber


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Paperback Editions

January 2015 : USA Paperback

Title: A Vase of Mistaken Identity
Author(s): Cathy Elliott
ISBN: 1-5058-7530-7 / 978-1-5058-7530-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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April 2006 : USA Paperback

Title: A Vase of Mistaken Identity (Thea James Mystery Series, Book 1)
Author(s): Cathy Elliott
ISBN: 0-8254-2537-9 / 978-0-8254-2537-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kregel Publications
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Kindle Editions

January 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: A Vase of Mistaken Identity
Author(s): Cathy Elliott
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