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The Resource Guilt edged, Judith Cutler

Guilt edged, Judith Cutler

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Guilt edged
Title
Guilt edged
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Judith Cutler
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When a middle-aged woman enters Lina Townend's antiques shop wanting to sell a white Beswick china horse which she claims is a cherished heirloom, Lina's instincts tell her to avoid the sale. Suddenly, wherever she goes, Lina sees the supposedly rare white horses. Something strange is afoot, but it is only the tip of the iceberg. Soon, with her business partner Griff laid up in hospital and her relationship with her boyfriend Morris floundering, Lina doesn't know where to turn
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  • Art restorer and antique dealer Lina Townend is not having a good day. Her relationship with her boyfriend, Morris, appears to be ending, and her business partner and mentor, Griff, is in the hospital recovering from bypass surgery. When a woman comes into her shop offering to sell a white Beswick horse figurine, supposedly a cherished heirloom, Lina hesitates. Her instincts tell her that something is not quite right. As she goes about her business, visiting dealers and getting ready for a friend’s wedding, she sees white china horses everywhere. Are they really as rare as the woman claims? Lina decides to investigate, which makes her unpopular and eventually suspected of being a thief. This is a traditional cozy that will appeal to fans of the subgenre, including followers of Jane Cleland, Sharon Fiffer, and Lea Wait. The characters are engaging, and the art lore is fascinating. -- Bibel, Barbara (Reviewed 11-15-2013) (Booklist, vol 110, number 6)
  • A slew of personal problems preoccupy Lina Townend in Cutler’s bustling sixth mystery featuring the Kent antique dealer (after 2012’s Guilt Trip). Business partner and mentor Griff Tripp is having a major heart operation; boyfriend Reginald Morris is ignoring her calls; her father, Lord Elham, is being even more demanding than usual; and the police are watching both Lord Elham and her mentor, antique dealer Titus Oates, for shady dealings. In addition, Lina is sure something is wrong with the Beswick model horse she’s being offered, and she’s getting strong vibes from a couple of miniature portraits buried in auction lots. When more of both start cropping up in various places, Lina’s curiosity attracts dangerous attention. The antiques trade draws all kinds of interesting characters on both sides of the legal divide, and Cutler limns them all well, particularly those who straddle the line. Fans of Jonathan Gash’s Lovejoy series should especially enjoy Lina’s adventures. (Sept.) --Staff (Reviewed July 22, 2013) (Publishers Weekly, vol 260, issue 29, p)
  • /* Starred Review */ An antiques restorer gets in a dither when a herd of porcelain horses gallops across her horizon. Lina Townend (Guilt Trip, 2012, etc.) has enough on her youthful mind. Her current beau, Morris, is in France and can't be bothered to phone her. Her pixilated Pa keeps running out of champagne and sending her round to Marks and Spencer for more. She has a growing pile of battered china to repair for numerous well-paying clients. And her partner and self-adopted grandfather, Griff Tripp, is in the hospital for an urgent heart bypass. So when a middle-aged matron drops by with a white Beswick pony she's ready to part with for a mere £600, Lina doesn't have time to figure out what's off about her; she just sends her packing. Soon, other dealers report offers of similar white horses, more valuable than other colors of Beswick because they're relatively rare. Lina reports her uneasy feelings to DCI Freya Webb, who can't do much about them because she's laid up in the end stages of a difficult pregnancy. So Freya turfs her over to DC Carwyn Morgan, the local police art expert. Morgan is gorgeous enough to make a worthy replacement for the unreliable Morris. But he's interested in more than just ponies; he's looking to make a case against Titus Oates, whose partner in forgery is none other than Lina's Pa. Getting the goods on the pony pushers without grassing up Titus forces Lina to walk a fine line. And life gets still more complicated when Griff is released from the hospital to convalesce under her watchful eye. Gentle humor and deft plotting make Lina's sixth outing a treat.(Kirkus Reviews, September 1, 2013)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10183755
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YDXCP
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Cutler, Judith
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
Lina Townend mystery
Series volume
0006
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  • Townend, Lina (Fictitious character)
  • Antique dealers
  • Aristocracy (Social class)
Target audience
adult
Label
Guilt edged, Judith Cutler
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
970416
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First world edition.
Extent
216 pages
Isbn
9780727882936
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780727882936
  • (OCoLC)822533151
Label
Guilt edged, Judith Cutler
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
970416
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First world edition.
Extent
216 pages
Isbn
9780727882936
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780727882936
  • (OCoLC)822533151

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