Book Reviews of Consigned to Death

Consigned to Death
Consigned to Death
Author: Jane K. Cleland
ISBN-13: 9780312347253
ISBN-10: 0312347251
Publication Date: 4/18/2006
Pages: 288
Rating:
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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3.3 stars, based on 17 ratings
Publisher: St. Martin's Minotaur
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 6
I really wanted to like this book, but I didn't. The information about antique sales was interesting, and the book is fairly well written, but I thought the solution to the mystery was obvious, and I just did not like the protagonist, who has some unresolved "issues" that did not interest me and intrude on the plot. The characters were quite one-dimensional.
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Helpful Score: 4
If you like antiques - this book is a lot of fun. Well written.
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Helpful Score: 3
A working auction house for antiques, a murder mystery and a hint of romance. What more could you ask for in one story?
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Helpful Score: 3
"A satisfying cosy debut... Cleland, who herself was once an antiques dealer... puts her insider knowledge to admirable use [and] proves adept at shifting suspicion from one character to another....Readers will want to see more." From Publishers Weekly
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Helpful Score: 3
I liked all the information about the appraisals and enjoyed most of the secondary characters - particularly Max and the police chief. I felt it took awhile to get the story off the ground and there were a few aspects I would've liked tied up a bit better. This has the potential to be an enjoyable series and I look forward to reading the next ones.
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Helpful Score: 2
Didn't like this book. Seems like the 'heroine' bursts into tears every 20 pages or so. Just couldn't take her seriously as a business person or crime solver. A real disappointment.
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Helpful Score: 2
The story is a mystery with a splash of art history and a large dash of the antique/auction business.
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Helpful Score: 1
Really liked this book. Good plot, characters and being that it is based in NH where I live, is an added bonus. Looking forward to reading the next in the series.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is the first book I've read by Ms. Cleland and I really liked it! The subject matter, antiques and auctions, is wonderful and it's always fun to learn something new while solving a cozy mystery. I love the heroine/sleuth and am anxious to read the next one!
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I really didn't like this book. The main character was a wuss. She was always bursting into tears, she had no backbone and was hard to take seriously. The other characters lacked substance and the plot was rather thin. Not a good book at all!
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The best read! An enjoyable cast of character s and a really great writer who takes you along with every page. Ordered all of the from the wonderful paperback swap and read them all in order, I suggest you so the same. Even put the upcoming one on my wish list!
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Josie Prescott starts an Antique business in rugged and beautiful New Hampshire. Only Josie is a prime suspect in a murder case. Felling she has no choice; Josie sets out to solve the murder.
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Really like this series.
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I'm enjoying all the Josie Prescott books by Cleland.