Book Reviews of Larceny and Old Lace (Den of Antiquity, Bk 1)

Larceny and Old Lace (Den of Antiquity, Bk 1)
Larceny and Old Lace - Den of Antiquity, Bk 1
Author: Tamar Myers
ISBN-13: 9780380782390
ISBN-10: 0380782391
Publication Date: 6/1/1996
Pages: 224
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 107 ratings
Publisher: Avon
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed Larceny and Old Lace (Den of Antiquity, Bk 1) on + 211 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
I didn't care for this series nearly as much as I liked the Magdalena Yoder series. I read the whole series in order, and with each book, I had to check to make sure I hadn't missed one in between, there was such a big continuity gap in the storyline. There are lots of details that are inconsistent from book to book. All in all, it was entertaining, but not great. I realize that's not much incentive to read the series, but maybe you'll identify with southern women better than I do!
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Helpful Score: 3
My favorite kind of mystery: a murder, a little humor and a suggestion of a romance.
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Helpful Score: 3
For a first in a series, did a great job holding your interest. Ending was a surprise but all explained... can't wait to read more by author
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Helpful Score: 2
Cute Cozy, but main character Abigail is a lot like Mags Yoder of her PennDutch series.
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Helpful Score: 2
Interesting mystery, but I did not take to the protagonist. She was too belligerent and angry. Not funny.
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Helpful Score: 2
I love it and glad I ordered them all on just the premise. Book one and it was just the first of the series I find a fun read.
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Helpful Score: 2
First in the Den of Antiquity series. A fun, fast read!
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Helpful Score: 1
Cute series, alot like the PennDutch series. But still enjoyable!
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Helpful Score: 1
First in the series. I enjoyed this. Reminded me a lot of the Magdalena Yoder series that Myers writes, had a lot of the same humor. Still got a kick out of it and will read the others in the series.
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I had never heard of this author before so was very excited to read her books. I wanted to start her Pennsylvania Dutch series but haven't gotten my hands on them yet so started this series. I love a good cozy mystery and I have #2 ready to read here. It has been too long since I read this to remember the details but I will definitely continue with her books.
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I just finished reading Larceny and Old Lace. I had previously read a book from later in this series, which I also enjoyed, however reading book 1 illuminated the characters I had previously met in the 'Ming and I'. Not only does the mystery have many twists, Ms Myers humor gives quite an enjoyable look at the life of her characters. Of course living in South Carolina I could relate to many of the terms and places mentioned in this series.
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Great mystery series, very enjoyable. I particularly liked this book in the Tamar Myers Den of Antiquity series.
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I found myself laughing out loud while I was reading this book which is a clue for me that it's a really good book. I couldn't help picturing Abigail doing all the crazy things in the book and getting all tangled up and trying to solve her aunt's death. All of the characters in the book are just that "characters" and what a crazy bunch they are. I could almost picture them and all their quirky habits. I'm now looking for the next book of hers to read.
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I have to admint that I did not see the ending coming. First time that I have read this author and will be looking for more of her books. It was an ejoyable read.
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1st book I've read by Tamar Myers. I'm hooked!
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A Den of Antiquity Mystery. It's a good one from Tamar Myers.
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Great fast read. If you are a busy mom with many interuptions- this book is for you. It has spots of humor and a fast pace mystery with loveable characters.
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Enjoyed reading this bok especially since I live in the town the main character writes about. Abigail is a good friend and she continues to search for the killer of her aunt even though eveyone else thinks the killer is captured.Can't wait to start book#2.
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As owner of the Den of Antiquity, recently divorced Abigail Timberlake is accustomed to delving into the past, searching for lost treasures and navigating the world of rival dealers. Still, she never thought she'd put her expertise and mayhem to other use, until her aunt was found murdered!
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Den of Antiquity #1
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From the book cover - 'Although Abigail is puzzled by the instrument of death-- an exquisite antique bell pull that Aunt Eulonia never would have had the taste to axquire -- she's willing to let the authorities find the culprit. But now, Auntie's priceless lace collection is missing, and somebody's threatened Abby's most priceless possession: her son, Charlie. it's up to Abby to put the murderer on the block.'

This book introduces Bob Steuben - one half of the Rob-Bob antique dealers.
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First in the "Den of Antiquity" Series. I plan to read them all. From Fantastic Fiction.com:

As owner of the Den of Antiquity, recently divorced(but never bitter!) Abigail Timberlake is accustomed to delving into the past, searching for losttreasures, and navigating the cutthroat world of rival dealers at flea marketsand auctions. Still, she never thought she'd be putting her expertise in mayhemand detection to other use -- until crotchety "junque" dealer, Abby's aunt Eulonia Wiggins, was found murdered!

Although Abigail is puzzled by the instrument of death -- an exquisite antiquebell pull that Aunt Eulonia never would have had the taste to aquire -- she's willing to let the authorities find the culprit. But now, Auntie's priceless lace is missing,and somebody's threatened Abby's most priceless possession: her son, Charlie. It's up to Abby to put the murderer "on the block."