Book Reviews of Shadows on the Coast of Maine (Antique Print , Bk 2)

Shadows on the Coast of Maine (Antique Print , Bk 2)
Shadows on the Coast of Maine - Antique Print , Bk 2
Author: Lea Wait
ISBN-13: 9780743456210
ISBN-10: 0743456211
Publication Date: 6/29/2004
Pages: 344
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 45 ratings
Publisher: Pocket
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
I enjoyed it - Maine - antiques - a mystery - female characters - what more could I ask for?
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Helpful Score: 3
A quick and easy read. The type of book that you finish but can out down without much effort. The mystery features widowed antique-print dealer Maggie Summer visiting her friends in Maine. When she arrives, she discovers haunting in the house and chaos in the marriage. This story covers new relationships, family inheritances, marriage problems, sex and jealousy.
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Helpful Score: 3
Second in the series of Maggie Summer, antique print dealer and college professor. Maggie answers a call for help from a friend who just moved to Maine and discovers many puzzling things happening. You learn a great deal about antique prints, which is interesting.
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Helpful Score: 2
Excellent story, very informative. Interesting about family dynamics in close communities that are generations old in one place. Living in a closed community can be a real lively experience. As usual her descriptions of prints, lithos and engravings with some history to go with them is always good. Learning alot about old prints. Light romance beginning, nice characters to read about. Looking forward to the next one.
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Helpful Score: 2
Enjoyed this second book of Lea Wait's. It is fun to read a cozy mystery and learn some history about different areas of the country, past and present customs. It made the book more interesting and the whole situation more believable.
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Helpful Score: 2
2nd in the series and a definite improvement over the first. There wasn't a whole lot of excitement, but the story was decent, fairly well-thought out and well-written. I'd like to see a faster pace and less extraneous details in the next one.
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Helpful Score: 2
I absolutely LOVE this series! I bought this in hardback, to keep. Excellent mystery, and great writing.
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Helpful Score: 1
This mystery was a nice quick summer read. The author offers enough possible motives for characters to keep the reader guessing, and the ending was not completely obvious. The best part of this book, however, was the author's description of the old house that the main character is visiting. The house becomes almost a character in the story, and the descriptions brought my mind back to the old New England home where I grew up.
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Helpful Score: 1
Second in the series about a college lecturer and part time antiques dealer who gets involved with murder and mystery. A bit like Jessica Fletcher in "Murser She Wrote" but the main characters are younger and the focus is on antiques not books. Very readable and easy to get hooked on.
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Helpful Score: 1
I am really enjoying this series. A quick read and in interesting plot.
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Helpful Score: 1
great series!!
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Fantastic series....Book 2
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This is An Antique Print Mystery--Maggie goes to visit her friend Amy on the coast of Maine--Stange things start happening and a teenage girl is killed.
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One of the "Shadows on/at..." series. In this one, Maggie Summers (38) visits her type-A college roommate, who has bought a big old house in Maine, and who is desperate to get have a child; but all is not right. A baby can be heard crying in the night and other strange and frightening things happen. Is there a ghost in the house, or is this the work of neighbors who resent the outsiders from New York? Then the body of a missing teenages girl is found on the property...
The level of sex and violence is comparable to that of an Agatha Christie mystery--i.e., no detailed, horrific, or disgusting descriptions--and I found the book a comfortable and easy read.
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Helpful Score: 1
Fairly interesting little cozy. Lots of info regarding antique prints and colonial artifacts. The mystery wasn't too hard to solve, but was enjoyable.
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Very good book! Loads of questions and possibilities and mini mysteries along the way keep you reading on and on. I found it to be very realistic with a plausible ending. Definitely going to seek out more from this series!

*Although the info about antique prints (which the author seems to know a lot about) was interesting, there was just a tad too much of it.
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2nd in the series, this antique print mystery is set in Maine. Maggie goes to visit an old friend who is desparate for a child. Her friend Will Brewster is on the scene to help when the friend's young maid is found dead.
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I read *Shadows at the Fair* as well, and I think the details of the murders and the travails the main characters experience take this Maggie Summer series right to the edge of the cozy genre.

The things that happened to babies here in the plot were grisly and upsetting, but I enjoy the details about the antiques business so much that I'll keep reading. It was fascinating when Maggie was browsing the boxes of books at Walter English's auction preview.
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Great series and I hope it continues for a long time.