The first two books in the series were just OK IMO. This one picks up a little primarily because Jane spends a lot of time in this book with Tim, her BFF since childhood. Tim can be a hoot! The mystery in this book gets a wee bit convoluted, but I really liked how Jane used her innate attachment to old stuff to help her solve the mystery in the end.
Antiques picker Jane Wheel has vowed to reduce the clutter in her home after losing her son's field-trip permission slip. At the same time, she must decide whether to join former police detective Bruce Oh's private detective agency. Events come to a head when Oh's wife, Claire, an antiques dealer, is accused of substituting a fake chest for an extremely rare find. When the buyer is murdered, leaving Claire the prime suspect, Jane agrees to investigate; so she and her longtime friend Tim go off to Campbell and LaSalle, the company where the chest was restored, and Jane finds a second body.