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.
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.