The Antique Hunter's Guide to Murder

the highly anticipated crime novel for fans of the Antiques Roadshow

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Pub Date 29 Feb 2024 | Archive Date 29 Feb 2024

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'A bold, bright and delightful jaunt back to the golden age of detective fiction' Janice Hallett

'A delicious read - who could resist a treasure hunt with murder at its core?' SJ Bennett

'It's a delight!' Katie Fforde

What antique would you kill for?
Freya, it’s down to you to finish what I started . . .

Freya Lockwood has avoided the quaint English village in which she grew up for the last 20 years. That is until news arrives that Arthur Crockleford, antiques dealer and Freya’s estranged mentor, has died . . . and the circumstances seem suspicious.

You will uncover an invitation, I implore you to attend . . .

But when a letter from Arthur is delivered, sent just days before his death, and an ordinary pine chest concealing Arthur’s journals are revealed, Freya finds herself sucked back into a life she’d sworn to leave behind.

But beware, trust no-one. Your life depends on it . . .

Joining forces with her eccentric Aunt Carole, Arthur’s staunch best friend, Freya follows both clues and her instincts to an old manor house for an ‘antiques enthusiasts weekend’. But not is all as it seems; the antiques are bad reproductions and the guests all have something to hide.

Can Freya and Carole solve the mystery and unearth the killer before they strike again?


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'What a unique and very enjoyable take on the classic whodunnit!' Jo Silva

'Irresistible, immersive and completely unputdownable, think the Antiques Roadshow meets Miss Marple with a deliciously OTT cast of characters and twist after twist after twist.' Ellery Lloyd

'What a treat! A unique and compelling debut by an outstanding author - I couldn't stop turning the pages! The fabulously drawn characters leapt from the page and drew me into this engrossing murder mystery.' Kathryn Croft

'A bold, bright and delightful jaunt back to the golden age of detective fiction' Janice Hallett

'A delicious read - who could resist a treasure hunt with murder at its core?' SJ Bennett

'It's a...


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ISBN 9781035021802
PRICE £16.99 (GBP)
PAGES 384

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Upon learning of the passing of the antique dealer Arthur Crockleford, Freya finds herself drawn back to her hometown. Together with her Aunt Carole, they embark on a journey to unravel the mystery surrounding Arthur's suspicious demise.

I thoroughly enjoyed this murder mystery, It seamlessly blends murder and chaos with moments of poignancy and humour, resulting in an engaging but lighthearted read for lovers of the cozy "murder" genre.

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The world of antiques has never seemed so exciting before. I was delighted to find a new story book detective in Freya Lockwood. Antiques, detail and puzzles are her thing. As I read she finds herself in danger as she investigates the death of her mentor, and I couldn’t help thinking about why Freya stays when the possibility of her death is all around her. I came to the conclusion that once she has the bit between her teeth she is determined to hold on and shake it until the truth is out. I look forward to more fun antique detective antics from C L Miller Thank you to Pan Macmillan and NetGalley for the ARC. The views expressed are all mine, freely given.

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A fabulously written gripping story that was a pleasure to read. I would absolutely recommend this book, it was brilliant

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