Sunday, April 16, 2023

A Wealth of Deception (A Scandal Mountain Antiques Mystery) by Trish Esden ~ Traditional Mystery @patesden


A Wealth of Deception (A Scandal Mountain Antiques Mystery) by Trish Esden

About A Wealth of Deception:

A Wealth of Deception (A Scandal Mountain Antiques Mystery)

Traditional Mystery

2nd in Series

Setting - Vermont

Crooked Lane Books (April 18, 2023)

Hardcover: ‎ 336 pages

ISBN-10: ‎ 163910254X

ISBN-13: ‎ 978-1639102549

Digital ASIN: ‎ B0B6Z76QTK

Danger, art, and a touch of romance collide in Trish Esden’s second exquisitely crafted Scandal Mountain Antiques mystery, perfect for fans of Jane K. Cleland and Connie Berry.

Some people are willing to die for their art. Others are willing to kill for it.

When Vermont antique and art dealer Edie Brown discovers an unsettlingly dark collage by the famed reclusive “outsider” artist known only as Vespa, she opens a Pandora’s Box of deception and danger.

Edie teams up with Uncle Tuck and Kala to investigate the background of the collage but only uncover secrets that are more disturbing than the artwork itself. As Edie tracks down the validity of the piece, she stumbles into an art underground where some people are willing to kill to keep their schemes a secret.

Esden expertly crafts a complex cast of characters, a breathtakingly gorgeous setting, and a twisty plot that often poses more questions than answers.

About Trish Esden:

Trish Esden loves museums, gardens, wilderness, dogs and birds, in various orders depending on the day. She lives in northern Vermont where she deals antiques with her husband, a profession she’s been involved with since her teens. Don’t ask what her favorite type of antique is. She loves hunting for old bottles and rusty barn junk as much as she enjoys fine art and furnishings. Trish is the author of the Scandal Mountain Antiques Mystery series which explores the secretive and adrenaline-charged underbelly of the antique and art world.


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  1. Thank you so much for being a part of A WEALTH OF DECEPTION's blog tour. Much appreciated.

  2. I like how the book character is an antique dealer same as the author is. You know the character knows her stuff in that case. I will have to give this book a read