[MOBI] ☆ Shadows At The Fair | By ✓ Lea Wait
Apr 05, 2020 - 06:50 AMBy Lea Wait

Local antiques dealer, dead in a one car accident on his way home from an antiques exposition in Columbus, Ohio Two Scranton, Pennsylvania, antiques dealers dead of smoke inhalationMassachusetts antiques dealer dead of substance abuse at an auction in Sharon, ConnecticutAntiques dealer dies in his booth at the Westchester New York Antiques ShowIgnorance is truly bliss foLocal antiques dealer, dead in a one car accident on his way home from an antiques exposition in Columbus, Ohio Two Scranton, Pennsylvania, antiques dealers dead of smoke inhalationMassachusetts antiques dealer dead of substance abuse at an auction in Sharon, ConnecticutAntiques dealer dies in his booth at the Westchester New York Antiques ShowIgnorance is truly bliss for recently widowed Maggie Summer, owner of Shadows Antiques, when she arrives at the prestigious Rensselaer County Spring Antiques Fair Sadly, she won t remain ignorant of the suspiciously high mortality rate among her fellow antiques dealers for long.Rumors are everywhere The most recent victim, John Smithson, died of poison at a show just last week, and many of the same dealers are here at Rensselaer They make the identical circuit year after year, so they know each other well Or do they Murder is still far from Maggie s mind as she arranges her Shadows booth some Currier Ives prints here, Winslow Homer wood engravings on the hack wall, other prints arranged on tables and easels by category With eleven years experience, she knows her stock So far the worst thing that has happened was putting the wrong price tag on a Homer engraving and having to sell it for 170 instead of 1,700.Maggie doesn t intend for that to happen again, and she doesn t intend to worry about murder This show s security is tight But she can t help observing her colleagues with fresh eyes Some, Eke Gussie White in the booth next door, are dear friends, and Gussie s assistant, her twenty year old nephew, Ben, who has Down s syndrome, is a delightful new acquaintance Others, however, even peopleshe s known for years, suddenly seem suspect.The opening night wine has hardly stopped flowing when death claims another victim Maggie will still sell a few antique prints, but she ll spend most of her time looking for a killer and trying to save a vulnerable young friend Will Maggie herself become a potential victim The answer may be in one of Maggie s prints, but she has hundreds in her booth Where should she begin With its riveting behind the scenes glimpse of antiques shows and its revealing data on antique print values, Shadows at the Fair introduces a captivating new series that unveils the powerful mysteries of antique prints even as it entertains.
  • Title: Shadows At The Fair
  • Author: Lea Wait
  • ISBN: 9780743456203
  • Page: 349
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback

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Dharia Scarab Apr 05, 2020 - 06:50 AM
Since I don t normally write reviews unless I have something specific to say, here s the break down of how I rate my books1 star This book was bad, so bad I may have given up and skipped to the end I will avoid this author like the plague in the future.2 stars This book was not very good, and I won t be reading any from the author.3 stars This book was ok, but I won t go out of my way to read , But if I find another book by the author for under a dollar I d pick it up.4 stars I really enjoyed t [...]
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Amanda Apr 05, 2020 - 06:50 AM
This was an enjoyable cozy mystery taking place in the antiques world A new venue for me but the same tried and true components of a good cozy Our heroine Maggie is a professor and also sells prints at antique shows Lots of fun descriptions of historical prints and little tidbits of info along the way.Maggie is attending her first antique show since her husband passed the previous year and is warmed to see old friends and trying hard to move forward with her life When one of her fellow vendors d [...]
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Terri Apr 05, 2020 - 06:50 AM
This is like a 3.5 Stars, not bad but I like her needlework cozy mysteries better I couldn t give it 4 Stars because the story was predictable in the end Though I love soap operas this just read too much like one like a soap opera that was a half hour long and not one that has time to develop the storylines The book lacked extra details that would of lengthened the book but made the mystery have sense everything was just tied together loosely at the end I will have to try another in this serie [...]
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Larinmtz Apr 05, 2020 - 06:50 AM
Ever read a mystery and reach the point where you ve figured it out without really trying I read mysteries to relax, so I don t often spend a lot of time worrying about figuring them out, but that has happened to me twice recently The first time was in a book that was enjoyable for many other reasons, but unfortunately I can t say the same for this book I can also tell you that this review will contain SPOILERS, so if you don t want any, read no further.I was actually enjoying this book, for the [...]
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Mare Apr 05, 2020 - 06:50 AM
I love the tidbits of antique print at the beginning of each chapter Great story.
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Jessica Apr 05, 2020 - 06:50 AM
Shadows at the Fair was an impulse grab at the library and that turned out to be a great read I really enjoyed this one, mostly because I actually really liked the main character, Maggie She almost reminded me of myself probably because we are a similar age and I also like antiques, but she seemed to have a similar mindset to me as well.None of the characters were super well fleshed out, but considering the length and genre of the book, the author did a nice job giving the reader enough informat [...]
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Michelle Apr 05, 2020 - 06:50 AM
This is the first book in the Antique Print series Maggie sells antique prints and is just getting back on the trade fair circuit after an absence due to her husband s death She meets up with some good friends at the show and is surprised to hear of some deaths at prior shows Her friend Gussie has hired her nephew Ben to help with setup and teardown of her booth as she has some physical disabilities Ben has Down s Syndrome and is glad to be working with her When another death occurs and Ben find [...]
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Amy Apr 05, 2020 - 06:50 AM
This was a very enjoyable and well written book Ms Wait, through her author biography, is a 3rd generation antique dealer, with over 25 years experience of owning her own antique print business at the time of this publication 2002 The mystery was solid and there was a complexity in that department which I won t spoil Plenty of suspects with multiple motives and clever red herrings I know very little about antiques, much less antique prints but I did not feel left out of the facts Ms Wait does a [...]
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Ann Boytim Apr 05, 2020 - 06:50 AM
Maggie Summer owner of Shadow Antiques is headed to the County Spring Antique Fair but is dubious after hearing of another death of a fellow antique store owner It does not take long after the dealers are set up when another murder is discovered and Maggie and her colleagues are worried Suspicion is put on a mentally challenged young man but Maggie knows this is not true and sets out to help find the real killer.
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Karen Holman Apr 05, 2020 - 06:50 AM
This book does not fit the typical cozy mystery style The story characters do not emit a warm feeling as the mystery setting prepares the story for the finish The setting is New England and the ending sets the reader for tales copy right 2002
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Miriam Apr 05, 2020 - 06:50 AM
Antique prints make great gifts and clues for solving mysteries Maggie Summer collects the clues to murders at the antiques fair while selling her prints A dramatic ending caps this wonderfully tally mystery.
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Heather Apr 05, 2020 - 06:50 AM
Crazy Christian is the murderer Really
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Julie Apr 05, 2020 - 06:50 AM
Pretty well done cozy, though it felt oddly short A sleuth who isn t an idiot is a nice change
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C. Apr 05, 2020 - 06:50 AM
I mistook Shadows At The Fair for a ghostly series but embraced the theme of collectible prints Unfortunately, the mystery wasn t at the forefront where it belonged It hadn t begun to resemble a mystery at 52 pages There s a way to establish the essential background, while mounting suspense Mentioning a death isn t enough This could be general fiction about salesladies at a fair It was especially noticeable that no chapter closed enticingly Maggie is a young widow from an estranged husband a bac [...]
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Lea Wait Apr 05, 2020 - 06:50 AM
Shadows at the Fair was my Lea Wait s first published mystery I was thrilled when it was a finalist for a best first mystery Agatha award, and excited to hear how many people enjoyed meeting Maggie Summer, a new widow who is an antique print dealer as I was and who also has a day job yes, me too The story is set at the Memorial Day weekend antique show in Rhinebeck, New York at the Duchess County Fairgrounds although I give it another name in the book I loved the premise that an antique show is [...]
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Barb Apr 05, 2020 - 06:50 AM
SHADOWS AT THE FAIR is masterfully written and richly detailed Lea Wait has created a likeable, believable protagonist in Maggie Summer Maggie, who was widowed before she could confront her cheating husband, is an expert in prints and etchings, and each chapter features fascinating information about the works and their artists The book takes place at an antique fair weekend where Maggie is surrounded by a host of familiar faces as well as a few newcomers All the talk is about an antiques dealer [...]
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Stacy Apr 05, 2020 - 06:50 AM
Ok, I wouldn t reccomend it However, I enjoyed the antique vendor atmosphere and I really enjoyed the ending I found two mistakes that totally irked me Other than that, not having the first body until what was it chapter 11 KILLING ME The second one was even harder to wait for I was correct in the couple that was doing it but wasn t actually correct about the ringleader and the explanation as to why was even better than what I had figured All in all a good book.
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Jean Boobar Apr 05, 2020 - 06:50 AM
Lea Wait is a clever plotter She knows her antique prints and I liked the descriptions of a print at the top of each chapter I kept changing my mind about who was guilty of murder as the writing focused on different characters I am not informed about the workings of antique shows, but her descriptions certainly sounded as I would imagine shows would be I liked the special touches, such as the mentally challenged young man and the various relationships between key people.
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Roberta Apr 05, 2020 - 06:50 AM
Pretty much the only thing the book had going for it was the antique show circuit setting I clipped the review for my To Read from the New York Times but, now that I ve read the book, I wonder what the NYT reviewer was up to Returning a favor I don t often guess who the killer is before the reveal but this time I knew for sure who the killer was the moment that the character was introduced Like there was a giant finger with lights flashing Killer killer killer.
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Cassie Apr 05, 2020 - 06:50 AM
I didn t make it past the part in the book that referred to a young man who has Down s Syndrome as retarded Granted it was not in a mean way it was something about people not treating retarded people fairly Still, I was offended and honestly shocked I can t believe that that term came through editing The writing is amateur at best and really, the comment above was just the last straw I don t recommend this book to anyone.
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Graham Apr 05, 2020 - 06:50 AM
This is quite evidently the first mystery from Lea Wait As such, the writing is a little stilted, with descriptions being uneven I d guessed whodunnit , quite early on, and guessed the motive before too long also However, the premise mysteries surrounding an antique print dealer is novel enough, and the central character likable enough for me to be moderately interested in others in the series.
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Libby Apr 05, 2020 - 06:50 AM
Fun mystery, reminded me of when I used to sell books at antique fairs and the antique dealers I knew Fast paced action with believable characters and relationships Each chapter starts off with a description of a particular antique print including the price, so you learn about antique prints and artists First of a series of antique print mysteries I plan to read them all.
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Babette Apr 05, 2020 - 06:50 AM
Another first in the series book It was light, quick reading, but the characters were interesting and the plot twists were good I had was right on the murderer from early on, and once some additional information about one of the characters was provided, right on the motive That said, I have the sequel on my reading list.
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Laurie Apr 05, 2020 - 06:50 AM
I was given this book for Xmas I never heard of the author but it was a pleasant surprise The book was really good Some of it was predictable where the writer was going with her thoughts but it kept me in suspense and enjoyed right to the end I didn t expect the ending which I thought I had already predicted There is to this series that I d like to get.
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Kathleen Apr 05, 2020 - 06:50 AM
This is the first book in Wait s series involving several deaths of Maggie Summers fellow antique dealers I was a bit uncomfortable with the bigotry expressed by some of the characters about people struggling with AIDS and Down Syndrome had this been my introduction to Wait, I may not have gone on to the second mystery.
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Laura Apr 05, 2020 - 06:50 AM
A fairly predictable 90 s cozy mystery Meh I enjoyed parts of it mostly the antiques business and information about prints , but I don t know if I liked it enough to continue with the series Oh, who am I kidding, I m sure I ll read the next one at some point, but I m not in any rush to pick it up That s what Louise Penny books are for.
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Tricia Apr 05, 2020 - 06:50 AM
We were the lucky recipients of The Mystery Box at a recent white elephant gift exchange, and this was one of the books in the box I got frustrated as i read it, thinking come on, this is too obvious while also thinking so it s probably not right And sure enough, I wasn t right But I liked Maggie, and I liked the setting, so I will read at least one in the series.
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Roxann Apr 05, 2020 - 06:50 AM
This is the first book in a series that puts mystery, murder and antiques together The main character, Maggie, is enjoyable She s also a snoop in a nice sort of way The ending where Maggie helps the police get the killer was a little unbelievable, but overall a very good book and easy read.
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Grey853 Apr 05, 2020 - 06:50 AM
I wanted to like the book I enjoy a cozy that includes the world of antiques However, the writing was downright amateurish and I didn t like Maggie, the main character So, I can t really recommend it.
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Krista Apr 05, 2020 - 06:50 AM
A cozy mystery, set in the antiques world, this time with a protagonist who sells prints My favorite part, actually, was the descriptions of the prints themselves, which served as chapter headings.
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Shadows At The Fair By Lea Wait Local antiques dealer, dead in a one car accident on his way home from an antiques exposition in Columbus, Ohio Two Scranton, Pennsylvania, antiques dealers dead of smoke inhalationMassachusetts antiques dealer dead of substance abuse at an auction in Sharon, ConnecticutAntiques dealer dies in his booth at the Westchester New York Antiques ShowIgnorance is truly bliss foLocal antiques dealer, dead in a one car accident on his way home from an antiques exposition in Columbus, Ohio Two Scranton, Pennsylvania, antiques dealers dead of smoke inhalationMassachusetts antiques dealer dead of substance abuse at an auction in Sharon, ConnecticutAntiques dealer dies in his booth at the Westchester New York Antiques ShowIgnorance is truly bliss for recently widowed Maggie Summer, owner of Shadows Antiques, when she arrives at the prestigious Rensselaer County Spring Antiques Fair Sadly, she won t remain ignorant of the suspiciously high mortality rate among her fellow antiques dealers for long.Rumors are everywhere The most recent victim, John Smithson, died of poison at a show just last week, and many of the same dealers are here at Rensselaer They make the identical circuit year after year, so they know each other well Or do they Murder is still far from Maggie s mind as she arranges her Shadows booth some Currier Ives prints here, Winslow Homer wood engravings on the hack wall, other prints arranged on tables and easels by category With eleven years experience, she knows her stock So far the worst thing that has happened was putting the wrong price tag on a Homer engraving and having to sell it for 170 instead of 1,700.Maggie doesn t intend for that to happen again, and she doesn t intend to worry about murder This show s security is tight But she can t help observing her colleagues with fresh eyes Some, Eke Gussie White in the booth next door, are dear friends, and Gussie s assistant, her twenty year old nephew, Ben, who has Down s syndrome, is a delightful new acquaintance Others, however, even peopleshe s known for years, suddenly seem suspect.The opening night wine has hardly stopped flowing when death claims another victim Maggie will still sell a few antique prints, but she ll spend most of her time looking for a killer and trying to save a vulnerable young friend Will Maggie herself become a potential victim The answer may be in one of Maggie s prints, but she has hundreds in her booth Where should she begin With its riveting behind the scenes glimpse of antiques shows and its revealing data on antique print values, Shadows at the Fair introduces a captivating new series that unveils the powerful mysteries of antique prints even as it entertains.

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