Hidden Treasure

Hidden Treasure

Josie Prescott's discovery of a mysterious antique trunk leads to a disappearance--and murder--in the next installment of this beloved cozy series set on the rugged New Hampshire coast, Jane K. Cleland's Hidden Treasure.

Josie Prescott, owner of Prescott's Antiques & Auctions, and her new husband Ty have finally found their dream home--a Victorian beauty on the beach, known in the town of Rocky Point as "The Gingerbread House." It was recently vacated by Maudie Wilson, an aging widow, whose concerned nieces have moved her into a nearby assisted living facility. Josie befriends Maudie, who seems surprisingly sharp, considering her family's doubts about her soundness of mind.

As Josie and Ty joyfully begin renovations on The Gingerbread House, the nieces report that Maudie, in her forgetfulness, may have left behind an old trunk, which she's desperate to get back. Sure enough, Josie finds the trunk inside a hidden dumbwaiter, and within it a jewel-encrusted box holding a sculpture of a cat. Josie can understand the sense of urgency about getting the objects back--they look valuable, and not just in the sentimental sense.

But when Josie goes to return the box to Maudie, the woman has vanished. And on the floor of her empty apartment lies the body of someone bludgeoned to death. Sick with worry for Maudie's safety, Josie begins to piece together the clues to the murder. Everyone around her seems to want to pitch in, from Maudie's family, to the receptionist at the facility, to the young couple helping Josie with her renovations. But when the killer may be lurking nearby, Josie can't let her guard down around anyone.

Title:Hidden Treasure
ISBN:9781250242778
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    Hidden Treasure Reviews

  • Lesa

    I always look forward to the annual Josie Prescott Antiques mystery by Jane K. Cleland. Over the course of the series, we’ve watched Josie grow from an insecure young woman in a strange community to...

  • Sue Em

    Out of 13 books in this series, I have only missed one. That should tell you something about my thoughts. Every book highlights some antique piece or type. As the series progresses, you see Josie Pres...

  • Amy

    Review to follow...

  • Bea

    First I want to say what a fantastic job the author did making this a stand alone. I was about 10% into the book when I had to look something up on Goodreads and discovered that it's the thirteenth bo...

  • Jennifer Georges

    This book was the first book I read in the series. I think reading previous installments would have clarified a lot for me while reading. I enjoy mysteries and could not help but feel like Josie was j...

  • Liv Parsons

    I was very happy to gain access to an ARC copy of Hidden Treasure by Jane K. Cleland through NetGalley. This is the first book of the series following Josie Prescott that I have read and really enjoye...

  • Cozy Cat Reviews

    This is a charming series that blends antiques and history with fun sleuthing. Thank you to the publisher and to Net Galley for the opportunity. My review opinion is my own. This is the 13th book in t...

  • Nicola Short

    This is my first book to read in the Josie Prescott series by author Jane K. Cleland. I had no problem reading it as a stand alone. I do want to read the previous books in the series.Hidden Treasures ...

  • Elissa

    This is the 13th book in the Josie Prescott Antiques mystery series and the first one in this series that I've read. I found the book to be a gentle cozy mystery, perfect to escape the stress of life....

  • Leslie

    I read this book courtesy of NetGalley. This long series continues to follow the never-aging Josie Prescott, now married, as she deals in antiques, hosts a TV show, assists friends, does good deeds, r...