The Antique Hunter's Guide to Murder

The Antique Hunter's Guide to Murder

Crime & Thrillers
Hardback Published on: 29/02/2024
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The Antique Hunter's Guide to Murder
Both Thrilling and Cosy in Equal Measure
The Antique Hunter's Guide to Murder is set in my local area of "sleepy Suffolk" and I greatly appreciated the comforting familiarity of this. Miller's wri... READ MORE
Olivia at Martlesham
The Antique Hunter's Guide to Murder
Name a more iconic literary duo than Freya and Aunt Carole
I’ll be honest, I was a bit worried going into this read because ‘how interesting can a book that centres around antiques really be?’ Well let me tell you ... READ MORE
Caitlin at Hayes Lombardy
The Antique Hunter's Guide to Murder
Fun Murder Mystery
An enjoyable and entertaining cosy crime novel, I’m intrigued to see where the author is going to go with this as I believe there’s going to be a sequel. ... READ MORE
Chrys - Plymouth

Synopsis

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 a reservation, 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 including reservations in her name 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 other guests are menacing and secretive.

Can Freya and Carole solve the mystery surrounding the weekend before a killer strikes again?

C L Miller's The Antique Hunter's Guide to Murder is the start of your new favourite crime series, The Number One Ladies Detective Agency meets Midsomer Murders by way of Reverend Richard Coles and Richard Osman.

  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9781035021802
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Weight: 599g
  • Dimensions: 242 x 160 x 34 mm

Customer Reviews

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The Antique Hunter's Guide to Murder
This is a fast paced adventure that grips you right from the start.
This is an amazing story. Freya used to be an antiques assessor. The job meant looking for stolen or forged antiques. Freya used to work with Arthur before... READ MORE
Carolyn Huckfield
The Antique Hunter's Guide to Murder
A great debut!
I didn't know much about this book before reading but thought the blurb sounded good so gave it a go. I ended up really enjoying it! Some really likable... READ MORE
Charlotte Wilson
The Antique Hunter's Guide to Murder
New and different!
emotional-abuse, inheritance, relatives, murder-investigation, amateur-sleuth, cozy-mystery, unputdownable, suspense, stalker, antiques, grieving, country-... READ MORE
Janice Tangen
The Antique Hunter's Guide to Murder
It definitely reminded me of the classic whodunnits, and I kept expecting someone to put their head round a corner and shout "the game is afoot!"
I have been so looking forward to reading this one, ever since it was announced, and I'm thrilled to have been given a copy to read. It's hard to believ... READ MORE
Victoria Bucknell
The Antique Hunter's Guide to Murder
An enjoyable read
Rated 4.5/5 Netgalley Review The writing lured me in and kept me guessing. There were quite a few little bits going on which did confuse me at times,... READ MORE
Emily Pankhurst
The Antique Hunter's Guide to Murder
An original setting and twisty mystery with vibrant characters.
#audiobook #review. The Antique Hunter's Guide To Murder provides a new element to the cosy mystery genre. Freya used to be an antique hunter in another l... READ MORE
Jane Hunt
The Antique Hunter's Guide to Murder
Not what I expected
I was intrigued by the concept which I found interesting and original and I was looking forward to reading it, but I couldn’t quite get into it. I really w... READ MORE
Noemi Proietti
The Antique Hunter's Guide to Murder
Miss Marple meets the antiques roadshow
What a fun read that was. A rather hyper Miss Marple (and niece) meet The Antique Roadshow in this fabulous cosy mystery. Really well written this novel ... READ MORE
Lynda Checkley
The Antique Hunter's Guide to Murder
I sadly found missing; depth of plot, depth of characters, depth of anything really.
I really did think I was alone in my thoughts on The Antique Hunter's Guide to Murder but checking some other reviews convinced me otherwise. This story... READ MORE
Jon Jonnson
The Antique Hunter's Guide to Murder
Slightly disappointing, but a good debut
A debut cosy crime from a member of the UK’s foremost family of antiques experts so you can be sure the antique research is spot on. It’s a quick little re... READ MORE
T Edwards
The Antique Hunter's Guide to Murder
Antique Hunter's Guide to Murder
Freya Lockwood is forced to return to the hometown she thought she'd left for god when she receives a strange letter. It is from her old mentor Arthur Croc... READ MORE
Ashrae
The Antique Hunter's Guide to Murder
Holes in the plot and cardboard characters
Although I finished Cara Miller’s The Antique Hunter's Guide to Murder, I almost abandoned it after a few chapters. I’m afraid I just didn’t care for, nor ... READ MORE
Colin Edwards
The Antique Hunter's Guide to Murder
An original and welcome addition to the cosy crime genre
Arthur Crockleford is the person Freya likes least in the world, but when he dies, Freya feels she has no choice but to return to the village she has spent... READ MORE
Katheryn Thompson
The Antique Hunter's Guide to Murder
Cosy, not very complex, murder mystery
Antique shop owner Arthur Crockleford knows he is likely to die soon, because he knows too much. His death looks accidental, but why did he break the vase... READ MORE
Denis
The Antique Hunter's Guide to Murder
Can Freya and Carole discover the truth of Arthur’s death?
Freya had been mentored by Arthur until they had a huge falling out and so she was shocked when she received an invitation following Arthur’s death. Toge... READ MORE
Julie Friar
The Antique Hunter's Guide to Murder
A nice idea
An interesting idea, from the daughter of the authors of Millers Antique Guides. She has obviously picked up a lot of knowledge about the antiques trade a... READ MORE
Gee Wood
The Antique Hunter's Guide to Murder
Antique hunter’s the best!!
What a great story!! I think I’ve found my new crime fighting duo!! Freya and her Aunt Carole come together when Arthur Crockleford, a close friend of Ca... READ MORE
Nic. C/ Nickiknackinoo
The Antique Hunter's Guide to Murder
Antique Hunters are the best!!
What a great story!! I think I’ve found my new crime fighting duo!! Freya and her Aunt Carole come together when Arthur Crockleford, a close friend of Ca... READ MORE
Nic. C/ Nickiknackinoo
The Antique Hunter's Guide to Murder
Lovejoy meets Miss Marple
A cosy mystery set in Suffolk in the world of antiques and antique hunting, the protagonist Freya needs to solve a 20 year old murder to allow her to solve... READ MORE
Robert young
The Antique Hunter's Guide to Murder
A perfect cozy mystery
I was provided with an advanced reader copy of this book in both ebook and audio formats in return for an honest review The narration for the audio book i... READ MORE
Rune
The Antique Hunter's Guide to Murder
An enjoyable read.
A Cosy mystery pairing Agatha Christie-esque murder with antiques and antique hunting written by Judith Miller’s daughter (Miller’s Antiques Guide) who ha... READ MORE
Mavis Tiller
The Antique Hunter's Guide to Murder
A Good Series Starter
Divorce, single parenting, an empty nest, and the subsequent sale of your home, are high on the stress inducing chart and Freya Lockwood has faced them all... READ MORE
Tracy12
The Antique Hunter's Guide to Murder
Fun
This was such a fun read. I thoroughly enjoyed.it.
Emma Renshaw
The Antique Hunter's Guide to Murder
Good debut
I listened to the audiobook which was excellently narrated by Emilia Fox (the excellent British actor) and have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed it. Thi... READ MORE
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The Antique Hunter's Guide to Murder
An enjoyable and different mystery.
Freya returns to her home town after the death of her mentor Arthur Crockleford. His death was a shock but the pair hadn’t been on good terms for the last... READ MORE
Zoe Hitchen
The Antique Hunter's Guide to Murder
An Old Puzzle
CL Miller's debut novel is set in the world of antiques. Freya is summoned home by her aunt Carole after the death of the latter's oldest friend - and some... READ MORE
Jane Sandell
The Antique Hunter's Guide to Murder
A fun read!
Freya's life seems to be crumbling around her. Her beloved daughter has flown the nest & her ex is demanding she sells her home. She goes to stay with her ... READ MORE
Maggie Macdonald
The Antique Hunter's Guide to Murder
Novel set in Dedham Vale and Cairo
The Antique Hunter’s Guide to Murder by C L Miller is a riotous and fun country house murder mystery with real moments of tension. This is a book where not... READ MORE
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