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Novel Appraisals: Fiction about Antiques and Collectibles

Check out this limited edition series of rare and unusual books about the urge to buy, sell, collect, and evaluate objects.

Durrant, Sabine
The Great Indoors
A woman who prefers collecting objects to actual companionship is stymied by the romantic attentions of two very different men.
 
Grace, Innis
Stained Glass Window
A restoration project, a one-hundred-year-old journal, and an unsolved mystery help heal a marriage in this inspirational tale.
 
Hill, Sam
Buzz Riff
The search for a Civil War-era flag leads a broke businessman on an extremely wild goose chase.
 
Jenkins, Emyl
Stealing With Style
An appraiser known for her skill and discretion is called in when valuable items start turning up in unexpected places.
 
Medwed, Mameve
How Elizabeth Barrett Browning Saved My Life
When a woman's chamber pot turns out to be a valuable antique, there's no stopping the surprising life changes that follow.
 
Morgan, Deborah
The Majolica Murders
A retired FBI agent with an eye for antiques is unwittingly dragged into a murder investigation.
 
Smith, B.J.
Busted Flush
An unhappy realtor inherits a treasure trove of Civil War memorabilia that catapults him to celebrity on the antiques circuit.
 

Updated:06/24/2009