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Author: Tamar Myers
ISBN: 0739401688
Language: English
Category: Women's Fiction
Publisher: Avon,; Reprint edition (1999)
Rating: 4.8
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Baroque and Desperate.

Baroque and Desperate. In a Treasure-Laden Mansion Unflappable and resourceful, Abigail Timberlake, antique dealer and owner of Charlotte, North Carolina's Den of Antiquity, relies on her knowledge and savvy to authenitcate the facts from the fakes when it comes to either curios or people.

It was clearly a setup. You saw what happened with the eg. .Egg? the twins echoed. Don’t interrupt, I snapped. Again, it was a gracious reprimand. Well, the sheriff said, there’s more. ped my foot on the scarred linoleum. The accused’s fingerprints, he said carefully, were found several places in Flora’s room. Including the handle on the door that leads to the outside. Again that means nothing. Like we discussed, Sheriff, Flora might have been killed in the bathtub.

Baroque and Desperate - Tamar Myers. Everything's been stolen. This is the first chapter of the book. Abby has gone on vacation and while away her shop is burgled and everything's gone. This book find's Abby and CJ going to the low lands of South Carolina to a family plantation to help with a scavenger hunt.

Baroque and Desperate book. So Baroque and Desperate ends up getting the same lukewarm recommend as most of Tamar Myers' catalogue. Resourceful antiques dealer Abigail Timberlake relies on her. I keep waiting for the book that will push me one way or the other; looks like I'm going to continue waiting.

The Baroque (UK: /bəˈrɒk/, US: /bəˈroʊk/; French: ) is a highly ornate and often extravagant style of architecture, music, dance, painting, sculpture and other arts that flourished in Europe from the early 17th century until the 1740s. In the territories of the Spanish and Portuguese empires including the Iberian Peninsula it continued, together with new styles, until the first decade of the 1800s.

Tamar Myers is the author of the Belgian Congo series and the Den of Antiquity series as well as the Pennsylvania-Dutch mysteries. This was an excellent book by Tamar Myers. It's a cozy mystery, easy to read and enjoy. Born and raised in the Congo, she lives in North Carolina.

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This was an excellent book by Tamar Myers.

Comments (7)
Yahm
Abigail Timberlake, owner of the Den of Antiquity, has her store robbed of all of its contents. A timely offer from Tradd, the handsome son of a wealthy family, includes a request for her presence at his grandmother's house to help advise him about her antiques during the course of a family game. She becomes acquainted with Tradd's siblings, none of whom appear to approve of her appearance in their game. Before long there is a murder, and Abby is in the middle of finding out which member of this avaricious family is responsible. In this book, author Myers continues to develop the characters of C.J., Abby's neighboring antique store owner, who is famous for her long, pointless stories, and Abby's mother who rebounds from her unsuccessful attempt to become a nun in the last book, to finding a holy image in Abby's store. Again, Myers creates a humorous and enjoyable book and manages to have the murderer be the one you would least expect.
Dolid
Abby Timberlake returns from a cruise to find that the Den of Antiquity has been cleaned out by burglars. Her mother finds a bright spot, a supposed image of an angel on one of the very empty walls. Abby has no time for this nonsense, having been invited by a young hunk with a Jag on a sort of treasure hunt in the low counrty. CJ is invited along to help his brother. Alas, a slutty maid ends up dead and CJ confesses to the crime. Abby knows her looney friend couldn't kill anyone and sets out to prove it.
This mystery provides the usual weird cast of characters, pluse a whole new bunch of crazies. Georgetown makes Charlotte seem sane. This mystery is alot of fun, I didn't even care who committed the crime.
Shliffiana
Not quite as good as her later publications but pretty good. Her characters have evolved significantly over time which makes for a much better read.
Golden freddi
good as always.
Katishi
I have read almost all of Ms Myer's varied books, adventures in Africa and Amish mysteries and more. Her writing style makes me laugh out loud.
Gorisar
I have become quite fond of the books in this series and was especially fond of this one if for no other reason than the setting. Although Abigail Timberlake, the heroine of the series, resides in Charlotte North Carolina, this story is set in the lovely town of Georgetown South Carolina. Just last week my family and I visited this charming little town and the author's description of places that I had just been to may have colored my opinion a little, but I really liked this book.

The problems that exist in the previous books in this series are still evident here but after a while one gets used to them. Abigail is still overly abrasive and despite her best efforts the mystery is only solved when the killer makes an out of the blue confession. There are also far too many descriptions of Abigail's friend CJ that form some variation of "she is a few bricks short of a load." About one more of those little sayings and I think that I would have screamed.

The whole story begins when Abby returns home from a cruise and finds that burglars have literally cleaned out her antique shop. The had even taken the phone jack and swept the floor, leaving nothing but some markings on a wall in which Abby's mother sees an angel. At the height of her despair, a man she had met on the plane ride back to Charlotte shows up and asks her to spend the weekend helping him with a scavenger hunt at his grandmother's plantation just outside of Georgetown. Since her daughter Susan had forgot to mail the premium check to the insurance company causing the cancellation of her policy, Abby had nothing to loose and accepted the invitation which had been extended to cover her friend CJ.

Arriving at the plantain, they found a family that could be the poster children for dysfunctional families. They were for the most part, just sitting around waiting for the family matriarch to die so that they could get their hands on her money. On top of that, most of the males in the family were sleeping with the maid who turns up murdered. For some reason that Abby can't fathom, CJ confesses to the crime and is taken to jail even though the Sheriff knows that she didn't really do it. It is CJ's arrest that puts Abby on the trail of the killer and as usual she bumbles and stumbles along until the killer for no good reason confesses. As in the previous books in this series, Abby gets herself into grave danger but unlike the other times she escapes her attacker in this book by using her wits. In the previous books it was mostly just pure dumb luck that saved her.

This book is not quite as laugh out loud funny as some of the previous installments in the series but Abby's mother is still a hoot as she sets up a Shrine in Abby's empty shop. CJ and her stories about her family are also hilarious, especially the one about her cousin that makes dentures from pig's teeth. The writing is warm and conversational and best of all, all of the clues are there for the reader to figure out the mystery before the ever-looming confession rolls around. In short, this is a nice warm fuzzy book that is a pleasure to read despite the shallow nature of the mystery itself. Reading these books is a worthwhile endeavor if for no other reason than to find out what Abby's mother does next.