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Den of Antiquity Mysteries Books In Order

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Publication Order of Den of Antiquity Books

Larceny and Old Lace (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gilt by Association (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ming and I (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
So Faux, So Good (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Baroque and Desperate (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Estate of Mind (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Penny Urned (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nightmare in Shining Armor (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Splendor in the Glass (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tiles and Tribulations (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Statue of Limitations (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Monet Talks (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Cane Mutiny (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death of a Rug Lord (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Poison Ivory (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Glass is Always Greener (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon

The Den of Antiquity Mysteries series is a suspenseful series, which is written by the highly renowned author from The United States named Tamar Myers. It is comprised of 16 books in total, which were published between 1996 and 2011. Each book of this series follows the events in the life of the chief protagonist named Abigail Timberlake. She is introduced by author Myers as the owner of an antique’s store. Her store is described as a quiet one located in Charlotte, North Carolina. Author Myers started the series in 1996 & also released its debut book as Larceny and Old Lace, the same year. Throughout the course of the series, she published many intriguing plots and stories revolving around Abigail Timberlake. After writing and successfully publishing the 16th book, author Myers concluded it in 2011. The series’ final book is entitled as The Glass is Always Greener. At the start of the series, Abigail is introduced as a recently divorced woman and the owner of her shop known as the ‘Den of Antiquity’. In spite of being left alone by her husband, she does not lose hope. Abigail gets herself accustomed to delve into the past and search for Lost treasures. She navigates through the cutthroat world of her rival dealers at the auctions of the flea market stand. Abigail Timberlake had never thought in her life that she will have to put her expertise in detection and mayhem to some other use apart from looking for antique items. As she continues with her work, she comes across a number of mysteries that she is required to solve irrespective of her choice of interest. In some of the cases, she tries to unravel the murder mysteries to help her friends and close ones from getting framed for the crime that do not commit.

One of the initial books written by author Tamar Myers in the Den of Antiquity series is called as ‘The Ming and I’. It was released in 1997 by the Avon publication and the story is set in the United States. In this story, Abigail Timberlake is depicted as digging up some old family dirt when she uncovers buried secrets and the reason for a murder that had taken place long back. At the beginning of the story, it is shown that Abigail sends back a lady who had come to her shop to sell her old hideous vase. A few minutes later, the poor lady comes flying in through the window of the shop. When Abigail reaches for her to know what has happened, she sees that the woman had become a victim of a deadly hit and run case. Following the death of the woman, a handsome, tall, and dark homicide investigator named Greg Washburn begins to investigate the case. He also happens to be the boyfriend of Abigail and seems very much frustrated after conflicting accounts of the hit and run from the eyewitnesses.

Greg becomes a little bit furious with Abigail Timberlake too when he learns that woman’s vase was a Ming vase and was very valuable, and that Abigail let in go away from the crime scene. As a result, Abigail thinks that it would be better is she finds out for herself, who took the treasure and why was the woman so desperate to get it ridden from her. Later, Abigail learns that the woman and a lineage of antique items of her own and it makes her envious of the woman. She also comes to know that the victim had a connection with Roselawn Plantation, a historical and old plantation. Abigail selects this place to begin sleuthing to obtain some information about the woman and her Ming vase. As her mama has Southern credentials, it was not difficult for Abigail to get an appointment with the members of the board of directors of the plantation. However, she does not get any chance to snoop. Abigail knows it very well that digging into the long buried family secrets of a rich family from the Old South could land her in trouble. She also fears that she could get killed in the process just like the woman. But, she is determined to find about the Ming vase and the killers of the woman, and she won’t rest until she has found what she is looking for.

Another interesting book written in the series by author Myers was released as ‘So Faux, So Good’. It was once again published by Avon publication. At the start of this book, author Myers has shown that Abigail is very happy. She is about to get married to her dream man. The other reason for her happiness is that she has become successful in outbidding all the other antique dealers in Charlotte, North Carolina for buying an exquisite tea service from England. Her Mama, who has decided to become a nun, stops by Abigail’s home to give her an early present for her wedding. Abigail becomes shocked to find that the present that her mama has given to her is an exact copy of the tea service that she recently bought at the auction after paying a huge sum. More trouble knocks at her door when an auctioneer from the local area collapses mysteriously outside her antique shop. Later, she comes to know that the newspaper clipping of the announcement of her engagement has been found in a dead man’s wallet. Abigail begins to trace the deceased and tracks downs his origin to a small town in the Dutch country of Pennsylvania. She moves ahead with the investigation to find clues about the faux tea services. Abigail Timberlake is assisted by three other eccentric antique dealers as well as her beloved cat in the search mission. During the course of the investigation, they come across numerous dubious characters. While digging for the answers related to the mystery of the tea services, Abigail fears that she might land in a great trouble at an unknown place away from her home. However, her search for the truth does not stop and she goes on to unravel the mystery once and for all.

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