By Elaine Flinn
Carmel, California, antiques broker Molly Doyle has an unerring eye for the infrequent and helpful - that's why she's been employed to evaluate and promote the contents of the house of the overdue mom and dad of unbearable neighborhood heiress Frances O'Brien. the well known Hollywood set designers had filled their homestead with all demeanour of valuable antiquities and valueless junk. however the last item Molly expects to discover is a mummified corpse.
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She was nearly breathless just thinking about the colossal collection, and didn’t know where to begin. She was aching for a cigarette to calm her nerves. The salon alone was ﬁlled with what appeared to be Louis XIV! God only knew what the upstairs might be like. When she ﬁnally pulled into the alley behind the shop’s complex, she said, “If all the furniture we saw is period, and not including the artwork, which I barely got a glimpse of—” “The frames alone are worth plenty,” Emma said. “Yeah, well, anyway, just a quick off-the-top-of-my- Deadly Collection 27 head, we’re talking about maybe .
The cabinets nearly groaned with Derby, Staffordshire, Spode, Limoges, and Creamware. S. K. was witnessing a renaissance in their famous potters, and it would be her obligation to get Frances the very best prices she could. She hoped the number she had for Linda Rutledge was still good. Linda’s expertise on silver would come in handy. Molly had a good grasp on markings, but she knew how quickly prices ﬂuctuated, and she wasn’t handling the caliber of silver she’d seen in the dining room and in the pantry.
I heard her mention the name when we were there. ” “No. He was before your time. His ﬁlms are now considered classics. ” Intrigued, Molly asked, “And? Go on . . I’m riveted. ” “Well, he built it in the late sixties, early seventies. Deadly Collection 35 Lerner was a golf nut and loved coming up every year for the AT&T Tournament. It was the the ‘Clambake’ when Bing Crosby ran it. All the big-time movie people showed up every year and it was the highlight of the season here. The house—or La Casa, as Lerner named it—was always packed with movie stars, producers, directors .
Deadly Collection: A Molly Doyle Mystery by Elaine Flinn