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  • Location: Dedham Vale, Suffolk

The Antique Hunter’s Guide to Murder

The Antique Hunter’s Guide to Murder

Why a Booktrail?

2023:  What antique would you kill for?

  • ISBN: 978-1035021802
  • Genre: Cosy crime

What you need to know before your trail

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 an invitation, 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 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 guests all have something to hide.

Can Freya and Carole solve the mystery and unearth the killer before they strike again?

Travel Guide

Dedham Vale

Sadly Little Meddington where the novel is set, and the shop belonging to Arthur Crockleford are fictional. But are they? Travel around any of the villages in the area and you can see the places in the book. There are plenty of antiques shop and the landscape featured throughout the novel is everywhere!

Visit Dedham Vale here

Dedham Vale is also known as Constable Country, as it was made famous by John Constable’s paintings. He painted his most famous paintings of the area in 1802 and 1828. You can see these in the  Victoria and Albert Museum in London and the Scottish National Gallery in Edinburgh. This museum is mentioned in the novel in the first chapter as we meet Freya! London is not on the map though as it’s only mentioned in passing – Dedham Vale is where it’s at!

BookTrail Boarding Pass: The Antique Hunter’s Guide to Murder

Destination: Dedham Vale, Suffolk Author/guide: C L Miller  Departure Time: 2023

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