At this point in time, I've almost read the entire Den of Antiquity Mystery Series. I only have one more novel left out of sixteen novels to read. With the exception of the first novel in the Den of Antiquity Mystery Series, I have not read the other novels in the series in order of their publication date.
Some of the novels in the Den of Antiquity Mystery Series have been really good novels to read. While others have been downright difficult to trudge through and quite frankly, Baroque And Desperate had been one of the more difficult novels in this series for me to want to finish reading. The cliches and one liners used just aren't that funny anymore to me. The shallow characters created are annoying and even the regular characters like C. J. (the leading character, Abigail Timberlake's friend) and Abigail's mom Mozella are grating to my nerves with their odd/quirky behavior. So needless to say, the Baroque And Desperate by Tamar Myers wasn't one of my favorite novels in the Den of Antiquity Mystery Series.
The following is a summary for Baroque And Desperate by Tamar Myers from Amazon:
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. Her expertise makes Abby invaluable to exceptionally handsome Tradd Maxwell Burton, wealthy scion of the renowned Latham family. He needs her to determine the most priceless item in the Latham mansion and then split the proceeds of it with her. A treasure hunt in an antique-filled manor? All Abby can say is "let the games begin."
It's Tough to Keep Help
Accompanied by her best girlfriend, C.J., Abby arrives at the estate and is met with cool reserve, if no downright rudeness, from the members of the Latham clan. Trying to carry out Tradd's request, Abby finds that she could cut the household tension with a knife. But someone has beaten her to it by stabbing a maid to death with an ancient kris. Suddenly all eyes are on C.J., whose fingerprints happen to be all over the murder weapon. it's up to Abby to use her knack for detecting forgeries to expose the fake alibi of the genuine killerI am giving Baroque And Desperate by Tamar Myers a rating of 1.5 stars out of 5 stars.
Until my next post, happy reading!