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The Celtic Riddle: An Archaeological Mystery
Late Irish business magnate Eamon Byrne speaks to his dysfunctional family on videotape at the reading of his will. Byrne attempts to force his family to work together by giving each one a line from an ancient Celtic epic poem. Taken together, the lines lead to a great treasure, which can only be found if the family pulls together and shares the clues. Drawn into this mess are Lara McClintoch, a Toronto antique dealer, and her associate Alex Stewart, who...
The Etruscan Chimera
Berkley, May 2002, 22.95, 304 pp. ISBN 0425184633 McClintoch & Swain is an antiques store in Toronto, Canada run by two ex spouses, Lara McClintoch and Clive McSwain. Since Clive spends more than he should on items for the store, Lara is the one who goes on the buying trips locally and abroad. In Rome, Lara is brought to meet Crawford Lake, a reclusive mega-billionaire who hasn't been seen in public for over fifteen years. Crawford i...
The Magyar Venus
Berkley, April 2004, 22.95, 256 pp. ISBN 0425194299 It isn't every person who could own and work with an ex-husband but Lara McClintoch manages quite nicely. In fact Clive Swain carries most of the business load because Lara is depressed because she broke up with her long time lover. In downtown Toronto Lara meets an old schoolmate who is on her way to meet some other college friends. Lara joins them because she shared an apartment with them a...
The Moai Murders
Berkley, April 2005, 22.95, 272 pp. ISBN 0425200442 Lara McClintoch, co-owner with her ex-husband Clive, of an upscale antiques store in Toronto, has been to some very exotic places but has never really gone on a vacation. Her best friend Moira Meller who is also Clive's girlfriend, convinces her to go on a real vacation to Easter Island also known as Ropa Nui. The island is famous for its Moai statues several feet high and facing inland severa...
The Thai Amulet
Berkley, April 2003, 22.95, 256 pp. ISBN 0425190064 Thailand is an exotic place and when William Beauchamp goes there on a buying trip, he sends his wife Natalie a fax saying he is not coming back. Unable to keep the business going and care for her severely handicapped daughter, Natalie sells the store and lives off the profits. Two years later her resources are nearly depleted and Will has gone missing, not seen at his home or store in Bangkok...
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