American antique dealer Kate Hamilton's Christmastime jaunt to a charming English village leads to an investigation of a missing ruby...and a chain of murders.
Connie Berry was born in Racine, Wisconsin, to second-generation immigrants from Scandinavia and the British Isles. Like her main character, Connie was raised by charmingly eccentric antique collectors who opened a shop, not because they wanted to sell antiques but because they needed an excuse to keep buying them. Connie adores cute animals, foreign travel, and all things British. She lives in Ohio with her husband and adorable dog Millie.
Praise for A Legacy of Murder:
"Historic settings, antiquing tips, and a surprising motive in an angst-filled mystery/romance."
"A delightful mystery about the secrets of the past, closure, strong friendships, and finding answers."
--Tulsa Book Review
"This cozy has it all: well-developed characters, clever dialogue, [and] a gentle love story that never slows the mystery plot...Readers will eagerly await the next installment."
--Publishers Weekly "A well-realized cast and a beautifully described setting."
"Readers will appreciate Kate's growth as a character in this atmospheric story. Fans of Jane K. Cleland's books...will want to try this series."
--Library Journal "A multifaceted gem of a book, it's sure to hold your interest from the first page."
--Myshelf Praise for A Dream of Death:
"A well-written, intriguing debut mystery...that blends an old island legend with a contemporary whodunit."
--Library Journal starred review, Debut of the Month "Suspenseful [and] elegantly written... Readers will look forward to seeing more of the intelligent and resourceful Kate."
--Publishers Weekly "Nicely drawn characters with realistic backstories, a romantic historical subplot, and a modern-day flirtation combine to make this a promising start to a new series."
--Booklist "An exciting one, with tense and tough moments, aided by its rugged Scottish setting and the author's entertaining unraveling of the plot."
--New York Journal of Books "The Scottish atmosphere is captivating, the characters are well-drawn, and the dual mysteries blend together perfectly. This is exactly the type of book that I read cover to cover with barely a break...I honestly recommend this book to anyone who loves a good mystery."