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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (90 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lea Wait Narrator: Celeste Lawson Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Antique Print Mysteries Release Date: May 2017 ISBN: 9781538463390
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Maggie Summer’s life is full. She has three loves in her life: her antique print business, her career as a community college professor, and the new man in her life. She loves using the antique prints to illustrate her lectures on American cultural history.

When a special dormitory is built for single parents and their children, Maggie is thrilled to become the faculty advisor to the young parents—until one of the young mothers is poisoned. There is a killer on campus, but is it an outsider or someone Maggie knows and trusts? Does someone want to destroy Whitcomb House or the college? As always, Maggie finds the answers to her questions in the antique prints she knows and loves. And this time, torn between her own needs and those of her students, the most important discoveries Maggie makes are about herself.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Wait’s knowledge of antique prints and American culture will entertain and educate readers.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Maggie is an extremely attractive protagonist. Descriptions of her antique prints head each chapter and have engaging connections to the content.”

    Booklist

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paula | 9/22/2013

    " This book was different than the usual cozy mystery. It had a social message in it, as well. So in addition to the murder mystery, there were insights into child adoption, which the main character is trying to decide to do. Truly anenjoyable read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mom | 4/26/2013

    " A Maine author. Excellent characters. Great setting. Never would have guessed the mystery maker... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rosemary | 2/9/2012

    " This book had an interesting approach. The heroine / detective was a community college American art professor who also dealt with antique prints. Each section began with a description of a print, and one helps her see the solution to the murder. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Samira | 7/2/2011

    " There is simply not enough character development to make the plot make sense! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Krista | 5/14/2011

    " Met this author at the Maine books in the garden event in July. All of her books were children's books except for this one. I enjoyed this murder mystery. Read it quickly & must admit that I skimmed over the main character's lectures. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy Sessions | 12/31/2010

    " I liked that it had so much information about antique prints. I had no idea who the murderer was until the very end. Her language (main character) was sometimes too abrupt for me, but I enjoyed the book and would like to read more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leslie | 11/21/2010

    " This was another fun antiques mystery. I learned some more about prints and other antiques. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Krista | 8/21/2010

    " Met this author at the Maine books in the garden event in July. All of her books were children's books except for this one. I enjoyed this murder mystery. Read it quickly & must admit that I skimmed over the main character's lectures. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Samira | 7/4/2010

    " There is simply not enough character development to make the plot make sense! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 11/26/2009

    " I liked that it had so much information about antique prints. I had no idea who the murderer was until the very end. Her language (main character) was sometimes too abrupt for me, but I enjoyed the book and would like to read more. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Catherine | 3/30/2009

    " Well written, but a formula mystery, where the plot relies upon the main character making really dumb decisions (hint: if you're hiding evidence about 2 murders in your desk and your office is ransacked, Give The Evidence To The Police! Do NOT take it home!!) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Val | 12/7/2008

    " these little books keep intriguing me. I like the jessica landsbury feel of them...silly college setting in this one...i like the main character, Maggie. She's wanting to be adventurous, but she gets in her own way with her nosiness!!! ha aha aha "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mom | 6/22/2008

    " A Maine author. Excellent characters. Great setting. Never would have guessed the mystery maker... "

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About the Author
Author Lea Wait

Lea Wait comes from a long line of antique dealers. The single adoptive parent of four Asian daughters adopted as older children, she is now married and lives in Maine where she runs an antique print business and writes the Maggie Summer series as well as historical novels for young readers. Her debut mystery, Shadows at the Fair, was nominated for an Agatha Award.

About the Narrator

Celeste Lawson is an Earphones Award winner and Audie Award nominee. She is the recording studio director for the Talking Books Program at the Library of Congress’ National Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. She was a dancer and an actor before finding her niche in the intriguing, challenging, and extremely satisfying world of narration. In Silver Spring, Maryland, where she lives with her husband, daughter, and cat, she practices yoga and continues to dance. Celeste has also recorded for Blackstone Audio under the name C. M. Hébert.