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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, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2004 ISBN:
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Maggie Summer has three loves: her antique print business, Shadows; her career as a community college professor in Somerset County, New Jersey; and the new man in her life, Will Brewer. Her biological clock is pushing her to decide whether she's ready to add a fourth love: an adopted child.

Although Will is on the road just now, Maggie's life is full. She uses prints by Currier & Ives, Thomas Nast, and William Ludwell Sheppard to illustrate her lectures on American cultural history, and Oliver and Dorothy Whitcomb, a wealthy couple who are on the college board, are two of her best customers.

When the Whitcombs design and dedicate a special dormitory for single parents and their children, Maggie is thrilled to become the faculty adviser to the young parents. Her new assignment gives her plenty of time to think about what single parenthood would mean for her; that is, plenty of time until one of the young mothers is poisoned and the web of danger at the dorm threatens to encircle Maggie.

There is a killer on campus. Is it an outsider or someone Maggie knows and trusts? Does someone want to destroy Whitcomb House or the college? And is Maggie in as much danger as her students?

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.

Rich with appealing characters and fascinating insiders' lore about antique prints, Shadows on the Ivy is the best yet in this award-nominated series from an author who brilliantly brings together her knowledge of prints and her love of storytelling.

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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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