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It's supposed to be a relaxing fishing trip to a Puget Sound island. But, when one of Jeff's fishing buddies is killed (apparently for his lure collection), Jeff's drawn into the investigation alongside a female sheriff battling cancer. But Jeff's uncanny knack for turning up the unexpected backfires when he gets too close to solving the crime, and his agoraphobic wife Sheila is put in danger.
Since Jeff Talbot left the FBI, he's been investigating yard sales as a professional antiques picker. From furniture to books, from old clothes to broken toys, nothing escapes his keen eye for appraisal. But there is one item that he always keeps his knowing eyes particularly peeled to find: a one-of-a-kind French cabaret set commissioned by Napoleon for his love, Josephine. It is an item any collector would kill for.
"a delightful series"
Antiques picker and ex-FBI agent Jeff Talbot figured he was about to make a killing when Nathan Rose offered him all the antiques in his newly deceased aunt’s house dirt cheap. What Jeff hadn’t bargained for, however, was the bloodstain beneath one of the old pack rat’s priceless rugs, indicating that the death of Verena Rose was no accident. But unlike the police, Jeff doesn’t think that nephew Nathan is the culprit. Convinced the answer lies somewhere in the old woman’s cluttered house, Jeff starts rummaging....
"Really like this series."
Months after Jeff's beloved Chevy Woodie is wrecked, it's finally restored. But when he and Greer go to pick it up at the shop, they discover the asphyxiated bodies of four men. What first appears to be an accident is soon ruled a homicide. An envelope found inside one of the woodie's doors during the restoration connects the Talbot family to the murder - and leads Jeff to Los Angeles in search of a mysterious woman who may hold the key.
"Boy this book brought back memories"
Ex-FBI agent and antiques picker Jeff Talbot asks Lanny, a fellow picker, to scout out some antique majolica as a present for his wife with no idea just how costly it will be. Lanny is a bit of a loner, but Jeff has always liked him. So it comes as a total shock when the young man is arrested for murdering an antiques dealer.
"The Majolica Murders"