Scary Stuff

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Macmillan, Sep 29, 2009 - Fiction - 304 pages
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Antique picker Jane Wheel has always loved old stuff, from vintage salt and pepper shakers to other families' old photos and orphaned Bakelite buttons, and she can't really explain why. But she makes a living out of it, searching high and low at estate sales and antique shops and reselling her finds to other collectors. At least, it's half a living---she makes the other half as an associate to a private detective, because she's just as talented at digging up secrets as antiques.

While visiting her brother for the first time in years, Jane's fascinated by a story of mistaken identity: On three occasions, someone has accused him of swindling them on eBay, only to realize he's not the right guy. Even though he doesn't see the point, she wants to look into it. Then back at home one of her parents' friends is attacked, leading Jane to vow to get to the bottom of things.

Out of nowhere, Jane suddenly has two cases, both edging a little too close to her loved ones for comfort, because one thing's for sure---whenever family gets wrapped up in your personal business, it's bound to be some scary stuff.

 

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Review: Scary Stuff (Jane Wheel #6)

User Review  - Lynn Demsky - Goodreads

I enjoyed this story! The characters are cute, eccentric and strange in their own individual way – a lot of them made me chuckle and smile just because they reminded me of characters in my family! The ... Read full review

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User Review  - krystalsbooks - LibraryThing

Good read. Strong female lead. Great plot with amazing character development. Read full review

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Contents

CHAPTER 1
1
CHAPTER 2
17
CHAPTER 3
25
CHAPTER 4
39
CHAPTER 5
53
CHAPTER 6
67
CHAPTER 7
77
CHAPTER 8
95
CHAPTER 12
141
CHAPTER 13
145
CHAPTER 14
163
CHAPTER 15
179
CHAPTER 16
197
CHAPTER 17
211
CHAPTER 18
221
CHAPTER 19
239

CHAPTER 9
107
CHAPTER 10
115
CHAPTER 11
125
CHAPTER 20
243
CHAPTER 21
259
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About the author (2009)

Sharon Fiffer collects buttons, Bakelite, pottery, vintage potholders, keys, locks, and other killer stuff. She is coeditor of the anthologies Home: American Writers Remember Rooms of Their Own; Body; and Family: American Writers Remember Their Own, and the author of five previous Jane Wheel mysteries as well as the nonfiction book, Imagining America. She lives near Chicago.

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