Eugenia Swift is a young woman of singular sensibilities, a connoisseur of beauty...and naturally inclined to tackle even the most difficult tasks on her own. As the director of the Leabrook Glass Museum, she's been asked to travel to Frog Cove Island--an artistic have near Seattle--to catalog an... show more
Eugenia Swift is a young woman of singular sensibilities, a connoisseur of beauty...and naturally inclined to tackle even the most difficult tasks on her own. As the director of the Leabrook Glass Museum, she's been asked to travel to Frog Cove Island--an artistic have near Seattle--to catalog an important collection of art glass belonging to the late Adams Daventry. But thanks to unsavory rumors surrounding Daventry's death, the museum insists that Eugenia take along Cyrus Chandler Colfax--a rough-hewn private investigator whose taste in glass runs to icy cold bottles filled with beer.When Colfax declares they must pose as a couple, Eugenia protests in terms as loud as his Hawaiian shirts. She's loath to disclose the secret purpose of her trip: investigating the disappearance of her good friend Nellie Grant...the late Adam Daventry's lover. Meanwhile, the green-eyed calm of Colfax's gaze shields his own hidden agenda--locating a priceless Daventry treasure that will help him...
Publish date: December 22nd 2008
Publisher: Gallery Books
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
You know something of what you're getting into when you open this book and look at the epigraphs: Forged in fire, neither liquid nor solid, capable of transmitting or reflecting light, glass is proof that there is magic in the world. - From the introductory notes of the Catalogue of the Leabrook G...
Eugenia is a director of a top-notch glass museum. Cyrus is a PI with a deep dark secret. She wants to find out what happened to her late friend. She doesn’t believe the police report of a boating accident. He wants to find a man who betrayed him three years ago and killed his wife. They meet in the...
A low 2 stars. Too much talk explaining life, the universe and everything. I prefer books where the explanations emerge from the story itself, not from characters emoting. I did thoroughly enjoy the art glass and Seattle threads.