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June 29 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Crime Fiction

The Antique Hunter’s Guide to Murder

C.L. Miller
Photo of Cara Miller. The Antique Hunter's Guide to Murder book cover

Venue:

Electric Palace, King's Quay Street
Harwich, Essex CO12 3ER United Kingdom
Tickets:
£10
£8 concessions (Students, Under 27s and Unwaged)
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C.L. Miller, The Antique Hunter’s Guide to Murder

Miller’s winning debut exposes the dark underbelly of the antiques trade. Freya Lockwood has avoided the quaint English village in which she grew up for the last twenty years. That is until news arrives that Arthur Crockleford, antiques dealer and Freya’s estranged mentor, has died . . . and the circumstances seem suspicious.

This book was written in consultation with Cara’s mother, international antiques expert Judith Miller (1951–2023), a regular specialist on the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow.

This event will include an audience Q&A. After the event there will be an opportunity to get your book signed by the author.

 

Part of A Criminally Good Day
Join us for a fabulous day of criminally good events in Harwich. With author talks and a film-screening at Electric Palace, one of Essex’s leading cultural venues; a family ‘Litter is Criminal’ workshop on Harwich Beach and a Game Changer Workshop with award-winning Signals, there really is something for everyone. Visit the A Criminally Good Day page for more details.

 

Saturday 29 June, 2.30pm

Venue: Electric Palace, King’s Quay Street, Harwich, CO12 3ER
Tickets: £10 / £8 concessions (Students, Under 27s and Unwaged)
Box Office: essexbookfestival.org.uk or Mercury Theatre 01206 573948

 

Ticket Deal
Make a day of it! Buy a ticket to 2 author events at our Criminally Good Day, get the 3rd event free. Discount automatically applied at checkout when tickets for all 3 events are booked:
1.00pm – Nicci French
2.30pm – C.L. Miller
4.00pm – Peter Hain

 


 

The Antique Hunter’s Guide to Murder by Cara Miller

Published 29 February 2024

The Antique Hunter's Guide to Murder book cover

Order a copy of The Antique Hunter’s Guide to Murder at bookshop.org

What Antique Would You Kill For?

Freya, it’s down to you to finish what I started…

Freya Lockwood has avoided the quaint English village in which she grew up for the last twenty years. That is until news arrives that Arthur Crockleford, antiques dealer and Freya’s estranged mentor, has died . . . and the circumstances seem suspicious.

You will uncover a reservation, I implore you to attend…

But when a letter from Arthur is delivered, sent just days before his death, and an ordinary pine chest concealing Arthur’s journals, including reservations in her name, are revealed, Freya finds herself sucked back into a life she’d sworn to leave behind.

But beware, trust no one. Your life depends on it…

Joining forces with her eccentric Aunt Carole, Arthur’s staunch best friend, Freya follows both clues and her instincts to an old manor house for an ‘antiques enthusiasts’ weekend’. But not is all as it seems; the antiques are bad reproductions, and the other guests are menacing and secretive.

Can Freya and Carole solve the mystery surrounding the weekend before a killer strikes again?

‘Antiques Roadshow, the sedate Sunday evening show where the frisson comes from a collector finding that their trinket is actually a treasure, has now inspired a much more deadly drama.’ – Sunday Times

 

 

About the Author

Cara Miller started working Life in publishing as an editorial assistant for her mother, Judith Miller, on the Miller’s Antique Price Guide and as a researcher for the Antique Hunter’s Guide to Europe before she went into hospitality and events. After she had children, she decided to follow her long-held dream of becoming an author and began writing full-time. She was an Undiscovered Voices winner in 2022 and was showcased in the UV 2022 anthology. She lives in a medieval cottage in Suffolk with her family.
This book was written in consultation with international antiques expert Judith Miller (1951–2023), a regular specialist on the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow. Judith was also the co-founder of the bestselling annual Miller’s Antiques Price Guide, which started in 1979. She went on to write more than 120 books on antiques and interiors.

 

Photo of Cara Miller credit Dan Kennedy

(C) 2023 DAN KENNEDY

 

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Venue

Electric Palace
King's Quay Street
Harwich, Essex CO12 3ER United Kingdom
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