by Sharon Ervin
Review by Mel Jacob
Five Star Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9781594148767
Date: 16 June 2010 List Price $25.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
Marketed as Romantic Suspense, Sharon Erwin's latest novel, Candlesticks, features a series of burglaries surrounding the consummation of Jancy Dewhurst's marriage to Jim Wills. Jancy, a wire services reporter serving as an intern, chafes at the nature of her assignments and longs for an exciting story. At last, she is assigned to investigate a series of burglaries in San Diego. With digging, she learns they are linked by the time and places they occurred and by the theft of candlesticks. Later, she finds other links. When one of the victims turns up dead, police at first consider it a natural death, but then new questions arise. From official release/information:
From back of book: Having pursued Jancy Dewhurst through two earlier books, in this one Agent Jim Wills finally claims his bride.
Mildly interested in bizarre occurrences near the Colorado ski resort where they are honeymooning, Jim is more dedicated to pursuing wedded bliss than criminals. When Jancy gets cuaght up in local intrigue, however, Jim follows. After all, homicides brought them together in the first place, in The Ribbon Murders.
In Candlesticks, Jim and Jancy are enjoying a well-deserved honeymoon insulated from outside events...until Jancy reads a news story about a series of thefts near Denver that sounds eerily familiar to those she'd been covering in San Diego. In each one, the thief steals one common item among others--pairs of candlesticks.
(Source: Five Star)