Ruby Red Herring
Avery Ayers Antique Mystery series #1
by Tracy Gardner
Release date: June 8th, 2021
…Tracy Gardener has crafted a clever face paced mystery that is intriguing, highly entertaining…
Intriguing and suspenseful, Ruby Red Herring (Avery Ayers Antique Mystery series) is a brilliant debut from author Tracy Gardner.
Taking over the family’s business, “Antiquities & Artifacts Appraised”, after the death of her parents in a car accident a year prior, Avery is trying to come to terms with her new life. With her Aunt Midge, little sister Tilly and their brave Afghan hound Halston, together as a family they are slowly working through their grief in their home in Lilac Grove. When “Antiquities & Artifacts Appraised” is called upon by the Museum of Antiquities to authenticate a priceless ruby, an artifact that may connect to another ancient artefact called the Emperor’s Twins her parents had authenticated a year prior. Despite an anonymous warning for Avery to not to take the contract, Avery and her dear family friend and business partner Micah take on the contract with the Museum of Antiquities. Under tight security, and in a busy museum also hosting a film shoot, conditions are less than ideal. Micah and Avery get to work authenticating the ruby to determine whether the artifact her parents had authenticated the year before is connected to the artefact. When Avery sixth sense takes over and unusual events occur, she begins asking too many questions, questions that put herself, her friends and family in danger.
I loved everything about the book, it contained everything; interesting characters, a brilliantly twisting plot and add the antiquities angle, (a personal interest of mine) what’s not to like.
Reminiscent of an adult Nancy Drew Mystery with murder and mayhem thrown into the mix, Tracy Gardener has crafted a clever fast-paced mystery that is intriguing, highly-entertaining and I simply could not put I down. A must read for those who enjoy cozy mysteries. I loved it and can’t wait to read more by Tracy Gardner.