The Wrong Stuff: A Jane Wheel Mystery (Jane Wheel Mysteries)

3.62 avg rating
( 245 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780312646233: The Wrong Stuff: A Jane Wheel Mystery (Jane Wheel Mysteries)

Jane Wheel has a lot of stuff. Vintage flowerpots, postcards, Bakelite buttons, pencil sharpeners, mismatched china, linens, even old report cards from children she never knew peek out from the deepest corners of her home, threatening to envelop her entire life. Of course, she's not just a pack rat (or so she tells herself), it's her job: Jane is an antique picker, cruising garage sales and rummage tables looking for items she can turn around and sell to dealers or collectors, picking up a tidy profit. Trouble is, she does a lot of buying and so far only a little selling.

When a school permission slip lost among the towering boxes in Jane's kitchen causes her son, Nick, to miss a field trip, Jane vows to get rid of it all, organizing her house and, in the process, she hopes, her life. Meanwhile, she's entertaining two offers of employment---as an associate with her friend Tim Lowry's antiques dealership and as a consultant in a private investigations firm with former police detective Bruce Oh. Unable to decide, Jane figures she'll take a crack at splitting her time between the two pursuits.

Immediately, and with fragile emotions swirling from her great house-cleaning project, Jane finds herself smack in the middle of a case that will draw on both her new jobs. An antiques dealer has been accused of murder, perhaps as part of covering up an extensive furniture-counterfeiting operation. Jane can hardly wait to investigate---that is, until she learns the identity of the accused: Claire Oh, wife of her new partner Bruce. Rich in the details of junk-sale ephemera that have intrigued fans of previous Jane Wheel adventures, The Wrong Stuff is another fascinating, meticulously crafted mystery.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Back Cover:

"Sharon Fiffer is a great writer of guilty pleasures. I've read every one of her mysteries. My rally cry: Give Me More Stuff!" -Alice Sebold, author of "The Lovely Bones"
Flea Market Treasures...Worth Dying For
Jane Wheel is an antiques picker, cruising garage sales looking for items she can turn around and sell to dealers for a tidy profit. She also has a knack for finding clues and solving crimes...
But her vast collection of junk has landed her in an emotional quagmire. When a school permission slip gets lost among the towering boxes in Jane's kitchen, causing her son Nick to miss a field trip, Jane vows to get rid of it all, organizing her house and, she hopes, her life. A call from detective Bruce Oh asking for help on a homicide promises a new career direction. Jane can hardly wait to investigate, until she learns the identity of the accused: it's antiques dealer Claire Oh, wife of her new partner. And the trail leads right back into the heart of her passion for other people's stuff...and into a deadly joining of old passions, new secrets, and imminent danger.
"Smart, funny, and rich with antique lore. Sharon Fiffer has the right stuff!"
-Parnell Hall, author of the" Puzzle Lady "crossword-puzzle mysteries
"[Jane's] addiction to Bakelite and other unusual relics of the American past will endear her to many cozy readers, especially those who are fans of TV's Antiques Roadshow."
-"Publishers Weekly"

About the Author:

Sharon Fiffer collects buttons, Bakelite, pottery, vintage potholders, keys, locks, and more dead guy's stuff. The author of the Jane Wheel mysteries, including Killer Stuff and The Wrong Stuff, Sharon Fiffer has also co-edited the anthologies Home: American Writers Remember Rooms of Their Own, Body, and Family: American Writers Remember Their Own and written Imagining America.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Fiffer, Sharon Sloan
Published by ST MARTINS PR (2004)
ISBN 10: 0312646232 ISBN 13: 9780312646233
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description ST MARTINS PR, 2004. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IQ-9780312646233

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 12.59
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Fiffer, Sharon
Published by St. Martins Press-3pl 10/6/2009 (2009)
ISBN 10: 0312646232 ISBN 13: 9780312646233
New Paperback or Softback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description St. Martins Press-3pl 10/6/2009, 2009. Paperback or Softback. Book Condition: New. The Wrong Stuff: A Jane Wheel Mystery. Book. Bookseller Inventory # BBS-9780312646233

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 16.66
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Fiffer, Sharon
Published by Minotaur Books (2017)
ISBN 10: 0312646232 ISBN 13: 9780312646233
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Minotaur Books, 2017. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used! This item is printed on demand. Bookseller Inventory # 0312646232

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 14.98
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Sharon Fiffer
Published by St. Martins Press-3pl (2009)
ISBN 10: 0312646232 ISBN 13: 9780312646233
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description St. Martins Press-3pl, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Jane Wheel has a lot of stuff. Vintage flowerpots, postcards, Bakelite buttons, pencil sharpeners, mismatched china, linens, even old report cards from children she never knew peek out from the deepest corners of her home, threatening to envelop her entire life. Of course, she s not just a pack rat (or so she tells herself), it s her job: Jane is an antique picker, cruising garage sales and rummage tables looking for items she can turn around and sell to dealers or collectors, picking up a tidy profit. Trouble is, she does a lot of buying and so far only a little selling. When a school permission slip lost among the towering boxes in Jane s kitchen causes her son, Nick, to miss a field trip, Jane vows to get rid of it all, organizing her house and, in the process, she hopes, her life. Meanwhile, she s entertaining two offers of employment---as an associate with her friend Tim Lowry s antiques dealership and as a consultant in a private investigations firm with former police detective Bruce Oh. Unable to decide, Jane figures she ll take a crack at splitting her time between the two pursuits. Immediately, and with fragile emotions swirling from her great house-cleaning project, Jane finds herself smack in the middle of a case that will draw on both her new jobs. An antiques dealer has been accused of murder, perhaps as part of covering up an extensive furniture-counterfeiting operation. Jane can hardly wait to investigate---that is, until she learns the identity of the accused: Claire Oh, wife of her new partner Bruce. Rich in the details of junk-sale ephemera that have intrigued fans of previous Jane Wheel adventures, The Wrong Stuff is another fascinating, meticulously crafted mystery. Bookseller Inventory # APC9780312646233

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 18.15
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Fiffer, Sharon
Published by Minotaur Books
ISBN 10: 0312646232 ISBN 13: 9780312646233
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Lakeside Books
(Benton Harbor, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Minotaur Books. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0312646232 BRAND NEW, GIFT QUALITY! NOT OVERSTOCKS OR MARKED UP REMAINDERS! DIRECT FROM THE PUBLISHER!|0.85. Bookseller Inventory # OTF-Y-9780312646233

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 14.54
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Sharon Fiffer
Published by St. Martins Press-3pl (2009)
ISBN 10: 0312646232 ISBN 13: 9780312646233
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description St. Martins Press-3pl, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.Jane Wheel has a lot of stuff. Vintage flowerpots, postcards, Bakelite buttons, pencil sharpeners, mismatched china, linens, even old report cards from children she never knew peek out from the deepest corners of her home, threatening to envelop her entire life. Of course, she s not just a pack rat (or so she tells herself), it s her job: Jane is an antique picker, cruising garage sales and rummage tables looking for items she can turn around and sell to dealers or collectors, picking up a tidy profit. Trouble is, she does a lot of buying and so far only a little selling. When a school permission slip lost among the towering boxes in Jane s kitchen causes her son, Nick, to miss a field trip, Jane vows to get rid of it all, organizing her house and, in the process, she hopes, her life. Meanwhile, she s entertaining two offers of employment---as an associate with her friend Tim Lowry s antiques dealership and as a consultant in a private investigations firm with former police detective Bruce Oh. Unable to decide, Jane figures she ll take a crack at splitting her time between the two pursuits. Immediately, and with fragile emotions swirling from her great house-cleaning project, Jane finds herself smack in the middle of a case that will draw on both her new jobs. An antiques dealer has been accused of murder, perhaps as part of covering up an extensive furniture-counterfeiting operation. Jane can hardly wait to investigate---that is, until she learns the identity of the accused: Claire Oh, wife of her new partner Bruce. Rich in the details of junk-sale ephemera that have intrigued fans of previous Jane Wheel adventures, The Wrong Stuff is another fascinating, meticulously crafted mystery. Bookseller Inventory # APC9780312646233

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 18.68
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Sharon Fiffer
ISBN 10: 0312646232 ISBN 13: 9780312646233
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
ReadWhiz
(Portland, OR, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # ria9780312646233_ing

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 18.74
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Sharon Fiffer
Published by Minotaur Books
ISBN 10: 0312646232 ISBN 13: 9780312646233
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Minotaur Books. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback. 304 pages. Dimensions: 8.4in. x 5.5in. x 0.9in.Jane Wheel has a lot of stuff. Vintage flowerpots, postcards, Bakelite buttons, pencil sharpeners, mismatched china, linens, even old report cards from children she never knew peek out from the deepest corners of her home, threatening to envelop her entire life. Of course, shes not just a pack rat (or so she tells herself), its her job: Jane is an antique picker, cruising garage sales and rummage tables looking for items she can turn around and sell to dealers or collectors, picking up a tidy profit. Trouble is, she does a lot of buying and so far only a little selling. When a school permission slip lost among the towering boxes in Janes kitchen causes her son, Nick, to miss a field trip, Jane vows to get rid of it all, organizing her house and, in the process, she hopes, her life. Meanwhile, shes entertaining two offers of employment---as an associate with her friend Tim Lowrys antiques dealership and as a consultant in a private investigations firm with former police detective Bruce Oh. Unable to decide, Jane figures shell take a crack at splitting her time between the two pursuits. Immediately, and with fragile emotions swirling from her great house-cleaning project, Jane finds herself smack in the middle of a case that will draw on both her new jobs. An antiques dealer has been accused of murder, perhaps as part of covering up an extensive furniture-counterfeiting operation. Jane can hardly wait to investigate---that is, until she learns the identity of the accused: Claire Oh, wife of her new partner Bruce. Rich in the details of junk-sale ephemera that have intrigued fans of previous Jane Wheel adventures, The Wrong Stuff is another fascinating, meticulously crafted mystery. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 9780312646233

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 20.96
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Fiffer, Sharon
Published by Minotaur Books (2009)
ISBN 10: 0312646232 ISBN 13: 9780312646233
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Minotaur Books, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # INGM9780312646233

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 18.80
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Fiffer, Sharon Sloan
Published by ST MARTINS PR (2004)
ISBN 10: 0312646232 ISBN 13: 9780312646233
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description ST MARTINS PR, 2004. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our UK warehouse in 4 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IQ-9780312646233

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.16
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.87
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book