The Bronze Lady by Kathy Morgan
The Bronze Lady, Book 2 in the Woodford Antiques Mystery series. Paul Black is Woodford’s local auctioneer. He has been working in the family business since before he left school, and loves it. But just as life in his best friend Cliff Williamson’s world slowly begins to improve, Paul’s world comes crashing down on him in a violent and devastating way. In the wider antiques world someone is producing and circulating fake bronze figures, and the effects of this deception are being felt in both homes and businesses in Woodford.