The Antiquarian Chronicles

General Fiction

By Jerry Watson

Publisher : Tate Publishing

ABOUT Jerry Watson

Jerry Watson
I am a freelance writer and the author of The Antiquarian Chronicles, a work of historical fiction. I am also married with two grown children and two grandsons.



"In The Antiquarian Chronicles, Lee Styles, a young, wealthy antiques dealer from Charleston, and his attractive research assistant, Jennifer Aquilon, use a combination of Lee’s unique visions and Jennifer’s thorough investigative skills to trace the history of a valuable, one-of-a-kind rifle from the Civil War era. An air of superstition and bad luck hangs around the rifle as Lee and Jennifer uncover more and more of its past, finding out that it might have once been used as a murder weapon. Lee’s and Jennifer’s budding feelings of romance contend with their desire to focus on their work as they traverse the country together, tracking the rifle’s historically rich trail through the late 1800s and early 1900s, all the way up to the present day. Author Jerry Watson has crafted a suspenseful and riveting tale in The Antiquarian Chronicles that will appeal to lovers of history and antiques, and even some hopeless romantics."

My wife and I have always enjoyed antiques, especially (for me anyway) antiques related to the Civil War or that era. We frequently visit antique shops wherever we go and peruse the stock. One day we were visiting a series of antique shops in s distant town and found an interesting piece. As we stood there looking at it we began discussing what life must have been like for the people who owned that particular item. That discussion formed the basis for The Antiquarian Chronicles. While the book took several years from that point to reach its final form, that was how I came up with the basic idea for the story line.