The False-Hearted Teddy is a Bear Collector's Mystery by John J. Lamb. I enjoy reading books from this series, dealing with a husband and wife who are a team in the making of artisan teddy bears.
Here is a little bit about the story. Brad Lyon is a retired homicide investigator. His wife, Ashleigh, has been crafting teddy bears and now he is starting to get into the act. When the couple are attending a bear show, Brad witnesses a dispute between another husband and wife team, and shortly thereafter, the wife dies. Something is up, and since Brad used to be a cop, he can't help but get involved in the investigation into the woman's death. Was she killed by her husband or someone else? The victim had some unethical dealings with another crafter of teddy bears, so there are a few people who could easily have wanted her dead. Brad starts to do his own investigating, separate from the police, and turns up some very interesting things.
The False-Hearted Teddy was enjoyable, the second book in this series that I have read. I will be starting the third shortly. In real life, John J. Lamb is a retired homicide detective and he and his wife collect teddy bears. I've always loved bears myself, so I enjoy reading a series that centers around teddy bear collectors and teddy bear crafters. I found this novel to be interesting, and I enjoy reading about the art of teddy making from a man's perspective.