The ancient Japanese art of raku pottery is highly dramatic - the colorful one-of-a-kind pots are pulled from the kiln, glowing and red-hot. But when Nancy and her friends visit a local crafts village, Bess is the one who nearly goes up in flames when she's showered with sparks! And that's only the beginning.
Nancy's been alerted by Theresa Kim, a rising young artist in the village, that someone is producing brilliantly made fakes and selling them as antiques - for lots of money.
Now the pressure is on for others to join the illegal operation. When Nancy starts to investigate, she discovers that, amid the beautiful treasures, lurks a very clever - and dangerous - counterfeiter. If Nancy doesn't watch her step, she may be the one going up in smoke!
For ages 8 to 12.
(From the Nancy Drew Mysteries shelf.)