Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Book 3 in the Book Collector Mystery series
by Victoria Abbott

As Thanksgiving approaches, Jordan Bingham is grateful for her job researching rare books for Vera Van Alst, the infamous curmudgeon of Harrison Falls, New York. But when an uninvited guest makes an appearance, much more than dinner is disrupted—and Jordan is thankful just to be alive…
Vera Van Alst doesn’t normally receive visitors without appointment, but she agrees to see the imperious Muriel Delgado upon arrival. Shortly thereafter, Jordan is told that her position is being terminated. Evicted from the Van Alst House, Jordan is determined to find out what hold Muriel has over her erstwhile employer.
It seems Muriel has designs on Vera’s money and property—not to mention a particular interest in her collection of Nero Wolfe first editions. When Jordan discovers a deadly connection between Muriel and the Van Alst family, it’s up to her to put the house in order and stop a killer from going back to press.

If you’re looking for a well written book with an exciting plot, you’ve just found it. THE WOLFE WIDOW is most certainly the book for you.

The first sentence of the book, “The doorbell rang”, and the characters reactions to said ringing doorbell, assured me this would be hard to put this book down. Well, it was! Cleverly written mystery, suspense, humor, and wonderfully written characters, kept me turning pages longer into the night than I had planned. It was completely worth it.

If you liked the first two books in the Book Collector Mystery series, THE CHRISTIE CURSE, and THE SAYERS SWINDLE, you will delight in THE WOLFE WIDOW. If you haven’t read this series, get them all now and read them one after the other. Your only regret will be the amount of time you have to wait for book number four to be released.

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About the authors
Victoria Abbott
Mary Jane Maffini thinks she’s the luckiest woman in the world. After all, she gets to work at home in her cozy office -- or at her roomy dining room table or on her deck in summer -- writing what she has always loved to read: mysteries. And she gets to write in her pyjamas if she wants, with her miniature dachshunds, Daisy and Lily, snuggled up. She can take her breaks with her husband and the pooches in the dog park and it’s no one’s business but her own. What’s not to love? Plus anyone who has ever made her mad has ended up in a book. No wonder she’s usually in a good mood.

Victoria Maffini comes by her murderous tendencies honestly, not to mention her writing skills. This is her first collaboration and first novel. She dove head first into the eerie world of Mysteries when she worked at Prime Crime Books for five creepy good years. Vic the Chic is long gone now, but her many glorious years of gorging on New Releases and used paperbacks sure come in handy when writing a Book Collector Mystery series.

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1. From Herring To Eternity

2. Father Knows Death

3. Nothing To Fear But Ferrets

4. Death, Taxes, And Silver Spurs

5. The Measby Murder Enquiry

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  1. Thanks so much, Lisa! We are so happy that you liked The Wolfe Widow!


    Victoria and MJ

  2. I just love Jordan's adventures, not to mention jealous of the attic room, the food and all those books. I discovered that Barnes & Noble might be putting books out early, so I got mine - the last copy, whew - a day early. Haven't had the time to finish it yet but am enjoying it so much. I am already sorry I have to wait for book 4, I just want to go from one to the next.