The Sayers Swindle by Victoria Abbott

The Sayers SwindleThe Sayers Swindle by Victoria Abbott is the second book in the “Book Collector” mystery series. Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime, December 2013

Jordan Kelly is delighted to make money tracking down rare and valuable mystery novels for her employer, Vera Van Alst, an avid collector and the most difficult woman in Harrison Falls, New York. But now her boss’s complete set of Dorothy Sayers is missing, and finding them may lead Jordan to a murder suitable for Sayers’s esteemed sleuth, Lord Peter Wimsey.

When Jordan manages to locate her boss’s missing books, they are in the possession of Randolph Adams, an elderly man in a nearby town. Offering a valuable Hemingway first edition as an incentive, Jordan thinks she’s about to seal the deal—but some of Randolph’s relatives think he should hold out for more.

Then the entire family disappears—and a dead body shows up. It’s up to Jordan to collect the clues—and make sure a killer gets booked.

There’s no sophmore slump in this second book in this delightfully charming series. Jordan is after the Sayers collection and run across some folks who are up to no good. With assistance from her uncles, Jordan will thwart attempts to run off with a collection that is necessary for her life aspirations. A good read with a great cast of characters and a mystery that peaked my interest from beginning to end. The dialogue was entertaining and I enjoyed the antics of her uncles and despite being cast as a meanie, I like Vera.

4 responses to “The Sayers Swindle by Victoria Abbott

  1. I can’t believe that I missed the release date. What a month it’s been. Off to Amazon I go! I’ve really been waiting for this one, believe it or not.


  2. I have the first one on my t-b-r list…


  3. Enjoyed your review of this book. This is a delightful series that I look forward to following. Wishing you and a safe and Happy New Year, Dru.


  4. I have not read this book yet, but will be hoping to order it soon. I have sooooo many books to read already and shouldn’t even think about buying another one, but I do, and I order it and then say, why?. Such is the life of a book hoarder I guess. 🙂 Thank you for a great year of wonderful reviews, Dru.
    And keep the wonderful blogging coming as often as possible. Happy New Year.