The Sayers Swindle

The Sayers Swindle

Book - 2013
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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.
Publisher: New York : Berkley Prime Crime, 2013
Edition: Berkley Prime Crime mass-market edition
ISBN: 9780425255292
Branch Call Number: MF ABBOTT
Characteristics: vi, 296 pages ; 18 cm


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Nov 10, 2015

The characters are funny and interesting. I would love Jordan's job.

LaughingOne Jun 28, 2014

Jordan is a likeable character; her rebellion against the family she grew up with is to live a life without crime. This second book in the series has times when Jordan is strongly tempted to use some of the less-than-legal tricks she learned growing up with her uncles. Jordan's employer Vera is still her cranky self, but Jordan now knows better how to deal with Vera. These are quirky people and a beautiful (though cold) grand old house. A love/passion for books is thrown in, which I appreciate. I look forward to the next book in the series.

Jan 11, 2014

This is the 2nd book in a new cozy mystery series by Canadian author, Victoria Abbott. Although it was good, after reading the 1st book, I had mixed feelings about whether or not I'd continue with the series. I'm really glad I read this book as it definitely proves the author's talented and I'm truly looking forward to book #3!


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