A Killer Collection : Antiques & Collectibles Mysteries

  • by Ellery Adams
  • Narrated by Andi Arndt
  • Series: Antiques & Collectibles Mysteries
  • 5 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Molly Appleby is a young writer for Collector's Weekly, and when the attractive reporter isn't covering auctions and antique shows all over the South, she's trying to get her new relationship with a coworker off the ground. When her latest assignment takes her to North Carolina pottery country to cover an exclusive kiln opening, she's certain that the show promises surprising offerings and rare finds. What she doesn't expect to find is a dead body.
George-Bradley Staunton is known throughout the antiques world as a very wealthy and very ruthless collector, and when he drops dead just after the opening, there are all too few mourners and a seemingly endless list of suspects. When the local police are stumped, Molly steps in to put her journalist's nose to work sniffing out the culprit. But no sooner does she start collecting clues than another dead body falls into her lap. As Molly digs beneath the genteel surface of antiques and collectibles, she finds a world filled with backstabbing and competition, and what started as a story about rare collections might leave Molly with nothing more than a collection of corpses.


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Thought I'd give this series one more chance. Bad idea. Just as bad as the first. I'm done!
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- Judith

Very Narrow Niche Appeal

If you're into collecting southern pottery, you'll probably LOVE this. For anyone who isn't, well, I'd recommend Adams' Books by the Bay series first. It's a much more well-written mystery series that will appeal to a broader audience.

I'm okay with most of the cozy murder mysteries that appeal to certain markets (baking, home repair, knitting, etc...), mostly because they don't usually consume the plot and characters. Not so with A Killer Collection. This book completely nuts with the pottery theme. I definitely learned a lot about pottery, but the characters and the actual murder mystery seemed to take a distant second and third place in precedence. The book even has scenes from a CLAY RABBIT'S perspective, scenes in which we learn that it can feel emotions, can smile, doesn't like the dark or loud noises, has a sense of smell, AND a sense of direction! So it just got too weird for me. No author is going to make to feel sorry for a chunk of clay. It would have been funny if the author hadn't been so solemnly and emphatically trying to evoke my sympathy for the thing.
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- Marianne

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-16-2016
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio