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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Good start this North Carolina based cozy mystery

Ellery Adams is an excellent cozy mystery writer. After enjoying and reading her Books by the Bay series, I thought I would give her Antiques & Collectibles Mysteries Series a try. I have not been disappointed.

Her characters are personable, and the stories are realistic, making them believable. The flow is seamless, and and the points of conflict are written well.

All this making for good mysteries that Molly Appleby, a writer for Collector's Weekly, seems to find herself in the middle of. You will also learn many interesting points on the pottery makers and antique sellers of the Carolinas.

Andi Arndt is a good narrator. Good with accents and voices and her North Carolina accent is most believable. Well worth the credit.
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- LOYL-00

An Excellent Cozy Series for the Antique Lover

I finished this sixth book in the series just this morning. I highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys antiques and cozies.

I listened to all six books in the series, one after another. Two things bothered me a bit, which I may have noticed since I listened to them in quick succession. As the series progressed, the world of antiques and antiquing in general played a lesser part in the storyline, while the murder investigation gained a much more prominent place in the story. This seemed especially true after Parker Riggs joined Ellery Adams Adams as a co-author.

Second, while the heroine in every cozy gets caught up in investigating the crime, the overwhelming majority -- all that I have read before -- are generally told by the local authorities to stay out of their way. Let the experts handle it. That is not the case in this series. Fairly early on in the series the police are asking our heroine for her assistance, which really stretches the credulity.

I don't want to spoil the reads for anyone else, but I will say that I enjoy how the backstory on the primary antique (or collectible) is threaded throughout the story. I think many collectors enjoy the provenance of a piece not just for the added value, but for how that story can bring a piece to life.

Put this series in your cart. I don't believe you'll be disappointed!

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- Cheri

Book Details

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