The Wolfe Widow : Book Collector Mystery Series

  • by Victoria Abbott
  • Narrated by Carla Mercer-Meyer
  • Series: Book Collector Mystery Series
  • 10 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Vera Van Alst, the infamous curmudgeon of Harrison Falls, New York, 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.


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Really fun series

A young woman, raised by a group of non-law-abiding uncles, trying to go straight, lands a job as the library assistant in the home of Vera Von Alst--the most hated woman in town. Vera is as prickly as a porcupine, wheelchair bound, and perennially brusque with everyone. Despite that, the few people who work for her do care about her. So when Muriel Delgado mysteriously arrives and upsets the entire arrangement of the household, great suspicion arises. As usual, Jordan Bingham has to take matters into her own hands (with some help from the adoring uncles) to unravel the crimes that have taken place and threaten her (now ex) employer.

This is a really fun series so far. Each book has used a well known author as background, and this time it is Rex Stout, as Jordan channels Archie Goodwin in her mind, for guidance in moving forward to solve the mystery. I suppose this would work as a stand alone, but I think it would be better read in order. Recommend!
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- Kathi "Love books! Classics and lighter fiction, mysteries (not too violent please :-). And selective non-fiction--whatever takes my fancy."

shut yourself in a closet and lock the door!

This book was intriguing, and the characters were both memorable, and likeable. The twist to the actual killer was unexpected. Plan on reading or listening to this book, when you can lock yourself away, as you will not want to put it down. I give it a 12 on a scale from 1 to 10! Also I loved the way this book was read to the listener. It gave you just enough time to think about what was being said, and the inclination in the voice, to help you understand each character's dilemma.
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- toaMystery Reader

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-17-2014
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio