Bingham is back and this time she is trying to find the Dorothy
L Sayers collection that was stolen from her boss Vera Van
Alst. Vera wants them back - in her lifetime. With the help
of her friend Karen Smith, owner of the Cozy Corpse, she hopes
to track down the buyer of this pristine collection of first
editions. This time Jordan has a sidekick of sorts - her Uncle
Kevin. He is living in the family home and driving Uncle Lucky
and Uncle Mick insane. It is only a matter of time before
Uncle Kevin does something to ruin Jordan's plan to recover
the books. Jordan had better be careful because now there
is an unidentified dead body and some people missing to add
to the mix. If she keeps trying to locate the books, she could
end up no longer in perfect condition.
to ponder: What is Officer Dekker doing in Burton? Why does
the Adams home have so much security? Was something put in
Randolph's tea to make him more docile? Just what is the Adams
drawn back into Jordan Bingham's world from the very first
page of The Sayers Swindle. Since I loved The
Christie Curse so much, I was a little apprehensive that
this sophomore sequel would not hold up. I must say that the
story does not disappoint and might even be better than the
first. The authors have done a marvelous job of seamlessly
continuing this delightful series. I could not put this book
down. It was a fun fast-paced read. It is laugh out loud funny.
I love the eccentric characters that again populate the story.
My only complaint is that once read, I have to wait so long
for the next installment in the Book Collector Mystery series.
So if you like your mystery with a touch of the golden age,
then you should be reading The Sayers Swindle.
Reviews of other titles in this series
Christie Curse #1
Sayers Swindle #2
Wolfe Widow #3