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The Wolfe Widow
Book Collector Mystery #3
Victoria Abbott

Berkley Prime Crime
September 2, 2014/ ISBN 0425255301
Mystery – cozy

Reviewed by Cheryl Green


Ten days before Thanksgiving, Jordan Bingham has very little for which to be thankful. Her employer, Vera Van Alst, has just fired her. No more looking after Vera's vast book collection. Jordan has moved back to her old room at Uncle Mick's house while Uncle Kev is her “spy” at Vera's home. Jordan only knows that after Vera has an unscheduled meeting with Muriel Delgato, Jordan is out and Muriel has moved in. No one is talking. So it looks like Jordan will be investigating this puzzle herself. Friends Lance and Tiff seem to be MIA. As Jordan digs deeper, she will either connect the dots or end up on the slush pile.

Things to ponder: Was Jordan fired because of Muriel Delgato? What went down in the study between Muriel and Vera Van Alst? Why is Lance not answering Jordan's texts? Was Jordan's accident really just an accident - or is someone trying to kill her?

When I read A Book Collector Mystery, I am guaranteed a delicious treat. Visiting with Jordan and her Kelly family is always a delight. While Jordan is the only one on the right side of the law, I wouldn't mind any of her uncles coming to my rescue. The signora's meals are delicious works of art. Luckily, the author has provided several recipes for us to try. This cleverly well-plotted story soon had me turning those pages. I had to find out what happened next. Cozy mystery readers will eat up this newest addition to the series. I found myself laughing out loud throughout my read. So, if you like your mystery to revolve around books and fantastic food, then you should be reading The Wolfe Widow.

Reviews of other titles in this series

The Christie Curse #1
The Sayers Swindle #2
The Wolfe Widow #3


Reviewed 2014