Sunday, September 21, 2014

Book Review: The Wolfe Widow by Victoria Abbott

Title: The Wolfe Widow
Author: Victoria Abbott
Series: Book 3 A Book Collector Mystery
Publisher: Berkley
Format: Paperback
Source: Received for Review From Publisher
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Reviewed By: Tina

Jordan Bingham has her dream job working to acquire books for the infamous, Vera Van Alst for her valuable book collection. When the mysterious, Muriel Delgado suddenly appears at Vera's front door and forces her way into Vera's estate and just as suddenly Jordan finds herself fired and thrown out of the home where she has lived with Vera leaving Jordan bewildered as to what happened.

Vera has a passion for Rex Stout's Nero Wolfe mysteries and so does Jordan, in true Nero Wolfe fashion Jordan is determined to find out what hold Muriel has over Vera with Muriel now moved into the house and alienating Vera from her employees and support systems. Jordan's uncle Kev also works for Vera as a handyman and makes it a point to report to Jordan all the goings on in the house and how Muriel is taking over.

Jordan soon fears for Vera's life and wants to find out whats going on and she soon finds out just how dangerous Muriel can be when Jordan is hit by a truck that she suspects that Muriel has has a hand in collaborating. The selling of Vera's beloved books also sends Jordan into a tailspin. Jordan needs to find the missing link between Vera and Muriel to unlock their hidden secrets and find the truth before Muriel tries to close the book on them for good.

 Victoria Abbott has a talent for writing dazzling characters that come off the page, I am a big fan of Jordan and her not so law abiding uncles. Vera who at first I loathed by the end of the book I had grown to have compassion for. Muriel was the ultimate villan in The Wolfe Widow and even I had a crippling fear of what she was about to do next. An engaging plot. A great whodunit for book lovers and old fashioned mysteries. I can't wait to read and review the next in the series.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a winner. I'll put it on my t-b-r list.

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