The Sayers Swindle by Victoria Abbott is the second book in the “Book Collector” mystery series. Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime, December 2013
Jordan Kelly is delighted to make money tracking down rare and valuable mystery novels for her employer, Vera Van Alst, an avid collector and the most difficult woman in Harrison Falls, New York. But now her boss’s complete set of Dorothy Sayers is missing, and finding them may lead Jordan to a murder suitable for Sayers’s esteemed sleuth, Lord Peter Wimsey.
When Jordan manages to locate her boss’s missing books, they are in the possession of Randolph Adams, an elderly man in a nearby town. Offering a valuable Hemingway first edition as an incentive, Jordan thinks she’s about to seal the deal—but some of Randolph’s relatives think he should hold out for more.
Then the entire family disappears—and a dead body shows up. It’s up to Jordan to collect the clues—and make sure a killer gets booked.
There’s no sophmore slump in this second book in this delightfully charming series. Jordan is after the Sayers collection and run across some folks who are up to no good. With assistance from her uncles, Jordan will thwart attempts to run off with a collection that is necessary for her life aspirations. A good read with a great cast of characters and a mystery that peaked my interest from beginning to end. The dialogue was entertaining and I enjoyed the antics of her uncles and despite being cast as a meanie, I like Vera.