The Wolfe Widow by Victoria Abbott is the third book in the “Book Collector” mystery series. Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime, September 2014
As Thanksgiving approaches, Jordan Bingham is grateful for her job researching rare books for Vera Van Alst, the infamous curmudgeon of Harrison Falls, New York. But when an uninvited guest makes an appearance, much more than dinner is disrupted—and Jordan is thankful just to be alive. . .
Vera Van Alst 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.
This was a very enjoyable read that was hard to put down from beginning to end. I loved how the mystery was presented and how it all played out in the end. The drama had a nice flow from chapter to chapter and I liked how the author kept me engaged in all the action. Another great read and I look forward to the next book in the series.