Book Collector Mystery Series

5 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 863 ratings

The Christie Curse Publisher's Summary

Jordan Kelly needs a new job and a new place to live. She's back in Harrison Falls, New York, living with her not so law-abiding uncles, in debt thanks to a credit card-stealing ex and pending grad school loans.

Enter the perfect job, a research position that includes room and board, which will allow her to spend her days hunting down rare mysteries for an avid book collector. There's just one problem: her employer, Vera Van Alst - the most hated citizen of Harrison Falls.

Jordan's first assignment is to track down a rumored Agatha Christie play. It seems easy enough, but Jordan soon finds out that her predecessor was killed while looking for it, and there is still someone out there willing to murder to keep the play out of Vera's hands. Jordan's new job is good...but is it worth her life?

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  • Book 1

    • The Christie Curse

    • Book Collector Mystery Series, Book 1
    • By: Victoria Abbott
    • Narrated by: Carla Mercer-Meyer
    • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 317
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 272
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 269

    Jordan Kelly needs a new job and a new place to live. She's back in Harrison Falls, New York, living with her not so law-abiding uncles, in debt thanks to a credit card-stealing ex and pending grad school loans.

    Enter the perfect job, a research position that includes room and board, which will allow her to spend her days hunting down rare mysteries for an avid book collector. There's just one problem: her employer, Vera Van Alst - the most hated citizen of Harrison Falls.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love this book...

    • By Lynda Turpin on 08-14-14

    Regular price: $25.90

  • Book 2

    • The Sayers Swindle

    • A Book Collector Mystery, Book 2
    • By: Victoria Abbott
    • Narrated by: Carla Mercer-Meyer
    • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 180
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 161
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 157

    When Jordan manages to locate her boss' 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Turning into a really fun series!

    • By Kathi on 05-13-14

    Regular price: $25.90

  • Book 3

    • The Wolfe Widow

    • Book Collector Mystery, Book 3
    • By: Victoria Abbott
    • Narrated by: Carla Mercer-Meyer
    • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 139
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 125
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 123

    Vera Van Alst, the infamous curmudgeon of Harrison Falls, New York, 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • shut yourself in a closet and lock the door!

    • By toaMystery Reader on 05-06-15

    Regular price: $30.09

  • Book 4

    • The Marsh Madness

    • Book Collector Mystery Series #4
    • By: Victoria Abbott
    • Narrated by: Carla Mercer-Meyer
    • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 136
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 123

    Jordan Bingham works hard to improve Vera Van Alst's collection of classic detective stories. So when Chadwick Kauffman - heir to the Kauffman fortune - offers a very good price on a fine collection of Ngaio Marsh first editions owned by his recently deceased stepfather, she is thrilled to meet with him at his fabled summer estate, Summerlea. The next day Jordan and Vera are shocked to read that Chadwick has died in a fall from the grand staircase at Summerlea.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A fun story with lots of intrigue

    • By Christy Lynn on 09-29-15

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 5

    • The Hammett Hex

    • Book Collector Mystery Series, Book 5
    • By: Victoria Abbott
    • Narrated by: Carla Mercer-Meyer
    • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78

    On a getaway to the City by the Bay, book collector Jordan Bingham becomes entangled in a mystery with more twists than Lombard Street. Jordan has been able to swing a romantic trip with Officer Tyler "Smiley" Dekker on one condition - she must return with a rare copy of Dashiell Hammett's Red Harvest for her irascible employer, Vera Van Alst. For his own part, Smiley is full of surprises. He's a Dashiell devotee himself.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I love Gram!

    • By Christina on 10-18-16

    Regular price: $27.99