Antiques & Collectibles Mysteries

6 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 710 ratings

A Killer Collection Publisher's Summary

Molly Appleby is a young writer for Collector's Weekly, and when the attractive reporter isn't covering auctions and antique shows all over the South, she's trying to get her new relationship with a coworker off the ground. When her latest assignment takes her to North Carolina pottery country to cover an exclusive kiln opening, she's certain that the show promises surprising offerings and rare finds. What she doesn't expect to find is a dead body.

George-Bradley Staunton is known throughout the antiques world as a very wealthy and very ruthless collector, and when he drops dead just after the opening, there are all too few mourners and a seemingly endless list of suspects. When the local police are stumped, Molly steps in to put her journalist's nose to work sniffing out the culprit. But no sooner does she start collecting clues than another dead body falls into her lap. As Molly digs beneath the genteel surface of antiques and collectibles, she finds a world filled with backstabbing and competition, and what started as a story about rare collections might leave Molly with nothing more than a collection of corpses.

©2006 Jennifer Stanley; revised copyright 2014 by Jennifer Stanley (P)2016 Tantor
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  • Book 1

    • A Killer Collection

    • Antiques & Collectibles Mysteries Series #1
    • By: Ellery Adams
    • Narrated by: Andi Arndt
    • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 252
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 223
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 222

    Molly Appleby is a young writer for Collector's Weekly, and when the attractive reporter isn't covering auctions and antique shows all over the South, she's trying to get her new relationship with a coworker off the ground. When her latest assignment takes her to North Carolina pottery country to cover an exclusive kiln opening, she's certain that the show promises surprising offerings and rare finds. What she doesn't expect to find is a dead body.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • New pot? No, sorry, just a dead body!

    • By Eddie Lynn on 08-08-17

    Regular price: $23.09

  • Book 2

    • A Fatal Appraisal

    • Antiques & Collectibles Mysteries Series #2
    • By: Ellery Adams
    • Narrated by: Andi Arndt
    • Length: 7 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 137
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 123
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122

    Molly Appleby loves her job at Collector's Weekly covering auctions and estate sales all over the South. When her latest assignment takes her to Richmond, Virginia, to interview the staff of the hit TV show Hidden Treasures, she's expecting a quick, fun trip. But when one of the show's appraisers is found murdered, Molly realizes that once again she'll have to put on her detective's cap until the culprit is captured.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very Good

    • By Beatrice on 03-27-16

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 3

    • A Deadly Dealer

    • Antiques & Collectibles Mysteries Series, Book 3
    • By: Ellery Adams
    • Narrated by: Andi Arndt
    • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93

    Molly Appleby's career as a reporter for Collector's Weekly is finally taking off, as is her relationship with coworker Matt Harrison. But the more time she spends covering Southern antiques and collectibles, the more times she finds herself face-to-face with a new mystery. And when she's sent to Nashville to cover the famous Heart of Dixie auction, where all the major players in the world of collectibles gather, her hopes of steering clear of foul play are quickly dashed when a renowned and well-respected dealer is found murdered.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Five Stars

    • By Beatrice on 04-24-16
    • Antiques & Collectibles Mysteries Series, Book 3
    • By: Ellery Adams
    • Narrated by: Andi Arndt
    • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
    • Release date: 04-19-16
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 104 ratings

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 4

    • A Treacherous Trader

    • Antiques & Collectibles Mysteries, Book 4
    • By: Ellery Adams, Parker Riggs
    • Narrated by: Andi Arndt
    • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85

    Molly Appleby is on cloud nine. The talented reporter and senior staff writer for Collector's Weekly just got engaged to the man she loves. When she takes time off to plan her wedding and shop for a vintage gown, the spunky writer with a growing reputation for finding corpses and solving murders vows to her family and fiancé to avoid trouble at all costs - until the wedding photographer she visits turns up dead in his home, the victim of foul play.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Vintage Gown, Diamond Tiara, & Murder in Vermont

    • By Debbie on 04-15-17

    Regular price: $24.49

  • Book 5

    • A Devious Lot

    • Antiques & Collectibles Mysteries, Book 5
    • By: Ellery Adams, Parker Riggs
    • Narrated by: Andi Arndt
    • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69

    Molly Appleby has promised her new husband that their honeymoon will be trouble-free - specifically, no sleuthing. Unfortunately, trouble seems to follow Molly wherever she goes, even to England. After a glorious week in London, the newlyweds have escaped the city to visit Molly's great-aunt in the quaint English village of Marlow Crossing. The setting is idyllic, as beautiful and serene as Molly could hope for, but, as the senior staff writer for Collector's Weekly knows, appearances can be deceiving.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Depths and Wages of Love and Greed

    • By Debbie on 02-03-18

    Regular price: $24.49

  • Book 6

    • A Killer Keepsake

    • Antiques & Collectibles Mysteries Series, Book 6
    • By: Ellery Adams, Parker Riggs
    • Narrated by: Andi Arndt
    • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44

    When star reporter Molly Appleby exchanged vows with her new husband, she also made a promise to give up sleuthing. But given her knack for stumbling onto murders, and murderers, she's realizing she never should have made a promise she couldn't keep. Molly's just finished an article on the Forget Me Not Doll Club for Collector's Weekly, but before the magazine even hits the newsstands, one of the club members is found murdered, and a stolen antique doll - purportedly haunted - is found in the victim's house. Police enlist Molly's help to solve this very odd case.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting Tale Spanning Two Time Periods

    • By Debbie on 10-15-18

    Regular price: $17.49