The Christie Curse
In 1926, Agatha Christie disappeared—making headlines across the world—only to show up eleven days later at a spa under an assumed name. During those eleven days, did she have time to write a play? Jordan Kelly needs a new job and a new place to live. She’s back in Harrison Falls, New York,... show more
In 1926, Agatha Christie disappeared—making headlines across the world—only to show up eleven days later at a spa under an assumed name. During those eleven days, did she have time to write a play?
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?
Publish date: 2013-03-05
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
Series: A Book Collector Mystery (#1)
The story has a woman named Vera, who lives in a mansion, with a staff and collects first editions and rare editions of books. She hires people who love books (preferably men) to find the books for her. Her last hire, Alex, was killed at a train platform in NYC and she hires Jordan to do the work to...
I really enjoyed this book. I figured out whodunit (Yay!) but it still had surprises. I like the characters, and the shady uncles were great. The mentions of food in this book made me unusually hungry. I will be trying the recipes. I'll definitely check out more in the series!
This was another "purse" book. They always take me longer to read, but I scanned parts of this so it was a bit quicker than usual. I don't like Agatha Christie (ducking all the sticks & stones!), and this was a bit reminiscent of her style to me. I didn't like it and won't bother with the next on...
This was certainly a solid first in series, but I'm not totally sold. Jordan is certainly a likable enough lead, but she she'll need more depth to sustain a series. Vera and the Signora Panettone seemed as though the stepped out of the classic mysteries of old and I warmed to them quickly. The Uncle...
This book was a 5 star read until about 2/3 of the way through. I remember just about everything I read, so take this next bit with a grain of salt if you don't agree. About 2/3 of the way through the book, Jordan starts on the introspection, internal dialogue and "let's make a list of the suspect...