Friday, March 8, 2013
Review: The Christie Curse by Victoria Abbott
Title: THE CHRISTIE CURSE
Author: VICTORIA ABBOTT
Berkley Prime Crime Paperback
(A Book Collector Mystery)
Jordan Bingham is down on her luck. She not only needs a new job but a place to live. This situation has forced her to return to Harrison Falls, New York and living in Harrison Falls are her uncles. Her uncles are delightful, charming and a very interesting group of men who may not alway walk on the right side of the law.
Jordan answers an ad of a research postion that does include room and board. This is perfect for her situation but the woman who needs an assistant is not an easy woman to get along with and a worse employer. She comes with a ton of secrets and the good news is that Jordan loves her new garret.
Her assignment is to find a Christie Play, or find out if it is a made up hoax. Jordan has never read an Agatha Christie Mystery and so her research begins.
Unfortunately the search comes with a high price, someone dead, someone left for dead plus a cook who thinks it is her job to force people to eat and this includes Vera Van Alst. Vera doesn't like to eat and she likes to talk even less.
Jordan enlists the aide of her uncles and then there is a nice almost too nice police officer who turns up in every sticky situation. Jordan doesn't know if he is a stalker or a nosey parker but whatever he is he sure is cramping her search and she doesn't want him lingering too close to her family.
When she finds out the last person to live and research at the Van Alst mansion was killed she begins to wonder if her first assignment will be her last.
THE CHRISTIE CURSE is by far one of the best first books in a series that I have ever read. I couldn't put it down and look forward to reading more books in the traditional charming mystery series.
The characters are interesting and Jordan is definitely Nancy Drew all grown up.
Victoria Abbott has penned a winner in her new series.
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