A Fatal Appraisal (Antiques and Collectibles Mysteries) by Ellery Adams

A Fatal Appraisal

4.25 stars

I received this book from Tantor for an honest review.

This is book two in the Antiques and Collectibles mysteries.  I found that I enjoyed this book more than book 1.  I really enjoyed the character buiding in this installment.  The main characters were the same but more detailed was given to them.  The entrants of the new characters were also a breath  of fresh air.  Although I realized who the murder culprit was early on, it was fun to continue reading to see if I guessed correctly.

As a writer for the Collector’s weekly magazine, Molly Applegate travels the circuit to interview artist. Her mother is her side-kick.  Leaving her new love interest, who happens to be the marketing director of the magazine, Molly heads out to interview several artists of the collector’s show.  Not everyone is happy to discuss their work with Molly, and she does meet some pecular cast along the way.  Frank Sterling is an appraiser for the show.  He and his wife basically are a tag team but do not show any marital love amongst the other appraisers and collectors.  When Frank is reported missing, Molly replaces her writers hat with one of an investigator.  Molly does locate Frank and this is where the storyline really picks up.

I really enjoyed listening to the narrator.  She really helped move this story along.  I am looking forward to the next book in this installment.

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