I received this book for free from Tantor Audio in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.A Deadly Dealer by J.B. Stanley, Ellery Adams
Length: 6 hours and 30 minutes
Published by Berkley on August 7th 2007
Source: Tantor Audio
Narrator: Andi Arndt
Also by this author: A Killer Collection, A Fatal Appraisal, Carbs and Cadavers, Fit to Die, Chili Con Corpses (A Supper Club Mystery, #3), Murder in the Mystery Suite, A Killer Plot, Murder in the Paperback Parlor, A Deadly Cliché (A Books by the Bay Mystery #2), Pies and Prejudice (A Charmed Pie Shoppe Mystery #1), Peach Pies and Alibis (A Charmed Pie Shoppe Mystery #2), The Path of the Crooked, The Last Word (A Books by the Bay Mystery #3), Pecan Pies and Homicides, Lemon Pies and Little White Lies (A Charmed Pie Shoppe Mystery #4), Murder in the Secret Garden, Breach of Crust, A Treacherous Trader, The Way of the Wicked , A Killer Keepsake, Written in Stone , Poisoned Prose, Lethal Letters , Writing All Wrongs , Killer Characters
Covering the famous Heart of Dixie antique show for Collector's Weekly, amateur sleuth Molly Appleby gets an unwelcome scoop when she finds the dead body of an antiques dealer in her hotel's lush conservatory.
What I thought of this book.
A Deadly Dealer has Molly off in Nashville with her mom. They are attending the Heart of Dixie auction and Molly is supposed to get a good article for Collector’s Weekly.
While she is there she finds herself in the middle of another murder mystery and the police are not wanting her help. She can’t help but want to find out what happened since her mother knew the man, but this time, she is a bit stumped. There is an antique cane that is missing and it could be the key to finding the killer and Molly is running out of time because their time in Nashville is coming to a close and they are going to have to go home. Will Molly figure it out before the murderer decides to follow them home?
This collectible mystery series has been really interesting as I love going to antique stores, etc. Molly can’t seem to catch a break as she seems to always be finding dead bodies. Meanwhile, it seemed like things are going well with her boyfriend but then he does something she is not happy about. So I am curious to see how their relationship progresses. It doesn’t seem like they get to spend much time together and she is always gone off to destinations unknown for a story.
I love her mom, Clara, she cracks me up sometimes. She might have found a love interest in this one which surprises even herself. She is really the only secondary character that is sort of constant besides the little we get with Matt and her friend (whom name escapes me), he is funny and actually helps with this case on accident. 🙂
Great mystery, lots of twist and turns and I liked that Molly was stumped and about to leave without solving it.
If you love antiquing and cozies then you will enjoy this series. 🙂
Andi Arndt is now Molly and does a great job with this series.
Audio rating: 4 stars