Audiobook review of A Fatal Appraisal

Posted September 24, 2016 by Stormi in Book Reviews / 2 Comments

Audiobook review of A Fatal Appraisal

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 Fatal Appraisal by J.B. Stanley, Ellery Adams
Length: 7 hours
Published by Berkley Pages: 210
Format: Audiobook
Source: Tantor Audio

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Amateur sleuth Molly Appleby is in Richmond, Virginia, to cover a taping of the hit antiques show Hidden Treasures. But after the show's main appraiser inspects an 18th-century desk with hidden compartments, she finds him dead. Molly thinks that the antique desk holds the key to this 21st-century crime. It's up to her to collect the clues before more new blood is shed over old rarities.

Also by this author: A Killer Collection, A Deadly Dealer, Carbs and Cadavers, Fit to Die, Chili Con Corpses (A Supper Club Mystery, #3), The Battered Body , Black Beans & Vice , 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 , Pasta Mortem


What I thought of this book.

In this second installment of the Collectable Mysteries series Molly who works for Collector’s Weekly has a new assignment in Richmond, Virginia. She is a little worried about how her workplace romance is going with Matt because they haven’t been able to get much alone time and now she was being shipped off on another assignment.

She is there to interview the staff of a collector show called Hidden Treasures  and while there one of the show’s appraisers is found dead. Once again Molly is dawning her sleuthing hat to find out who could have killed him. It seems collecting can be dangerous and Molly is in the thick of it.

I like Molly, I think it would be cool to work for a collectors magazine where you get to go to all those fun estate sells and like this one a tv show. She knows a good amount about collecting which helps and I think it helps her hone her sleuthing skills.

There was a lot of fun characters in this one though they are not regulars but we did get a little bit of Matt whom I hope Molly can work things out with as she really likes him. I guess when you both have the same type of career it can make it hard to get some time alone as you are always after the next story. I have a feeling that this cozy series will always have us going to different places so there might not be too many main secondary characters.

If you like cozies and collectables then you will enjoy this series! 🙂

The Narrator:

Andi Arndt does a good job with this series.

Rating: 4 stars

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