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A Killer Collection: A Collectible Mystery

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2011

    Charming mystery!

    I just finished this book and loved the mystery, the characters, and the details about NC potteries. Confession, I've lived in NC and have written my own book about NC potters, so it's a subject I enjoy and of which I have some knowledge. The author sucked me right into the heroine's world and I could practically see those characters!

    The formatting of the book has apparently been repaired, although I would never downgrade a book for technical details.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2006

    Interesting and Entertaining

    Not often do you read a book on a subject that one is not well versed in (pottery), and find the book both entertaining and educational. By weaving interesting facts and characters centered around North Carolina folk pottery into a murder mystery theme, J B Stanley creates an enjoyable and educational novel that is a pleasure to recommend. I find it hard to believe this is her first work, for the dialogue between the characters is easy and fluid, and the characters themselves feel quite genuine, something often missing in similar novels. I look forward with great anticipation to the next book in this series.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    strong cozy

    Collector¿s Weekly magazine journalist Molly Appleby is writing an article about southern kiln s pottery sales hosted by the potter who created them. Molly and her mother wake up early one morning to attend the kiln opening of C.C., but to their surprise there are a lot of people up early to get a good position on line so they have first crack at getting what they want. Molly meets collector George-Bradley Staunton, a fanatical collector who cuts in line, grabs objects out of other collector¿s hands and is all around pushy. During the sale George goes to a secluded area and Molly follows him. She sees him rubbing his stomach with blood on his shirt. She thinks he was murdered but the coroner says he died of an overdose of insulin. The police think he accidentally injected himself twice. Molly believes otherwise ands sets out to prove it. This is the first collectible mystery and if future cozies are like this one, J.B. Stanley will have a captivating series that will win her many fans. Molly is a likeable tenacious character especially when she believes she is right and is very comfortable with her size fourteen body. She sets out to prove the victim was murdered. With no blood or gore, Ms. Stanley writes a fabulous who done it that will have readers guessing who the killer is. Harriet Klausner

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2006

    Entertaining Murder Mystery

    I was skeptical about picking up a book that dealt with pottery, but I was more than pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed it. The pottery theme is just the background for an intelligently written murder mystery. The author was able to keep this reader guessing 'who done it' until the end. I definitely look forward to reading her next book and will be recommending this one to family and friends.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2006

    The Perfect Mystery for Collectors

    This is the perfect mystery for those in the antiques and collectibles world as Stanley has managed to capture the feelings and emotions of both buyers and sellers. The characters are extremely genuine and flawed. This makes them more likeable than the high-heeled, trim goddesses I read about in other books. The pottery descriptions are captivating and I found parts of this book highly educational. I learned a great deal about pottery without feeling as though I were being taught. I could not put this book down and can't wait for the second installment in this series!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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