A Killer Keepsake

A Killer Keepsake

by Ellery Adams, Parker Riggs

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Overview

A brand-new book in the Antiques & Collectibles Mystery series by New York Times bestselling author Ellery Adams and Parker Riggs.

"A wonderfully written, captivating cozy novel with likeable main characters and an interesting plot!" --Goodreads review, on A Treacherous Trader

In the world of antiques and collectibles, it helps to have a sharp eye for quality, a good ear for gossip, and a nose for murder.

When star reporter Molly Appleby exchanged vows with her new husband, she also made a promise to give up sleuthing. But given her knack for stumbling onto murders, and murderers, she's realizing she never should have made a promise she couldn't keep.

Molly's just finished an article on the Forget Me Not Doll Club for Collector's Weekly, but before the magazine even hits the newsstands, one of the club members is found murdered, and a stolen antique doll--purportedly haunted--is found in the victim's house. When police discover that few of the peculiar club members will mourn the deceased, and that most of them had more motives than alibis, they once again enlist Molly's help to solve this very odd case.

But piecing together a deadly puzzle is never easy, and when another member of the club is attacked, Molly begins to wonder if the eccentric group of doll lovers might have deeper and darker connections than she ever imagined. And as she begins to piece together the unusual background of the eerie doll and uncovers a history of troubled lives, she realizes there are more victims than the obvious ones in this case--and that some people will do anything to protect their darkest secrets.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940157566579
Publisher: Beyond the Page Publishing
Publication date: 04/05/2017
Series: Antiques & Collectibles Mysteries , #6
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 71,945
File size: 373 KB

About the Author

New York Times bestselling author Ellery Adams grew up on a beach near the Long Island Sound. Having spent her adult life in a series of landlocked towns, she cherishes her memories of open water, violent storms, and the smell of the sea. Ms. Adams has held many jobs, including that of caterer, retail clerk, car salesperson, teacher, tutor, and tech writer, all the while penning poems, children's books, and novels. She now writes full-time from her home in Virginia.

Parker Riggs is also the author of the mystery novels A Treacherous Trader and A Devious Lot (with Ellery Adams), and Finding Jessica. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband.

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A Killer Keepsake 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good series.
GratefulGrandma More than 1 year ago
I really enjoy this cozy mystery series. There are two timelines happening in the story. The story in the past of this book revolves around a woman who is being physically abused by her husband in 1937. They are heading back to America after living in Germany and are flying home on the Hindenburg. She has decided to leave her husband once she is back home and she is given a doll, Emma, that is supposed to keep her safe and perhaps exact revenge as well. The story in the present revolves around a group of doll collectors belonging to a club. One of them has Emma and has heard the story about the doll. Another member wants the doll and will not give up trying to buy it. When Emma is stolen and turns up at a murder scene, she is the prime suspect. Antique and Collectibles reporter, Molly Appleby is present when the body is discovered and despite promising both her husband and mother that she will give up sleuthing, she agrees to consult with the police where the doll club is concerned. Molly is a excellent, likable sleuth with a gift for finding clues and suspects. I enjoy learning about the various collectable pieces she researches. The element of the doll's history, along with the suspicious murder adds a great deal of suspense to the story. I loved the different elements of antiques, well crafted characters and clues and how they were woven together in the story. This story grabbed my attention from the first page and Held me captive until the end. It is a bit darker than most cozies, with the abuse, but it is still a very good story. One test of a good cozy for me is not being able to figure out the culprit to early and how believable the motive is, this book gets points for both. This book is an excellent read and a great addition to the series .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
InspirationalAngel531 More than 1 year ago
Title: A Killer Keepsake - Antiques & Collectables Mysteries Book 6 Author: Ellery Ames & Parker Riggs Publisher: Beyond the Page Publishing Published: 4-5-2017 Pages: 305 Genre: Mystery, Thrillers & Suspense Sub-Genre: Amateur Sleuths; Cozy Mystery; Ghosts ISBN: 9781946069252 ASIN: B06Y2BFDJD Reviewed For NetGalley and Beyond the Page Publishing Reviewer: DelAnne Rating: 4.75 Starts In the world of antiques and collectibles, it helps to have a sharp eye for quality, a good ear for gossip, and a nose for murder. When star reporter Molly Appleby exchanged vows with her new husband, she also made a promise to give up sleuthing. But given her knack for stumbling onto murders, and murderers, she’s realizing she never should have made a promise she couldn’t keep. Molly’s just finished an article on the Forget Me Not Doll Club for Collector’s Weekly, but before the magazine even hits the newsstands, one of the club members is found murdered, and a stolen antique doll—purportedly haunted—is found in the victim’s house. When police discover that few of the peculiar club members will mourn the deceased, and that most of them had more motives than alibis, they once again enlist Molly’s help to solve this very odd case. But piecing together a deadly puzzle is never easy, and when another member of the club is attacked, Molly begins to wonder if the eccentric group of doll lovers might have deeper and darker connections than she ever imagined. And as she begins to piece together the unusual background of the eerie doll and uncovers a history of troubled lives, she realizes there are more victims than the obvious ones in this case—and that some people will do anything to protect their darkest secrets. Molly is so likable and I enjoy gleaning information from the facts on collectable pieces she researches. The two authors manage snag the readers attention from the very start and keep it until the very end. Keeping you guessing until they decide to reveal the killer, how and why of the murder. My rating of "A Killer Keepsake - Antiques & Collectables Mysteries Book 6" is 4.75 out of 5 stars.