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Victoria Abbott

A pseudonym used by Mary Jane Maffini, Victoria Maffini

Victoria Abbott are mother and daughter authors Mary Jane and Victoria Maffini. Mary Jane Maffini's latest Charlotte Adams book The Busy Woman's Guide to Murder won the 2012 RT Award for Best Amateur Sleuth.

Together they write the Book Collectors Mystery series which started in 2013 and is set in Harrison Falls, NY. It features Jordan Kelly, who needs a new job and a new place to live. She moves in with her not so law-abiding uncles, in debt thanks to a credit card stealing ex and pending grad school loans.

Jordan finds the perfect job, a research position that includes room and board, allowing her to spend her days hunting down rare mysteries for an avid book collector. There's just one problem: her employer, Vera Van Alst is the most hated citizen of Harrison Falls.

Genres: Cozy Mystery
Book Collector Mystery
   1. The Christie Curse (2013)
   2. The Sayers Swindle (2013)
   3. The Wolfe Widow (2014)
   4. The Marsh Madness (2015)
   5. The Hammett Hex (2016)
Victoria Abbott recommends
Crime for the Books (2022)
(Jane Doe Book Club Mystery, book 3)
Kate Young
"[An] engaging mystery spiced with southern charm."
The Sign of Death (2021)
(Victorian Bookclub Mystery, book 2)
Callie Hutton
"[A] lively and entertaining mystery."
Booked for Death (2020)
(Book Lover's B&B Mystery, book 1)
Victoria Gilbert
"Victoria Gilbert delivers."

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