In 1926, Agatha Christie disappeared—making headlines across the world—only to show upeleven days later at a spa under an assumed name. During those eleven days, did she have timeto write a play?
Jordan Kelly needs a new job and a new place to live. She’s back in Harrison Falls, New York,living with her not so law-abiding
uncles, in debt thanks to a credit card–stealing ex and pendinggrad school loans.
Enter the perfect job, a research position that includes room and board, which will allow her tospend her days hunting down rare mysteries for an avid book collector. There’s just one problem:her employer, Vera Van Alst—the most hated citizen of Harrison Falls.
Jordan’s first assignment is to track down a rumored Agatha Christie play. It seems easy enough,but Jordan soon finds out that her predecessor was killed while looking for it, and there is stillsomeone out there willing to murder to keep the play out of Vera’s hands. Jordan’s new job is good…but is it worth her life?
Jordan Kelly is delighted to make money tracking down rare mystery novels for her employer, Vera Van Alst, an avid collector and the most hated woman in Harrison Falls, New York. But now Vera’s complete set of Dorothy Sayers is missing, and finding them leads Jordan to a murder suitable for Sayers’s esteemed sleuth, Lord Peter Wimsey.
Using all her sleuthing skills, Jordan manages to locate Vera’s missing books, in the possession of Randolph Adams, an elderly man in a nearby town. Offering a valuable Hemingway first edition as an incentive, Jordan thinks she’s about to seal the deal—but some of Randolph’s relatives think he should hold out for more. Jordan suspects their motives and their intentions toward Randolph.
Before she can hatch a plan, the entire family disappears—and a dead body shows up. Is it Randolph? Or someone closer to Jordan? It’s up to Jordan to make sure a killer gets booked, before the body count rises. To do so, she puts her own life in the line of fire.
As Thanksgiving approaches, Jordan Bingham is grateful for her job researching rare books for Vera Van Alst, the infamous curmudgeon of Harrison Falls, New York. But when an uninvited guest makes
an appearance, much more than dinner is disrupted--and Jordan is thankful just to be alive... Vera Van Alst doesn't normally receive visitors without appointment, but she agrees to see the imperious
Muriel Delgado upon arrival. Shortly thereafter, Jordan is told that her position is being terminated. Evicted from the Van Alst House, Jordan is determined to find out what hold Muriel has over her
erstwhile employer. It seems Muriel has designs on Vera's money and property--not to mention a particular interest in her collection of Nero Wolfe first editions. When Jordan discovers a deadly
connection between Muriel and the Van Alst family, it's up to her to put the house in order and stop a killer from going back to press.