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    In the second book in this series, Jordan Bingham is still working for Vera Van Alst and trying to recover her lost Dorothy Sayers collection. What should be an easy find is proving difficult, especially as Karen Smith (who accidentally sold the books) can't remember who she sold them to (due to a head injury in a previous altercation). When Jordan does find the missing volumes, recovering them won't be simple, especially since the owner's family don't seem keen on letting them go. When the family goes missing and a dead body turns up, Jordan knows the chase for the precious Sayers books has turned deadly. Having read several Agatha Christies and being an avid reader I was really excited for the first book in this series, The Christie Curse. I really enjoyed The Christie Curse and I had an idea that I would enjoy The Sayers Swindle too. However, I had one reservation - I've never read a single Dorothy Sayers novel. I knew that Dorothy Sayers had a sleuth named Lord Peter Wimsey, but that was the extent of my knowledge. Would I still be able to enjoy The Sayers Swindle without any knowledge of Sayers' mysteries? The answer is a complete and positive "yes"! Victoria Abbott gives us another look into Vera Van Alst's awe-inspiring book collection and this time we get to see how much Jordan Bingham adores Lord Wimsey. Through Jordan's eyes we learn all about Lord Wimsey and Harriet Vane, and also Wimsey's sidekick, his butler, Mervyn Bunter. I knew within the first few chapters, that I was already taking away a desire to read a Dorothy Sayer mystery. I love Jordan's affection for a fictional character. It reminded me very much how hard I fell for the Hardy Boys when I first read them as a kid. Through out the mystery she turns to Lord Wimsey for inspiration on how to get out of this adventure in one piece! The Sayers Swindle has everything you're looking for in a fantastic mystery - there was a great mystery that kept me guessing. Victoria Abbott swung a great twist that I never saw coming. There is romance in the air and it is definitely of the toe-curling variety, and there is humor. Oh those Uncles of Jordan's. I just want to adopt Uncle Mick, Uncle Lucky and Uncle Kev. I come from a Irish family and I could complete relate to every nuance and quirk in Jordan's adorable Irish family. From the start I couldn't put The Sayer Swindle (okay well except for that brief visit to the library to pick up a couple of Dorothy Sayers mysteries). I've fallen head over heels for these characters and I can't wait to see what golden age author will be featured in the next novel.
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