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J.B. Stanley. The Collectible Mysteries.

  • A Killer Collection. New York: Penguin, 2006.
  • A Fatal Appraisal. New York : Berkley Prime Crime, 2006.
  • A Deadly Dealer. New York: Berkley Prime Crime, 2007.

Molly Appleby left her teaching career and decided to pursue her real passion: collecting. She is now a writer for Collector’s Weekly magazine and, although she lives in Hillsborough, she travels around North Carolina and the rest of the south reporting on various collecting events. It should be a fairly sedate life, but somehow she always seems to get tangled up in murder and mayhem. The author’s extensive knowledge of antiques is evident throughout these cozy mysteries and she also provides the reader with different antiques and collecting tips in each book.

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J.B. Stanley. A Killer Collection. New York: Penguin, 2006.

This first in a series of “Collectible Mysteries” introduces Molly Appleby, a Hillsborough-based pottery expert. When George-Bradley Staunton–described as “North Carolina’s most obnoxious collector”–is murdered, Molly is on the case. Her investigations bring her to potters and collectors around the state, including Asheboro, Hendersonville, and Seagrove. Stanley’s extensive knowledge of folk pottery is evident throughout the text.

Check this title’s availability in the UNC Library Catalog.

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