Killer in Crinolines (A Consignment Shop Mystery)
Publisher : Berkley Prime Crime
Description
It’s August in Savannah, Georgia—hardly the season for a traditional Southern wedding with hoopskirts and crinolines. One could die from the heat—or from a cake knife in the back...

Reagan Summerside should be devoting all her energy to her consignment shop the Prissy Fox. But when her dear friend Chantilly Parker is arrested for murder, Reagan vows to clear her name. The victim is Simon Ambrose, who’s found lying in his own wedding cake with a knife in his back.

Chantilly has motive (Simon broke her heart to marry wealthy Waynetta Waverly) and opportunity (crashing the wedding in her UPS delivery truck). And she has cake on her face, and the stolen bridesmaid dress the killer wore is in her truck. But Chantilly would never wear crinoline to kill a man!

With the help of her flamboyant auntie, KiKi, and vexing but attractive attorney Walker Boone, Reagan is determined to save her friend—before she’s forced to turn in her brown uniform for an orange jumpsuit…


The Story Behind This Book
I love Savannah and have worked in a consignment shop for fifteen years. And I love mysteries. Write what you know and love! I think my love of cozies started back in the day with Nancy Drew. The Secret of the Old Clock in the sixth grade, not exactly Mad Men era but close. Nancy Drew was smart and caring. I really loved that she was smarter than the guys. I wanted to be Nancy! Reading Nancy Drew was great for mystery and the ego. Nancy was self-sufficient and took charge of her destiny. It planted a seed that took root in enjoying mysteries and life.

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Killer in Crinolines  Reviews

 

Dreamworld Book Reviews

Sarah Ann

If you had read Iced Chiffon, then you'll absolutely LOVE Killer in Crinolines. In fact, if you weren't hooked on the series after reading Iced Chiffon, you bet your derriere you'll be hooked after reading this one. Its compelling mystery and engaging plot will have you staying up countless hours into the night. It took me only two days to read Killer in Crinolines from cover to cover, which is quite a feat given my busy schedule! If you're a fan of Southern mysteries and just cozy mysteries in general, I HIGHLY recommend checking out this new series by Duffy Brown! You won't regret it, I promise.

Rita’s Reviews

I am so in love with this series! Duffy Brown again does a wonderful job with all of  the characters.

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Socrates’  Book Reviews

Southern coziness at its finest! A most enjoyable read – mystery fans will love this one. It's the kind of book that makes a bad day good!

David Marshall James Reviews

Reviewed by David Marshall James

So, click martini glasses or frosty bottles or iced-tea cups, and swig back the high times as Reagan and her Auntie TCB in one of the most fun and Southern-flavorful mystery series on the market.



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