Sunday, November 16, 2014
Posted by Paula Mitchell with 1 comment
Author: Duffy Brown
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
Series: Consignment Shop Mystery #1
Format: Nook e-book
There's always something to gossip about in Savannah, Georgia, and Reagan Summerside always seems to be in the middle of it. She's busy enough running her consignment shop, the Prissy Fox, with her vivacious auntie, KiKi, but now the gossip--and the sales--are about to pick up, after a gruesome discovery...
Reagan's messy divorce has left her with nothing but a run-down Victorian and a bunch of designer clothes. Strapped for cash, Reagan makes use of the two things she has left, turning the first floor of her home into a consignment shop and filling it with the remnants of her rich-wife wardrobe.
Thanks to his cunning lawyer, Walker Boone, her ex got everything else, including the Lexus--not to mention a young blonde cupcake. When Reagan finds the blonde dead in the Lexus, she's determined to beat Boone to finding the murderer. As it turns out, the gossip fiends flooding Reagan's shop can give her a lot more than just their unwanted clothes--they have information more precious than a vintage Louis Vuitton...
This book follows Reagan Summerside newly divorced who is selling off her fancy clothes from when she was married so that she can keep her home. Her house is definitely a fixer upper. Not long into this Reagan 'borrows' her ex-husband's Lexus to deliver a fountain to a buyer when she finds her ex's new fiancé in the car trunk.
Of course this lands Reagan's ex-husband in jail for having motive to kill his fiancé when the couple were scene the night before arguing. Who had the most to gain by Janelle's death? Was it Hollis Reagan's ex? Or was it Reverend Franklin who won't talk about Janelle? Or was it the woman who had been scorned previously when Janelle stole her husband away? So many suspects for Reagan to sift through to find out who had it out for Janelle the man stealer!
Someone is hot Reagan's tale and has tried to kill her dog Bruce Willis more commonly known as BW. Also they broke into Reagan's house meanwhile people in town are placing bets on who will find the killer and alot of people are betting that Reagan will find the killer.
In this book we watching Kiki and Reagan take all sorts of wrong turns question residents who've been blackmailed to death by Janelle all the while all of them seem to have a motive albeit not a good motive for the murder. So who had the crappiest motive that could be poked like a balloon with a needle?
This book was great especially the go between with Reagan and Boone the lawyer representing Reagan's ex when he is arrested. It's an interesting go between going on. I also enjoyed reading everything Kiki and Reagan did to try to find out the murderer. The ending was very surprising. I loved it!