Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Review: Killer in Crinolines by: Duffy Brown

Title: Killer in Crinolines
Author: Duffy Brown
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
Series: Consignment Shop Mystery #2
Pages: 309
Format: Nook e-book
Source: Purchase


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…

My Thoughts:

Reagan Summerside is back and better than ever in this book the groom of well to do Waynetta Waverly who seems to be marrying Simon the groom but no one really understands that situation.  When the Groom winds up stabbed with the wedding knife and Chantilly is on the hook for the murder having a made a mess of herself lately due to Simon recently dumping her.  Reagan is determined to see her friend not in the slammer.

This book had so many twists in turns in it when we think Reagan has figured out we find out she's barking up the wrong magnolia tree.  Of course everywhere Reagan turns Walker Boone is there and Reagan doesn't notice this until the end.  The 17th street gang definitely seems to be watching out for Reagan Summerside but why?  And why is Boone there every time Reagan seems to be in need of a man assistance not that he sounds like a bad man sounds like a man every girl would love to be rescued by!  Next in the Series is:

2 shout outs:

Duffy Brown said...

Thanks for the great review of Killer, Paula. ! So glad you had fun with Reagan and the gang in Savannah.

ceblain said...

I just wanted to say how much I have LOVED this series and cannot wait to read Demise in Denim, Duffy. I cannot say enough great things about this series, so for anyone who has yet to start reading them, do yourself a big BIG favor and get them as soon as you can. Great protagonist, and her exciting friends, and very unique and fun
stories. I don't need the book, but wanted to make sure to comment for anyone who has yet to enjoy these fabulous books.

Cynthia Blain