Saturday, November 4, 2017

Review: Lethal in Old Lace by: Duffy Brown

Title: Lethal in Old Lace
Author: Duffy Brown
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
Series: Consignment Shop Mystery #5
Pages: 298
Format: e-book ARC
Source: NetGalley

Description:


Reagan Summerside returns in national bestselling author Duffy Brown’s fifth Consignment Shop mystery, now for the first time in hardcover.

There are two social functions in Savannah guaranteed to get people talking: weddings and funerals. And just as consignment shop owner Reagan Summerside agrees to marry the hunky Walker Boone, her neighbors, sisters Annie Fritz and Elsie Abbot, step up their business as professional mourners. They are so successful that the Sleepy Pines Retirement Center has hired them as a part of their retirement package. But the celebration over good business is cut short when the residents at Pines suddenly begin dying at an alarming rate. And the sisters are the first suspects.

Reagan has her doubts, however, and begins to look into the strange phenomenon. But then something even stranger happens: a body winds up in the sisters’ pink Caddy. The evidence begins to pile up and the suspicious case of Willie Fishbine, who swindled the sisters out of a fortune and coincidentally died prior to the Pines case, is reopened.

Not wanting Willie to be buried until they can find the killer responsible for the murders, Reagan must catch the culprit in time to walk down the aisle. Witty, fabulous, and full of charm, Lethal in Old Lace is perfect for fans of Ellery Adams and Jenn McKinlay.

My Thoughts:

This book follows our beloved Regan Summerside whose found herself newly engaged to Walker Boone.  While planning her wedding and enjoying her engagement she finds a body in her neighbor the Abbot sisters car.  Positive that the Abbot sisters wouldn't commit murder she wrangles Boone into helping her when they go back to the car the body and the car are missing.  Reagan is starting to wonder what is going on when she then finds the body in her shop and then as soon as she gets her Aunt Kiki to go with her the body disappears again only to actually turn up in the Abbot sister's garden.  The victim being connected to another recently deceased Willie Fishbine who has swindled many people out of money!  Reagan gets called to investigate Willie's death as his grandson saw Kiki swipe a candy bar off the deceased when Putter puts Kiki on a health craze.  With the pressure of a video tape being leaked social media wise Reagan inlists the help of her mother, Kiki, Boone and many others to get to the bottom!  Who killed these two and why?

I love this series one of my favorites.  Such a fun ride to go on with Reagan, BW, Mother, Kiki, Boone and Big Joey.  This book is definitely won't that won't disappoint and is long time coming waiting for the latest from this great group of friends and family.  With Boone being brought in as part of Reagan's family!  I felt like no time had passed and loved being back with this loveable great group!

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