A Berkley Prime Crime Mystery
The Berkley Publishing Group (September 4, 2012)
Publish by The Penguin Group
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
Cover Illustration by Nathalie Dion
Cover Design by Rita Frangie
It will take more than whispering a few sweet nothings in the right person ear to catch the killer and clear her name. A bullet proof bra may come in handy.
What a fun start to the new sweet mystery series!!
Emma has her hands full juggling the new store decor and merchandise, the grand opening fashion show, and trying to catch a killer. Plus there is that cute handyman around all day.
All the characters were engaging and entertaining. I was surprised by the character that quickly became my favorite. Sylvia enters the store pulling her oxygen tank behind her. A “very diminutive woman” with a “paisley scarf wrapped around her head, large hoops dangling for her drooping earlobes”, leaving a recently extinguished cigarette out on the walk. She turned out to be a spitfire with a few hidden talents. She was quite inspirational too. We all need a Sylvia in our lives.
I solved the mystery early on but the author has brought us a to place we will want to visit again and again. This is a nice, light mystery to read on a relaxing afternoon. Cozy lovers will really enjoy this series debut and will be anxiously awaiting the next installment.
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