by Kate Parker
Kate Parker continues to top herself. She has created a wonderfully strong protagonist in Olivia Denis.
~Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book
She drew me in from beginning to end having not read the first two even. Written in such a way that Deadly Fashion can also hold up its own as a standalone; the right amount of history was written about the characters so nothing was missed and the story-line smoothly transitioned into a fantastic cozy mystery.
~Ms. Cat’s Honest World
The vivid vintage detail, the gritty backdrop and the intense atmosphere of a looming war transported me back to another era. Five Fashionable Thumbs Up!
~The Mysterious Ink Spot
DEADLY FASHION is an impeccably plotted mystery filled with, not only historical details but the atmosphere and attitude of the people on the precipice of World War II.
~Cozy Up With Kathy
Deadly Fashion (The Deadly Series)
3rd in Series
Cozy Historical Mystery
JDP Press (December 8, 2017)
Paperback: 324 pages
Digital JDP Press (January 11, 2018)
Why would a man, knowing his life was in danger, turn his back on his killer?
In pre-war London, Olivia Denis wins a plum assignment from her newspaper when she meets the glamorous French fashion designer, Mimi Mareau. Mimi has it all, wealth, talent, acclaim, and a British duke for a lover. But on her first visit to Mimi’s new Mayfair house of haute couture, Olivia finds something else – the body of an unknown man.
Mimi and her three French assistants say they don’t know the man, but is that true? As Olivia spends time around the salon, she learns at least one of the women knew the dead man and four women are lying.
A British agent in possession of a terrible secret, an attempt on the life of a British leader, a fashion house in the middle of it all, and war marches closer. Can Olivia stop a murderer before he or she can strike again or shatter the fragile peace?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Kate Parker has wanted to travel to 1930s England since she read her mother’s Agatha Christie and Dorothy Sayers mysteries when she was a schoolgirl. After many years of studying science, she decided a time travel machine was out of the question so she found herself limited to reading about the period and visiting historic sites. Her love of this fascinating and challenging period led her to the research from which the Deadly series grew. Eventually, she found it necessary to spend several days in the British Library reading old newspapers, which meant another trip to England. Near Christmas. A sacrifice she’d gladly make every year.
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