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24 March 2012

A FITTING END: A Magical Dressmaking Mystery - Melissa Bourbon


Former Manhatten fashion designer Harlow Jane Cassidy has a gift for creating beautiful dresses. But when Harlow becomes the prime suspect in a murder investigation, she'll need more than her sewing skills to unravel the mystery.....


Business is booming at Harlow's custom-dressmaking boutique, Buttons & Bows, even with her great-grandmother's ghost hanging around the shop. But thanks to the fast-approaching Margaret Moffette Lea Pageant and Ball, Harlow has her work cut out for her when Mrs Zinnia James hires her to make her granddaughter's pageant gown.


With the debutante ball getting the whole town of Bliss, Texas, into a tizzy, Harlow knows her dress has to be perfect. but when a local golf pro is found stabbed to death with dressmaking shears, the new deputy thinks Harlow and Mrs James conspired to commit the crime. Now Harlow has to finish the dress on time and clear her name before the next outfit she designs is a prison jumpsuit.....

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I do enjoy continuing a series, though I rarely immediately get the next in series this quickly. I usually wait for a bit since there are so many other new-to-me series out there to discover. I made an exception here as I really like the characters and the setting of this series. The mystery is well done, the victim got his 'just desserts' and the fun of the chase is enjoyable. I do like the ghostly presence of Harlow's great-grandmother and the varying gifts of Harlow and her family.


Five Texas ghost beans....

2 comments:

Aurian said...

I so want to start reading this series! Sounds written just for my tastes :)

Vickie said...

Aurian: I think you would really enjoy this series.