Sunday, April 14, 2013

"Killer in Crinolines" My Thoughts

Paperback320 pages
Expected publication: May 7th 2013 by Berkley
0425252159 (ISBN13: 9780425252154)

                         Consignment Shop Mystery #2
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 with his face in his own wedding cake with a knife in his back.

Chantilly has motive (Simon broke her heart to marry wealthy drama queen 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...

This is the second book I've read by this author, Duffy Brown, (the first one being "Iced Chiffon"). When I received this book this past week, I got all twitterpated just thinking about reading it. (I just had to use the fun word "twitterpated" since I ran across it in this book.)  And what a fun Southern comfort cozy mystery filled with charm and humor this book was....

Auntie Kiki, and Walker Boone are back with all their fun high jinks. And what would a Southern comfort cozy mystery be without a drama queen involved in the mix, this time around we have Waynetta Waverly, the bride-to-be...not only that...but an alligator appears, then there is all  the sweet tea and Southern comfort Martinis one can drink along the way to solving a few murders scattered throughout the story right up to the surprise ending!

This book was provided to me by the author, Duffy Brown, to read and give an honest review. The only complain I have is...I found it difficult to put the book down once I started reading it, therefore, no cooking, housework done at this house for a few days. We ate a lot of meals out this week...just sayin' if you start to read this book have a lot of food, sweet tea and martinis on hand, because otherwise you may have to eat out as well...

Thanks Duffy for a few fun-filled days visiting old friends in Savannah, Georgia, and for the fun and bumpy ride through the streets of Savannah. I enjoyed reading this book and therefore I awarded it 5*****

 I did not receive any type of compensation for reading and reviewing this book. While I receive free books from publishers and authors, I am under no obligation to write a positive review.


  1. I read Iced Chiffon and am interested to hear about a follow up book. It's a cozy spring!

  2. Sounds fantastic, especially if the only bad thing about it was that you neglected housework for it :)
    Twitterpated is a fun word!

  3. I loved the first book and I have the second one to review. It looks excellent!

  4. Looks like I have another book to add to my growing TBR list. Sounds like a good series..


  5. craftypatti said...

    Looks like I have another book to add to my growing TBR list. Sounds like a good series..

  6. Twitterpated is a great word (source of Twitter?)! Isn't it wonderful to enjoy a book so much?!

  7. I love those unputdownable books!

  8. Thanks for all the great comments on Killer, Ann. I truly appreciate your review. Thanks, to all for the enthusiasm and support. Nothing more fun than chatting books, wedding and dead bodies in the wedding cake. Have a good week.
    Hugs, Duffy