Friday, February 14, 2014

"Pearls and Poison"

  • Series: A Consignment Shop Mystery (Book 3)
  • Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley (March 4, 2014)
  • Language: English

It's election time in Savannah, Georgia, and Judge Guillotine Gloria~~aka Reagan Summerside's mom~~is neck and neck in the polls with Kip "Scummy" Seymour. But the already dirty campaign is about to get downright filthy~~with one candidate getting buried six feet under...

With her strong opinions and knack for getting into trouble, Reagan is not an ideal volunteer for her mother's alderman campaign. Plus, she'd rather be running her consignment shop, the Prissy Fox, and eating doughnuts with her dog, Bruce Willis. But when her mother's opponent, Kip, is found poisoned and her mother is pegged as a suspect, Reagan nominates herself as lead murder investigator.

Reagan is intent on finding Kip's killer and clearing her mother's good name, but she soon finds herself on the bad side of Kip's enemies-turned-suspects. This time, no amount of costumes and makeup can keep her inconspicuous and out of danger. Because the closer Reagan gets to the truth, the hotter things get...

My Thoughts...

Duffy Brown has written a fun folksy, southern comfort, cozy mystery with Reagan as a spunky heroine. The book contains lots of humor, plenty of intrigue, and lots of suspense.

This is the third book in this series, but it is still a stand-alone book. Auntie Kiki is back, she is a fun character always spouting off her Cher quotes, whether they fit the situation or not and she is still giving her dance lessons.... And than, Walker Boone is back with all the fun and high jinks between him and Reagan, I smell a romance hatching between them, just enough sexual tension to keep the story fun. The book is filled with a lot of quirky characters that keeps the story moving along through the streets of Savannah, Georgia.

This book was provided to me by the author, Duffy Brown, to read and give an honest review. Thanks Duffy for a few fun-filled days visiting old friends in Savannah, Georgia.

I enjoyed this book enough to award it 4 Southern Comfort Stars.

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. Thanks for the review, Gigi Ann! Sounds like a fun read and something I'd enjoy!

  2. So glad you enjoyed Pearls and Poison, Gigi Ann.