Thursday, May 9, 2013

Killer in Crinolines


Killer in Crinolines is the 2nd book in Duffy Brown;s Consignment Shop Mysteries.  Reagan Summerside is asked to bring a bow-tie to a wedding.  She certainly did not expect to find the groom in the wedding cake with a cake knife in his back.  Duffy's friend Chantilly had motive and opportunity so she is arrested for murder.  Naturally, Reagan has to help her friend by finding the real murderer.

Aunt KiKi is still quoting from Cher but she throws in some Richard Castle.  Walter Boone seems to show up when Reagan needs him most.  Bruce Willis (the dog) is now a permanent resident at Reagan's and there is a handsome doctor thrown in to take her out to dinner.

Reagan keeps eliminating suspects until she is almost killed by the real culprit.  This is much action along the way.  Business picks up when it is suggested that a percentage of sales be donated toward a new cannon thaqt the Daughters of the Confereacy wanted to buy.  I must admit that I would love to try a Snikers Martini.

I loved ever thing in this book, from the acknowledgement to Duffy's Street Team (of which I am a member) to the ending.  I must admit that I would love to have some of the baked goods from the Cakery Bakery in addition to that Martini.  Old Black Magic ice cream also sounds interesting.  Beside the descriptions of food, there is the weather inSavannah, Georgia and the places in the city that are described.  A visit to the Prissy Fox to go shopping would not be bad either. 

This book should be a must for anyone who loves a good mystery.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks, Rachelle, for the terrific review. I'm thrilled you enjoyed Killer!
    We need to go to Savannah and do Snickers martinis. You will love them. Jens and Friends is a little hole in the wall place that you would so enjoy.

    Can't wait for Pearls and Poison to come out in March. You...yes, Rachelle a character and a suspect and a terrific cook. Had so much fun writing you into the book.

    Hugs, Duffy