Thursday, March 8, 2012

A Fitting End: A Magical Dressmaking Mystery (A Dressmaker's Mystery) [Mass Market Paperback]

I've finished "A Fitting End" the 2nd book in her Dressmaker's Mystery by Melissa Bourbon.

Product Description

Business is booming at Harlow Jane Cassidy's custom dressmaking boutique-even with her great grandmother's ghost hanging around the shop. But when a local golf pro is found stabbed with dressmaking shears, the new town deputy suspects Harlow. Now she has to clear her name before the next outfit she designs is a prison jumpsuit ...

Product Details
Reading level: Ages 18 and up
Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Signet; Original edition (February 7, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0451236149
ISBN-13: 978-0451236142

My Review:

Harlow Cassidy a former New York designer and dressmaker now lives in Bliss, Texas.  Her Buttons and Bows Boutique is booming with the Margaret crowd getting ready for the Margaret Moffette Lea Pageant and Ball. Harlow Jane's has the family magical touch bestowed on the descendants of that nineteenth century Butch Cassidy making a wish at an Argentinean fountain.

Sheriff Hoss McClaine and TV reporter Rebecca Quinones ask Harlow Jane on the air about her relationship with the local golf pro Macon Vance whom she denies knowing. Someone stabbed Vance with a her dressmaking shears which happens to have blood on it and she forgot to take her bag with her after overhearing a confrontation between the wife of Senator James Mrs. James (Zinnia) and the Macon Vance the golf pro at the club. Deputy Sheriff Gavin McClaine, the sheriff's son already acts like she guilty.  This deploys the other thing Butch Cassidy bestowed on his descendants the paranoia of law enforcement officials even with Hoss being Harlow Jane's mother's not so secret boyfriend.

Evidence points to Mrs. James (Zinnia) as the killer but Harlow knows she is innocent.  She does her own investigation and finds out the town has a secret that no one wants to be known.

I highly recommend this cozy mystery because of the characterization, interesting storylines, Mee-Maw and the fashion.


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