This looks like a job for the fashion police!
A hot-ticket charity fashion show is the perfect chance for Cookie Chanel, proud owner of It’s Vintage Y’All, to show off her stylistic savvy for a good cause. But when a famous fashionista is fatally flattened, and the ghost of a former private investigator asks for Cookie’s help, she has to scurry to sew up a solution. With clever clues from Wind Song, her psychic cat, and sassy suggestions from Charlotte, her ghost-in-residence, Cookie must unravel the sinister stitches of a deadly design–before she becomes the next fashion victim…
We all know high fashion means high pressure, right? Well, someone was feeling less than charitable at the charity fashion show and beaned a woman with a stiletto. OUCH!
As for Cookie, she supplied the vintage accessories for the show, and it turns out one of her hats belonged to a PI who was murdered, and where the hat goes, he follows. He and Charlotte, Cookie's ghost bestie take a liking to each other, and both give Cookie more help (?) than she wants while trying to figure out whodunit. Oh, and her cat is psychic ... went it wants to be.
Cookie is a great cozy heroine. She's feisty and determined and does it with style and class. I know I would not have her aplomb when confronted with the culprit.
I got a little confused when it came to the charm bracelet. The first time it is mentioned, Rita is in the store buying it. Later, it is revealed that it belonged to the victim. If it was one-of-a-kind, what was Rita's intent. It was puzzling for a while. I even went back in the book (which is surprisingly difficult with ebooks sometimes) to get it nailed down.
Overall, though, I enjoyed Haunt Couture and Ghosts Galore. Not only was it a fun read, but I am picking up a lot of 'couture lingo'! I know. Some of my wording is weird. But if stuff from the 70's is vintage...I must be prehistoric! *LOL* I am looking forward to Cookie's next adventure and got a preview chapter at the end of this book.
MEET THE AUTHOR
Rose Pressey is a USA Today bestselling author. Her books Forever Charmed, Rock ‘n’ Roll is Undead, No Shoes, No Shirt, No Spells, How to Date a Werewolf, and Me and My Ghoulfriends have won her a wide following. Rose lives near Louisville, Kentucky.
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