“LOVE this series, so refreshing after reading so many cozies which seem to follow the same "formula".”see full review » see other reviews »
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“This is the second in the Consignment Shop mystery series. There were so many spelling errors, incorrect words (probably from spell checker suggestions), and I found very little about a consignment shop in this book. Needless to say, I will not be ordering any more of this series.”see full review » see other reviews »
“This was the first book I've read by this author. It was fun, but not the best in the world. I live in the Deep South so I know some of the Southern was off the deep end. Granted, the opening took place where the wedding goers were dressed differently than they would be normally, but still it felt a touch overdone to me. Still, it was enjoyable, and I'll look for others in this series.”leftsouth wrote this review Thursday, September 5, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Enjoyable.”Michelle M wrote this review Friday, July 19, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This is the second in the Consignment Shop mystery series. There were so many spelling errors, incorrect words (probably from spell checker suggestions), and I found very little about a consignment shop in this book. Needless to say, I will not be ordering any more of this series.”ITZME wrote this review Monday, June 10, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“LOVE this series, so refreshing after reading so many cozies which seem to follow the same "formula".”Julie Felix wrote this review Sunday, June 9, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Well, author, Duffy Brown has done it again...made me laugh out loud as I envisioned the scene being described and then...shocked by the murder. I mean we know that this is a murder mystery by the title, 'Killer in Crinolines,' we know that it is going to happen right off the bat, by the opening scene, but, still I was not prepared. Excellent writing.
Reagan Summerside, owner of a consignment store in Savannah, Georgia is rushing to the groom's aid when he manages to lose his bow-tie for his wedding that is happening as the book opens up. Reagan is diverted by seeing her best friend, Chantilly, sitting in her UPS truck and smeared with wedding cake. What? Now, you see...you have to laugh and it gets better when the crinolines show up.
Reagan is aided by her Auntie Kiki, the Seventeenth Street gang members, lawyers undercover, and more as she works (and hard too,) at saving her friend from living in unflattering orange at the jail.
This second novel in the series, has the same humor, unique suspense-filled attacks, and surprise culprits, as the first novel did. Also, the author has a wonderful ability to described Savannah, where you actually can feel the heat of the days, sense the moisture on your Martini glass, and smell the 'dead-people cookies.' What? Did I just write...? Well, you must get a copy of this novel and read for yourselves. You won't be disappointed. I wasn't!”
“If you read Iced Chiffon and thought it was good, Killer in Crinolines is better!!! This time Reagan has to prove her friend didn't kill her ex-fiancé. What happens while trying to prove it will have you in stitches. Toss in a Hunky dr. for Reagan, and you've got a prescription for a super mystery. What you won't be able to figure out with all the suspects is who actually did the deed until the very end. If this one was better than the first, and I loved the first, then the third should be even better. I can't wait to see what's in store for Reagan, Kiki and Walker next!”Sue Ross wrote this review Thursday, May 9, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“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 lying in his own wedding cake with a knife in his back.
Chantilly has motive (Simon broke her heart to marry wealthy 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…
August is hot in Savannah, Georgia and the perfect temperature for MURDER!!! Duffy Brown has topped herself with the sequel to Iced Chiffon.
All of favorite characters are back and will have your sides hurting from laughter. From Aunt Kiki’s Cher quotes like “Men aren’t necessities, they are luxuries” to Chantilly’s misguided reasoning and Reagan’s adventures taking over Chantilly’s parcel deliveries, this book is plum full of Southern charm and humor. Can anyone have worse luck than Reagan? Wherever she goes trouble follows close behind.
Walker Boone is starting grow on me and Bruce Willis has stolen my heart. But Waynetta Waverly, the bride to be, brings the drama to the story. Shouldn’t she be more upset over the death of her groom?
This was such a fun story but be prepared once you start reading you will not be able to stop. I was so caught up in the story I missed supper
Pour yourself a sweet tea or martini, find a comfy chair and sit back and enjoy the mystery, humor and a dash of romance that fill these pages. A perfect escape!”