Paperback, 304 pages
Expected publication: October 2nd 2012 by Berkley
edition language: English
From the publisher:
There’s always something to gossip about in Savannah, Georgia, and Reagan Summerside always seems to be in the middle of it. She’s busy enough running her consignment shop, The Prissy Fox, with her vivacious Auntie KiKi, but now the gossip—and the sales—are about to pick up after a gruesome discovery…
Reagan’s messy divorce has left her with nothing but a run-down Victorian and a bunch of designer clothes. Strapped for cash, Reagan makes use of the two things she has left, turning the first floor of her home into a consignment shop and filling it with the remnants of her rich-wife wardrobe.
Thanks to his cunning lawyer Walker Boone, her ex got everything else, including the Lexus—not to mention a young blond cupcake. When Reagan finds the cupcake dead in the Lexus, she’s determined to beat Boone to finding the murderer. As it turns out, the gossip fiends flooding Reagan’s shop will give her a lot more than just their unwanted clothes—they have information more precious than a vintage Louis Vuitton…
Now, this is what a cozy should be; a fun read with several suspects and believable motives. I recently reviewed a cozy without any of these must-have elements and it was a tedious read, but Iced Chiffon was right up there with all the elements that make for a delightful reading experience. Although I did figure out the culprit ( more just a matter of a lucky guess) it didn't take away from this well paced mystery. Great job, Ms. Brown! Looking forward to the next one in the series. 4****
Disclosure: A review copy of the book was provided by Berkley in exchange for my honest opinion.
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