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A girl has gotta do all she can to help her Mamma, no matter what it necessitates.
It’s election time in Savannah and Reagan Summerside’s mom, Judge Gloria, is running for a city council seat. The front-runner is Kip “Scummy” Seymour and the race is getting dirty. Reagan only wants to run her consignment shop, the Prissy Fox, rather than manning the phone in support of her Mamma’s campaign.
When Reagan and her Auntie Kiki go to confront Kip about his dirty politics, they find him dead and all the evidence is pointing to Gloria as the killer. Reagan knows her Mamma and is determined to find who’s framing her for murder. As she searches for the real killer, Reagan gets deeper into trouble and closer to danger.
Attorney Walker Boone tries to keep an eye on Reagan as she begins snooping, but Reagan’s not too fond of him since he destroyed her during her divorce proceeding. But, despite herself, she begins to find him quite attractive.
Author Duffy Brown write with Southern flare and charm. Her characters are quirky, but so realistic they seem like neighbors you know. The secondary characters add depth and allure to the story.
With an eye for detail, Brown brings the reader into the story and holds them spellbound. She weaves numerous twists and turns to keep you guessing. The story flows smoothly, at a steady pace with a rich blend of humor and suspense.
PEARLS AND POISON is the third installment in the Consignment Shop Mystery series, but can be read on its own. New readers aren’t left in the dark without having read the prior installments and returning fans will enjoy visiting familiar faces.
The setting and Southern hospitality is brought to life as Brown sets her protagonist on a course for a humorous and suspenseful tale.
Pearls and Poison by Duffy Brown, Consignment Shop Mystery Book #3, Berkley Prime Crime, @2014, ISBN: 978-0425252482, Paperback, 320 Pages
FTC Full Disclosure - Thisbook was sent to me as part of the author's blog tour in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Duffy Brown loves anything with a mystery. While others girls
dreamed of dating Brad Pitt, Duffy longed to take Sherlock Holmes to the prom. She has two cats, Spooky and Dr. Watson, her license plate is Sherlock and she conjures up who-done-it stories of her very own for Berkley Prime Crime.
Duffy’s national bestselling Consignment Shop Mystery series is set in Savannah and the Cyclepath Mysteries are set on Mackinac Island. Duffy writes romance as Dianne Castell and is a USA Today bestselling author.
For more on Duffy and her writing, visit her website, and connect with her on Facebook.
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