Wednesday, March 7, 2018

My Nails and My Book Review - Lethal in Old Lace by Duffy Brown


Title: Lethal in Old Lace
Series: Consignment Shop Mystery #5
Author: Duffy Brown

Goodreads Summary: 
Reagan Summerside returns in national bestselling author Duffy Brown’s fifth Consignment Shop mystery, now for the first time in hardcover.

There are two social functions in Savannah guaranteed to get people talking: weddings and funerals. And just as consignment shop owner Reagan Summerside agrees to marry the hunky Walker Boone, her neighbors, sisters Annie Fritz and Elsie Abbot, step up their business as professional mourners. They are so successful that the Sleepy Pines Retirement Center has hired them as a part of their retirement package. But the celebration over good business is cut short when the residents at Pines suddenly begin dying at an alarming rate. And the sisters are the first suspects.

Reagan has her doubts, however, and begins to look into the strange phenomenon. But then something even stranger happens: a body winds up in the sisters’ pink Caddy. The evidence begins to pile up and the suspicious case of Willie Fishbine, who swindled the sisters out of a fortune and coincidentally died prior to the Pines case, is reopened.

Not wanting Willie to be buried until they can find the killer responsible for the murders, Reagan must catch the culprit in time to walk down the aisle. Witty, fabulous, and full of charm, Lethal in Old Lace is perfect for fans of Ellery Adams and Jenn McKinlay.

My Review: **I voluntarily read this ARC**
Before I start, I would like to give a minor warning - do not read the series out of order. This book appears to pick up immediately after book four, and has many references to it. Ok, on to the actual review. I absolutely love the quirky cast of characters. They are amazing and manage to feel real. The mystery was well written and nicely paced.

My Manicure: I went for a nontraditional wedding look. The base is KBShimmer Let's Not Coral, which pulls slightly not coral on me but is still pretty. The bridal bouquet was done with Bundle Monster S233 and Bam! White. I think the color choice really fits with the spunkiness of Reagan.


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